Category Archives: Food Microbiology Testing

Czech Republic – TAMI GRILLED SMOKED HALF CHIP CRANBERRY SAUCE IN A PACKAGE – Mold/Mould

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Place of inspection:
Brno ( Kounicova 966/67a, 602 00 Brno )
ID: 00685976
Food group: Milk and milk products Cheese

tami GRILLED SMOKED HALF CHIP CRANBERRY SAUCE IN A PACKAGE
Category: Dangerous foods
Invalid parameter:

fungi visible to the eye

For all the checked packages, there were white and green mold colonies on the surface of the food. Food is not considered safe if it shows signs of spoilage.

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

Batch: L102145
Expiration date: 25/07/2022
Packaging: 7 OTHER 21 PAP
Quantity of the product in the package: 0.24 kg
Producer: Syráreň Havran, as, Priemyselná 1339, SK – 905 27 Senica
Distributor: Tatranská mliekareň, as, Nad traťou 26, SK – 060 01 Kežmarok
Country of origin:  Slovakia
Date of sample collection: 4/7/2022
Reference number: 22-000272-SZPI-CZ
The sample was detected by the official control of the State Agricultural and Food Inspection.

USA – FDA Core Investigation Table Update

FDA

What’s New

  • For the outbreak of Cyclospora in an unidentified food (ref # 1084) the total case count has increased from 60 to 77.
Date
Posted
Ref Pathogen or
Cause of Illness

Product(s)
Linked to
Illnesses

(if any)
Total
Case Count
Status
8/3/

2022

1080 Cyclospora Not Yet Identified 6 Active
7/27/

2022

1084 Cyclospora Not Yet Identified 77 Active
6/29/

2022

1076 Not Yet Identified Frozen Food See Outbreak
Advisory
Active
6/22/

2022

1075 Salmonella
Braenderup
Not Yet Identified 74 Active
6/22/

2022

1072 Salmonella
Paratyphi B var. L(+) tartrate+
Not Identified 14 Closed
6/15/

2022

1070 Listeria
monocytogenes
Not Identified 12 Closed
6/8/

2022

1068 E. coli
O157:H7
Not Identified 10 Closed
6/1/

2022

1066 Hepatitis A Virus Strawberries See Outbreak
Advisory
Active
5/25/

2022

1067 Salmonella 
Senftenberg
Peanut Butter See Outbreak Advisory Closed
4/20/

2022

1064 Not Yet
Identified
Dry Cereal 558 adverse
event reports
Active
4/13/

2022

1057 Listeria
monocytogenes
Ice Cream See Outbreak Advisory Active
3/30/

2022

1060 None
Identified
Meal Replacement
Drink
6 adverse
event reports
Closed
3/16/

2022

1055 Salmonella
Saintpaul
Not Identified 60 Closed
2/17/

2022

1056 Cronobacter
sakazakii
Powdered
Infant
Formula
See
Advisory
Active (IMG)
2/9/

2022

1040 Listeria
monocytogenes
Not Identified 20 Closed
2/2/

2022

1054 Enteroinvasive
E. coli
O143:H26
Not
Identified
16 Closed
1/10/

2022

1050 E. coli
O121:H19
Romaine 4 Closed

Hong Kong – CHP investigates two suspected food poisoning clusters

CHP

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (August 8) investigating two suspected food poisoning clusters affecting 18 persons, and reminded the public to maintain personal, food and environmental hygiene to prevent food-borne diseases.

The first cluster involved four males and four females, aged seven to 44, who developed abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and fever about 4.5 to 28.5 hours after consuming takeaway food purchased from a restaurant in Sai Kung on July 30.

The second cluster involved six males and four females, aged five to 71, who developed similar symptoms about 8.5 to 36.5 hours after consuming takeaway food provided by the same restaurant on the same day.

Seven of the affected persons sought medical advice and one of whom required hospitalisation. All of them are in stable condition.

To prevent food-borne diseases, members of the public are reminded to maintain personal, food and environmental hygiene at all times. When dining out:

  • Patronise only reliable and licensed restaurants;
  • Avoid eating raw seafood;
  • Be a discerning consumer in choosing cold dishes, including sashimi, sushi and raw oysters, at a buffet;
  • Ensure food is thoroughly cooked before eating during a hot pot or barbecue meal;
  • Handle raw and cooked foods carefully and separate them completely during the cooking process;
  • Use two sets of chopsticks and utensils to handle raw and cooked food;
  • Do not patronise illegal food hawkers;
  • Drink boiled water;
  • Do not try to use salt, vinegar, wine and wasabi to kill bacteria as they are not effective; and
  • Always wash hands before eating and after going to the toilet.

Hong Kong – 18 people with suspected food poisoning after eating at Sai Kung restaurant

Hong Kong Buzz

The Centre for Health Protection has announced that it is investigating two suspected food poisoning cases involving a total of 18 people. On 30 July they all experienced abdominal pain after eating takeaway food purchased from Juyouzhan Restaurant 聚友棧, G/F, No. 1, Sai Kung Main Street, Sai Kung including curry fish balls, pork skin and fried siu mai. Symptoms included nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and fever, and seven people sought medical attention, with one admitted to hospital. All are now in stable condition.

One case involved four males and four females, aged between 7 and 44; another case involved six males and 5 females, aged between 5 and 71.

Luxembourg – RECALL: ASIAN CHOICE BRAND SEAWEED SALAD (FROZEN SEAWEED SALAD)

SAP

Last name Algensalat tiefgefroren / frozen seaweed salad Seaweed Salad
Mark AsianChoice
Unity 225g
bar code 8717677865734
Date of minimum durability (MDD) 07/25/2023
Batch 2111040038

Danger  : Possible presence of Hepatitis type E

Sale in Luxembourg by: Dafa Supermarket Luxembourg and Edens sa

A sale by other operators cannot be excluded.

Communicated by: Government Commission for Quality, Fraud and Food Safety

Japan – 14 children in Japan sent to hospital in suspected mass food poisoning

Mainichi

Fourteen members of a children’s club were taken to hospital on Aug. 9 during a visit to a swimming pool in Sammu, Chiba Prefecture, in a suspected case of mass food poisoning.

Chiba Prefectural Police’s Sammu Police Station explained that about 50 children were on the children’s club visit to Hasunuma Water Garden in the city. At least 19 members began to complain that they felt sick about an hour after they ate lunch at around noon. They had eaten rice balls that had been made that morning. The rice balls were apparently not chilled after being made, leading police to suspect food poisoning.

Germany – Turkey Onion Mettwurst SB – Listeria monocytogenes

LMW

Alert type: Food
Date of first publication: 08/10/2022
Product name:

Turkey Onion Mettwurst SB

Product images:

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Provided by manufacturer

Manufacturer (distributor):

Heinrich Aldag Altländer Fleisch – und Wurstwaren GmbH & Co. KG, Dollener Straße 18 21720 Guderhandviertel

Reason for warning: Listeria detection
Packaging Unit: 500g, 1000g
Durability: 08/10/2022
Lot identification: 210722
Further information:

Listeria disease usually manifests itself within 14 days after infection with diarrhea and fever. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with a weakened immune system in particular can develop more severe illnesses with blood poisoning and meningitis. In pregnant women, even without symptoms, the unborn child can be harmed. Anyone who has eaten this food and develops severe or persistent symptoms should seek medical attention and report possible Listeria infection. Pregnant women who have eaten this food should seek medical treatment and advice even if they have no symptoms. For other people without symptoms, this is not useful.

France – BUTTERMILK – Listeria monocytogenes

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Milk and dairy products
  • Product brand name BUTTERMILK
  • Model names or references MILK BUTTER 1 LITER
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch
    3760199350030 All lots
  • Packaging1 liter plastic bottle
  • Marketing start/end date From 03/06/2022 to 29/07/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health markFR59326030
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Departments: NORTH (59)
  • Distributors GMS

Practical information regarding the recall

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

Italy – CHEESE OSSOLANO DOP – STEC E.coli

Salute

Brand : OSSOLANO DOP

Name : CHEESE OSSOLANO DOP

Reason for reporting : Recall due to microbiological risk

Publication date : 10 August 2022

Documentation

Documentation

Italy – TRS Madras Hot Curry Powder – Salmonella

Salute

Brand : TRS

Name : TRS Madras Hot Curry Powder

Reason for reporting : Recall due to microbiological risk

Publication date : 10 August 2022

Documentation

Documentation