Category Archives: Food Inspections

France – Dry sausage 225g MN LR VPF – Staphylococcal Enterotoxins

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Meats
  • Product brand name Black Mountain
  • Model names or references Dry sausage 225g Montagne Noire Label Rouge VPF
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    3339720411429 D221726 Date of minimum durability 31/07/2022
    3339720411429 310618944 Date of minimum durability 08/26/2022
  • Packaging Microperforated bag
  • Marketing start/end date From 06/06/2022 to 06/07/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Health markFR.81.083.001 EC
  • Further information Batch and durability inscription on the bag
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors Carrefour – Galec – Intermarché – U system + various wholesalers and points of sale or factory outlets

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Presence of Staphylococcal enterotoxins
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Staphylococcus aureus (causative agent of staphylococcal poisoning)

Hong Kong – Not to consume smoked salmon products with dill possibly contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

CFS

Issue Date 5.7.2022
Source of Information The Centre for Food Safety – Routine Food Surveillance Programme
Food Product Prepackaged chilled smoked salmon
Product Name and Description Product name: Smoked Norwegian Salmon Slices with Dill

Place of origin: Hong Kong

Net weight: 100 grams per pack
Use-by date: All batches on or after June 25, 2022
Distributor: Polyfood Service Co. Ltd

*Updated on 5 July 2022

All brands and packing sizes (namely 100g and 500g) of the affected batches of smoked salmon products with dill.

Reason For Issuing Alert
  • The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) collected the above-mentioned smoked salmon sample from an online shop for testing under its routine Food Surveillance Programme. The test result showed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 25 grams of the sample, exceeding the standard of the Microbiological Guidelines for Food which states that Listeria monocytogenes should not be detected in 25 grams of food.

*Updated on 5 July 2022

  • The CFS earlier collected a smoked salmon sample produced by distributor Polyfood Food Service Co. Ltd for testing under its routine Food Surveillance Programme. The test result showed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 25 grams of the sample, exceeding the standard of the Microbiological Guidelines for Food which states that Listeria monocytogenes should not be detected in 25 grams of food.
  • Listeria monocytogenes can be easily destroyed by cooking but can survive and multiply at refrigerator temperature. Most healthy individuals do not develop symptoms or only have mild symptoms like fever, muscle pain, headache, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea when infected. However, severe complications such as septicaemia, meningitis or even death may occur in newborns, the elderly and those with a weaker immune system. Although infected pregnant women may just experience mild symptoms generally, the infection of Listeria monocytogenes may cause miscarriage, infant death, preterm birth, or severe infection in newborns
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
  • The CFS has informed the manufacturer concerned of the test result and instructed it to stop sale and remove from shelves the affected product, and initiate a recall.
  • The CFS visited the concerned production facilities immediately for investigation and instructed the management to perform cleansing and disinfection.
  • The CFS will alert the trade to the incident, and will continue to follow up and take appropriate action

*Updated on 5 July 2022

  •  Upon receiving the test result on June 30, the CFS immediately visited the food factory concerned for investigation, collected food and environmental samples for testing, instructed the manufacturer to recall the affected products, and gave health advice to the operators and staff of the food factory concerned. The CFS also issued a press release to remind the trade and the public on the same day. The relevant production line of the factory has been suspended since June 30 evening, while thorough cleansing and disinfection in the factory has been conducted.
  • The CFS has been actively following up on the case. The distributor, in accordance with the CFS’s instruction, has stopped the sale and removed from shelves the affected products, and has mounted a recall of all brands and packing sizes (namely 100g and 500g) of the affected batches of smoked salmon products with dill.
  • The CFS inspected the factory on July 5 again after its completion of a thorough cleansing and disinfection, and collected environmental samples for testing.
  • The CFS has also inspected local retail outlets, and no affected products have been found available for sale so far.
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 (30 June 2022)

The CFS press release (5 July 2022)

  • Members of the public may call the hotlines at 2898 9962 or 6366 0067 during office hours.
  • Members of the public may contact the sellers of the concerned products to enquire if they are not sure whether the products they possessed were supplied by the distributor concerned.

Denmark – Listeria monocyotogenes in Tulip leaks sausage rolls

DVFA

Danish Crown Foods A / S is recalling a batch of Tulip delicious sausage rolls, as Listeria has been detected in the product.

Recalled Foods , Published: July 5, 2022

What food:
Tulip Delicious rolled sausage ( see picture )
Net content: 90 grams
Production date: 29.06.2022 
Best before date: 27.07.22
Lot number: 27.07.22
EAN barcode no: 5707196279092
Sold in:
Coop stores across the country
Salling stores across the country
Dagrofa stores throughout the country
Nemlig.com
Company recalling:
Danish Crown Foods A/S, Tulipvej 1, 8940 Randers​
Cause:
The bacterium Listeria monocytogenes has been detected in the manufacturer’s own samples of the product.
Risk:
Infection with Listeria bacteria, where the symptoms can include flu-like symptoms, fever and headaches and in rare cases gastrointestinal problems.
Advice for consumers:
The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration advises consumers to deliver the product back to the store where it was purchased or to discard it.

Australia – Harris Smokehouse Smoked Salmon Pates – Listeria monocytogenes

FSANZ

Product information

Harris Smokehouse Pty Ltd is conducting a recall of their Smoked Salmon Pate 175g and Everyday Smoked Salmon Pate 150g. The product has been available for sale at independent food retailers including IGA in SA.

Date markings

15/7/22, 18/7/22, 19/7/22, 20/7/22, 21/7/22

Harris Smokehouse Smoked Salmon Pate 175g and Everyday Smoked Salmon Pate 150g

Problem

The recall is due to microbial (Listeria monocytogenes) contamination.

Food safety hazard

Listeria may cause illness in pregnant women and their unborn babies, the elderly and people with low immune systems.

Country of origin

Australia

What to do​

Consumers should not eat this product and should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

For further information please contact:

Harris Smokehouse Pty Ltd

(08) 8388 7000

http://www.harrissmokehouse.com.au​​

Related links:

Hong Kong – Smoked Norwegian Salmon Slices with Dill – Listeria monocytogenes

CFS

CFS urges public not to consume a kind of prepackaged chilled smoked salmon suspected to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Issue Date 30.6.2022
Source of Information The Centre for Food Safety – Routine Food Surveillance Programme
Food Product Prepackaged chilled smoked salmon
Product Name and Description Product name: Smoked Norwegian Salmon Slices with Dill

Place of origin: Hong Kong

Net weight: 100 grams per pack
Use-by date: All batches on or after June 25, 2022
Distributor: Polyfood Service Co. Ltd

Reason For Issuing Alert
  • The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) collected the above-mentioned smoked salmon sample from an online shop for testing under its routine Food Surveillance Programme. The test result showed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 25 grams of the sample, exceeding the standard of the Microbiological Guidelines for Food which states that Listeria monocytogenes should not be detected in 25 grams of food.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
  • The CFS has informed the manufacturer concerned of the test result and instructed it to stop sale and remove from shelves the affected product, and initiate a recall.
  • The CFS visited the concerned production facilities immediately for investigation and instructed the management to perform cleansing and disinfection.
  • The CFS will alert the trade to the incident, and will continue to follow up and take appropriate action. Investigation is ongoing.
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

For enquiries about the recall, members of the public may call the manufacturer at 2898 9962/ 6366 0067 during office hours.

(For reference only)

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
2022-6-30

USA – Big Olaf Ice Cream Listeria Outbreak Joins List of Other Brands

Food Poisoning Bulletin

The Big Olaf Ice Cream Listeria monocytogenes outbreak joins a list of other brands that have caused illnesses over the past decade. The CDC has named Big Olaf ice cream in the new outbreak centered in Florida that has sickened at least 23 people. A recall has not been issued, but the company is contacting their customers to “recommend” against selling their products.

Big Olaf ice cream is only sold in Florida, where most of the ill persons live. And among the 82% of patients who ate ice cream before they got sick and were interviewed by government officials, six said they ate Big Olaf Creamery brand ice cream or ate at restaurants where that ice cream was served.

Over the years there have been dozens of recalls of ice cream for possible Listeria contamination. In fact, in 2019 the FDA improved ice cream production safety after a string of recalls for Listeria monocytogenes contamination. During an investigation that year, the FDA found Listeria monocytogenes in 19 of the 89 ice cream establishments, and in 65 of the 5,295 subsamples.

New Zealand – Jif brand Creamy Peanut Butter -Salmonella

MPI

Jar of Jif brand Creamy Peanut Butter (1.13kg)

Jif brand Creamy Peanut Butter
5 July 2022: Martha’s Backyard Ltd is recalling a specific batch of Jif brand Creamy Peanut Butter due to the possible presence of Salmonella.

Product identification
Product type Peanut butter
Name of product (size) Jif brand Creamy Peanut Butter (1.13kg)
Batch marking 2060 425
Date marking Best If Used By: MAR 01 2024
Package size and description The product is sold in a 1.13kg plastic jar.
Distribution The product is imported from the United States of America.

The product was sold at Martha’s Backyard, Unit K, 44 Mount Wellington Highway, Auckland between 1 July and 4 July 2022.

The product has not been re-exported.

Notes This recall does not affect any other Jif brand products or any other products imported by Martha’s Backyard Ltd.

Consumer advice

Customers are asked to check the batch and date mark on the back of the product.

Affected product should not be consumed. There have been reports of illness in the United States of America linked to Jif brand Peanut Butter. If you have consumed this product and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice.

Customers should return the product to their retailer for a full refund.

More information on Salmonella

Who to contact

If you have questions, contact Martha’s Backyard Ltd:

  • Phone: 09 570 7976
  • Address: Unit K, 44 Mount Wellington Highway, Auckland.

France – BURRATA CON LATTE DI BUFALA – Listeria monocytogenes

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Milk and dairy products
  • Product brand name GIOVANNI FERRARI
  • Model names or references125g jar
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    8001230018430 from lot L22152 to lot L22169 Use-by date between 06/29/2022 and 07/16/2022
  • Packaging dark blue plastic pot (see photo)
  • Marketing start/end date From 06/13/2022 to 07/01/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark IT 15 630 EC
  • Further information dark blue plastic pot (see photo)
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors carrefour, carrefour market, Auchan, hyper and super casino, cora, Intermarché, Leclerc, super U, Prodilac

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Presence of listeria monocytogenes
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Listeria monocytogenes (causative agent of listeriosis)

France – White chocolate ganache tartlet / raspberry coulis -Salmonella

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Sweet products
  • Product brand name BAKERY INTERMARCHE MONTRICHARD
  • Model names or references White chocolate ganache tartlet / raspberry coulis
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Date
    0000000000000000 Use-by date between 05/29/2022 and 06/10/2022
  • Packaging Sold individually in a traditional department, packaged according to customer demand (individually, several)
  • Marketing start/end date From 05/27/2022 to 06/08/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Further information White chocolate ganache tartlet / raspberry coulis
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors INTERMARCHE

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall SALMONELLA
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Salmonella spp (causative agent of salmonellosis)

France – Pure duck sausages chipolata style – Salmonella

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Meats
  • Product brand name THE THOMASINES
  • Model names or references Chipolata-style duck sausages
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    370058705400 22171301 Use-by date 05/07/2022
  • Packaging vacuum x6
  • Marketing start/end date From 06/21/2022 to 07/06/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health markFR-40-119-007-CE
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors CARREFOUR CONTACT-CARREFOUR MARKET-LECLERC

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Salmonella detection
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Salmonella spp (causative agent of salmonellosis)