Category Archives: Food Pathogen

Singapore – Eng’s Heritage at Northpoint suspended after 26 people had food poisoning

Yahoo News

Authorities have suspended the licence of Eng’s Heritage from Wednesday (13 January) until further notice, after 26 people who ate at the wonton noodle chain’s Northpoint outlet came down with food poisoning.

Five of the 26 cases are currently hospitalised and are in a stable condition, while one additional case has been discharged from hospital, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said in a joint release.

The patrons reportedly had gastroenteritis symptoms after they consumed food at the outlet between 7 and 9 January, MOH and SFA added.

All food handlers working in the suspended premises are required to re-attend and pass the Basic Food Hygiene Course, before they can resume work as food handlers.

The appointed food hygiene officers working at the suspended premises are also required to re-attend and pass the food hygiene officer course before they can resume work.

RASFF Alerts – Listeria monocytogenes – Blanched maize Kernels – Swett Chilli Chicken Wraps – Chilled Cheese

European Food Alerts


Listeria monocytogenes (present /25g) in frozen blanched sweet maize kernels from Hungary in Switzerland


Listeria monocytogenes (in 2 out of 5 samples /25g) in chilled sweet chilli chicken wraps from the Netherlands in the Netherlands


Listeria monocytogenes (<10 CFU/g) in chilled cheese from the Netherlands in France

RASFF Alert – Hepatitis A – Dried Tomato’s

European Food Alerts


hepatitis A virus (presence /25g) in dried tomatoes from Turkey in Greece

RASFF Alert – E.coli – Raw Milk Sheeps Cheese

European Food Alerts


high count of Escherichia coli (1300000 CFU/g) in raw milk sheep’s cheese from Portugal in France

RASFF Alert – Foodborne Outbreak -Salmonella – Salami

European Food Alerts


foodborne outbreak suspected to be caused by Salmonella (presence /25g) in salami from Italy in Italy

RASFF Alerts – Salmonella – Anything to do with Chicken from Poland – Black Pepper – Paprika Powder – Chilled beef Merguez Sausages

European Food Alerts


Salmonella enterica ser. Münster (presence /25g) in paprika powder from China in Spain


Salmonella (presence /25g) in pepper from Brazil in Spain


Salmonella enterica ser. Newport (presence /25g) in frozen chicken elements from Poland in Poland


Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis (presence /25g) in chilled chicken elements from Poland in Poland


Salmonella enterica ser. Mbandaka (presence /150g) in egg yolk powder from Poland in Sweden


Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis (presence /25g) in frozen chicken legs from Poland in France


Salmonella (present /25g) in black pepper from Brazil in the Netherlands


Salmonella (present /10g) in chilled beef merguez sausages from Belgium in Belgium


Salmonella enterica ser. Infantis (presence /25g) in frozen chicken breast fillets from Poland in Estonia


Salmonella group C (presence /25g) in chilled chicken broiler thighs and breast steaks from Poland in Lithuania

Ireland – Recall of Tesco Finest Taleggio PDO Italian Cheese Due to the Presence of Listeria monocytogenes


Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2021.05
Product: Tesco Finest Taleggio PDO Italian Cheese; pack size: 200 g
Batch Code: Use-by date: 25.01.2021
Country Of Origin: Italy


Tesco Ireland is recalling Tesco Finest Taleggio PDO Italian Cheese with the use by date of 25th January 2021, due to the detection of Listeria monocytogenes. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in all Tesco stores.

Nature Of Danger:

Symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness.  In rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications. Some people are more vulnerable to Listeria monocytogenes infections, including pregnant women, babies, and people with weakened immune systems, including the elderly.  The incubation period (time between initial infection and first symptoms appearing) is on average 3 weeks but can range between 3 and 70 days.

Action Required:


Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batch.


USA – Hearings set on motions to vacate convictions and sentences of Parnell brothers in deadly Salmonella outbreak

Food Safety News

Brothers Stewart Parnell, 66, and Michael Parnell, 62, have, respectively, another 18 and 11 years to serve in federal prisons for their 2014 jury convictions involving Peanut Corporation of America (PCA).

But with so-called “2255” evidentiary hearings now scheduled, on April 20  for Michal and on May 25 for Stewart, the early release of both men is a possible outcome. Their trial was in relation to a deadly Salmonella outbreak traced to their peanut products.

By getting evidentiary hearings on their motions to “Vacate, Set Aside, or Correct” their sentences, the Parnells have secured something many others do not get.

United States Magistrate Judge Thomas Q. Langstaff has agreed to hear the motions in the same Albany, GA, courthouse where the Parnells were convicted and sentenced.

UK – Tesco recalls Tesco Finest Taleggio because of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes


Tesco is recalling Tesco Finest Taleggio 200g because it contains Listeria monocytogenes.

Product details

Tesco Finest Taleggio
Pack size 200g
Batch code all
Use by 25 January 2021

Risk statement

The presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the product listed above.

Symptoms caused by this organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea.

Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.

Action taken by the company

Tesco is recalling the above product. Product recall notices will be issued to explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be ‘withdrawn’ (taken off the shelves) or ‘recalled’ (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a ‘Food Alert for Action’ is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

Ref: FSA-PRIN-02-2021

USA – FDA CORE Response Team Update


A new Salmonella Miami outbreak has been announced by the FDA in their CORE Table. The only information given is that 48 people are sick.