Category Archives: Food Testing

RASFF Alerts -Salmonella – Chilled Broiler Wings – Chilled Sausages – Chicken Legs – Chilled Poultry Meat – Black Pepper

European Food Alerts

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Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis (presence in 1 out of 5 samples /25g) in chilled broiler wings from Poland in Latvia

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Salmonella (presence /25g) in chilled sausages from Luxembourg in Luxembourg

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Salmonella enterica ser. Typhimurium (presence /25g) in frozen chicken legs from Denmark in Estonia

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Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis (in 2 out 5 of samples /25g) in chilled poultry meat from Poland, with raw material from Slovakia in Poland

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Salmonella enterica ser. Infantis (presence /25g) and Salmonella enterica ser. Sandiego (presence /25g) in black pepper from Brazil in Germany

RASFF Alert – Foodborne Outbreak Salmonella – Food Supplements

European Food Alerts

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foodborne outbreak suspected (Salmonella) to be caused by food supplements from Denmark in Denmark

RASFF Alert – STEC E.coli – Chilled Bovine Meat

European Food Alerts

RASFF

shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (eae+, Stx1-, Stx2+ /25g) in chilled bovine meat from Slovenia in Sloveniafood

Research – What lives inside the chicken gut?

Phys Org

In a recently published study, investigators from Norwich and Surrey have more than doubled the number of microbial species known to live in the chicken gut. As the health and wealth of humans is tied to the health and productivity of chickens, this lays down a key resource for all future studies on the gut microbiome of this important food animal.

With three times as many chickens as people on our planet, this ubiquitous food animal underpins human nutrition and health across the globe—whether through subsistence farming or intensive production, chickens supply more of our food than any other animal. Chicken meat is surging in popularity as a lower-carbon alternative to meat from other livestock, whilst eggs remain an important and affordable source of nutrition worldwide. However, poultry are also a source of antimicrobial resistance and of pathogens such as Campylobacter, Salmonella and E. coli that threaten human health.

USA – FDA Enforcement reports – Week 14th April

FDA

Class I Food Event
Event ID:
87614
Product Type:
Food
Status:
Ongoing
Date Terminated:
Recall Initiation Date:
03/26/2021
Voluntary / Mandated:
Voluntary: Firm initiated
Center Classification Date:
04/02/2021
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public:
Two or more of the following: Email, Fax, Letter, Press Release, Telephone, Visit
Recalling Firm:
Sabra Dipping Company, LLC
15900 Sabra Way
South Chesterfield VA United States
Distribution Pattern:
The product was distributed to the following states: CA, UT, AZ, NC, IN, WA, MS, FL, ME, MO, VA

Associated Products

Product Description:
Sabra Dipping Co, Classic Hummus ,10oz. PET cup, sealed with lid, 12 ct. Manufacturing Codes 300067. Expiration date 4/26/21
Product Quantity:
2160 cases, 16,200 lbs
Reason for Recall:
Potential Salmonella contamination
Recall Number:
F-0386-2021
Code Information:
300067. Expiration date 4/26/21
Not Yet Classified Food Event
Event ID:
87516
Product Type:
Food
Status:
Ongoing
Date Terminated:
Recall Initiation Date:
03/15/2021
Voluntary / Mandated:
Voluntary: Firm initiated
Center Classification Date:
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public:
E-Mail
Recalling Firm:
The Toasted Oat
72 S Liberty St Ste B
Powell OH United States
Distribution Pattern:
Distributed to all US States with the exception of North and South Dakota

Associated Products

Product Description:
The Toasted Oat Bakehouse Blueberry Cobbler Soft Granola (6 -10 oz pouches per case); and Soft Granola Crumble Bars Blueberry Cobbler (5 – 28.3g bars per pack/6 packs per case)
Product Quantity:
145,000 (total of 28.3g bars); 87905 (total of 10oz Pouches)
Reason for Recall:
Ingredient containing mold was used in production
Recall Number:
Code Information:
Batch No – MSA23, MSA24 Lot No – 600079, 700079, 800079, 900079, 600080, 700080, 900080 UPC for 10oz Pouches : 860459000163, 860459000170, 860459000187, 860459000194; UPC for 28.3g Bars : 86000820042, 86000820066, 860000820080 Best By 10/24/21 for lots ending in 00079 Best By 12/03/21 for lots ending in 00080
Product Description:
The Toasted Oat Bakehouse Macadamia Chunk Soft Granola (6 – 10oz pouches per case); and Soft Granola Crumble Bars Macadamia Chunk ( 5 – 28.3g bars per pack/6 packs per case).
Product Quantity:
145,000 (Total for 28.3g bars); 87905 (Total for 10oz Pouch)
Reason for Recall:
Ingredient containing mold was used in production
Recall Number:
Code Information:
Batch No – MSA23, MSA24 Lot No – 600079, 700079, 800079, 900079, 600080, 700080, 900080 UPC for 10oz Pouches : 860459000163, 860459000170, 860459000187, 860459000194; UPC for 28.3g Bars : 860000820042, 860000820066, 860000820080 Best By 10/24/21 for lots ending in 00079 Best By 12/03/21 for lots ending in 00080
Product Description:
The Toasted Oat Bakehouse Cherry Streusel Soft Granola (6 – 10oz pouches per case); and Soft Granola Crumble Bars Cherry Streusel ( 5 – 28.3g bars per pack/6 packs per case)
Product Quantity:
145,000 (Total for 28.3g bars); 87905 (Total for 10oz Pouches)
Reason for Recall:
Ingredient containing mold was used in production
Recall Number:
Code Information:
Batch No – MSA23, MSA24 Lot No – 600079, 700079, 800079, 900079, 600080, 700080, 900080 UPC for 10oz Pouches : 860459000163, 860459000170, 860459000187, 860459000194; UPC for 28.3g Bars : 860000820042, 860000820066, 860000820080 Best By 10/24/21 for lots ending in 00079 Best By 12/03/21 for lots ending in 00080
Product Description:
The Toasted Oat Bakehouse Apricot Shortbread Soft Granola (6 – 10oz pouches per case)
Product Quantity:
87905 (Total for 10oz Pouches)
Reason for Recall:
Ingredient containing mold was used in production
Recall Number:
Code Information:
Batch No – MSA23, MSA24 Lot No – 600079, 700079, 800079, 900079, 600080, 700080, 900080 UPC – 860459000163, 860459000170, 860459000187, 860459000194 Best By 10/24/21 for lots ending in 00079 Best By 12/03/21 for lots ending in 00080

Sweden – Orkla Care Sweden recalls HUSK Stomach in balance Natural Fiber – may contain Salmonella

LMW

Orkla Care is recalling a batch of the dietary supplement HUSK Mage in balance Natural Fiber as it may contain salmonella.

Orkla

Orkla Care Sweden recalls a limited batch HUSK Mage in balance Natural Fiber

Orkla Care Sweden recalls a limited batch HUSK Mage in balance Natural Fiber

Orkla Care is recalling a limited batch of the dietary supplement HUSK Stomach in balance Natural Fiber (capsules) at pharmacies and health foods. The Danish Medicines Agency suspects that a limited batch of this product may be contaminated with salmonella. It is currently being investigated whether there is a connection between the infected people and HUSK Mage in balance.

The revocation applies to:

Batch number

Product

Best before

500783

REMEMBER Stomach in balance Natural Fiber (capsules)

05.2023


– Product safety is of the highest priority for us. That is the reason why we are recalling the product as a precautionary measure, says Lina Nodbrandt, quality manager at Orkla Care in Sweden.

Consumers who bought HUSK Stomach in balance Natural Fiber (capsules) marked with “best before 05.2023” and batch no. 500783 are encouraged to discard the product.

Consumers who have purchased the above product can contact Orkla Care Sweden’s consumer contact:
konsumentkontakt@orkla.se or by phone: 010-142 40 00 to replace the goods.

We will follow this up further in dialogue with the Danish Food Safety Authority.

USA – Investigation Details – Multistate outbreak of Salmonella Hadar infections linked to raw ground turkey

CDC

Epidemiologic Data

As of April 12, 2021, 28 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Hadar have been reported from 12 states (see map). Illnesses started on dates ranging from December 28, 2020, to March 4, 2021 (see timeline).

Sick people range in age from less than 1 to 92 years, with a median age of 49, and 68% are female. Of 19 people with information available, 2 have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

The true number of sick people in an outbreak is likely much higher than the number reported, and the outbreak may not be limited to the states with known illnesses. This is because many people recover without medical care and are not tested for Salmonella. In addition, recent illnesses may not yet be reported as it usually takes 2 to 4 weeks to determine if a sick person is part of an outbreak.

State and local public health officials are interviewing people about the foods they ate in the week before they got sick. Of the 10 people interviewed, 6 (60%) reported eating ground turkey. This percentage was significantly higher than results from a survey of healthy people in which 13% of respondents reported eating ground turkey in the week before they were interviewed. This suggests that people in this outbreak got sick from eating ground turkey.

France – Product recall: CABROL LA SALVETAT dry liver sausage 250g – Listeria monocytogenes

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Product recall: CABROL LA SALVETAT dry liver sausage 250g

ENCOUNTERED PROBLEM

Presence of Listeria monocytogenes

PROPOSED SOLUTION

Those in possession of this product are asked not to consume it and to return it to the point of sale where it was purchased.

People who have consumed this product and who have a fever, isolated or accompanied by headaches, are invited to consult their doctor, notifying him of this consumption.
Pregnant women should pay special attention to these symptoms, as well as immunocompromised people and the elderly. These symptoms may suggest listeriosis, a disease that can be serious and can take up to eight weeks to incubate.

FURTHER INFORMATION

▸ Barcode
• 3453892206123
• ean variable weight: 0220612

▸ Lot
10

▸ DLC
from 04/29/2021 to 05/08/2021

▸ Health
stamp FR 34-293-001 CE

▸ Date of birth
03/10/2021

▸ Marketing
From 03/30/2021 to 04/02/2021

▸ Source
https://www.supercasino.fr/

UK – Sainsbury’s recalls Taste the Difference Medjool Dates because of possible contamination with Hepatitis A

FSA

Sainsbury’s is taking the precautionary action of recalling Taste the Difference Medjool dates because they might be contaminated with Hepatitis A.

Product details

Taste the Difference Medjool dates
Pack size 200g and 500g
Best before All dates

Risk statement

These products might be contaminated with Hepatitis A. Symptoms caused by Hepatitis A usually include fever, nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, dark-coloured urine and jaundice (a yellowing of the skin).

Action taken by the company

Sainsbury’s is recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought these products do not eat them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund.

USA- FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Raw Ground Turkey Products Linked to Salmonella Hadar Illness

FSIS USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for approximately 211,406 pounds of raw ground turkey products, produced by Plainville Brands, LLC, a Pennsylvania establishment, due to concerns the products may have caused Salmonella Hadar illness. A recall was not requested because it is believed that the products are no longer available for consumers to purchase.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. Retail locations that may receive returned product from consumers should destroy this product immediately.

The raw ground turkey products were produced on December 18, 2020 through December 29, 2020. The following products are subject to the public health alert:

  • 1-lb. packages of Nature’s Promise Free from 94% LEAN | 6% FAT Ground Turkey with Use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/1/21, 1/3/21,1/4/21, 1/8/21 and 1/10/21 on the front of the package.
  • 1-lb. packages of Wegman 94% LEAN | 6% FAT Ground Turkey with Use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/3/21, 1/4/21, 1/8/21 and 1/10/21 on the front of the package.
  • 3-lb. packages of Wegman 94% LEAN | 6% FAT Ground Turkey with Use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/3/21, 1/4/21, 1/8/21 and 1/10/21 on the front of the package.
  • 1-lb. packages of Plainville Farms Ground White Turkey 93% | 7% Fat with Use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/10/21 on the front of the package.

The products bear establishment number EST. P-244 inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

FSIS and its public health partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health and regulatory officials are investigating a multistate outbreak of 28 Salmonella Hadar illnesses in 12 states with onset dates ranging from December 28, 2020 through March 4, 2021. The traceback investigation for one case patient identified the patient consumed ground turkey produced by Plainville Brands, LLC. An intact, unopened package of Plainville Brands’ ground turkey collected from this case-patient’s home tested positive for Salmonella Hadar and was closely related genetically to the sample from the patient. Evidence collected to date does not link all illnesses to this establishment. Based on the continuing investigation, additional product from other establishments may be involved. FSIS continues to work with CDC and state and local public health partners on this investigation and will provide updated information as it becomes available.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.

FSIS advises all consumers to safely prepare their raw meat products, including fresh and frozen, and only consume raw ground turkey that has been cooked to a temperature of 165°F. The only way to confirm the poultry item is cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria is to use a food thermometer that measures internal temperature, https://www.fsis.usda.gov/safetempchart.

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the public health alert can contact Yusef Robb at (323)384-1789 or by email at yusef@tkCommunicationsLLC.com.

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

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Company Information

New Oxford, PA

ESTABLISHMENT ID

P244

PROCESSING CATEGORY

Raw – Not Intact

Company Contact Information

COMPANY MEDIA CONTACT
Company Media Contact
Yusef Robb (323) 384-1789

FSIS Contact Information

MEDIA CONTACT
Congressional and Public Affairs
Veronica Pegram-Williams 202-697-9113