Category Archives: Bacterial Toxin

France – Smoked Pork Bacon pack 6 slices 100g – Staphylococcal Enterotoxin

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Meats
  • Product brand name MILHAU HOUSE
  • Model names or references Smoked breast pack 6 slices 100g
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    3289010003974 336206 Use-by date 01/26/2023
  • Packaging Under protective atmosphere
  • Marketing start/end date From 07/12/2022 to 15/12/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark EN 81.124.012 EC
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Departments: AUDE (11), CHARENTE (16), CHARENTE-MARITIME (17), DORDOGNE (24), GARD (30), HERAULT (34), LANDES (40), LOT (46), HAUTES-PYRENEES (65) , PYRENEES-ORIENTALES (66), TARN (81), TARN-ET-GARONNE (82)
  • Distributors Leclerc, Carrefour, Intermarché, Super U, U Express
  • List of points of saleTraça_ventes_Lot_336206_-_Pack_Poitrine_smoked_6_Tr_100g.pdf

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Presence of staphylococcal enterotoxin

USA – Botulism from food causes the death of a respected outdoorsman from Jackson Hole

Food Safety News

Wyoming social media reports the death of 55-year-old Hans Russell, who succumbed to botulism after being conscious but also completely paralyzed for several weeks in a Salt Lake City hospital.

Russell was a popular outdoorsman and river guide in Jackson Hole, WY. His death is blamed on a solo camping trip to Idaho where he consumed a can of soup that was not properly refrigerated. The doctors in Salt Lake City who fought to keep him alive came to believe that the single can of soup was the source of the botulism toxin Russell consumed.

RASFF Alert – Staphylococcal Toxins – Cold Cuts

RASFF

Detection of staphylococcal enterotoxins in a assortment of Italian cold cuts from Italy in France

France -Bacon ham with dry salt – Co-agulase Positive Staphylococci

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Meats
  • Product brand name Charcuterie from Thur
  • Model names or references Bacon dry salted peasant ham, whole vacuum-packed, sold by the cut, item code 609 Dry-salted peasant ham bacon, vacuum-packed slice, self-service approx.
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    3760050065905 266 Use-by date between 14/11/2022 and 29/12/2022
    3760050066094 266 Use-by date between 07/12/2022 and 14/12/2022
    3760050066094 265 Use-by date 04/12/2022
  • Packaging Product sold vacuum-packed in self-service or in the traditional sliced ​​department
  • Marketing start/end date From 24/10/2022 to 14/11/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark EN 68.040.001
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors Hypermarket Cora Colmar, La Cigogne (Marseille), Butchery Edel (Guewenheim), Butchery Himber (Illfurth), Butchery Maurice (Dol de Bretagne), Auchan Ferrette, Proxi Oberbruck

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Presence of coagulase-positive staphylococci
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Staphylococcus aureus (causative agent of staphylococcal poisoning)

France – Assortment of Italian charcuterie 120 g Monoprix Gourmet – Staphylococcal Toxins

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Meats
  • Product brand name Monoprix Gourmet
  • Model names or references120g
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    3350033794573 150123 Date of minimum durability 15/01/2023
  • Packaging Plastic tray 120 g
  • Marketing start/end date From 07/10/2022 to 21/11/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark IT 550 L CE
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors MONO PRICE

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Detection of Staphylococcal Enterotoxins
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Other biological contaminants

Spain – Alert for the presence of Staphylococcal Toxin in fresh mozzarella from Spain

ACSA

Mozzarella Bocconcini from Albe

The Spanish Agency for Food Security and Nutrition has communicated through the Coordinated System of Rapid Information Exchange (SCIRI), an alert, transferred by the health authorities of Madrid, regarding the presence of staphylococcal toxin in the   fresh mozzarella product (queso de spun pasta) of the Bocconcini de Albe brand from Spain .

The data of the product involved are:

  • Product number: Fresh Mozzarella
  • Brand number: Bocconcini de Albe
  • Expiry date: 10/29/2022
  • Lot number: 2910
  • Unit weight : 250 g (net weight) and 150 g (drained weight)
  • Temperature: refrigerated

According to the information available, the product has been distributed in the autonomous communities of Catalonia , Andalusia, Asturias, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castilla y León, Galicia and the Valencian Community, although other redistributions are not ruled out.

AESAN has transferred this information to the competent authorities of the autonomous communities through the SCIRI and to the Services of the European Commission through the European Food Alert Network (RASFF), with the aim of verifying the withdrawal of the products affected by the marketing channels.

With the available information , there is no evidence in Spain of any notified case associated with this alert.

In the case of having consumed this type of product from the affected lot and presenting any symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain or prostration, it is recommended to go to a health center.

People who have products affected by this alert at home are advised to refrain from consuming them and return them to the point of purchase.

France – Surimi sticks – Staphylococcal Enterotoxins

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Prepared meals and snacks
  • Product brand name NET TO
  • Model names or references24 sticks
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    3250390797258 00124527 Use-by date 28/11/2022
  • Packaging Bag of 400g
  • Marketing start/end date From 08/09/2022 to 23/09/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark FR 29 031 500 EC
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors NET TO

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Presence of staphylococcal enterotoxins

France – Individual Tropézienne sold in pastry kiosk (traditional showcase)- E.coli – Staphylococcus aureus

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Others
  • Product brand name/
  • Model names or references Individual Tropézienne sold in newsstands (traditional showcase) Products sold from 29/08 TO 30/08
  • Identification of products
    Batch
    see attached product list
  • Products Listposter_Auchan_Englos_20220919.pdfAttachment
  • Packaging Sold in pastry stand
  • Marketing start/end date From 08/29/2022 to 08/30/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark/
  • Further information/
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Auchan English
  • Distributors Auchan English

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall presence of coagulase-positive staphylococci and Escherichia coli
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Escherichia coli
    Staphylococcus aureus (causative agent of staphylococcal poisoning)

Sweden – Pasta meal behind 80 illnesses in Sweden – Staphylococcus/Bacillus

Food Safety News

Around 80 people got food poisoning from a pasta meal at a soccer tournament this past month in Sweden.

An investigation into the incident in Gammelstad on Aug. 5 revealed people fell ill after eating spaghetti bolognese from a restaurant in the city of Luleå.

Testing of the bolognese left at the restaurant was found to be satisfactory. Samples were also taken in Gammelstad where serving took place. High levels of bacteria were detected in the pasta, plus the presence of toxins that can cause food poisoning. Food had been left at room temperature for some time after serving, which provided an opportunity for bacterial growth.

Bacillus cereus and Staphylococcus aureus were found in the pasta meal. Symptoms experienced by those sick matched what would be expected with such contamination.

RASFF Alert – Staphylococcal Toxin Outbreak – Canned Mushrooms

RASFF

Staphylococcal toxin outbreak due to consumption of canned mushrooms (boletus edulis) from Spain