Category Archives: Food Pathogen

USA -More frozen breaded chicken nuggets recalled in connection with outbreak

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Canadian officials have posted the 13th recall notice related to more than a dozen Salmonella outbreaks — some ongoing — in their country in the past 22 months. Investigators have traced the outbreaks to frozen breaded chicken nuggets, patties and similar products.

In the latest recall, posted March 21, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency urged consumers to check their homes for certain Janes brand “Pub Style – Chicken Nuggets – Breaded Chicken Cutlettes” and throw them away even if some have been eaten and no one appeared to have become sick. The agency reported the Sofina Foods Inc. distributed the recalled products to retailers nationwide.

The Public Health Agency of Canada continues to warn the public about the dangers of raw frozen breaded chicken products. The agency reported that as of March 1, there had been a total of 555 laboratory-confirmed outbreak victims nationwide. Of those for whom complete information is available, 92 people had to be admitted to hospitals. 

Norway – Snack mix recall expanded as patient count increases in Salmonella outbreak

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More cases of Salmonella infections have been reported in Norway with a link to imported dried fruit and coconut. Salmonella Agbeni has been detected in several samples of the snack mixes. Salmonella Gamaba was also found in two unopened packages from the same lot.

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Folkehelseinstituttet) reported 32 confirmed and seven possible Salmonella Agbeni cases in an update from the 21 confirmed and nine possible infections earlier this month.

RASFF Alerts – Salmonella – Black Pepper – Sesame Seeds – Chicken Meat – Salted Chicken – Mulitcereal Bread Mix – Ducks Legs – Peppered Turkey Breast – Chorizo Noir

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RASFF – Salmonella (present /25g) in chilled chicken meat from Slovakia in Poland

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in frozen salted raw chicken half breast from Brazil in the UK

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in multicereal bread mix from the Netherlands in Belgium

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis (present /25g) in chilled chicken from Poland in the Czech Republic

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Give (present /25g) in frozen duck legs from Hungary in Italy

RASFF – Salmonella (present /25g) in frozen peppered turkey breast from Chile in Germany

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Kottbus (presence /25g) in frozen duck legs from Hungary in Italy

RASFF – Salmonella (present /25g) in frozen peppered turkey breast from Chile in Germany

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in sesame seeds from Sudan in Greece

RASFF – Salmonella (present /25g) in chorizo noir from Portugal in France

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

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Oranienburg (presence /25g) in black pepper from Brazil in Germany

RASFF – Salmonella (present /25g) in black pepper from Brazil in Spain

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in sesame seeds from India in Romania

RASFF Alert – E.coli – Live Mussels

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RASFF – too high count of Escherichia coli (330; 490 MPN/100g) in live mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) from Spain in Italy

RASFF – too high count of Escherichia coli (330, 490 MPN/100g) in live mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) from Spain in Italy

RASFF Alerts – Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio parahaemolyticus – Frozen Shrimp

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RASFF – Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio parahaemolyticus in frozen shrimp from Vietnam in Norway

RASFF Alert- Norovirus – Frozen Redcurrants

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RASFF – norovirus (GII /25g) in frozen red currants from Poland in Germany

RASFF Alert – Listeria monocytogenes – Chilled Smoked Salmon

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RASFF – Listeria monocytogenes (<10 CFU/g) in chilled smoked salmon and trout from Estonia in Denmark