Category Archives: Clostridium botulinum

Research – Study reveals Botulism impact in Italy

Food Safety News

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Italian researchers have looked at botulism trends over two decades including a large outbreak in 2020.

Italy has one of the highest botulism rates in Europe with one factor being a strong home canning tradition in the country. From 1986 to September 2022, 406 botulism incidents involving 599 people were laboratory confirmed.

The study described the surveillance system as well as information on botulism cases reported by local health services and those from hospital discharge forms from 2001 to 2020.

Botulism is a rare but life-threatening condition caused by toxins produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. In foodborne botulism, symptoms generally begin 18 to 36 hours after eating a contaminated food. However, they can start as soon as six hours after or as long as 10 days later.

Symptoms can include general weakness, dizziness, double-vision, and trouble speaking or swallowing. It paralyzes respiratory muscles so most patients must be placed on life support. Difficulty breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distention and constipation may also occur. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

France – Pate – KEEP VANESSA AND GREGORY’S GOOD RECIPES – Clostridium botulinum

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Meats
  • Product brand name The good recipes of Vanessa and Grégory of Corrèze flavors
  • Model names or references Country pâté, Country pâté with wild garlic, Country pâté with porcini mushrooms, Rabbit pâté with savory, Grandmother’s pâté, Grandmother’s pâté with porcini mushrooms, Pork cheek confit, Duck pâté with Tonka bean
  • Identification of products
    Lot Date
    333 et 148 Recommended best before date between 06/01/2024 and 11/29/2024
  • Packaging Metal cans of 190gr (1/4 low) and 380gr (1/2 low) for pâtés.
  • Marketing start/end date From 06/01/2021 to 12/31/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Health mark 19.249.002
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Corrèze Flavors Egletons
  • Distributors Correzian Flavors

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall can stability problem
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Clostridium botulinum (agent responsible for botulism)

France Canned Meat Preserve the Aredian – Clostridium botulinum

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product subcategory Meats
  • Product brand name the aredian
  • Model names or references Country pâté, rillettes, head pâté, black pudding, grattons, ham, confit of pork, trotters in wine, terrine of stuffed trotters, rind pâté, patan douillettes, Christmas pâté
  • Identification of products
    Lot Date
    see attached product list Use-by date between 01/01/2023 and 31/12/2025
  • Products Lis tlist_boxes_consigned.pdfEnclosed
  • Packaging Metal cans of 190g (1/4 low) for charcuterie, 380g (1/2 low) for confits and hams and 760g for confits and vines (4/4)
  • Marketing start/end date From 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Health mark19.249.002
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Departments: CORREZE (19)
  • Distributors friends like pigs EGLETONS L’aredienne (market TULLE USSEL BUGEAT SPAR MARCILLAC G20 CHAMBERET Tobacco shop le trefle 19800 CORREZE Atmosphere and terroirs TREIGNAC and TULLE Sarl ANEMONE 19340 MERLINES INTERMARCHE MEYMAC
  • List of points of sale DISTRIBUTOR_LIST.pdf

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall can stability problem
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Clostridium botulinum (agent responsible for botulism)

France – FOOT IN WINE – Clostridium botulinum

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product subcategory Others
  • Product brand name the aredian
  • Model names or references foot in the wine l’aredienne
  • Identification of products
    Batch Date
    336 Best before date 02/12/2024
  • Packaging 4/4h canned metal
  • Marketing start/end date From 10/12/2021 to 15/12/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Health mark19.249.002
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Departments: CORREZE (19)
  • Distributors friends like pigs and the aredienne market tulle ussel and bugeat

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall can stability problem
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Clostridium botulinum (causative agent of botulism)

France – Esc’Apéro Corsican Sauce, Spicy – Clostridium botulinum

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product subcategory Snails and frogs
  • Product brand name Unbranded
  • Model names or references Esc’Apéro Corsican Sauce, Spicy
  • Identification of products
    Batch Date
    Esc’Apéro Corsican Sauce Batch No. 33221130 Date of minimum durability 31/01/2024
  • Products List Product_list.pdf Enclosed
  • Packaging Weck type glass jar.
  • Marketing start/end date From 06/12/2022 to 20/12/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Isere 38
  • Distributors Flavors of the Haut Plateau, Autrans TerraTerre, Villard de Lans Margot’s Delights, Corrençon en Vercors
  • List of points of sale List_points_of_sale_pdf.pdf

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Observation of an unstable pot in the batch during an analysis ordered by the producer at the Departmental Veterinary Laboratory of Isère
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Clostridium botulinum (causative agent of botulism)

France – Canned sausages – Clostridium botulinum

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product subcategory Meats
  • Product brand name the aredian
  • Model names or references sausages
  • Identification of products
    Batch Date
    76 Best before date 03/17/2025
  • Packaging can 190g
  • Marketing start/end date From 03/17/2022 to 03/17/2024
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Health mark19.249.002
  • Further information sausages
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Departments: CORREZE (19)
  • Distributors friends like pigs, the aredienne market of tulle, ussel and bugeat

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall can stability issues
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Clostridium botulinum (causative agent of botulism)

France – Patandouillettes – Clostridium botulinum

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product subcategory Meats
  • Product brand name the aredian
  • Model names or references patandouillettes 190g
  • Identification of products
    Batch Date
    295 Best before date 22/10/2024
  • Packaging canned metal 190g
  • Marketing start/end date From 30/10/2021 to 17/03/2023
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Health mark19.249.002
  • Further information patandouillettes 190g
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Departments: CORREZE (19)
  • Distributors friends like pigs and the aredienne market of tulle, ussel and bugeat

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recallcanned food stability problem
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Clostridium botulinum (causative agent of botulism)

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.

Canada – Mounet Group brand Labneh – Soft Unripened Cheese in Vegetable Oil recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria – Clostridium botulinum

CFIA

Summary

Product
Labneh – Soft Unripened Cheese in Vegetable Oil
Issue
Food – Microbial Contamination – Clostridium botulinum
What to do

Do not consume, use, sell, serve, or distribute recalled products

Affected products

Issue

The affected product is being recalled from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum.

The recalled product has been sold in Quebec.

What you should do

  • If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, contact your healthcare provider
  • Check to see if you have recalled products
  • Do not consume, serve, use, sell, or distribute recalled products
  • Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased

Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms in adults can include facial paralysis or loss of facial expression, unreactive or fixed pupils, difficulty swallowing, drooping eyelids, blurred or double vision, difficulty speaking, including slurred speech, and a change in sound of voice, including hoarseness. Symptoms of foodborne botulism in children can include difficulty swallowing, slurred speech, generalized weakness and paralysis. In all cases, botulism does not cause a fever. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Greece – Two Clostridium botulinum Cases

Hellas Posten

The EODY rang the bell for two serious cases of botulism in Greece.

As he states in his announcement, on November 15, 2022, a confluence of 2 suspected botulism cases linked to each other by a family relationship (couple) was declared through the EODY’s Mandatory Disease Notification System.

The botulism antitoxin distribution mechanism was immediately mobilized through the EODY, in collaboration with the treating doctors, to administer the antitoxin to the two patients.

With the assistance of the World Health Organization, it was possible to administer the special antitoxin within the first twenty-four hours from the declaration of the 2 cases to EODY. The two patients, one of whom is intubated, are hospitalized in a stable clinical condition in health units in Attica.

According to the EODY, from the reported food consumption history, it emerged that the couple, of foreign nationality, who were in Greece on vacation, consumed, a few days before the onset of symptoms, asparagus prepared by them through the canning process.

It is noted that in the period 2004-2021, three laboratory-confirmed cases of botulism in infants and one suspected case in an adult were reported to EODY.