Category Archives: Food Poisoning

France – Wholefoods – Seed of Paradise brand Pit & Pit – Salmonella

AFSCA

Recall Wholefoods
Product: Seed of Paradise brand Pit & Pit.
Problem: possible presence of Salmonella.
In agreement with the AFSCA, Wholefoods is withdrawing the product “Seeds of Paradise” from sale and is recalling it to consumers because of the possible presence of Salmonella.

Wholefoods asks its customers not to consume this product and to return it. A free return label can be requested by sending an email with the photo of the label to help@pit-pit.com . Upon receipt of the return, the product will be refunded to you.

Product description
– Product name: Seeds of paradise
– Brand: Pit & Pit
– Type of packaging: Transparent
jar with black lid – Lot: LTR98NFYX
– Expiry date (DDM): 05/01/2023
– Weight: 75g

The product was sold online via the website www.pit-pit.com .

For any further information , please contact: help@pit-pit.com

Taiwan – 106 hospitalized in Chiayi with suspected food poisoning

Focus Taiwan

Taipei, Jan. 15 (CNA) A total of 106 students and staff from a New Taipei elementary school were taken to hospitals in Chiayi City late Thursday after developing symptoms of food poisoning on the second day of their graduation trip, authorities said on Friday.

As of press time, 74 people — six adults and 68 students — who were sent to St. Martin de Porres Hospital suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea, had been discharged.

One student who was among 32 people — five adults and 27 students — taken to Chiayi Christian Hospital, remained hospitalized for further observation, Chiayi City Public Health Bureau Director Liao Yu-wei (廖育瑋) said.

Specimens taken from the patients are being analyzed by local health officials and the results will be available within a week, Liao added.

USA – Washington State juice maker shut down by federal judge for toxins

Food Safety News

At the  FDA’s request, a federal court in Washington State has shutdown a 51-year-old juice maker who was annually supplying 2.9 million apple juice servings to USDA’s national school lunch program.

FDA found juice products at Valley Processing at 108 Blaine Ave in Sunnyside, WA, with inorganic arsenic and patulin, both toxins that pose a health risk to consumers.

Judge Stanley A Bastian on Jan. 14 approved a Consent Decree for Permanent Injunction against Valley Processing, closing the company that employed 71 people in Washington’s Yakima Valley.

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 – Aflatoxins – Almonds – Dried Figs – Organic Pistachios Kernels – Groundnut Kernels

European Food Alerts

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aflatoxins (B1 = 10; Tot. = 23 µg/kg – ppb) in almonds from the United States in Spain

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aflatoxins (B1 = 15.6; Tot. = 22 µg/kg – ppb) in dried figs from Turkey in Denmark

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aflatoxins (B1 = 110; Tot. = 120 µg/kg – ppb) in organic pistachio kernels from Turkey in the Netherlands

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aflatoxins (B1 = 30; Tot. = 33 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnut kernels from Argentina in the Netherlands

RASFF Alert -Ochratoxin A – Dried Figs

European Food Alerts

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ochratoxin A (131 µg/kg – ppb) in dried figs from Turkey in Germany

RASFF Alert – E.coli – Raw Milk Sheeps Cheese

European Food Alerts

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

RASFF Alert – DSP – Frozen Shelled Mussels

European Food Alerts

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Diarrhoeic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) toxins – okadaic acid (96.5 µg/kg – ppb) in frozen shelled mussels from Spain in France

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

European Food Alerts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.