Category Archives: E.coli O103

France – CABRIFRAIS Cheese – STEC E.coli O103

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Milk and dairy products
  • Product brand name Crays goatherd
  • Model names or references CABRIFRAIS with raw milk
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    3503961317004 255 Date of minimum durability 11/10/2022
    3503961315062 255 – 258 Date of minimum durability 11/10/2022
    3503965317024 256 Date of minimum durability 11/10/2022
    3503961317028 255 Date of minimum durability 11/10/2022
    3503961314126 255 – 259 Date of minimum durability between 10/11/2022 and 10/18/2022
    3503961321124 255 – 256 Date of minimum durability 11/10/2022
  • Marketing start/end date From 09/12/2022 to 09/20/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health markEN.71235001.CE
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Regions: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, , Burgundy-Franche-Comté, , Grand-Est
  • Distributors Auchan, Carrefour, Intermarché, System U, Leclerc, Colruyt

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Presence of Escherichia coli O103:H2
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Toxigenic Shiga Escherichia coli (STEC)

Austria sees a rise in reports of E. coli in 2021

Food Safety News

Austria recorded an increase in the number of reported E. coli infections in 2021, based on the latest data.

In 2021, 1,437 specimens were processed at the National Reference Centre for E. coli. Overall, 1,286 human samples, 79 food, and 35 pet food samples were analyzed.

A total of 476 human stool samples tested positive for Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC). Of these, 310 isolates were confirmed as Shiga toxin-producing compared to 242 in 2020.

In 2021, only 34 were E. coli O157 with the rest non-O157. Among the latter, there were 25 O26, 26 O103, three O111, and 12 O145 isolates. In the Austrian Epidemiological Notification System (EMS), 384 cases were reported, up from 304 in 2020.

In Upper Austria, 53 cases were reported to the EMS in 2020 compared to 104 in 2021. This same state sent 123 human samples to the National Reference Centre in 2020 versus 566 in 2021.

France – CABRIFRAIS Cheese- STEC E.coli O103

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Milk and dairy products
  • Product brand name Crays goatherd
  • Model names or references CABRIFRAIS with raw milk
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    3503961317004 255 Date of minimum durability 11/10/2022
    3503961315062 255 – 258 Date of minimum durability 11/10/2022
    3503961314126 255 Date of minimum durability 11/10/2022
    3503961321124 255 Date of minimum durability 11/10/2022
    3503965317024 256 Date of minimum durability 11/10/2022
  • Marketing start/end dateFrom 09/12/2022 to 09/20/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark EN.71235001.CE
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Regions: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Burgundy-Franche-Comté, Grand-Est
  • Distributors Fromager des Halles, Auchan, Carrefour, Intermarché, System U

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Presence of Escherichia coli O103:H2
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Toxigenic Shiga Escherichia coli (STEC)

France – Goat cheese with raw milk 4x100g – STEC E.coli

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Milk and dairy products
  • Product brand name Crays goatherd
  • Model names or references Goat cheese by 4
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    2503961310043 255 Date of minimum durability 11/10/2022
  • Marketing start/end date From 09/12/2022 to 09/20/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark EN.71235001.CE
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Regions: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Burgundy-Franche-Comté
  • Distributors Fromagerie des Halles, AUchan, Carrefour

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Presence of Escherichia coli O103:H2
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Toxigenic Shiga Escherichia coli (STEC)

France – Goat cheese with raw milk 12% fat 4 X 100 g EP – STEC E.coli O103

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Milk and dairy products
  • Product brand name The goatherd of Crays
  • Model names or references Goat cheese with raw milk
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    3503961310043 255 Use-by date 11/10/2022
  • Products ListPA.2022.446_-__poster_Rappel_Faisselle_de_chèvre_lait_raw_-_221020.pdfAttachment
  • Packaging4 x 100g
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark EN 71.235.001 EC
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Regions: Grand-Est
  • Distributors U Teaches

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Presence of Escherichia coli O103:H2
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Toxigenic Shiga Escherichia coli (STEC)

USA – FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Ground Beef Due to Possible E. Coli O103 Contamination

FSIS USDA

WASHINGTON, October 13, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that a specific ground beef product may be contaminated with E. coli O103. A recall was not requested because the products are no longer available for purchase.

The raw ground beef items were produced on October 4, 2022. The following product is subject to the public health alert view labels:

  • 1-lb. plastic vacuum-packed packages containing “FRANK’S BUTCHER SHOP GROUND BEEF” with “PACKED ON” dates of 10-07-2022 and 10-09-2022 on the label.

The establishment’s retail store location in Hudson, Wyoming sold the affected product directly to consumers. FBS Hudson is actively attempting to contact consumers who may have purchased 14 packages of ground beef product subject to the public health alert.

The problem was discovered when FBS Hudson alerted FSIS that its routine microbial testing results found Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O103 in a sample of the ground beef. There have been no confirmed reports of illness due to consumption of these products.

Many clinical laboratories do not test for non-O157 STEC, such as O103 because it is harder to identify than STEC O157:H7. People can become ill from STECs 2-8 days (average of 3-4 days) after consuming the organism.

Most people infected with STEC O103 develop diarrhea (often bloody) and vomiting. Some illnesses last longer and can be more severe. Infection is usually diagnosed by testing of a stool sample. Vigorous rehydration and other supportive care is the usual treatment; antibiotic treatment is generally not recommended. Most people recover within a week, but, rarely, some develop a more severe infection. Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure, is uncommon with STEC O103 infection. HUS can occur in people of any age but is most common in children under 5 years old, older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

France – Raw milk goat cheese – STEC E.coli O103

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Milk and dairy products
  • Product brand name Gaec of the barony
  • Model names or references Round logs
  • Identification of products
    Batch
    Batches produced from 25/05/22 to 8/06/22
  • Marketing start/end date From 25/05/2022 to 08/06/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Geographic area of ​​sale On the farm and in the markets
  • Distributors At the farm and in the markets of Martizay Preuilly Azay le ferron

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Possible presence of e.coli.STEC103
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Toxigenic Shiga Escherichia coli (STEC)

France – Prosecutors open criminal inquiry into French STEC E. coli outbreak linked to Nestlé pizza

Food Safety News

French authorities have stepped up their investigations related to an E. coli outbreak in the country linked to pizzas made by Nestlé.

The latest figures from Santé publique France show 56 cases and two deaths from Buitoni brand Fraîch’Up pizzas.

The Paris prosecutor’s office opened a criminal inquiry into the incident this past week. Charges include the involuntary manslaughter of one person, the injuring of 14 others and marketing a product dangerous to health.

An investigation had already been launched on March 22 and searches of the Nestlé factory in Caudry took place, authorized by the public health department of the Paris prosecutor’s office, on April 13.

A judicial inquiry is led by an investigating judge and was opened at the request of the public prosecutor to carry out such a highly complex investigation.

More than 50 children sick
Of the 56 infections, 54 were caused by E. coli O26 and two by E. coli O103, according to Santé publique France, the country’s public health agency.

Research – Investigation of grouped cases of haemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) and shiga-toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infections linked to the consumption of Buitoni® brand Fraîch’Up pizzas. Update on May 4, 2022.

Sante Publique

Public Health France and the National Reference Center (CNR) E. coli and its associated laboratory (Institut Pasteur, Paris, and Microbiology Laboratory of the Robert Debré Hospital, Paris), in conjunction with the Directorate General for Food, the Directorate General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Prevention, and in coordination with the Directorate General for Health, have been investigating since 02/10/2022 an increase in the number of cases of haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) pediatric infections and Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infections.

The epidemiological, microbiological and traceability investigations carried out since that date have confirmed a link between the occurrence of these grouped cases and the consumption of frozen pizzas from the Buitoni brand Fraîch’Up range contaminated with STEC bacteria. On 03/18/2022, the company proceeded with the withdrawal-recall of all the pizzas in the Fraîch’Up range, marketed since June 2021 and the authorities asked the people who hold these pizzas not to consume them and to destroy them.

The total number of HUS cases linked to the consumption of these pizzas has stabilized since the withdrawal-recall. Other reports of STEC infection are investigated as part of routine surveillance. To date, these reports are not linked to grouped cases or consumption of Fraîch’Up pizzas.

Case of SHU in France: update on 04/05/22

As of 04/05/2022, 56 confirmed cases have been identified, of which 54 are linked to STEC O26 strains, and 2 to STEC O103 strains.

These 56 cases occurred in 55 children and 1 adult, who presented symptoms between 18/01/2022 (week 3) and 05/04/2022 (week 14) (Figure 1). The epidemic peak is in week 7 (14/02 to 20/02) and week 9 (28/02 to 06/03), with 10 cases each of these weeks.

These 56 cases occurred in 12 regions of metropolitan France: Hauts-de-France (12 cases), Ile-de-France (9 cases), New Aquitaine (8 cases), Pays de la Loire (7 cases), Brittany ( 6 cases), Grand Est (3 cases), Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (3 cases), Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (2 cases), Occitanie (2 cases), Center Val-de-Loire (2 cases) , Bourgogne Franche-Comté (1 case) and Normandy (1 case) (Figure 2).

The 55 sick children are aged from 1 to 17 years old with a median age of 6 years; 25 (45%) are female; 48 (87%) presented with HUS, 7 (13%) with STEC gastroenteritis. Two children died. The adult did not present with HUS.

Figure 1: Epidemic curve: number of confirmed cases of HUS and STEC infections, by week of onset of symptoms – metropolitan France, weeks 3 to 14, 2022 (N=54: week of onset of symptoms not specified for 2 cases )
Figure 1: Epidemic curve: number of confirmed cases of HUS and STEC infections, by week of onset of symptoms - metropolitan France, weeks 3 to 14, 2022 (N=54: week of onset of symptoms not specified for 2 cases )
Figure 2: Geographical distribution of confirmed cases of HUS and STEC infections (N=56) linked to the consumption of Buitoni® brand Fraîch’Up pizzas, by region of residence in metropolitan France, weeks 3 to 14, 2022
Figure 2: Geographical distribution of confirmed cases of HUS and STEC infections (N=56) linked to the consumption of Buitoni® brand Fraîch'Up pizzas, by region of residence in metropolitan France, weeks 3 to 14, 2022

USA -Lakeside Refrigerated Services Recalls Ground Beef Products Due to Possible E. coli O103 Contamination

FSIS USDA

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2022 – Lakeside Refrigerated Services, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 120,872 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ground beef products were produced from February 1, 2022, through April 8, 2022. The complete list of products and product codes for the beef products that are subject to recall can be found here. Labels for the ground beef products can be found here.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 46841” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered during routine FSIS testing of imported products. There have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Many clinical laboratories do not test for non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) such as O103 because it is harder to identify than STEC O157:H7. People can become ill from STECs 2–8 days (average of 3–4 days) after consuming the organism.

Most people infected with STEC O103 develop diarrhea (often bloody) and vomiting. Some illnesses last longer and can be more severe. Infection is usually diagnosed by testing of a stool sample. Vigorous rehydration and other supportive care is the usual treatment; antibiotic treatment is generally not recommended. Most people recover within a week, but, rarely, some develop a more severe infection. Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure, is uncommon with STEC O103 infection. HUS can occur in people of any age but is most common in children under 5 years old, older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers.  Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Media and consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Lakeside Refrigerated Services at 800-493-9042 or customercare@lakesiderefrigerated.com.

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

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