Category Archives: Food Inspections

RASFF Alert – Mould – Groundnuts

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RASFF – groundnuts from Argentina infested with moulds in the Netherlands

RASFF Alert – Norovirus – Live Oysters

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RASFF – norovirus (GI and GII /2g) in live oysters (Crassostrea gigas) from Portugal in the Netherlands

RASFF Alerts – Ochratoxin A – Green Coffee

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RASFF – ochratoxin A (>15 µg/kg – ppb) in green coffee from Vietnam in Spain

RASFF – ochratoxin A (13.81 µg/kg – ppb) in green coffee from Vietnam in Spain

RASFF Alert – Histamine – Frozen Cooked Tuna Loins

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RASFF – histamine (359 mg/kg – ppm) in frozen cooked tuna loins from Thailand in France

RASFF Alerts – Listeria monocytogenes – Cheese Spread with Pesto and Old Grinded Cheese -Chilled Beef -Chilled Smoked Salmon

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RASFF – Listeria monocytogenes (presence /25g) in cheese spread with pesto and old grinded cheese from Belgium in Belgium

RASFF – Listeria monocytogenes (present /25g) in chuck tender devesa – chilled beef from Argentina, via Italy in the Netherlands

RASFF – Listeria monocytogenes (<25 CFU/g) in beef from Uruguay in the Netherlands

RASFF – Listeria monocytogenes (<10 CFU/g) in chilled smoked salmon from Latvia, via Denmark in Italy

RASFF – Listeria monocytogenes (<10 CFU/g) in chilled sliced smoked salmon from Denmark in Italy

RASFF – Listeria in chilled beef from Uruguay, processed in Italy in the Netherlands

 

 

Canada – Food Recall Warning – Vivi and Tom Baby Food brand baby and toddler foods recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria – Clostridim botulinum

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Recall details

Ottawa, February 14, 2019 – Vivi and Tom Baby Food is recalling various baby and toddler foods from the marketplace because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Vivi & Tom Beef Meatballs N/A All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019,inclusive. None
Vivi & Tom Broccoli, Potato & Basil Purée N/A All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019,inclusive. None
Vivi & Tom Beef & Squash Purée N/A All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019,inclusive. None
Vivi & Tom Salmon & Mango Purée N/A All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019,inclusive. None
Vivi & Tom Chicken & Parsnip Purée N/A All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019,inclusive. None
Vivi & Tom Liver & Pear Purée N/A All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019,inclusive. None
Vivi & Tom Sweet Potato Applesauce N/A All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019,inclusive. None
Vivi & Tom Fish Cakes N/A All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019,inclusive. None
Vivi & Tom Chicken Meatballs N/A All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019,inclusive. None
Vivi & Tom Carrot, Peach & Apricot Purée N/A All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019,inclusive. None
Vivi & Tom Squash Bites N/A All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019,inclusive. None
This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) inspection activities. 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 recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Brazil – BRF launches massive fresh chicken recall because of Salmonella test results

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BRF S.A. has recalled more than 450 tons of fresh chicken because of potential Salmonella contamination.

Approximately 164.7 metric tons of chicken was destined to the Brazilian domestic market and 299.6 tons for international markets but the company did not say which countries. A total of 744 tons was distributed abroad but 445 tons has already been traced and blocked by BRF.

Products were marketed domestically in Brazil’s states of Amapá, Bahia, Ceará, Espírito Santo, Maranhão, Minas Gerais, Pará, Paraná, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and São Paulo. The national recall represents less than 0.1 percent of the total BRF monthly production of chicken in Brazil.

The implicated chicken was produced on Oct. 30, 2018, and November 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, and 12, 2018, at BRF’s manufacturing unit in Dourados, a municipality in the Mato Grosso do Sul state. Laboratory tests detected a risk of Salmonella enteritidis presence.