Category Archives: Food Spoilage

USA – Kroger Shrimp Recalled For Potential Health Hazard

Food Poisoning Bulletin

Kroger is recalling cooked shrimp that was actually sold raw or undercooked because they could be a potential health hazard. That means the shrimp could be contaminated with spoilage bacteria or with bacteria that could make you sick. The Kroger shrimp was sold in stores in parts of Michigan, central and northwest Ohio, and northwestern Virginia. This recall also includes Fry’s, King Soopers, and Smith’s grocery stores that are part of the Kroger chain.

Consumers may contact:

Aqua Star Consumer Hotline at 1-800-232-6280

We are sorry for this inconvenience. Your safety is important to us.

 

RASFF Alert – Mould – Mayonnaise

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RASFF-mayonnaise from Denmark infested with moulds in Denmark

USA – Valley Fine Foods Recalls Meat and Poultry Products due to Possible Adulteration

FSIS USDA USDA

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2018 – Valley Fine Foods, a Forest City, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 35,516 pounds of heat-treated, not fully cooked meat and poultry products that may be adulterated due to presence of spoilage organisms that have rendered it unwholesome and unfit for human food, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The heat-treated, not fully cooked, refrigerated meat and poultry products were produced on various dates from Aug. 15, 2018 through Oct. 4, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:  [View Labels here (PDF only)]

  • 12-oz. tray packages containing “SIMPLE DISHES™ Chicken Penne Alfredo” with case code #19034, case UPC code 1-07-42753-34709-0, and “BEST IF USED BY” “10/09/18” through “11/25/18”. Unit UPC 7-42753-34709-3.
  • 12-oz.  tray packages containing “SIMPLE DISHES™ Chicken Primavera” with case code #19033, case UPC code 1-07-42753-34708-3, and “BEST IF USED BY” “10/09/18” through “11/25/18”. Unit UPC 7-42753-34708-6.
  • 12-oz. tray packages containing “SIMPLE DISHES™ Italian Sausage Ziti” with case code #19035, case UPC code 1-07-42753-34711-3, and “BEST IF USED BY” “10/09/18” through “11/25/18”. Unit UPC 7-42753-34711-6.
  • 12-oz.  tray packages containing “SIMPLE DISHES™ Rigatoni with Meatballs and a Mushroom Cream Sauce” with case code #19036, case UPC Code of 1-07-42753- 34710-6 and “BEST IF USED BY” “10/09/18” through “11/25/18”.  Unit UPC 7-42753-34710-9.

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “ P-22102B” or “M-22102B” on the side of the product package. These items were shipped retail locations in California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and North Carolina.

The problem was discovered on Oct. 4, 2018 by the establishment’s research and development department during routine internal testing. FSIS was notified on Oct. 10, 2018.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

USA – FSIS urges the public to check homes for recalled meat, chicken entrees

Food Safety News

Valley Fine Foods is recalling more than 35,000 pounds of refrigerated Simple Dishes brand pasta entrees containing meat and chicken after discovering the products might be contaminated with “spoilage organisms.”

The Forest City, NC, company reports it produced the recalled products from Aug. 15 through Oct. 4. The products are heat-treated, but are not fully cooked, according to a recall notice posted by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Some of the Simple Dishes products have Nov. 25 best-if-used-by dates, prompting FSIS to urge consumers to check their homes for the chicken and meat pasta dishes. No one should eat any of the recalled products. Company and government officials say the products should immediately be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

“The problem was discovered on Oct. 4 by the establishment’s (Valley Fine Foods) research and development department during routine internal testing. FSIS was notified on Oct. 10,” according to the recall notice. As of the posting of the notice Thursday evening, no confirmed illnesses had been reported in relation to the recalled products.

Research – Insights into Bacterial Milk Spoilage with Particular Emphasis on the Roles of Heat-Stable Enzymes, Biofilms, and Quorum Sensing

Journal of Food Protection Raw Milk Food Safety KSW Foodworld

Milk spoilage caused by psychrotrophic bacteria and their heat-stable enzymes is a serious challenge for the dairy industry. In many studies, spoilage has been explored based on the simplistic view of undesirable enzymes produced by planktonic cells. Recently, biofilms and quorum sensing (QS) have been suggested as important factors in the deterioration of milk, which opens new avenues for investigation of the processes and challenges. Production and heat stability of enzymes are enhanced in biofilms, mainly because of inherent differences in physiological states and protective shielding by extracellular polymeric substances. QS plays a key role in modulating expression of hydrolytic enzymes and biofilm formation. To date, few studies have been conducted to investigate the complex interplays of enzyme production, biofilm formation, and QS. This review provides novel insights into milk spoilage with particular emphasis on the roles of biofilms and QS and summarizes potential effective strategies for controlling the spoilage of milk.

Ireland -PepsiCo Recalls a Batch of Tropicana Trop50 Multivitamins Juice Due to Fermentation

FSAI

Summary
Category 2: For Information
Alert Notification: 2018.27
Product: Tropicana Trop50 Multivitamins Juice; pack size: 1 Litre
Batch Code: ‘Best-before’ date: 14/10/18 CHO
Country Of Origin: United Kingdom

Message:

As a precautionary measure, PepsiCo is initiating a recall of its Tropicana Trop 50 Multivitamins Juice, due to fermentation. This is causing spoilage of the implicated batch. Bottles may appear bloated, sediment may be present, or the juice may appear fizzy. The flavour of the product is also likely to be noticeably impacted. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores that sold the implicated batch.

UK -PepsiCo recalls Tropicana Trop 50 Multivitamins Juice

FSA

As a precautionary measure, PepsiCo is undertaking a recall of its Tropicana Trop 50 Multivitamins Juice, due to fermentation. This is causing spoilage of the implicated batch.

Product details

Tropicana Trop 50 Multivitamins Juice

Pack size 1 litre
Best before 14/10/2018

No other PepsiCo products are known to be affected.