Category Archives: Food Micro Blog

France – Little fresh cow and cottage cheese – Listeria monocytogenes

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Milk and dairy products
  • Product brand name the cheese box
  • Model names or references P’tit cow fresh Faisselle va 500grs
  • Identification of products
    Lot Date
    11/01 au 14/01 Recommended best before date between 07/02/2023 and 11/02/2023
  • Packaging Naked cheese pot of cottage cheese 500grs
  • Marketing start/end date From 01/11/2023 to 01/15/2023
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark FR 14.479.005
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Departments: CALVADOS (14)
  • Distributors Earl the cheese box

Practical information regarding the recall

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

France – SMOKED SALMON PIZZA – Listeria monocytogenes

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Prepared meals and snacks
  • Product brand name Center E.Leclerc Blois
  • Model names or references SMOKED SALMON PIZZA
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Lot Date
    0201788000000 LOTS : 010 + 011 + 012 Use-by date between 01/14/2023 and 01/16/2023
  • Marketing start/end date From 10/01/2023 to 16/01/2023
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark presence of Listeria monocytogenes in salmon
  • Further information The pizzas were sold in self-service at the rotisserie in our store
  • Geographic area of ​​sale BLOIS and its surroundings
  • Distributors E.Leclerc Blois

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall presence of Listeria monocytogenes (in salmon)
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Listeria monocytogenes (causative agent of listeriosis)

Research – How Does Hepatitis A Spread Through Food?

Food Poisoning News

In a developed country such as the United States, outbreaks of Hepatitis A (HAV) from contaminated food are not common but are still possible and have occurred in the past. Some outbreaks have been linked to thousands of cases. It can be difficult, however, to pinpoint the source of infection because of the late onset of symptoms especially when the victims are geographically scattered. A food product can become contaminated at any step during the process of harvesting, distribution, preparation, etc…  When the problem occurs at one of the early stages, say during production, this can lead to a wide-spread outbreak, such as recent outbreaks of HAV linked to imported pomegranates or HAV linked to imported strawberries.

However, most recorded HAV outbreaks in the United States have occurred at the point of sale when food is handled and served in a restaurant. While most food handlers with HAV do not transmit the virus because they practice proper personal hygiene, all an infected person has to do to spread the virus is touch food after failing to wash their hands. These “establishment” HAV outbreaks are usually in a single geographic location tied to a particular restaurant, like the relatively recent Burger King or Famous Anthony’s outbreaks.

New Zealand – National Microbiological Database Programme

MPI

Introduction

This introduction is not part of the Animal Products Notice, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

Purpose

This notice supplements the requirements of the Animal Product Regulations 2021 and sets requirements for microbiological sampling and testing of animal material and animal products intended for human consumption.

Background

The National Microbiological Database (NMD) Programme is a standardised microbiological sampling and testing programme to provide ongoing monitoring of microbiological process control across all industry participants.

Who should read this Animal Products Notice?

You should read this notice if you are:

•an operator who processes red meat or poultry intended for human consumption; or

•a recognised laboratory that tests red meat or poultry intended for human consumption

Why is this important?

A failure to comply with this notice may be an offence under section 135(1)(c) of the Animal Products Act 1999 and may result in further action by an animal products officer.

Irish officials search for the source of the Salmonella outbreak

Food Safety News

Health officials in the Republic of Ireland are investigating a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 20 people.

The number of laboratory-confirmed cases associated with the epidemic is 26 and people fell ill between Nov. 30 and Dec. 25, 2022.

Patients range in age from 10 to 91 years old; 14 are male and 12 are female, according to the Health Service Executive (HSE).

The Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak was identified through routine whole genome sequencing.

The outbreak control team includes the HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), regional departments of public health, HSE environmental health officers, the National Salmonella, Shigella, and Listeria Reference Laboratory, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), the Department of Agriculture Fisheries and the Marine (DAFM), and colleagues from Northern Ireland.

The source of the infection remains under investigation. Officials would not say if the outbreak was linked to a recall of raw chicken products in late January.

Czech Republic – Tudlee Budapest spread – Microbial Contamination

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Place of inspection:
Hodonín ( Dvořákova 4054/10, 695 01 Hodonín )
ID: 26178541
Food group: Cold food Other cold food

Tudlee Budapest spread
Category: Dangerous foods
Invalid parameter:

changes caused by microbial activity
content appearance

The packaging of the product was swollen, it was obvious that fermentation was taking place – bubbles were visible in the product. Food is not considered safe if it shows signs of spoilage. 

Unsuitable storage temperatures of this product were not detected during the inspection, the food did not have an expired use-by date.

Expiration date: 20/12/2022
Packaging: plastic tub with sealed printed foil and label
Quantity of the product in the package: 120 g
Producer: GASTRO-MENU EXPRESS as, Konská 199, 739 61 Třinec
Date of sample collection: 13/12/2022
Reference number: 23-000054-SZPI-CZ
The sample was detected by the official control of the State Agricultural and Food Inspection.

Czech Republic – Milbona Gouda – full-fat cheese, grated – Mold/Mould

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Place of inspection:
Hodonín ( Dvořákova 4054/10, 695 01 Hodonín )
ID: 26178541
Food group: Milk and milk products Cheese

Milbona Gouda – full-fat cheese, grated
Category: Dangerous foods
Invalid parameter:

fungi visible to the eye

In some of the inspected packages, visible mold was found on the food under the intact packaging.

The food did not have an expiration date. Unsuitable storage temperatures of this product were not detected during the inspection.

Batch: 13-01-23
Expiration date: 13-01-23
Packaging: plastic bag printed sealed
Quantity of the product in the package: 200 g
Producer: Vergeer Holland, PO Box 2, NL-2810 AA Reeuwijk
Date of sample collection: 23/11/2022
Reference number: 23-000053-SZPI-CZ
The sample was detected by the official control of the State Agricultural and Food Inspection.

Czech Republic – PRE-MEASURED rye flour – dark BREAD – Ergot Alkaloids

Potravinynapranyri

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Place of inspection:
Předměřice nad Labem ( Průmyslova 107, 50302 Předměřice nad Labem )
ID: 49814869
Food group: Milled cereal products Flour and semolina

PRE-MEASURED rye flour – dark BREAD
Category: Dangerous foods
Invalid parameter:

sum of ergot alkaloids

The maximum permitted limit for the content of contaminating substances – ergot alkaloids was exceeded in the flour.

Ergot alkaloids are produced by the fungus Claviceps purpurea and cause poisoning (ergotism).

Batch: 061022
Best before date: 07/06/2023
Packaging: PAP bag with print
Quantity of the product in the package: kg
Producer: Mlýny J.Voženílek, spol.s ro, Průmyslova 107, Předměřice nad Labem 50302
Country of origin:  Czechia
Date of sample collection: 8/11/2022
Reference number: 23-000045-SZPI-CZ

France – SMOKED SALMON FARMED IN NORWAY ASC – 8 SLICES – 300G – Listeria monocytogenes

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Fishery and aquaculture products
  • Product brand name ROUND THE SEAS
  • Model names or references SMOKED SALMON FARMED IN NORWAY ASC – 8 SLICES – 300G
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    3564700016336 Batch: 01436020 Use-by date between 01/23/2023 and 01/29/2023
  • Products Listposter_reminder_salmon_RDM.pdfEnclosed
  • Packaging CASE OF 300G COMPOSED OF 8 SLICES
  • Marketing start/end date From 28/12/2022 to 28/01/2023
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark EN 29.105.501 EC
  • Further information ONLY PRODUCTS BEARING THE ADDITIONAL CODE 09 FOLLOWING THE BARCODE ARE CONCERNED BY THE RECALL.
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors E.LECLERC

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Risk of presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the product.

France – Organic smoked salmon – Listeria monocytogenes

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Fishery and aquaculture products
  • Product brand name Carrefour BIO
  • Model names or references 2 slices 80g (3245413533654) and 4 slices 140g (3560070949533)
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    3245413533654 01236020 Use-by date 01/19/2023
    3560070949533 01336020 Use-by date 01/19/2023
  • Marketing start/end date From 28/12/2022 to 19/01/2023
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark FR. 29.105.501.EC
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors Crossroads

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Suspicion of the presence of listeria monocytogenes