Category Archives: food handler

USA – Hepatitis A in Roma Sausage and Deli Employee in New York

Food Poisoning Bulletin

Hepatitis A has been diagnosed in a Roma Sausage and Deli employee, according to the Oneida County, New York Health Department. That restaurant has two locations in Washington Mills and Utica, New York. The employee worked while infectious and may have exposed people who were patrons of the shops.

 

UK – Sainsbury’s recalls Taste the Difference Medjool Dates because of possible contamination with Hepatitis A

FSA

Sainsbury’s is taking the precautionary action of recalling Taste the Difference Medjool dates because they might be contaminated with Hepatitis A.

Product details

Taste the Difference Medjool dates
Pack size 200g and 500g
Best before All dates

Risk statement

These products might be contaminated with Hepatitis A. Symptoms caused by Hepatitis A usually include fever, nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, dark-coloured urine and jaundice (a yellowing of the skin).

Action taken by the company

Sainsbury’s is recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought these products do not eat them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund.

USA – Brady’s Steaks and Seafood – Hepatitis A

MSDH

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is investigating two cases of hepatitis A in Jackson County restaurant employees which may have led to possible exposure for customers.

Two employees of Brady’s Steaks and Seafood, 3801 Magnolia St. in Pascagoula have been diagnosed with hepatitis A infection, and worked at the restaurant while potentially infectious. Customers who ate at the restaurant between March 1 and April 3, 2021, may have been exposed to hepatitis A. At this time, there is no indication of an ongoing risk associated with the restaurant.

All individuals who ate at the restaurant between March 1 and April 3 should watch for any possible symptoms of hepatitis A and see their doctor if they become ill. Individuals who ate at the restaurant within the last two weeks should get a hepatitis A vaccination if not previously vaccinated. Vaccination can prevent hepatitis A only if given within 14 days of exposure.

Those who may have eaten at the restaurant within the last two weeks can receive a hepatitis A vaccination free of charge from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 8th at the Jackson County Health Department, 46000 Lt. Eugene J. Majure Drive, in Pascagoula.

France – Product recall: Maison Milhau pickle head pâté pack – Listeria monocytogenes

Oulah

Product recall: Maison Milhau pickle head pâté pack

ENCOUNTERED PROBLEM

Presence of Listeria monocytogenes

PROPOSED SOLUTION

Those in possession of this product are asked not to consume it and to return it to the point of sale where it was purchased for reimbursement.

People who have consumed this product and who present with fever, isolated or accompanied by headaches, are invited to consult their attending physician, notifying him 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
3289010001703

▸ Lot
• 067101
• 067102

▸ DLC
04/13/2021

▸ EEC approval number
FR 81-124-012 CE

▸ Consumer service contact
MAISON MILHAU
Avenue du Montalet BP 42 – 81230 LACAUNE
Tel: 05 63 37 06 03 – Fax: 05 63 37 08 56
Mail: qualite@maison-milhau.com

▸ Source
https://www.auchan.fr/

USA – Southwest District Health investigating 25 cases of foodborne illness linked to Caldwell Subway – Norovirus

KIVITV

Norovirus Food Safety kswfoodworld

Southwest District Health is investigating around two dozen known cases of reported foodborne illness linked to a Caldwell Subway.

Around 25 people reported experiencing gastro-intestinal illness symptoms since March 19 with a link to Subway located at 319 N. 10th Avenue in Caldwell. The health district says there has been one confirmed positive case of Norovirus. Southwest District Health says the people reporting symptoms went to the Subway between March 16-19.

Denmark -Catfish eggs are probably the cause of outbreaks of botulism

SSI

kswfoodworld

Studies of a number of foods have led to toxins from the botulism bacterium being found in catfish eggs. That batch of roe has been recalled.

In the past week, the Statens Serum Institut (SSI) has described an outbreak of botulism. It occurred after six people had eaten together at a private party in early March. SSI has now examined a number of leftovers from the food that the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration had collected in the home where the company was held. In an almost emptied glass with rockfish roe, SSI’s laboratory tests were able to detect toxin (toxin). However, did not find toxin in any of the other foods. Nor in two other glasses with catfish roe.

At the same time, studies show that three out of the five people who developed symptoms after joining the company had botulism. The two patients for whom it could not be confirmed simply had quite mild symptoms of botulism.

Italy – LOOSE SAUSAGE, LOOSE MIGNON SAUSAGE, LOOSE SPICY SAUSAGE, PASTIN SAUSAGE – Salmonella

Salute

Brand : SALUMIFICIO COLETTI PIERINO & C. SNC

Name : LOOSE SAUSAGE, LOOSE MIGNON SAUSAGE, LOOSE SPICY SAUSAGE, PASTIN SAUSAGE

Reason for reporting : Recall due to microbiological risk

Publication date : 22 March 2021

Documentation

Documentation

Luxembourg – RECALL: MINI MONT D’OR OF THE BRAND LES MONTS DE JOUX – SUSPECTED PRESENCE OF LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

SAP

Last name Mini Mont d’Or
Mark THE MONTS DE JOUX
Bar code 3476810000702
Use by date (DLC) 04/06/2021
Lot 3053

Danger  : suspected presence of Listeria monocytogenes

Listeria monocytogenes can cause fever, headache, and gastroenteritis. Vulnerable people such as the immunocompromised and the elderly and young children may experience neurological symptoms due to meningitis. Pregnant women should also pay special attention to these symptoms. Gastroenteritis can appear between a few hours and 3 days after consumption, while neurological symptoms may not appear until after 3 months. People who have consumed these products and who have these symptoms are advised to consult a doctor, notifying him of this consumption.

Sale in Luxembourg by: Auchan

A sale by other operators cannot be excluded.

Source of information: Auchan recall notification

Communicated by: Government Commission for Quality, Fraud and Food Safety .

RASFF Alert – Norovirus – Live Oysters

European Food Alerts

RASFF

norovirus (GI; GII /25g) in live oysters (Crassostrea gigas) from France in Spain

USA – Salmonella Hadar Outbreak May Be Linked to Turkey

Food Poisoning Bulletin

The USDA is investigating a Salmonella Hadar outbreak that may be linked to turkey, according to its outbreak investigation table. There is no information about the number of people who have been sickened, illness onset dates, the patient age range, or if anyone has been hospitalized or has died.