Category Archives: Brucella melitensis

Research -EU One Health report: drop in reported zoonotic diseases in humans and foodborne outbreaks in 2020

EFSA

Campylobacteriosis was the most reported zoonosis in the EU in 2020, with 120,946 cases compared to more than 220,000 the previous year. It was followed by salmonellosis, which affected 52,702 people compared to 88,000 in 2019. The number of reported foodborne outbreaks also fell by 47%. These findings are based on the annual EU One Health zoonosis report, by EFSA and ECDC.

Experts acknowledged the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe in the remarkable drop in reported zoonotic diseases in humans – ranging from 7% to 53% depending on the reported disease in question – and foodborne outbreaks.

Possible factors behind the large decrease in cases include changes in health seeking behaviour, restrictions on travel and on events, the closing of restaurants, quarantine, lockdown, and other mitigation measures such as the use of masks, physical distancing and hand sanitisation.  

The next most commonly reported diseases were yersiniosis (5,668) and infections caused by Shigatoxin-producing E.coli (4,446). Listeriosis was the fifth most reported zoonosis (1,876 cases), mainly affecting people over the age of 64.

Listeriosis and West Nile virus infections were the diseases with the highest case fatality and hospitalisation rates – with most locally acquired human infections of West Nile virus reported in Greece, Spain and Italy.

The report also monitors foodborne outbreaks in the EU, events during which at least two people contract the same illness from the same contaminated food. A total of 3,086 foodborne outbreaks were reported in 2020. Salmonella remained the most frequently detected agent and caused about 23% outbreaks. The most common sources of salmonellosis outbreaks were eggs, egg products and pig meat.

The report also includes data on Mycobacterium bovis/caprae, BrucellaTrichinellaEchinococcus, Toxoplasma gondii, rabies, Q fever and tularaemia.

EFSA is publishing two interactive communication tools on foodborne outbreaks – a story map and a dashboard. The story map provides general information on foodborne outbreaks, their causative agents and implicated food vehicles. The dashboard allows people to search and query the large amount of data on foodborne outbreaks collected by EFSA from EU Member States and other reporting countries since 2015.

France – Reblochon Savoie Fruitier PDO – Brucella spp

Gov france

Identifying information for the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product sub-category Milk and dairy products
  • Product brand name COOP VAL D’ARLY
  • Names of models or references REBLOCHON DE SAVOIEE FRUITIER AOP
  • Product identification
    GTIN Lot Dated
    3489450003200 Lots 312013 and 311932 Use-by date 12/07/2021
  • Packaging450grs
  • Start date / End of marketing From 10/21/2021 to 11/18/2021
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Geographical sales area Whole France
  • Distributors promocash

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall SUSPICION OF CONTAMINATION OF PRODUCTS BY BRUCELLA MELITENSIS
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Brucella spp (causative agent of brucellosis)

France – reblochon de savoie fruitier PDO – Brucella spp

Gov france

Identifying information for the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product sub-category Milk and dairy products
  • Product brand name COOP VAL D’ARLY
  • Names of models or references Reblochon de savoie fruitier PDO
  • Product identification
    GTIN Lot Date
    3489450003200 LOTS 312013 AND 311932 Use-by date 12/07/2021
  • Packaging450 GRS
  • Start date / End of marketing From 10/21/2021 to 11/18/2021
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Geographical sales area Whole France
  • Distributors PROMOCASH

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall BRUCELLA

RASFF Alert – Brucella spp – Cheeses

RASFF

Recall and withdrawal of French cheeses following official confirmation of Brucella melitensis infection in a herd from France in the UK and Belgium

Belgium – REBLOCHON DE SAVOIE AOP” cheese (450g) – Brucella spp

AFSCA

Recall of CORA
Product: “REBLOCHON DE SAVOIE AOP” cheese (450g) from the PATRIMOINE GOURMAND brand.
Problem: possible presence of the Brucella bacteria in raw milk cheese.


CORA RECALLS THE PRODUCT DESCRIBED BELOW FOLLOWING A NON-COMPLIANCE WHICH MAY LEAD TO A RISK FOR THE CONSUMER:

Product Mark Bar code Lots Expiration dates (DLC)
REBLOCHON DE SAVOIE AOP 450g GOURMET HERITAGE 3257985003435 311921 22/11/2021
311929 11/30/2021
311935 12/06/2021
312016 12/18/2021

This product was sold in Cora supermarkets in La Louvière (7100), Châtelineau (6200), Hornu (7301), Rocourt (4000), Messancy (6780), Woluwe-Saint-Lambert (1200), Anderlecht (1070).

CORA has decided, in consultation with the AFSCA (Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain) to recall this product to consumers.

Customers who have purchased this product are requested not to consume it and return it to the point of sale, where they will be reimbursed.

In the meantime, the product has been taken off the shelves of all stores.

We sincerely apologize to our customers for these inconveniences and assure them that we are taking the most effective measures to prevent such incidents.

Any customer who wants more information can contact our quality department on 071. 69.95.24 or by e-mail at the following address: ALERTES-RETRAITS@CORA.BE .

CORA quality department

France – Reblochons de Savoie AOP 450G – Brucella spp.

Gov france

Identifying information for the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product sub-category Milk and dairy products
  • Product brand name FLAVOR ITINERARY
  • Names of models or references450g
  • Product identification
    GTIN Lot Dated
    3250390188193 311922 Date of minimum durability 11/23/2021
    3250390188193 311926 Date of minimum durability 11/27/2021
    3250390188193 311929 Date of minimum durability 11/30/2021
    3250390188193 311940 Date of minimum durability 12/10/2021
  • Packaging wrapped in film
  • Start date / End of marketing From 05/10/2021 to 21/10/2021
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark FR 73 114 001 CE
  • Geographical sales area Whole France
  • Distributors Intermarket

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Declaration of infection of a flock by Brucella melitensis
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Brucella spp (causative agent of brucellosis)

France- Reblochon de Savoie PDO with raw milk 450 g – Brucella

Gov france

Identifying information for the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product sub-category Milk and dairy products
  • Product brand name Gourmet heritage
  • Names of models or references Reblochon de Savoie PDO raw milk 450 g Patrimoine Gourmand
  • Product identification
    GTIN Lot Dated
    3257985003435 311921 Date of minimum durability 11/22/2021
    3257985003435 311929 Date of minimum durability 11/30/2021
    3257985003435 311931 Date of minimum durability 12/03/2021
    3257985003435 311933 Date of minimum durability 12/05/2021
    3257985003435 311935 Date of minimum durability 12/06/2021
    3257985003435 312013 Date of minimum durability 12/14/2021
    3257985003435 312016 Date of minimum durability 12/18/2021
  • Packaging Whole reblochon 450 g in film
  • Start date / End of marketing From 09/30/2021 to 11/12/2021
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark FR 73.114.001 CE
  • Geographical sales area Whole France
  • Distributors cora and supermarkets match

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Contamination of a cow by brucellosis
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Brucella spp (causative agent of brucellosis)

Luxembourg – REBLOCHON DE SAVOIE AOP 450G FROM THE AUCHAN MMM BRAND – Brucella spp

SAP

name Reblochon de Savoie AOP
Mark Auchan MMM
Unity 450 g
Bar code 3 596710 462773
Use by date (DLC) 13/11/2021; 20/11/2021; 25/11/2021; 03/12/2021
Lot 311920; 311927; 311933; 312012
Sale period 09/30/2021 – 11/15/2021

Danger:  Suspicion of microbiological danger due to the detection of a case of brucellosis in a dairy cow. People who have consumed the above-mentioned products and who present signs of fatigue, fever with or without headache and / or pain, are invited to consult their doctor, notifying him of this consumption. The incubation period is on average two to four weeks.

Cheeses that are matured over 60 days or baked in the oven do not present any risk.

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- Reblochon with raw milk – Brucella spp

Gov france

Identifying information for the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product sub-category Milk and dairy products
  • Product brand name Monoprix
  • Names of models or references Half Reblochon Monoprix
  • Product identification
    GTIN Lot Dated
    02000008 21038404 21038616 21039243 21040066 21040324 21040470 21040885 21041842 21041847 21042223 21042479 21043114 Use-by date between 10/23/2021 and 11/28/2021
  • Packaging Transparent under film
  • Start date / End of marketing From 05/10/2021 to 12/11/2021
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark FR 84.007.011 CE
  • Geographical sales area Whole France
  • Distributors Monoprix

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall likely to be contaminated with brucellosis
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Brucella spp (causative agent of brucellosis)
  • Additional description of the risk Brucella spp (causative agent of brucellosis).

France – REBLOCHON FRUIT AOP – Brucella spp

Gov france

Identifying information for the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product sub-category Milk and dairy products
  • Product brand name The messengers of flavors
  • Names of models or references 250g portion: in tray and plastic film or directly in film (without tray)
  • Product identification
    Lot Dated
    packaging date from October 8, 2021 to November 2, 2021 Use-by date 10/26/2021
    packaging date from October 8, 2021 to November 2, 2021 Use-by date 10/29/2021
    packaging date from October 8, 2021 to November 2, 2021 Use-by date 10/30/2021
    packaging date from October 8, 2021 to November 2, 2021 Use-by date 10/31/2021
    packaging date from October 8, 2021 to November 2, 2021 Use-by date 02/11/2021
    packaging date from October 8, 2021 to November 2, 2021 Use-by date 01/11/2021
  • Products List cut_list_for_reppel_conso.pdf Enclosed
  • Packaging in film only or in tray and film
  • Start date / End of marketing From 08/10/2021 to 02/11/2021
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health markFR35.207.070CE
  • Geographical sales area Whole France
  • Distributors Supermarkets, cheese makers, local shops, …

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall brucellosis
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Brucella spp (causative agent of brucellosis)