Category Archives: Food Temperature Abuse

France – Chipolata Poultry Brand Kok O’Rell – Salmonella

AFSCA

Product: chipolata poultry brand Kok O’Rell.
Problem: possible presence of Salmonella.
In agreement with the AFSCA, EUROKIP is withdrawing from sale the product CHIPOLATAS DE POULTRY of the KOK O’RELL brand and is recalling it to consumers because of the possible presence of Salmonella.

EUROKIP asks its customers not to consume this product and to bring it back to the point of sale where it was purchased. It will be refunded even without a receipt.

The product is, at the same time, withdrawn from sale.

Product description

– Product name: POULTRY CHIPOLATA
– Brand: Kok O’Rell
– Use by date (DLC) (“To be consumed until”): 21/01/2021
– Batch number: 139950
– Period of sale: from 15/01/2021 to 18/01/2021
– Type of packaging: transparent / black plastic tray -: 0.250kg – 0.500kg

The product was sold through the following outlets:

TINE HEIRWEGH – Koningin Fabiolapark 3, 9100 ST-NIKLAAS.
NIETVELT JAN BV – Dennestraat 10, 2440 GEEL.
BV UNIC HERENT – Broekveldstraat 34, 3020 HERENT.
AGENTUREN DE CLERCQ BV – Beekstraat 21, 3051 OUD-HEVERLEE.
PROOST SUPERMARKT – Lange Leemstraat 145, 2018 ANTWERPEN 1.
BV MATOCO – Diestsesteenweg 359, 3202 RILAAR (AARSCHOT).
PAUWELS-ASSELMAN BV – Dorpstraat 14, 2811 LEEST.

For any further information , contact:
Madame Tina Vanschoubroek
03/771 14 35 or tina@eurokip.be

Denmark – Layer cake bases with risk of mold – Dagrofa


DVFA

CDC Mould

Dagrofa ApS is recalling layer cake bases, as there is a risk of mold formation. Updated 15.01.21 with correct expiration date, 22.02.2021.

Recalled Foods , Published: January 15, 2021

Modified January 15, 2021

Which food:
Gestus Lyse Lagkagebunde
Best before dates: 22.02.2021
EAN barcode no .: 5701410375416

Sold in: The
store chains MENU, SPAR, Letkøb, Min Købmand, Løvbjerg and a few shops outside the chain.

Company recalling:
Dagrofa ApS

Cause:
There is a risk of mold formation on the layer cake bases.

Risk: The
formation of mold means that the layer cake bases are considered 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.

Denmark – Layer cake bases with risk of mold

DVFA

CDC Fusarium

Coronet Cake Company ApS is recalling layer cake bases, as there is a risk of mold formation.

Recalled Foods , Published: January 18, 2021

Which food:
Our Layer Cake bases, light, 3-part
Best before date: 22.02.2021
EAN bar code no .: 5711044917739

Sold in: The
store chains Bilka, Føtex and Salling throughout the country.

Company recalling:
Coronet Cake Company ApS

Cause:
There is a risk of mold formation on the layer cake bases.

Risk: The
formation of mold means that the layer cake bases are considered 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.

USA – Washington State juice maker shut down by federal judge for toxins

Food Safety News

At the  FDA’s request, a federal court in Washington State has shutdown a 51-year-old juice maker who was annually supplying 2.9 million apple juice servings to USDA’s national school lunch program.

FDA found juice products at Valley Processing at 108 Blaine Ave in Sunnyside, WA, with inorganic arsenic and patulin, both toxins that pose a health risk to consumers.

Judge Stanley A Bastian on Jan. 14 approved a Consent Decree for Permanent Injunction against Valley Processing, closing the company that employed 71 people in Washington’s Yakima Valley.

Singapore – Eng’s Heritage at Northpoint suspended after 26 people had food poisoning

Yahoo News

Authorities have suspended the licence of Eng’s Heritage from Wednesday (13 January) until further notice, after 26 people who ate at the wonton noodle chain’s Northpoint outlet came down with food poisoning.

Five of the 26 cases are currently hospitalised and are in a stable condition, while one additional case has been discharged from hospital, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said in a joint release.

The patrons reportedly had gastroenteritis symptoms after they consumed food at the outlet between 7 and 9 January, MOH and SFA added.

All food handlers working in the suspended premises are required to re-attend and pass the Basic Food Hygiene Course, before they can resume work as food handlers.

The appointed food hygiene officers working at the suspended premises are also required to re-attend and pass the food hygiene officer course before they can resume work.

USA – Hearings set on motions to vacate convictions and sentences of Parnell brothers in deadly Salmonella outbreak

Food Safety News

Brothers Stewart Parnell, 66, and Michael Parnell, 62, have, respectively, another 18 and 11 years to serve in federal prisons for their 2014 jury convictions involving Peanut Corporation of America (PCA).

But with so-called “2255” evidentiary hearings now scheduled, on April 20  for Michal and on May 25 for Stewart, the early release of both men is a possible outcome. Their trial was in relation to a deadly Salmonella outbreak traced to their peanut products.

By getting evidentiary hearings on their motions to “Vacate, Set Aside, or Correct” their sentences, the Parnells have secured something many others do not get.

United States Magistrate Judge Thomas Q. Langstaff has agreed to hear the motions in the same Albany, GA, courthouse where the Parnells were convicted and sentenced.

Research – An Outbreak Investigation of Scombrotoxin Fish Poisoning Illnesses in the United States Linked to Yellowfin Tuna Imported from Vietnam – 2019

Journal of Food Protection

Scombrotoxin fish poisoning (SFP) is caused by the ingestion of certain fish species with elevated levels of histamine due to decomposition. In the fall of 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was notified of 51 SFP illnesses including two hospitalizations from 11 states through consumer complaints received by FDA’s Consumer Complaint System or directly from state partners. A case was defined as an individual who experienced a histamine-type reaction after consumption of tuna imported from Vietnam and an illness onset between August 14, 2019 and November 24, 2019. A traceback investigation was initiated at 19 points-of-service (POS) to identify a common tuna source. FDA and state partners collected a total of 34 product samples throughout the distribution chain including from a case patient’s home, POS, distributors, or at the port of entry. Samples were analyzed by sensory evaluation and/or chemical testing for the presence of histamine. Cases reported exposure to tuna imported from Vietnam. The traceback investigation identified two Vietnamese firms as the sources of the tuna. Twenty-nine samples were confirmed as decomposed by sensory evaluation and/or positive for the presence of elevated levels of histamine by chemical testing. Both Vietnamese firms were placed on Import Alert. Seven U.S. firms and one Vietnamese firm initiated voluntary recalls. FDA released public communication naming the U.S. importers to help suppliers and distributors to identify the product and as a result, effectuate the foreign firm’s recall. This SFP outbreak investigation highlights the complexities of the federal outbreak response, specifically related to imported food. Imported foods present cultural considerations that need to be addressed during outbreak response when timing is critical. Furthermore, collaborating with countries where confidentiality agreements are not in place can limit information sharing and the speed of public health response efforts.

USA – Sushi related outbreak stumps health officials; more than 150 sickened

Food Safety News

Public health officials in North Carolina have concluded their investigation of a foodborne illness outbreak linked to sushi, saying they were unable to determine the specific cause behind the illnesses of more than 150 people.

Only a handful of ill people who ate the suspect sushi sold at two Harris Teeter grocery stores agreed to provide samples for pathogen testing, according to the Cabarrus Health Alliance environmental health director. Officials also tested one sample of sushi.

All patient samples and the product specimen were tested for a broad range of pathogens in an attempt to identify the agent responsible for the illnesses. 

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Peanut Butter – White Rice – Groundnut Kernels –

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 6.3; Tot. = 7.4) in peanut butter from India in Poland

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 3.0 / B1 = 3.1 / B1 = 2.2 µg/kg – ppb) in white rice from Pakistan in Spain

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 12; Tot. = 14 / B1 = 100; Tot. = 120 µg/kg – ppb) in organic groundnut kernels from Egypt in the Netherlands

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 6.4 µg/kg – ppb) in organic groundnut kernels from Egypt in the Netherlands

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 99; Tot. = 110 µg/kg – ppb) in organic groundnut kernels from Egypt in the Netherlands

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 23; Tot. = 27 / B1 = 73; Tot. = 85 µg/kg – ppb) in organic groundnut kernels from Egypt in the Netherlands

RASFF Alert – Mycotoxin – DON – Popcorn

European Food Alerts

RASFF

deoxynivalenol (DON) (2174 µg/kg – ppb) in popcorn from Hungary, packaged in Poland in Poland