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Canada – Warning not to consume ham dried tomatoes and basil sold by the company Meats Charlevoix – Listeria monocytogenes

MAPAQ

The MAPAQ, in collaboration with the Charcuterie Charlevoisienne company , located at 131, rue Saint-Édouard, in Saint-Urbain, is warning the population not to consume the product indicated in the table below, as this food is likely contain the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes.
Product name Format Targeted lot
“HAM, DRIED TOMATOES AND BASIL” 175 g Units sold bearing the expiration date (“best before”) of 

05NO20 
(November 5, 2020)
The product that is the subject of this alert was available for sale at several locations across the province. It was packaged in clear plastic wrap with a black underside and was sold refrigerated. The label includes, in addition to the proper name of the product, the words “CHARCUTERIE CHARLEVOISIENNE”.
The operator is voluntarily recalling the product in question. He agreed with MAPAQ to disseminate this notice as a precautionary measure. It should be noted that no case of illness associated with the consumption of this food has been reported to MAPAQ to date. 
People who have this product in their possession are therefore advised not to consume it. They must either return it to the establishment where they bought it or throw it away.

Italy – ARTYSAN – FUET 175 G – SALAMINO FUET EXTRA – Salmonella

Salute

Brand : ARTYSAN

Name : SALAMINO FUET EXTRA

Reason for reporting : Recall due to microbiological risk

Publication date : 23 October 2020

Documentation

Documentation

Salute

Brand : ARTYSAN

Name : FUET 175 G

Reason for reporting : Recall due to microbiological risk

Publication date : 23 October 2020

Documentation

Documentation

RASFF Alerts – Listeria monocytogenes – Goat Cheese – Chilled Fried Chicken Roasts Filled with Ham – Chilled Meat Roulade – Ham Trimmings

European Food Alerts

RASFF

Listeria monocytogenes (presence /25g) in goat cheese from the Netherlands in Poland

RASFF

Listeria monocytogenes (< 40 CFU/g) in chilled fried chicken fillet roasts filled with ham and cheese from Lithuania in Lithuania

RASFF

Listeria monocytogenes (in 2 out of 5 samples /25g) in chilled meat roulade from Estonia in Estonia

RASFF

Listeria monocytogenes (presence) in ham trimmings from France in France

UK – Nearly 400 people sick from Salmonella in UK; nearly half are children.

Food Safety News

Almost 400 people have fallen ill with Salmonella since the start of the year in the United Kingdom after eating frozen chicken products.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Public Health England (PHE) are investigating a rise in patients with two strains of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to frozen raw breaded processed chicken products.

Cases of Salmonella linked to raw breaded chicken products have been identified in previous years, however there has been an increase in 2020.

There have been 327 people sick in England, 32 in Scotland, 26 in Wales and five in Northern Ireland.

Canada – Vibrio parahaemolyticus: Canadian officials investigate outbreak in 4 provinces

Outbreak News Today

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) announced investigating  an outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections occurring in four provinces.

Based on the investigation findings to date, exposure to shellfish has been identified as a likely source of the outbreak. Many individuals who became sick reported eating shellfish, mainly raw oysters, harvested from eastern coastal waters, before their illnesses occurred.

As of October 14, 2020, there are 21 confirmed cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus illness in the following provinces: Saskatchewan (1), Quebec (7), New Brunswick (10), and Prince Edward Island (3). Individuals became sick between early July and mid-September 2020. One individual has been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

Denmark – Imported, fresh mint linked to Shigella outbreak

Outbreak News Today

Shigella - kswfoodworld

The Statens Serum Institut (SSI) has in collaboration with the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the DTU Food Institute report that a Shigella outbreak in August and September that sickened some 44 people is linked to fresh mint bought at a local greengrocer or bazaar in and around the Copenhagen area.

Of the 44 cases from August 22 to September 9, 30 of the cases was reported in women and 14 in men. A total of 13 people have been hospitalized. The sick live primarily in the Capital Region.

Because fresh mint has a short shelf life, it is no longer on the market. There is therefore no risk of more consumers becoming infected, says Emergency Manager Nikolas Kühn Hove from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.

USA – Raw Goat Milk and Yogurt recalled after positive E. coli test

Food Poison Journal

Consumers who purchased raw goat milk or raw goat milk yogurt, whey or cottage cheese on or before October 13 produced by Crystal Brook Farm, Lancaster County should immediately discard the products, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture said today. Tests completed during routine sampling indicated that the products tested positive for a disease-causing strain of E. coli bacteria.

Milk was sold in two Lancaster County locations: Crystal Brook Farm Store, 3568 Scenic Road in Gordonville, the Dutch Meadow Retail Store at 694 Country Lane in Paradise in plastic half gallons. Milk, whey and cottage cheese may have also been further distributed to other retail locations by Dutch Meadows Distribution Center at 753 Country Lane in Paradise.

France – Product recall: Salaisons du Mont Pilat brand long bridled Pilat sausage

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Product recall: Salaisons du Mont Pilat brand long bridled Pilat sausage

ENCOUNTERED PROBLEM

Presence of Listeria monocytogenes

PROPOSED SOLUTION

People who may have this product are asked not to consume it and to return it to the point of sale where it was purchased.

People who have consumed this product and who present with fever, isolated or accompanied by headaches, are invited to consult their attending physician and notify them of this consumption.
Pregnant women should pay special attention to these symptoms, as well as immunocompromised people and the elderly. These symptoms may suggest listeriosis, a disease that can be serious and can take up to eight weeks to incubate.

FURTHER INFORMATION

▸ Barcode
3595570001177

▸ DLUO
from 17 to 30/11/2020

▸ Lot
2022402

▸ Consumer service contact
La Salaison du Mont Pilat is available to consumers to answer their questions at the telephone number: “04.77.20.97.23 or by email contact@salaisons-mont-pilat.fr”.

▸ Source
https://www.carrefour.fr/

Photo: https://fr.openfoodfacts.org/

Canada – Food Recall Warning – Adar brand Schmaltz Herring in Oil recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

CFIA

Recall details

Ottawa, October 14, 2020 – National Herring Co. is recalling Adar brand Schmaltz Herring in Oil from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Recalled product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Adar Schmaltz Herring in Oil 300 g 0 62451 00128 9 Best Before 20NO28
20 175

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Background

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Product photos

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  • Adar - Schmaltz Herring in Oil - UPC

Public enquiries and media

Public enquiries
Toll-free: 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and U.S.)
Telephone: 1-613-773-2342 (local or international)
Email: cfia.enquiries-demandederenseignements.acia@canada.ca
Media relations
Telephone: 613-773-6600
Email: cfia.media.acia@canada.ca

Canada – Warning not to consume broccoli microshoots sold by Les Jardins Picoudi – Salmonella

MAPAQ

MAPAQ in collaboration with the company Les Jardins Picoudi, based in Saint-Robert, is warning the population not to consume the product indicated in the table below, as this food is likely to contain Salmonella bacteria .

Product name Formats CUP Targeted lot
“BROCCOLI MICRO-PUSHES” 75 g 813 526 000 11 5 3 272
The product that is the subject of this advisory was available for sale at several locations across the province. It was packaged in a transparent rectangular plastic dish and sold refrigerated. The label includes, in addition to the name of the product, the words “PICOUDI”.
The operator is voluntarily recalling the product in question. He agreed with MAPAQ to disseminate this notice as a precautionary measure. It should be noted that no case of illness associated with the consumption of this food has been reported to MAPAQ to date. 
People who have this product in their possession are therefore advised not to consume it. They must either return it to the establishment where they bought it or throw it away. Even if the product does not show any signs of spoilage or a suspicious odor, it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria