Category Archives: Food Poisoning

Czech Republic – PRE-MEASURED rye flour – dark BREAD – Ergot Alkaloids


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Place of inspection:
Předměřice nad Labem ( Průmyslova 107, 50302 Předměřice nad Labem )
ID: 49814869
Food group: Milled cereal products Flour and semolina

PRE-MEASURED rye flour – dark BREAD
Category: Dangerous foods
Invalid parameter:

sum of ergot alkaloids

The maximum permitted limit for the content of contaminating substances – ergot alkaloids was exceeded in the flour.

Ergot alkaloids are produced by the fungus Claviceps purpurea and cause poisoning (ergotism).

Batch: 061022
Best before date: 07/06/2023
Packaging: PAP bag with print
Quantity of the product in the package: kg
Producer: Mlýny J.Voženílek, spol.s ro, Průmyslova 107, Předměřice nad Labem 50302
Country of origin:  Czechia
Date of sample collection: 8/11/2022
Reference number: 23-000045-SZPI-CZ

India – 36 School Students Fall Sick Due To Food Poisoning In Maharashtra



Thirty-six students in Sangli in Maharashtra on Friday fell ill due to suspected food poisoning, an official said.

All of them were shifted to a hospital, where 35 were discharged post treatment, while one has been kept under observation, he said.

“Food samples from the school and the central kitchen have been sent to a lab for tests. A three-member committee has been formed to probe the matter,” Gaikwad added.

India – Over 60 students hospitalised following suspected food poisoning at Wayanad school

India Today

More than 60 students at a boarding school in Wayanad were hospitalised after they experienced vomiting and diarrhoea after having their meals.

Argentina – What is Shigella: The criminal ‘rotten meat’ bacterium

Urgente 24

Such as urgent 24 As reported, the Municipality of Berazategui made official two deaths from salmonella and shigella batteries after eating offal and other types of meat in poor condition. The subjects aged 49 and 36, without pre-existing diseases, had acute diarrheal symptoms, which required admission to intensive care with mechanical ventilation, but “died in hospital on January 12 and 17.”

As for the shigella bacterium or bacillary dysentery, it is transmitted by the fecal-oral route, just like salmonella , or by direct contact with infected people. It is endemic in tropical climates, with a higher incidence in summer, in addition to generally presenting in institutions such as nursing homes and schools due to lack of hygiene measures or contagion through food and water.

Malta – Nearly 800 reported cases of food poisoning in 2022

Times of Malta

Just over 780 people were reported to have suffered from food poisoning last year, nearly 300 more than the numbers reported in pre-pandemic years, according to official statistics.

In 2022, a total of 781 food poisoning cases were reported to the health authorities, a major increase from the 486 registered in 2019.

The figure last year includes 357 people impacted by 71 outbreaks, up from the 232 people involved in 63 outbreaks of food poisoning in 2019.

The most common food-borne bacteria are Salmonella and Campylobacter, according to the list provided showing the food and water-borne diseases reported by the local health authorities.

India – Two more arrested in food poisoning case

The Hindu

The police team probing the death of a 33-year-old woman due to food poisoning from a restaurant in Kottayam on Wednesday arrested two more persons from Malappuram in connection with the case.

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Organic Dried Figs – Pistachios – Groundnuts – Dried Figs – Cracked Nutmeg


Exceedance of limit values for aflatoxins and ochratoxin A in dried organic figs from Turkey in Turkey, Malta, Slovenia, Romania, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Croatia


Aflatoxin B1 and Total in Pistachio nuts from Turkey in Romania and the Netherlands


Aflatoxin in Brazilian groundnuts in Netherlands, Poland and Ukraine


Aflatoxins beyond the maximum permitted limits in Pistachios in shell from Iran in Italy


Aflatoxins in dried figs from Turkey in Sweden


Aflatoxins in soy chunks from India, via the Netherlands in Germany


Aflatoxins in cracked nutmegs from Indonesia in Germany


Aflatoxins in shelled pistachios from the USA, via Turkey in Italy and Romania

RASFF Alert- Staphylococcus aureus – Pasta


Staphylococcus aureus in pasta from Italy in Germany

RASFF Alert – Mycotoxin – Patulin – Apple Sauce


Patulin in apple sauce from the Netherlands in France

RASFF Alerts – Ochratoxin – Dried Organic Figs – Sunflower Seeds


Exceedance of limit values for aflatoxins and ochratoxin A in dried organic figs from Turkey in Austria, Germany, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Romania, Slovenia and Turkey


Ochratoxin A in shelled sunflower seeds from China in Denmark and Poland