Category Archives: Food Safety Management

Italy hit by new Listeria outbreak with one dead

Food Safety News

Italian authorities are investigating a Listeria outbreak that has sickened 22 people and killed one.

Mortadella sold by Veroni is being looked at as a potential source but an official link has not been confirmed by authorities.

In early November, a number of recalls were published for Veroni mortadella due to potential Listeria contamination.

A product recalled by Veroni in November

The Ministry of Health (Ministero della Salute) issued a warning covering a few batches of the Veroni Supergiant Mortadella packed in small portions due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

Veroni said it immediately and voluntarily alerted the market, recalling all batches of Supergiant Mortadella with and without pistachios in portions that had expiry dates before Dec. 27, 2022.

Czech Republic – Hradišť roast Bread – Mold/Mould

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Place of inspection:
Hradec Králové ( náměstí 28. října, 500 02 Hradec Králové )
ID: 26178541
Food group: Bakery products Breads
Hradišť roast
Category: Dangerous foods
Invalid parameter:
fungi visible to the eye

The presence of mold was detected under the packaging of all the checked pieces of bread. Food is not considered safe if it shows signs of spoilage.

The food did not have an expired minimum durability date.

Batch: L220912
Best before date: 16/09/2022
Packaging: PP + printed label
Quantity of the product in the package: 650 g
Producer: BEAS, as, Choustníkovo Hradiště 89, 544 42
Country of origin:  Czechia
Date of sample collection: 16/09/2022
Reference number: 22-000523-SZPI-CZ
 
The sample was detected by the official control of the State Agricultural and Food Inspection.

Czech Republic – Smoked Meat Peeler – Mold/Mould

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Place of inspection:
Dašice ( náměstí TG Masaryka 98, 533 03 Dašice )
ID: 69270490
Invalid parameter:
fungi visible to the eye

There was mold on the surface of the food. Food is not considered safe if it shows signs of spoilage.

The food had an unknown expiration date.

Batch: unmarked
Packaging: stored freely
Quantity of the product in the package: 1.25 kg
Date of sample collection: 14/10/2022
Reference number: 22-000574-SZPI-CZ
 
The sample was detected by the official control of the State Agricultural and Food Inspection.

Italy – SEASONED SALAMI – Salmonella

Salute

Brand : Salumificio Colli
Name : SEASONED SALAMI
Reason for reporting : Remind for microbiological risk
Publication date : 1 December 2022
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RASFF Alert – Histamine – Sardine Fillets

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Presence of histamine in frozen sardine fillets from Morocco in France and Portugal

RASFF Alert – High TVC and Enterobacteriaceae – Cream Cake

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High levels of aerobic mesophilic bacteria and Enterobacteriaceae in cream cake from Slovenia in Austria

RASFF Alert – Mycotoxin – Ochratoxin A – Bakery Products – Dried Figs

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Presence of ochratoxin A above legal limit in bakery products from Spain in Italy

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Ochratoxin A in dried figs from Turkey in Italy

RASFF Alert – Norovirus – Oysters

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Presence of Norovirus genogroup I and II in oysters from Spain in Italy

RASFF Alert – E.coli – Mussels

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Presence of E.coli above legal limits in mussels from Italy with raw material from Spain in Italy

RASFF Alerts – Listeria monocytogenes –

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Listeria monocytogenes in smoked swordfish from Spain in Italy

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Listeria monocytogenes in beef from Poland in Germany

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Listeria monocytogenes in cheese feta dop in Greece

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Detection of Listeria monocytogenes in ham from Italy in France and Andorra