Category Archives: Food Temperature Abuse

Czech Republic – Styrian sausage – Visible Mould

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Place of inspection:
Brusperk ( Nabrezni 556, 739 44 Brusperk )
Company ID: 04779461
Unsatisfactory parameter:

scent
surface appearance
mold visible to the eye

The product smelled strongly of rotten meat. The surface of the sausage was very slimy and sticky, and mold colonies were found on it. Food is not considered safe if it shows signs of spoilage.

The food had an expiration date.

Lots: DP10.04.2021
Expiration date: 04/10/2021
Date of sampling: 17. 5. 2021
Reference number: 21-000175-CAFIA-CZ
The sample was found by an official inspection of the State Agricultural and Food Inspection Authority.

RASFF Alerts – Histamine – Yellow Fin Tuna

RASFF

Histamine and E 300 – ascorbic acid unauthorised in frozen yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) from India in Italy

USA – Muffins recalled over Listeria monocytogenes

Food Poison Journal

Give and Go Prepared Foods (U.S.A.) Corp. announced today a voluntary nationwide recall of certain muffin products due to the potential for the products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Czech Republic – Chicken quarters – Salmonella

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Place of inspection:
Blatna ( K Jatkam 1504, 38801 Blatna )
Company ID: 03216489
Unsatisfactory parameter:

Salmonella enterica serum. enteritidis

Pathogenic bacteria Salmonella enterica sera were detected in chicken quarters Enteritidis. This pathogenic bacterium can cause a disease called salmonellosis.

Lots: 51/270521 / C
Expiration date: 6/3/2021
Producer: RAMP TRADE Sp. Z oo, 54 Oswiecimska Street, 41-400 Myslovice
Country of origin:  Poland
Date of sampling: May 31, 2021
Reference number: 21-000034-SVS-CZ
The sample was found by official inspection of the State Veterinary Administration.

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.

Nigeria – Cholera Outbreak

HPS

20 July 2021

Article: 55/2905

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reports continued transmission of cholera in the country, with 14,343-suspected cases, including 325 deaths, reported by 16 Nigerian states from 1 January through to 27 June 2021.

Travellers to the region are advised to only consume safe food and water. Food and drink to be wary of include untreated water, ice, shellfish, salads, unwashed fruit and vegetables. Travellers are also advised that good personal hygiene is essential, particularly frequent hand washing.

A vaccine is available to protect against cholera, but as the risk to most travellers is very low, it is only recommended for:

  • volunteers, aid workers and medical personnel in disaster relief situations where cholera outbreaks are likely
  • those travelling to work in slums or refugee camps, areas affected by natural disasters, or countries experiencing cholera outbreaks and where care with food and water is difficult or not possible

Further information relating to cholera can be found on the TRAVAX (for health professionals) and fitfortravel (for the general public) websites.

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Czech Republic – Cake “Mix” – soft 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

Cake “Mix” – soft 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: 6/8/2021
Packaging: sealed transparent plastic
Quantity of product in package: 160 g
Date of sampling: 11. 6. 2021
Reference number: 21-000197-CAFIA-CZ
The sample was found by an official inspection of the State Agricultural and Food Inspection Authority.

Ireland – Recall of a Batch of Derg Cheddar due to Elevated Levels of Histamine

FSAI

Summary
Category 2: For Information
Alert Notification: 2021.49
Product: Derg Cheddar
Batch Code: 176-0, best before date: 20/10/2021
Country Of Origin: Ireland

Message:

The above batch of Derg Cheddar is being recalled by Derg Farmhouse Cheese due to the presence of elevated histamine levels.  In some people, elevated levels of histamine can cause symptoms which are similar to those of an allergic reaction. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in The Cheese Shop, Tralee and some Sheridan Cheesemonger stores supplied with the implicated batch.

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Ireland – Recall of Certain Batches of Sheridan’s Cheesemongers Ltd 15 Fields Whole Wheels due to the Detection of Listeria monocytogenes

FSAI

Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2021.48
Product: Sheridan’s Cheesemongers Ltd 15 Fields Whole Wheel
Batch Code: 1137 and 1138
Country Of Origin: Ireland

Message:

Sheridan’s Cheesemongers Ltd. is recalling the above batches of its 15 Fields Whole Wheels due to the detection of Listeria monocytogenes. The implicated batches may have been sold via cheese counters and delis.  Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batches.

Nature Of Danger:

Symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes infection can include mild flu-like symptoms, or gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.  In rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications. Some people are more vulnerable to Listeria monocytogenes infections, including pregnant women, babies, and people with weakened immune systems, including the elderly.  The incubation period (time between initial infection and first symptoms appearing) is on average 3 weeks but can range between 3 and 70 days.

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.

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