Category Archives: cross contamination

Italy – MUSSELS ORIGIN IN SPAIN – Microbiological Contamination

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Trademark : EFFELLE PESCA SRL APPROVALNUMBER IT S1086 CE

Name : batch FL 335600 MUSSELS ORIGIN IN SPAIN PACKAGED BY EFFELLE PESCA SRL -MESOLA (FE)

Reason for reporting : Recall due to microbiological risk

Publication date : 28 November 2022

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Research – Dynamic Changes of Bacterial Communities and Microbial Association Networks in Ready-to-Eat Chicken Meat during Storage

MDPI

Ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken is a popular food in China, but its lack of food safety due to bacterial contamination remains a concern, and the dynamic changes of microbial association networks during storage are not fully understood. This study investigated the impact of storage time and temperature on bacterial compositions and microbial association networks in RTE chicken using 16S rDNA high-throughput sequencing. The results show that the predominant phyla present in all samples were Proteobacteria and Firmicutes, and the most abundant genera were WeissellaPseudomonas and Proteus. Increased storage time and temperature decreased the richness and diversity of the microorganisms of the bacterial communities. Higher storage temperatures impacted the bacterial community composition more significantly. Microbial interaction analyses showed 22 positive and 6 negative interactions at 4 °C, 30 positive and 12 negative interactions at 8 °C and 44 positive and 45 negative interactions at 22 °C, indicating an increase in the complexity of interaction networks with an increase in the storage temperature. Enterobacter dominated the interactions during storage at 4 and 22 °C, and Pseudomonas did so at 22 °C. Moreover, interactions between pathogenic and/or spoilage bacteria, such as those between Pseudomonas fragi and Weissella viridescensEnterobacter unclassified and Proteus unclassified, or those between Enterobacteriaceae unclassified and W.viridescens, were observed. This study provides insight into the process involved in RTE meat spoilage and can aid in improving the quality and safety of RTE meat products to reduce outbreaks of foodborne illness. View Full-Text

Slovakia – Cronobacter prompts infant formula recall in Slovakia

Food Safety News

A brand of infant formula has been recalled in Slovakia because of Cronobacter sakazakii contamination.

The Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic (UVZSR) said the issue was detected as part of official food controls by authorities. No related illnesses have been reported.

The affected goat’s milk infant formula was made in the Czech Republic by Goldim. The product is “Naše mléko 1” with a date of Oct. 31, 2023, and lot number L430. It is intended for infants up to 6 months of age.

The product was analyzed in an accredited regional public health authority (RÚVZ) laboratory and it did not comply with the microbiological legislation for Cronobacter sakazakii.

UVZSR said this means the formula is considered not to be safe and should be withdrawn from the market.

RASFF Alert – Cronobacter – Infant Formula

RASFF

Cronobacter in infant formula from Czech Republic in Slovenia

Research – Another drop in outbreaks was recorded in Germany for 2021

Food Safety News

The amount of foodborne outbreaks reported in Germany has continued to fall, according to the latest figures.

In 2021, the Robert Koch-Institut (RKI) and Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) received slightly fewer reports of outbreaks with 168 compared to 193 in the previous year.

At least 1,179 cases, 196 hospitalizations, and two deaths were related to them in 2021. As in previous years, the top causes were Campylobacter and Salmonella.

Other agents involved in outbreaks were norovirus, Bacillus cereus, hepatitis A virus, Listeria monocytogenes, Clostridium perfringens, Yersinia enterocolitica, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), Clostridium botulinum, Cronobacter sakazakii, histamine, Shigella, and Staphylococcus aureus. In seven outbreaks with 73 cases, the pathogen remained unknown.

Nineteen of the 22 outbreaks with more than five patients were caused by Salmonella.

Czech Republic – STEAMED HAM, SLICED – Microbial Activity

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Place of inspection:
Vřesina ( Sportovní 326/6, 747 20 Vřesina )
ID: 01738950
Food group: Meat and meat products Heat-treated perishable products

STEAMED HAM, SLICED
Category: Dangerous foods
Invalid parameter:

changes caused by microbial activity

The product had a sticky surface, rough edges and smelled of spoilage. Food is not considered safe if it shows signs of spoilage.

The food was more than a month past its use-by date. 

Batch: 940030
Expiration date: 16/06/2022
Date of sample collection: 21/07/2022
Reference number: 22-000499-SZPI-CZ
The sample was detected by the official control of the State Agricultural and Food Inspection.

Denmark – Fermentation in damaged cans with kidney beans and white beans – Microbial Contamination

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REMA Distribution A/S is recalling several lots of tins of kidney beans in brine and kidney beans in chilli sauce as well as white beans in tomato sauce.

Small perforations in the cans means that there is a risk of microbiological contamination of the contents and fermentation in the cans.

Recalled Foods , Published: October 14, 2022

Modified October 14, 2022

​​​​​​​Which food:
REMA1000 Kidney Beans in brine, 420g

Lot no: LU052../ LU053../ LU054../ LU055..

Best-before date: 30.11.2025

EAN barcode: 5705830004307

REMA1000 Kidney Beans in Chilli Sauce, 420g

Lot no: LU080../ LU081..

Best-before date: 30.11.2025

EAN barcode: 5705830004321

REMA1000 White Beans in Tomato Sauce, 420g

Lot no: LU089…/ LU090…/ LU091…/ LU159….

Best-before date: 30.11.2025

EAN barcode: 5705830004314

Sold in:
REMA1000 stores throughout the country

Company that is recalling:
REMA Distribution A/S

Reason:
An error occurred during the packaging of the products, which means that the cans may be perforated and thus contaminated. The products are therefore unsuitable as food.

Risk:
The small perforations in the cans create a risk that fermentation may occur in the products and that the contents of the cans may be exposed to microbiological contamination with e.g. bacteria. The perforation can also mean that the products can develop a different smell.

Advice to consumers:
The Danish Food and Food Administration advises consumers to return the products to the store where they were bought, or to discard them.

Qatar recalls microbial-contaminated shrimp from India

SeaFoodSource

Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health has issued a warning against a certain volume of fresh and frozen shrimp imported from India and has decided to recall the affected quantity from the market, Gulf Times reported on 8 October.

Analyses at Qatar’s food laboratories have reportedly found that some volumes of Indian imported shrimp are microbially contaminated, according to a statement from the ministry.

The public health ministry is working with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs to recall all the …

Czech Republic – EIDAM smoked – Microbiological Contamination

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Place of inspection:
Podbořany ( Masarykovo nám. 845, 441 01 Podbořany )
ID: 00032085
Food group: Milk and milk products Cheese

EIDAM smoked
Category: Dangerous foods
Invalid parameter:

changes caused by microbial activity

The food smelled of spoilage and had a slimy surface. Food is not considered safe if it shows signs of spoilage.

The sample was taken from the loaded package. It was not possible to determine when the package was opened.

Best before date: 29/09/2022
Quantity of the product in the package: 0.23 kg
Date of sample collection: 5/9/2022
Reference number: 22-000452-SZPI-CZ
The sample was detected by the official control of the State Agricultural and Food Inspection.

Czech Republic – STYRIAN PAIRS- Microbiological Spoilage

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Place of inspection:
Podbořany ( Masarykovo nám. 845, 441 01 Podbořany )
ID: 00032085
Invalid parameter:

change method. MIBI activities

The food smelled of spoilage and had a slimy surface. Food is not considered safe if it shows signs of spoilage.

The sample was taken from the loaded package. It was not possible to determine when the package was opened.

Expiration date: 09/09/2022
Quantity of the product in the package: 0.64 kg
Date of sample collection: 5/9/2022
Reference number: 22-000453-SZPI-CZ
The sample was detected by the official control of the State Agricultural and Food Inspection.