Category Archives: Food Spoilage

Czech Republic – Chicken tenderloins – Spoilage

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Place of inspection:
Chrudim ( SNP 1060, 537 01 Chrudim )
Company ID: 44012373
Unsatisfactory parameter:

appearance

The sausages were greenish in colour. Food is not considered safe if it shows signs of spoilage.

The food had an expiration date.

Expiration date: 06/07/2021
Packaging: original packaging PE sealed bag
Quantity of product in package: 1,576 kg
Date of sampling: 10. 6. 2021
Reference number: 21-000210-CAFIA-CZ
The sample was found by an official inspection of the State Agricultural and Food Inspection Authority.

Czech Republic – Sausages with blue cheese – Food Spoilage

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Place of inspection:
Chrudim ( SNP 1060, 537 01 Chrudim )
Company ID: 44012373
Food group: Meat and meat products Heat-treated non-perishable products

Sausages with blue cheese
Category: Dangerous food
Unsatisfactory parameter:

appearance
scent

The product was slimy and smelled unpleasant. Food is not considered safe if it shows signs of spoilage.

The food had an expiration date.

Expiration date: 06/08/2021
Packaging: original packaging PE sealed bag
Quantity of product in package: 1,238 kg
Date of sampling: 10. 6. 2021
Reference number: 21-000209-CAFIA-CZ
The sample was found by an official inspection of the State Agricultural and Food Inspection Authority.

Ireland – Recall of Batches of True Natural Goodness Organic Turmeric Powder due to Elevated Levels of Aflatoxin

FSAI

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2021.55
Product: True Natural Goodness Organic Turmeric Powder; pack size: 250g and 500g
Batch Code: All batch codes with best before dates after 05/07/2023
Country Of Origin: India

Message:

True Natural Goodness is recalling the above batches of its Organic Turmeric Powder due to elevated levels of Aflatoxin.  Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batches.

Nature Of Danger:

Aflatoxin is one of a group of a naturally occurring chemicals (mycotoxins) produced by certain moulds. They can grow on a variety of different crops and foodstuffs often under warm and humid conditions.

Mycotoxins can cause a variety of adverse health effects in humans including cancer (some are genotoxic), kidney and liver damage, gastrointestinal disturbances, reproductive disorders or suppression of the immune system. Mycotoxins are naturally occurring, so their presence in foods cannot be completely avoided.

Action Required:

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Retailers are requested to remove the implicated batches from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the affected batches were sold.

Consumers:

Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batches.

True Natural Goodness Organic Turmeric Powder

Denmark – Fermentation in hot dog ketchup – Yeast

DVFA

Graasten Salads recalls a batch of hot dog ketchup, as there is a risk of fermentation in the product.

Recalled Foods , Published: July 26, 2021

What food:
Hotdog ketchup
Net weight: 375 grams 
Best before date: 07/10/2021
Package date: 09/06/2021
EAN barcode no .: 5704000486493
Sold in:
Rema1000 and Aldi stores throughout the country
Company recalling:
Graasten Salads, Teglværksvej 5-11, 6300 Graasten 
Cause:
Yeast growth has been found in bottles from this batch.
Risk:
Fermentation in the product makes it unsuitable as food.
Advice for consumers:
The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration advises consumers to deliver the product back to the store where it was purchased or to discard it.

Czech Republic – Goth salami – Spoilage

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Place of inspection:
Ostrava – Zabreh ( Volgogradska 3057 / 61a, 700 30 Ostrava – Zabreh )
Company ID: 47686481
Unsatisfactory parameter:

scent

The product smelled sour after spoilage. Food is not considered safe if it shows signs of spoilage.

During the inspection, unsatisfactory storage temperatures of this product were not found. The sample was taken from the opened package.

Lots: L 000001170808
Expiration date: 26. 02. 2021
Packaging: Unpacked PE packaging
Quantity of product in package: 0.894 kg
Date of sampling: Feb 18, 2021
Reference number: 21-000213-CAFIA-CZ
The sample was found by an official inspection of the State Agricultural and Food Inspection Authority.

Czech Republic – Prima Donna Maturo Cheese- Mould

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Place of inspection:
Kojetin ( Ztracena 872, 752 01 Kojetin )
Company ID: 29393949
Food group: Milk and milk products Cheese

Prima Donna Maturo
Category: Dangerous food
Unsatisfactory parameter:

mold visible to the eye

The colony showed the appearance of mold colonies visible to the naked eye. Food is not considered safe if it shows signs of spoilage.

During the inspection, unsatisfactory storage temperatures of this product were not found. The food has not expired. The sample was taken from the opened package.

Date of minimum durability: 07/02/2021
Packaging: Sliced ​​cheese wax
Country of origin:  Netherlands
Date of sampling: 7. 5. 2021
Reference number: 21-000201-CAFIA-CZ
The sample was found by an official inspection of the State Agricultural and Food Inspection Authority.

South Africa – 20 million KOO and Hugo’s canned products to be recalled. – Microbiological Safety

Fin24

Tiger Brands, South Africa’s biggest food manufacturer, announced on Monday that it is immediately recalling about 20 million KOO and Hugo’s canned vegetable products over safety concerns due to potentially defective cans.

The issue with the cans, which is a deficient side seam weld that could cause the cans to leak, was initially discovered in May this year with 18 cans at one of Tiger Brand’s facilities. The cans came from a supplier. While that batch and several others weren’t released for trade, a probe determined that some cans from a defective batch did.

It did a test and out of 287,040 cans inspected after a transport and handling test, a side seam leak had developed in two cans. This prompted the recall.

“A leak in a can presents a risk of secondary microbial contamination after the canned products are dispatched into the marketplace. Where such contamination occurs, it will present a low probability of illness and injury if the contaminated product is consumed,” Tiger Brands said in an announcement.

Hong Kong – Trade instructed to suspend importing and selling of ready to eat raw oysters harvested in Samish Bay in US – Vibrio parahaemolyticus

CFS

Vibrio

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department today (July 23) instructed the trade to suspend the import of ready to eat raw oysters harvested in Samish Bay of the United States (US). The trade should also stop using or selling the product concerned immediately should they possess it.

A spokesman for the CFS said, “The CFS noticed that the Washington State Department of Health reported that ready to eat raw oysters harvested in Samish Bay of the US, which were suspected to be contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus, were under recall. Upon learning of the incident, the CFS immediately contacted local major importers for follow-up. A preliminary investigation found that the importer, Asia-Taylor (A&T) Finefoods Limited, had imported some of the affected product which was on sale in its retail outlet. For the sake of prudence, the CFS has immediately instructed the trade to suspend the import into and sale within Hong Kong of all ready to eat raw oysters harvested in the abovementioned area in the US, and instructed the importer to stop sale and remove from shelves the affected product.”

The CFS is also tracing the distribution of the product concerned. The trade should also stop using or selling the product concerned immediately should they possess it.

The spokesman pointed out that as oysters feed by filtering a large volume of seawater, pathogens (such as Vibrio parahaemolyticus) can accumulate in them if they are grown in or harvested from contaminated water. Raw or partially cooked oysters are high risk foods. Susceptible groups, such as pregnant women, young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems or liver diseases, should avoid eating them.

The CFS will inform the US authorities and will also notify the local trade. It will continue to follow up on the incident and take appropriate action to safeguard food safety and public health. An investigation is ongoing.

Czech Republic – Cottage cheese pie, apricot – pastry with filling – Mould

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Place of inspection:
Teplice ( Duchcovská 939/4, 415 01 Teplice )
Company ID: 67848176
Food group: Bakery products Pastries

Cottage cheese pie, apricot – pastry with filling
Category: Dangerous food
Unsatisfactory parameter:

mold visible to the eye

Colonies of gray-green fungi appeared on the surface of the product. Food is not considered safe if it shows signs of spoilage.

The food had an expiration date.

Date of minimum durability: 6/10/2021
Packaging: paper tray + sealed transparent plastic
Quantity of product in package: 220 g
Date of sampling: 11. 6. 2021
Reference number: 21-000198-CAFIA-CZ
The sample was found by an official inspection of the State Agricultural and Food Inspection Authority.

Czech Republic – Cottage cheese pie, apricot – Mould

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Place of inspection:
Decin – Decin XXXII-Boletice nad Labem ( Studnicni 415, 407 11 Decin – Decin XXXII-Boletice nad Labem )
Company ID: 27184790
Food group: Bakery products Pastries

Cottage cheese pie, apricot
Category: Dangerous food
Unsatisfactory parameter:

mold visible to the eye

Green mold visible to the naked eye was found on the surface of the food. Food is not considered safe if it shows signs of spoilage.

The food had an expiration date.

Date of minimum durability: 05/27/2021
Packaging: PE bag
Quantity of product in package: 220 g
Date of sampling: May 31, 2021
Reference number: 21-000193-CAFIA-CZ
The sample was found by an official inspection of the State Agricultural and Food Inspection Authority.