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RASFF Alert- Aflatoxin -Pistachio- Almonds – Ground Ogbono – Hazlenuts – Groundnuts – Peanuts

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RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 35.4; Tot. = 38.4 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachio kernels from the United States, via Turkey in Greece

RASFF -aflatoxins (B1 = 6.2; Tot. = 6.9 µg/kg – ppb) in almonds from the United States in Spain

RASFF-aflatoxins (Tot. = >24 µg/kg – ppb) in almonds without shell from the United States in Spain

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = >24.0; Tot. = >24.0 µg/kg – ppb) in almonds from the United States in Spain

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 19.3; Tot. = 25 µg/kg – ppb) in ground ogbono from Nigeria in the UK

RASFF-aflatoxins (Tot. = 56.2 µg/kg – ppb) in hazelnut kernels from Turkey in Germany

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 50; Tot. = 55 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from India in the Netherlands

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 9.0; Tot. = 9.0 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from Argentina in the Netherlands

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 18; Tot. = 22 µg/kg – ppb) in peanuts from Egypt in the Netherlands

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 67.6 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnut kernels from India in Greece

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 200 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from Sudan in the Netherlands

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 39; Tot. = 42 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios from the United States in France

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 134.8; Tot. = 139.4 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios from the United States in the UK

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 24 µg/kg – ppb) in almonds from the United States in Spain

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 24 µg/kg – ppb) in almonds from the United States in Spain

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 24.1 µg/kg – ppb) in almonds from the United States in Spain

RASFF Alert – Yeasts – Organic Teriyaki Sauce

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RASFF-high count of yeasts in organic teriyaki sauce from the Netherlands in the Netherlands

RASFF Alert – Histamine – Sardine Fillets – Yellowfin Tuna

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RASFF-histamine (581 mg/kg – ppm) in sardinae fillets in oil from Tunisia in Italy

RASFF-histamine (3035 mg/kg – ppm) in frozen yellowfin tuna from Indonesia in Switzerland

USA – Cyclospora Parasite cases in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin – some linked to McDonald’s Salads

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The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has received confirmation of approximately 90 cases of cyclosporiasis, an intestinal illness caused by the microscopic Cyclospora parasite.  Cases have been reported in counties across Illinois with people becoming ill starting in mid-May.  The initial investigation indicates a link to consumption of McDonald’s salads produced for McDonald’s restaurants.  Approximately one-fourth of Illinois cases reported eating salads from McDonald’s in the days before they became ill.  The Iowa Department of Health has noted a similar increase in cases.“Although a link has been made to salads sold in McDonald’s restaurants in some Illinois cases, public health officials continue to investigate other sources,” said IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D.  “If you ate a salad from McDonald’s since mid-May and developed diarrhea and fatigue, contact a health care provider about testing and treatment.”

RASFF Alert – STEC E.coli – Chilled Beef

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RASFF-shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (stx1+ /25g) in chilled beef from Uruguay in the Netherlands

RASFF Alert – DSP – Live Dog Cockles

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RASFF-Diarrhoeic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) toxins (346 µg/kg – ppb) in live dog cockles (Glycymeris glycymeris) from France in France

RASFF Alert – Ochratoxin A – Pistachios

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RASFF -ochratoxin A (430 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachio nuts from the Netherlands in the Netherlands