Category Archives: Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning

France – Product recall: Medium shells sold at retail – ASP Toxins

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Product recall: Medium shells sold at retail

ENCOUNTERED PROBLEM

ASP marine biotoxins (amnesia toxins)

PROPOSED SOLUTION

Do not consume and bring back to the point of sale.

Food poisoning caused by these toxins results in digestive disorders (vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea) within 2 to 24 hours of ingestion of the contaminated shellfish. These disorders may be followed by feelings of dizziness, persistent headaches, disorientation, and possibly recent memory loss.

FURTHER INFORMATION


▸ Start date / End of marketing
Since 05/11/2021


▸ Health mark
FR.29.158.500.CE


▸ Distributors
CARREFOUR LECLERC POMONA POISSONNERIES – INDEPENDENT MARKETS


▸ Source
FURIC MAREE

Luxembourg – RECALL: MEDIUM SHELLS (CERASTODERMA EDULE) OF THE BRAND THAËRON – ASP Toxins

SAP

Thaëron is recalling the following products:

Last name Medium Cockles (Cerastoderma edule)
Mark Thaeron
Unit 500 g
Bar code 3661737000281
Use by date (DLC) 05/19/21
Lot 13221
Last name Medium Cockles (Cerastoderma edule)
Mark Thaeron
Unit 1000 g
Bar code 3293580000974
Use by date (DLC) 05/19/21
Lot 13221

Danger  : Contains amnesic toxins (ASP)

Consumption of these products can be dangerous for health. The symptoms are: diarrhea, vomiting (within 2 to 24 hours) and neurological symptoms (headache, confusion, disorientation or even amnesia). 

Sale in Luxembourg by: Auchan

A sale by other operators cannot be excluded.

Source of information: Auchan recall notification

Communicated by: Government Commission for Quality, Fraud and Food Safety .

France – Product recall: Thaëron France Pavilion shellfish Thaëron 300g tray -ASP Toxins

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Product recall: Thaëron France Pavilion shellfish Thaëron 300g tray

ENCOUNTERED PROBLEM

Possible presence of ASP toxins

PROPOSED SOLUTION

Do not consume and return to the point of sale for reimbursement.

These shells come from a fishing area contaminated by a toxin-producing algae. In the event of the appearance of gastrointestinal and / or neurological symptoms, consult your doctor, telling him that you have consumed shellfish contaminated with ASP phycotoxins.

FURTHER INFORMATION

▸ Barcode
3661737004869


▸ Lot
13221


▸ DLC – DDM
05/19/2021


▸ Start date / End of marketing
since 05/13/2021


▸ Health mark
FR 29 236 500 CE


▸ Source
https://www.supercasino.fr/

France – Product recall: Keraliou brand Tellines – ASP Toxins

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Product recall: Keraliou brand Tellines

ENCOUNTERED PROBLEM

ASP toxin above the authorized threshold. ASP marine biotoxins (amnesia toxins)

PROPOSED SOLUTION

Do not consume and bring back to the point of sale.

Food poisoning caused by these toxins results in digestive disorders (vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea) within 2 to 24 hours of ingestion of the contaminated shellfish. These disorders may be followed by feelings of dizziness, persistent headaches, disorientation, and possibly recent memory loss.

FURTHER INFORMATION

▸ Barcode
• 3529960019992
• 3529960015307

▸ Lot
• MB377761
• MB37766
• MB37773TEL

▸ DDM

▸ Packaging
1 and 3 kg bag delivered to distributors. Bulk resold to consumers

▸ Marketing
From 03/29/2021 to 03/31/2021

▸ Health mark
FR 29.189.525 CE

▸ Consumer service contact
0622819352

▸ Source
https://rappel.conso.gouv.fr/

RASFF Alert – Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP) toxins – Tellins

European Food Alerts

RASFF

withdrawal of live tellins (Donax trunculus) harvested in France because of possible contamination with Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP) toxins in France

USA – Certain Dungeness crabs recalled because of poisoning risk -Domoic Acid – Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning

Food Safety News

The Quinault Tribe of the Northwestern United States is voluntarily recalling almost 58,000 pounds of live or un-eviscerated Dungeness crab because of possible domoic acid contamination, which can cause amnesic shellfish poisoning in people. 

With Dungeness crab being a popular New Year’s dish, public health officials in Washing state posted the recall notice today in hopes of reaching holiday cooks before meals are prepared. It is not clear how far the crab may have been distributed.

Domoic acid is a naturally occurring toxin produced by certain types of algae and can be harmful to humans if contaminated shellfish is consumed. 

Domoic acid can cause amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP) with symptoms including vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps within 24 hours of ingestion. In severe cases, ASP can cause permanent short-term memory loss.