Category Archives: Food Hazrd

RASFF Alert – Vibrio vulnificus- Shrimps


Detection of vibrio vulnificus in a batch of shrimp from Ecuador in France

Argentina – Botulism case prompts warning in Argentina

Food Safety News


Argentinian officials have warned people not to consume a specific product line due to the risk of botulism.

The National Administration of Drugs, Foods and Medical Devices (ANMAT) said a suspected case of botulism has been associated with a product of the A Pleno brand, produced in Villa de las Rosas.

No official details were given about the sick person but local station Radio Verdad was told the patient was 47-years old and remained in the hospital in a serious condition after eating an expired A Pleno product.

The General Directorate of Control of the Food Industry in Córdoba and agencies in the areas of Villa de las Rosas and Villa Dolores are involved in the investigation.

ANMAT advised people not to eat any A Pleno branded products, which include peanut butter and cheese spread alternatives, and told traders to stop selling them.

Another outbreak in Argentina in Misiones earlier this year affected up to 18 people with two deaths. It was linked to homemade sausages made from wild animal meat that were shared in the community.

Austria- Rye Wholemeal Flour – Mycotoxin – Ochratoxin A


AGES informs about a recall of the company GoodMills Österreich GmbH. On July 15th, 2022, the company initiated a recall of the product Finis Feinstes Wholemeal Rye Flour, 1000g:
recall reason
mycotoxicological contaminants
Marketed by
GoodMills Austria GmbH
GoodMills Austria GmbH
Batch number
February 2023/L19D

In the product Finis Feinstes Rye-Wholemeal Flour, 1000g, with the batch number February2023/L19D, mycotoxicological impurities in the form of ochratoxin-A (OTA) were found in a sample and assessed as harmful.

Refrain from consuming the affected product.

The product Finis Feinstes Rye Wholemeal Flour can be returned by consumers in the branches of the retail chains where the product was purchased. The purchase price will of course also be refunded without proof of purchase.

Other Finis Feinstes brand products are not affected by the recall.

GoodMills Österreich GmbH fulfills its own responsibility in accordance with the food law regulations and initiates a recall of the product. This warning does not imply that the vulnerability was caused by the company.

Questions & contact:

Quality management:
Mrs. Dajana Legat, MSc
Mon – Thu from 07.30 – 16.00 and Fri from 07.30 – 13.30
+ 43 1 707 76 91 ext. 45

Mrs. Christina Steinwender MSc (WU)
Mon – Thu from 08.00 – 16.30 and Fri from 08.00 – 14.00
+43 1 707 76 91 ext. 72

original recall

Spain – Mycotoxin update on the Hazard Map


In the Hazard Map database, we have updated all the sheets corresponding to the mycotoxins of the chemical hazards block:

  • Aflatoxins
  • Ochratoxins
  • Zearalenone
  • Deoxynivalenol
  • Fumonisins
  • Trichothecenes T-2 and HT2
  • Patulin

Mycotoxins are products of fungal metabolism and their ingestion, inhalation or skin absorption can cause disease or death in animals and people. The most important mycotoxins are produced by molds of the genera Aspergillus , Penicillium and Fusarium .

Among the most common mycotoxins are aflatoxins, ochratoxin A, patulin, fumonisins, zearanelone, deoxynivalenol, and T-2 and HT-2 toxins.