Category Archives: Food Microbiology Blog

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

 

 

RASFF Alert – Animal Feed – Enterobacteriaceae – Dried Dog Food

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RASFF – too high count of Enterobacteriaceae (2.6 x 10E3) in dried dog food from China in Germany

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Fish Meal – Soy Protein Concentrate – Grilled Mealworms and Crickets

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RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in fish meal from Mauritania in Spain

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in soy protein concentrate from Denmark in Germany

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Aberdeen (in 1 out of 5 samples /25g) in grilled mealworms and crickets from China in Germany

RASFF – Salmonella (present /25g) in organic soybean meal from China in Germany

 

 

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.