Category Archives: Food Poisoning

Australia – Sunny Seafood Pty Ltd — Sunny Supreme Frozen Shredded Coconut 200g -Salmonella

PSA

Photograph of Sunny Supreme Frozen Shredded Coconut

Identifying features

Best before date
20 August 2022
Other
APN/EPN 9337724006492

What are the defects?

The recall is due to microbial (Salmonella) contamination.

What are the hazards?

Food products contaminated with Salmonella may cause illness if consumed.

What should consumers do?

Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For further information, please contact Sunny Seafood Pty Ltd on 03 9480 6880 or via https://www.sunnyseafood.com.au

Traders who sold this product

Asian grocery stores and Asian supermarkets

Where the product was sold
Victoria
Dates available for sale
  • 8 October 2020 – 27 October 2020

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Coordinating agency

Food Standards Australia New Zealand is the coordinating agency for this recall.

UK – FSA issues precautionary safety and handling advice for specific eggs – Salmonella

FSA

Precautionary advice to consumers who have purchased a specific batch of British Lion eggs which may be contaminated with salmonella.

The FSA is issuing precautionary advice to consumers who have purchased a specific batch of British Lion eggs which may be contaminated with salmonella.

Affected eggs can be identified by the batch code and the best before date stamped on the eggshell.

The eggs affected are sold in some selected stores listed below in England and Wales only

The eggs affected are in batch 1UK15270. 

Product details

Sainsbury’s (certain stores)

Product Pack size Best before date
Medium Free Range Eggs by Sainsbury’s 6 30 October 2020

05 November 2020

Large Free Range Eggs by Sainsbury’s 6 30 October 2020

05 November 2020

Very Large Free Range Eggs by Sainsbury’s 6 30 October 2020

01 November 2020

05 November 2020

Medium Free Range Eggs by Sainsbury’s 12 01 November 2020

05 November 2020

Large Free Range Eggs by Sainsbury’s 12 30 October 2020

01 November 2020

04 November 2020

05 November 2020

Mixed Size Free Range Eggs by Sainsbury’s 15 30 October 2020
Basics Mixed Size Barn Eggs 15 01 November 2020
J James Mixed Size Free Range Eggs 10 01 November 2020

05 November 2020

Aldi (certain stores)

Product Pack size Best before date
Merevale Medium Free Range Eggs 6 04 November 2020

Asda (certain stores)

Product Pack size Best before date
Asda Large Free Range Eggs 12 30 October 2020

Risk to consumers

A very small number of the above eggs may be contaminated with salmonella, due to it being found in the environment. The eggshell surface might also be contaminated.

Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

Our advice to consumers

As a precaution, consumers are advised to thoroughly cook the eggs listed in the table above, this means the egg yolks and whites should not be eaten runny. This will eliminate salmonella and avoid risk of illness.

Consumers should always follow good hygiene and egg handling practices when handling eggs and associated packaging, including:

  • storing eggs in the fridge until use
  • using eggs by the best before date
  • cleaning surfaces and kitchen equipment effectively after use, including the fridge
  • washing hands thoroughly after handling of eggs, including packaging and eggshells

Anyone who is concerned about symptoms should contact their GP or out of hours service in the first instance.

Consumers who wish to return the potentially affected eggs should contact the store from where they bought them for further information.

Only the eggs listed above sold at the stores in the table are affected.  No other eggs sold by these retailers or eggs sold at other shops are affected. There is no need to change your shopping habits for eggs or your usual cooking habits for eggs not listed above.

Philippines – 110 hospitalized due to food poisoning at funeral in Catanduanes

Manila Bulletin

At least 110 persons, who attended the funeral of the Catanduanes governor’s father, were rushed to different hospitals in Catanduanes after showing symptoms of food poisoning here.

Authorities are looking into the possibility of food poisoning after mourners at the wake of Catanduanes Governor Joseph C. Cua’s father last October 24 started to vomit, had diarrhea and high fever. Egg sandwich was reportedly served during the wake.

Oman – Dhofar Governorate records multiple food poisoning cases

Times of Oman

Dhofar Governorate recorded several food poisoning incidences due to eating some seashells that were affected by the red tide phenomenon

The Ministry of Health (MOH) said, “A number of health institutions in Dhofar Governorate have registered several food poisoning incidences as a result of consuming seashells that contained poisonous substances as the beaches were affected due to the red tide phenomenon.”

“In such cases, the infected person may suffer from various symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhoea, symptoms related to the nervous system like numbness, weakened movement and shortness of breath,” the ministry added.

Therefore, MOH urges fishermen and consumers to avoid eating fishes and seashells coming from the areas affected by the red tide. It has also called upon all to stay away from the areas that suspected to be affected by the red tide phenomenon to avoid poisoning.

Ireland – All Batches of Roosters Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken and Roosters Breaded Poppin’ Chicken are Being Recalled due to the Possible Presence of Salmonella

FSAI

Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2020.62 (Update 2)
Product: Roosters Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken;

Roosters Breaded Poppin’ Chicken;

pack size: 210g; approval number: PL 10610342 WE

Batch Code: All batch codes and all best before dates
Country Of Origin: Poland

Message:

Further to FSAI Food Alert 2020.62 and FSAI Food Alert 2020.62 (Update 1) , Aldi is extending its recall to include all batches and all best before dates of Roosters Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken and Roosters Breaded Poppin’ Chicken. All batches are being recalled due to the possible presence of Salmonella. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated products.

Nature Of Danger:

People infected with Salmonella typically develop symptoms between 12 and 36 hours after infection, but this can range between 6 and 72 hours.  The most common symptom is diarrhoea, which can sometimes be bloody.  Other symptoms may include fever, headache and abdominal cramps.  The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Diarrhoea can occasionally be severe enough to require hospital admission. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

Action Required:

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Retailers are requested to remove the implicated products from sale.

Consumers:

Consumers should not eat the implicated products.

Rooster S F Chicken Update
Roosters Breaded Chicken

Australia – Golden Horse Dried Anchovy Kho Ca Com 450g

FSANZ

Product information

Yuen’s Market Trading Co. is conducting a recall of Golden Horse Dried Anchovy Kho Ca Com 450g. The product has been available for sale at Asian grocery stores in Queensland.

Date markings

Best Before: 06/01/2023

Problem

The recall is due to biotoxin (histamine) contamination.

Food safety hazard

Food products containing histamine may cause illness/injury if consumed.

Country of origin

Vietnam

What to do​

Consumers should not eat this product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

For further information please contact:

Yuen’s Market Trading Co.

(07) 3722 8100

sales@yuensmarket.com.au

Related links:

Norway – The inspection program for shellfish 2019

Mattilsynet

Shells along the Norwegian coast have low concentrations of E. coli, heavy metals and other undesirable substances. It shows the results from the annual monitoring of bacteria and environmental toxins in mussels from production areas and mussel samples taken in connection with the Norwegian Food Safety Authority’s mussel warning.

What did we investigate? Mussels, scallops, flat oysters, Pacific oysters, cow mussels, O-mussels, carpet mussels, king snails and Drøbakkråkebolle.
Period: 2019
What were we looking for? E. coli, Salmonella and the environmental toxins cadmium, mercury, dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs, as well as polyaromatic hydrocarbons.
What did we find? About 90 percent of all submitted mussels were below the limit of E. coli and there were no detections of Salmonella. A total of 453 E. coli samples and 26 salmonella samples were analyzed.

Mussels: All examined mussels were below the limits for environmental toxins.

Scallops: No excesses of environmental toxins in muscle and gonads. Flat oysters: Cadmium was detected above the limit value in two samples.

O-shells and king snails: The heavy metal cadmium was, as in previous years, proven well above the limit value. The majority of heavy metals, such as cadmium and lead, have previously been localized to the kidneys. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority therefore recommends that the kidneys be removed before consumption, so that edible parts fall well below the limit values.

France – Product recall: Spanish Fuet from Supplier EMBUTIDOS SOLA SA – Salmonella

Oulah

Product recall: Spanish Fuet from Supplier EMBUTIDOS SOLA SA

ENCOUNTERED PROBLEM

Demonstration of Salmonella

PROPOSED SOLUTION

People who may have this product are asked not to consume it and to return it to the point of sale where it was purchased.

Foodborne illness caused by salmonella results in gastrointestinal disturbances, diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain, often accompanied by fever; these symptoms may be more severe in young children, immunocompromised individuals and the elderly. The incubation period can range from 6 to 72 hours.
People who have consumed the products mentioned below and who have these symptoms are invited to consult their doctor, notifying him of this consumption.

FURTHER INFORMATION

▸ Approval numbers
• ES 10.12147 / B CE
• ES 10.01924 / B CE

▸ Trademark
all

▸ Presentation of
any type of product

▸ DDM
all

▸ Lot
all

▸ Consumer service contact
For any additional information, you can contact the EMBUTIDOS SOLA consumer service by dialing number: 0034 620 28 81 76 – Non-surcharged call from Monday to Saturday from 8:30 am to 7 pm.

▸ Source
https://www.auchan.fr/

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Groundnuts – Shelled Pistachios – Brown Basmati Rice – Dried Figs – Almonds

European Food Alerts

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 13.3; Tot. = 15.1 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from China in Italy

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 27.5; Tot. = 31.4 µg/kg – ppb) in shelled pistachios from Iran, dispatched from Turkey in Italy

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 14.3; Tot. = 15.4 µg/kg – ppb) in brown basmati rice from Pakistan, via the Netherlands in Germany

RASFF

aflatoxins (Tot. = 15.87 µg/kg – ppb) in dried figs from Turkey in Germany

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 54; Tot. = 60 µg/kg – ppb) in almonds from the United States in the Netherlands

RASFF Alerts – Salmonella – Turkey Trimmings – Poultry – Chilled Chicken Meat – Chicken Breast Fillet – Frozen Chicken Leg

European Food Alerts

RASFF

Salmonella enterica ser. Typhimurium monophasic (1 ,4, [5], 12:i:-) (presence /25g) in turkey trimmings from France in France

RASFF

Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis (presence /25g) in poultry from Poland in Poland

RASFF

Salmonella (presence /25g) in chilled chicken meat from Poland in Poland

RASFF

Salmonella enterica ser. Typhimurium (presence /25g) in chilled chicken breast fillets from Austria in Germany

RASFF

Salmonella enterica ser. Infantis (in 3 out of 5 samples /25g) in frozen chicken leg quarters from Poland in Bulgaria