Category Archives: E.coli O26

Hong Kong – Food Alert *(Updated on 21 May 2018) Not to consume a kind of French raw milk cheese suspected to be contaminated with E.coli (O26)

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Issue Date 17.5.2018
Source of Information Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) of the European Commission
Food Product A kind of raw milk cheese imported from France
Product Name and Description Product name: Fromage AOP reblochon laitier au lait cru (Reblochon raw milk cheese AOP)
Place of origin: France
Manufacturer: FROMAGERIES CHABERT
Packing: 450g per pack
Lots: Lot numbers starting with 8CR
Sanitary mark: FR 74. 096. 050 CE – with red round casein

*Updated on 21 May 2018
Product name: LE PERE FANFOUE Reblochon Cheese AOP or REBLOCHON DE SAVOIE AOP AU LAIT CRU
Place of origin: France
Manufacturer: FROMAGERIES CHABERT
Packing: 450g per pack
Lots: Lot numbers starting with 8CR
Sanitary mark: FR 74. 096. 050 CE

Reason For Issuing Alert
  • The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) received a notification from the RASFF that the above-mentioned product might have been contaminated with E. coli (O26) and is being recalled.
  •  According to information provided by the RASFF, a local importer, Silco International Limited, had imported some of the affected product into Hong Kong. The CFS immediately contacted the importer concerned for follow-up. The importer confirmed that it had imported 2.4 kilograms of the affected product and all had been distributed. It has initiated a recall according to the CFS’ advice.

*Updated on 21 May 2018

  • CFS’ further investigation and the RASFF of the European Commission’s latest notification revealed that two more local importers, City Super Limited and Culina (HK) Ltd, had previously imported and sold the affected cheese.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
  • For the sake of prudence, the CFS has immediately suspended the import and sale in Hong Kong of the concerned product.
  •  The CFS has informed the French authorities concerned of the import suspension and will alert the trade to the incident. It will continue to closely monitor the incident and take appropriate follow-up action. Investigation is underway.

*Updated on 21 May 2018

  • The importers concerned had removed from shelves and stopped sale of the affected product. They have initiated a recall according to the CFS’ instructions.
  • The CFS will alert the trade to the incident. It will continue to closely monitor the incident and take appropriate follow-up action. Investigation is on-going.
Advice to the Trade
  • Stop using or selling the product concerned immediately if they possess it.
Advice to Consumers
  • Not to consume the affected product if they have bought any.
Further Information
  • The CFS press release
  • Enquiries about the recall can be made to the importer’s hotline at 2764 3632 during office hours.

*Updated on 21 May 2018

  • The CFS press release (19 May 2018)
  • Enquiries about the recall can be made to the City Super Limited’s hotline at 2736 3866 and Culina (HK) Ltd’s hotline at 2342 3221 during office hours.

Hong Kong – Not to consume a kind of French raw milk cheese suspected to be contaminated with E.coli (O26)

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Not to consume a kind of French raw milk cheese suspected to be contaminated with E.coli (O26)

Issue Date 17.5.2018
Source of Information Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) of the European Commission
Food Product A kind of raw milk cheese imported from France
Product Name and Description Product name: Fromage AOP reblochon laitier au lait cru (Reblochon raw milk cheese AOP)

Place of origin: France

Manufacturer: FROMAGERIES CHABERT

Packing: 450g per pack

Lots: Lot numbers starting with 8CR

Sanitary mark: FR 74. 096. 050 CE – with red round casein

Reason For Issuing Alert
  • The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) received a notification from the RASFF that the above-mentioned product might have been contaminated with E. coli (O26) and is being recalled.
  •  According to information provided by the RASFF, a local importer, Silco International Limited, had imported some of the affected product into Hong Kong. The CFS immediately contacted the importer concerned for follow-up. The importer confirmed that it had imported 2.4 kilograms of the affected product and all had been distributed. It has initiated a recall according to the CFS’ advice.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
  • For the sake of prudence, the CFS has immediately suspended the import and sale in Hong Kong of the concerned product.
  •  The CFS has informed the French authorities concerned of the import suspension and will alert the trade to the incident. It will continue to closely monitor the incident and take appropriate follow-up action. Investigation is underway.
Advice to the Trade
  • Stop using or selling the product concerned immediately if they possess it.
Advice to Consumers
  • Not to consume the affected product if they have bought any.
Further Information
  • The CFS press release
  • Enquiries about the recall can be made to the importer’s hotline at 2764 3632 during office hours.

Canada – Updated Food Recall Warning – Whole Foods Market recalls Reblochon Cheese “raw cow cheese” due to E. coli O26

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Recall details

Ottawa, May 15, 2018 – The food recall warning issued on May 14, 2018 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Whole Foods Market is recalling Reblochon Cheese “raw cow cheese” from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O26 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The product has been sold from the following Whole Foods Market locations in Ontario:

  • 4771 Yonge Street, North York
  • 301 Cornwall Road, Oakville
  • 951 Bank Street, Ottawa
  • 87 Avenue Road, Toronto.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Whole Foods Market Reblochon Cheese “raw cow cheese” Variable All “Packed On” dates from March 20, 2018 up to and including May 15, 2018 Starts with
0293524

Canada – Food Recall Warning – Haute Montagne brand raw milk cheese “Reblochon de Savoie (AOP) au lait cru” recalled due to E. coli O26

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Recall details

Ottawa, May 14, 2018 – Les Dépendances is recalling Haute Montagne brand raw milk cheese  “Reblochon de Savoie au lait cru” from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O26 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Haute Montagne Reblochon de Savoie (AOP) au lait cru 450 g550 g All lots starting with “8CR” 8 31014 00139 0

Research – Shiga toxin-producing E. coli found in food

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Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a germ that occurs naturally in the gut of mammals and birds, as well as in the human intestinal flora. However, certain E. coli types can cause severe diarrhea in humans. These virulent E. coli types include Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), also known as Verotoxin-producing E. coli (VTEC).

Their damaging effect is due to the fact that STEC produce toxins known as Shiga toxins (Stx), which can cause disease in the human gut. As the best known STEC representative, an enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) strain of the serotype O104:H4 was responsible for numerous severe cases of haemolyticuremic syndrome (HUS) and bloody diarrhea in Germany in 2011, as a result of which 53 people died.

Ireland – Recall of Camembert de Normandie Cheese Sold at Avoca Stores Due to Possible Presence of E. coli O26

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Summary
Category 2: For Information
Alert Notification: 2018.16
Product: Camembert de Normandie au lait cru, 250 g. Approval number FR 14 608 001 CE.
Batch Code: 260218DS0; use-by date: 02.05.18.
Country Of Origin: France

USA- Beef Products Recall – STEC E.coli

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PFP Enterprises, a Fort Worth, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 15,865 pounds of beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O103, E. coli O111, E. coli O121, E. coli O145, E. coli O26 and E. coliO45, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

FSIS personnel became aware of the problem during a Food Safety Assessment when they discovered that beef trim tested presumptive positive for multiple non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) strains through the company’s testing program. The company inadvertently did not carry the test out to confirmation, and not all affected product was held.