Category Archives: Food Safety Alert

Czech Republic – TAMI GRILLED SMOKED HALF CHIP CRANBERRY SAUCE IN A PACKAGE – Mold/Mould

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Place of inspection:
Brno ( Kounicova 966/67a, 602 00 Brno )
ID: 00685976
Food group: Milk and milk products Cheese

tami GRILLED SMOKED HALF CHIP CRANBERRY SAUCE IN A PACKAGE
Category: Dangerous foods
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For all the checked packages, there were white and green mold colonies on the surface of the food. Food is not considered safe if it shows signs of spoilage.

Unsuitable storage temperatures for this food were not detected during the inspection. The food did not have an expiration date.

Batch: L102145
Expiration date: 25/07/2022
Packaging: 7 OTHER 21 PAP
Quantity of the product in the package: 0.24 kg
Producer: Syráreň Havran, as, Priemyselná 1339, SK – 905 27 Senica
Distributor: Tatranská mliekareň, as, Nad traťou 26, SK – 060 01 Kežmarok
Country of origin:  Slovakia
Date of sample collection: 4/7/2022
Reference number: 22-000272-SZPI-CZ
The sample was detected by the official control of the State Agricultural and Food Inspection.

Luxembourg – RECALL: ASIAN CHOICE BRAND SEAWEED SALAD (FROZEN SEAWEED SALAD)

SAP

Last name Algensalat tiefgefroren / frozen seaweed salad Seaweed Salad
Mark AsianChoice
Unity 225g
bar code 8717677865734
Date of minimum durability (MDD) 07/25/2023
Batch 2111040038

Danger  : Possible presence of Hepatitis type E

Sale in Luxembourg by: Dafa Supermarket Luxembourg and Edens sa

A sale by other operators cannot be excluded.

Communicated by: Government Commission for Quality, Fraud and Food Safety

Germany – Turkey Onion Mettwurst SB – Listeria monocytogenes

LMW

Alert type: Food
Date of first publication: 08/10/2022
Product name:

Turkey Onion Mettwurst SB

Product images:

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Provided by manufacturer

Manufacturer (distributor):

Heinrich Aldag Altländer Fleisch – und Wurstwaren GmbH & Co. KG, Dollener Straße 18 21720 Guderhandviertel

Reason for warning: Listeria detection
Packaging Unit: 500g, 1000g
Durability: 08/10/2022
Lot identification: 210722
Further information:

Listeria disease usually manifests itself within 14 days after infection with diarrhea and fever. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with a weakened immune system in particular can develop more severe illnesses with blood poisoning and meningitis. In pregnant women, even without symptoms, the unborn child can be harmed. Anyone who has eaten this food and develops severe or persistent symptoms should seek medical attention and report possible Listeria infection. Pregnant women who have eaten this food should seek medical treatment and advice even if they have no symptoms. For other people without symptoms, this is not useful.

France – BUTTERMILK – Listeria monocytogenes

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Milk and dairy products
  • Product brand name BUTTERMILK
  • Model names or references MILK BUTTER 1 LITER
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch
    3760199350030 All lots
  • Packaging1 liter plastic bottle
  • Marketing start/end date From 03/06/2022 to 29/07/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health markFR59326030
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Departments: NORTH (59)
  • Distributors GMS

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall suspicion of listeria monocytogenes
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Listeria monocytogenes (causative agent of listeriosis)

Italy – CHEESE OSSOLANO DOP – STEC E.coli

Salute

Brand : OSSOLANO DOP

Name : CHEESE OSSOLANO DOP

Reason for reporting : Recall due to microbiological risk

Publication date : 10 August 2022

Documentation

Documentation

Italy – TRS Madras Hot Curry Powder – Salmonella

Salute

Brand : TRS

Name : TRS Madras Hot Curry Powder

Reason for reporting : Recall due to microbiological risk

Publication date : 10 August 2022

Documentation

Documentation

Germany – Al Gota – Sesame Tahini -Salmonella

LMW

Alert type: Food
Date of first publication: 08/10/2022
Product name:

Al Gota – Sesame Tahini

Product images:

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Al Shalati

Manufacturer (distributor):

Al Shalati wholesale August-Wilhelm-Kühnholz-Str. 8 26135 Oldenburg

Reason for warning:

Detection of salmonella in the product

Packaging Unit: 400 grams
Durability: 01.2023
Production date: 01.2021
Lot identification: 1066
Further information:

Salmonella disease manifests itself within a few days after infection with diarrhoea, abdominal pain and occasionally vomiting and a slight fever. The symptoms usually subside on their own after a few days. Babies, small children, senior citizens and people with a weakened immune system in particular can develop more severe illnesses. Anyone who has eaten this food and develops severe or persistent symptoms should seek medical attention and report possible salmonella infection.

It makes no sense to seek preventive medical treatment without symptoms.

Click to access R%FCckruf+Al+Gota+Sesame+Tahini+400g+20220808.pdf

USA – Lyons Magnus Expands Voluntary Recall to Include Additional Nutritional and Beverage Products Due to the Potential for Microbial Contamination – Cronobacter sakazakii – Clostridium botulinum

FDA

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
FDA Publish Date:
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Meal Replacements
Foodborne Illness
Reason for Announcement:
Due to the potential for microbial contamination, including Cronobacter sakazakii and Clostridium botulinum
Company Name:
Lyons Magnus LLC
Brand Name:
Lyons, Barista, Ready Care, various
Product Description:
Nutritional and beverage products

Company Announcement

FRESNO, Calif. – August 10, 2022 – Lyons Magnus LLC (“Lyons Magnus” or the “Company”) today announced that following continued collaboration and consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and in furtherance of its longstanding commitment to food safety, the Company is expanding its July 28, 2022, voluntary recall of nutritional and beverage products to include additional brands and code dates. A complete list of the recalled products is in the table below. Consumers also are advised not to consume any products that are beyond their Best By Date.

This recall is being conducted due to the potential for microbial contamination, including from the organisms Cronobacter sakazakii and Clostridium botulinum. Although Clostridium botulinum has not been found in products, consumers are warned not to consume any of the recalled products even if they do not look or smell spoiled. The list of recalled products does not include products intended for infants (i.e., under the age of one).

While infection related to Cronobacter sakazakii is rare, the common symptoms of illness could include fever, vomiting and urinary tract infection. However, vulnerable and immunocompromised populations may be more susceptible to infection.

Clostridium botulinum may cause a severe form of food poisoning. It can begin from six hours to two weeks after eating food that contains the toxin. Symptoms may include double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, and muscle weakness. Botulism poisoning can cause respiratory paralysis, resulting in death, unless assistance with breathing (mechanical ventilation) is provided.

Root cause analysis indicates that the products did not meet commercial sterility specifications.

The products are packed in various formats under many different brand names, which are listed in the table below. To identify the Lot Code and Best By Date refer to the top of the carton for individual cartons or the side of the case for multi-carton cases. Some products were distributed nationally, while some products were limited in scope. Products included in the recall were distributed starting in April 2021.

Anyone who has a recalled product in his or her possession should dispose of it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers in all time zones with questions may contact the Lyons Recall Support Center 24/7 at 1-800-627-0557, or visit its website at www.lyonsmagnus.com. This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the FDA.

Sri Lanka – Customs probing seized coconut oil bowsers amid Aflatoxin scare

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Sri Lanka customs has taken into their custody two bowsers which were said to contain coconut oil, an official said amid a scare involving aflatoxin contaminated oil being released to the market.

The two bowsers said to contain 55,000 liters of oil destined to a coconut oil refining company had been handed over to Sri Lanka Customs by Dankotuwa police.

“Currently they are being handed over to the Customs Preventive Directorate,” Director General of the Customs Vijitha Ravipriya told reporters Wednesday.

“We are now investigating. However, the bowsers have not been opened yet to see whether it is, unrefined oil, refined oil or some other substances.”

Iceland – Histamine in dried fish

MAST

Matvælastofnun warns against the consumption of one batch of Afroase Bongo fish dried whole  that the company Lagsmaður ehf. imported because the fish is unfit for consumption. The product was detected with excessive levels of histamine and other organic amines. The company has recalled the product with the help of the health authorities of Garðabær, Hafnarfjörður, Kópavog, Mosfellsbær and Seltjarnarness (HEF) and sent out a press release.

The recall notification came through the RASFF European Rapid Alert System for Dangerous Food and Feed on the Market.

It is only a recall for the below production batches:

  • Brand: Afroase
  • Product name: Bongo fish dried whole
  • Best before date:  31.12.2022
  • Barcode: 8719497392315
  • Net quantity: 200g
  • Manufacturer: Asia Express Food BV – Kilbystraat – Kampen – 8263 – Netherlands
  • Country of manufacture: Gambia
  • Importer: Lagsmaður ehf. / fiska.is, Nýbýlaveðir 6 Kópavogur
  • Distribution: Verslun fiska.is, Nýbýlvegi 6, 200 Kópavogur

bongo fish

Consumers who have purchased the above product are asked not to consume it and to discard or return it to Lagsmann’s /fiska.is store at Nýbýlavegi 6.

Click to access innkollun-a-bonga-dry-fish.pdf