Category Archives: Bacillus cereus

Austria – NATUR aktiv/BIO natura vegan medallions 320 g, variety tofu medallions with spinach – Bacillus cereus


AGES informs about a recall of the company HOFER KG. On June 17th, 2022, the company recalled the product NATUR aktiv/BIO natura vegan medallions 320 g, tofu medallions with spinach:
recall reason
Bacillus cereus
Marketed by
Biolab Srl
Expiry Date
Batch number
Best before date/batch 01/14/2023/L.21170, 01/18/2023/L.21166 and 04/15/2023/L.21079

HOFER and its supplier Biolab Srl call the article “NATUR aktiv or BIO natura vegan medallions, variety tofu medallions with spinach” (320 g) with best before date/batch 01/14/2023/L.21170, 01/18/2023/L.21166 and 04/15. 2023/L.21079 back.

The article “NATUR aktiv or BIO natura vegan medallions, variety tofu medallions with spinach” (320 g) from Biolab Srl, with best before date/batch 01/14/2023/L.21170, 01/18/2023/L.21166 and 04/15/2023/L .21079 is being recalled by the supplier Biolab Srl and HOFER KG for reasons of precautionary consumer protection.

As the company reports, Bacillus cereus was detected in a sample of the article mentioned. The product must not be consumed. Bacillus cereus can cause gastrointestinal diseases and flu-like symptoms. Serious illnesses can occur as a result of consumption, especially in pregnant women, small children and people with a weakened immune system.

The article “NATUR aktiv or BIO natura vegan medallions, variety tofu medallions with spinach” (320 g) was available in HOFER branches in Vienna and in Lower Austria, Upper Austria and parts of Burgenland and Salzburg. The sale of the product was stopped immediately.

The product can be returned in all HOFER branches. Of course, customers will also be reimbursed the purchase price without proof of purchase. This warning does not imply that the hazard was caused by the producer, manufacturer or distributor.

If you have any questions, the HOFER customer service center can be reached by telephone on (+43) 5 70 30 355 00 (Mon-Fri 7:15 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sat 7:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.).

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Italy – BIO TOFU MEDALLIONS MIT SPINAT – Bacillus cereus and Toxins




Reason for reporting : Recall due to microbiological risk

Publication date : 17 June 2022



RASFF Alert – Bacillus cereus – Tofu Medallions with Spinach


Bacillus cereus in Tofu Medallions with spinach from Italy via Austria in Slovenia

RASFF Alert – Bacillus cereus – Ginger Powder


Presumptive Bacillus cereus in ginger powder from India in Switzerland

France – Semolina lamb meatballs with sunny vegetables – Bacillus cereus

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product subcategory Meats
  • Product brand name Unbranded
  • Model names or references Tray of a dish prepared from meatballs of lamb and semolina with vegetables
  • Identification of products
    Batch Date
    LT22094 Use-by date 04/18/2022
  • Packaging320 g transparent tray
  • Marketing start/end date From 06/04/2022 to 16/04/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark EN 67.447.002 EC
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors Fresh stores (see attached list) and Savoyard Market (St Alban)
  • List of points of saleStore_list_Fresh.pdf

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Presence of presumptive Bacillus cereus above the alert threshold at DLC
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Bacillus cereus

Research – Development of Desiccation-Tolerant Probiotic Biofilms Inhibitory for Growth of Foodborne Pathogens on Stainless Steel Surfaces


Lactic acid bacteria biofilms can be used to reduce foodborne pathogen contamination in the food industry. However, studies on growth inhibition of foodborne pathogens by inducing biofilm formation of antagonistic microorganisms on abiotic surfaces are rare. We developed a desiccation-tolerant antimicrobial probiotic biofilm. Lactobacillus sakei M129-1 and Pediococcus pentosaceus M132-2 isolated from fermented Korean foods were found to exhibit broad-spectrum antibacterial activity against Bacillus cereusEscherichia coli O157:H7, Staphylococcus aureusListeria monocytogenes, and Salmonella enterica. Their biofilm levels were significantly (p < 0.05) higher on stainless steel than on polyethylene or ceramic. Biofilms of both isolates showed significantly (p < 0.05) enhanced resistance against desiccation (exposure to 43% atmospheric relative humidity) as compared with the isolates not in the biofilm form. The antimicrobial activity of the isolates was sustained in dried biofilms on stainless steel surface; the initial number of foodborne pathogens (average 7.0 log CFU/mL), inoculated on stainless steel chips containing L. sakei M129-1 or P. pentosaceus M132-2 biofilm decreased to less than 1.0 log CFU within 48 h. The lactic acid bacteria antibacterial biofilms developed in this study may be applied to desiccated environmental surfaces in food-related environments to improve microbiological food safety. View Full-Text

RASFF Alert – Bacillus cereus – Oatmeal Drink


Oat drink contaminated with bacillus cereus from Sweden in Finland

Finland – Microbiological defect in oatmeal – Bacillus cereus


Oatly Oatmeal 1 liter pack.

The Swedish Oatly AB has announced the withdrawal of its oat drink. The company is withdrawing from Oatly Oatmeal 1 liter lot with a best before date of 12/01/2022 and a batch code of 1335T4 . Growth of Bacillus Cereus has been observed in this lot. The product may cause abdominal pain.

Oatly’s oat drink has been on sale since the end of January in the K- and S-Group and Halpahalli stores. There has also been distribution through Wihuri Oy, of which at least Oda Finland Oy has delivered the product for distribution to e-commerce customers.

Oatly AB advises consumers not to use the product in this batch and to contact the company by email at

Mika Varjonen, Senior Inspector at the Finnish Food Administration, tel. +358 50 38 68 416, firstname.lastname@r .

RASFF Alert- Bacillus cereus – Food Supplements


Bacillus cereus (> 15 000 CFU/g) in food supplements from UK in Finland

Research – Insight into Bacillus cereus Associated with Infant Foods in Beijing


This study was undertaken to investigate the prevalence, antimicrobial resistance, and virulence gene profiles of Bacillus cereus in different brands of infant formula in Beijing supermarkets. Eighty-eight Bacillus cereus isolates were recovered in sixty-eight infant formulas of five domestic brands and fourteen imported brands. The prevalence rate in domestic and imported samples were 70.6% and 52.9%, respectively. Lower mean prevalence level was found in domestic samples (1.17 MPN/g) compared with the imported samples (3.52 MPN/g). Twenty-four virulence gene profiles were found, and most strains carried at least one virulence gene. The prevalence of nheAnheBnheCcytKbceT, and entFM in domestic and imported brand samples was similar. The occurrence of enterotoxin genes hblAhblC, and hblD in domestic samples were 22.2%, 27.8%, and 22.2%, respectively, which was significantly higher than imported samples. Antimicrobial drugs-susceptibility analysis showed that all isolates were susceptible to gentamincin, amikacin, and ciprofloxacin; 38%, 7%, and 2.3% were resistant to rifampin, tetracycline, and chloramphenicol, respectively; and only one isolate was resistant to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Moreover, the cell numbers of Bacillus cereus in prepared infant formula increased rapidly at room temperature. Thus, monitoring guidelines are needed for accepted levels of Bacillus cereus in infant formula.