Category Archives: Food Pathogen

Research – Unusual Salmonella widespread in turkeys still sickening people- USA

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Though the investigation into a Salmonella Reading outbreak with several unusual features and linked to raw turkey products ended in April, the outbreak strain has become widespread in the turkey production industry, and cases continue to be reported, according to a new report today.

Public health officials from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and health partners from several states and the District of Columbia fleshed out more details about the investigation and the unique outbreak in the latest issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Given the lingering threat, they also urged the industry and consumers to continue taking steps to reduce contamination.

USA -Missa Bay, LLC Recalls Salad Products Due to Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2019 – Missa Bay, LLC, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 75,233  pounds of salad products that contain meat or poultry because the lettuce ingredient may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The salad products items were produced from October 14, 2019 through October 16, 2019. The products subject to the recall can be found on the following spreadsheet. [View Labels (PDF only)]

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 18502B” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distribution locations in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin.

As part of a foodborne illness outbreak investigation, the Maryland Department of Health collected an unopened package of Ready Pac Bistro Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics Caesar Salad with FSIS EST number 18502B on the label. The state collected and tested individual ingredients in the salad and the lettuce tested positive for E. coli O157:H7. All products from the same lot of lettuce are included in the recall.

RASFF Alert – STEC E.coli – Chilled Spelt Dough

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RASFF – shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (stx1-, stx2+ /25g) in chilled spelt dough from Austria in Germany

RASFF Alerts – Listeria monocytogenes – Spicy Chorizo -Cured Pork Loin – Delicatessent Meat

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RASFF – Listeria monocytogenes (120 CFU/250ml) in spicy chorizo from Spain in Luxembourg

RASFF – Listeria monocytogenes (8000, 320 CFU/g) in pork cured loin from Spain in Spain

RASFF – Listeria monocytogenes (up to 510 CFU/g) in meat delicatessen from Italy in France

RASFF Alert – Bacillus cytotoxicus – Protein Bar

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RASFF – Bacillus cytotoxicus (960000 CFU/g) in protein bar from the United Kingdom, manufactured in the Czech Republic in Germany

 

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RASFF Alerts – E.coli – Betel Leaves – Sweet Basil

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RASFF – high count of Escherichia coli in betel leaves from Malaysia in the UK

RASFF – high count of Escherichia coli (up to 680 CFU/g) in sweet basil from Thailand in Norway

RASFF Alerts – Salmonella – Black Pepper – Duck Carcasses – Turkey Meat – Mussels – Chicken Breast – Poultry Meat – Chicken Kebab – Minced Chicken – Cooked Shrimps – Chicken Thigh – Organic Sesame Seeds – Nile Perch

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RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in black pepper from Brazil in Germany

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in chilled duck carcasses from Poland, with raw material from the Czech Republic in Poland

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Derby (presence /25g) in chilled turkey meat from Spain in Italy

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Typhimurium (presence /25g) in chilled turkey cut from France in France

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Corvallis (presence /25g) in chilled turkey meat from Spain in Italy

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in mediterranean mussels from Spain, packaged in Italy in Italy

RASFF – Salmonella (present /25g) in frozen chicken breast from Poland in Italy

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Typhimurium (presence /25g) in frozen poultry meat from Poland in Poland

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in black pepper from Brazil in Germany

RASFF – Salmonella (in 2 out of 5 samples /25g) in frozen chicken kebab from Poland in Poland

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis (in 3 out of 5 samples /25g) in chilled chicken meat from Poland in Poland

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in black pepper from Brazil in Germany

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Livingstone (presence /25g) in chilled minced chicken from Poland in Lithuania

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in chilled cooked shrimps from the Netherlands in Belgium

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis (in 5 out of 5 samples /25g) in chilled poultry meat from Poland in Poland

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis in frozen chicken thighs from Poland in the Netherlands

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in organic sesame seeds from Uganda in the Netherlands

RASFF – Salmonella (IIIb /25g) in chilled Nile perch (Lates niloticus) fillets from Tanzania in Germany

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in fresh chicken breast fillets from Poland in the Czech Republic

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis (in 2 out of 5 samples /25g) in chilled chicken thighs from Poland in the Czech Republic

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