Category Archives: Food Testing

Italy – PORCHETTA DI ARICCIA – Microbial Contamination – Risk

Salute

Brand : SUPERMERCATI IPERAL SpA

Name : PORCHETTA DI ARICCIA

Reason for reporting : Recall due to microbiological risk

Publication date : 4 October 2022

Documentation

Documentation

Italy -Salmon and Mayonnaise Sandwich – Listeria monocytogenes

Salute

Brand : Gli Allegri Sapori

Name : salmon and mayonnaise sandwich

Reason for reporting : Recall due to microbiological risk

Publication date : 4 October 2022

Documentation

Documentation

USA – Swiss American Participates in Manufacturer Old Europe’s Recall of Brie and Camembert

FDA

Picture of Saint Louis Brie wedge”

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
FDA Publish Date:
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Cheese/Cheese Product
Foodborne Illness
Reason for Announcement:
Listeria monocytogenes
Company Name:
Old Europe Cheese, Inc
Brand Name:
Saint Louis
Product Description:
Brie wedges and variable weights

Company Announcement

10/04/2022

Saint Louis, Missouri

Old Europe Cheese, Inc. of Benton Harbor, MI is issuing a voluntary recall of its Brie cheeses because of potential contamination 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. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Swiss American is recalling St Louis Brie products after being alerted by the manufacturer Old Europe Cheese, Inc. that the products could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This is part of a voluntary broader recall by the manufacturer.

Customers are urged to check for:
St Louis Domestic Brie Wedge
7 oz
UPC: 041563 263709
All dates up to and including 12/14/2022

St Louis Domestic Cut Brie Wedge-6 lb RW
Variable weight
UPC: 041563 370018
All dates up to and including 12/14/2022

St Louis Brie
Variable Weight
UPC: 21107100000
All dates up to and including 12/14/2022

ST LOUIS BRIE PRE CUT WEDGES
Code Date: best by dates through 12/14/2022
Size: 16.00 OZ
UPC: 00021565000000

ST LOUIS CW BRIE WHEEL
Code Date: best by dates through 12/14/2022
Size: 16.00 OZ
UPC: 00021171800000

Canada- Certain Nature’s Best brand and Zavat Chalav brand Mozzarella Cheese products recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

CFIA

Summary

Product
Mozzarella Cheese
Issue
Food – Microbial Contamination – Listeria
What to do

Do not consume, use, sell, serve, or distribute recalled products

Affected products

The affected products are being recalled from the marketplace due to possible Listeria contamination.

The recalled products have been sold in Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

What you should do

  • If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, contact your healthcare provider
  • Check to see if you have recalled products
  • Do not consume, serve, use, sell, or distribute recalled products
  • Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

France – Sashimi quality tuna steak – Listeria monocytogenes

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Fishery and aquaculture products
  • Product brand name unbranded
  • Model names or references Sashimi quality tuna steak 120g
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    4056489614463 9222690077 Use-by date 10/10/2022
  • Marketing start/end date From 09/27/2022 to 09/30/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Geographic area of ​​sale see the attached file for the list of stores concerned
  • Distributors LIDL
  • List of points of saleList_Supermarkets.pdf

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Detection of Listeria monocytogenes less than 10 before DLC
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Listeria monocytogenes (causative agent of listeriosis)

France – Chicken thigh- E.coli

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Meats
  • Product brand name Unbranded
  • Model names or references purchased between Saturday September 24 and Wednesday September 28.
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch
    0201821000000 purchase between 09/24/2022 and 09/28/2022
  • Packaging BULK
  • Marketing start/end date From 09/24/2022 to 09/28/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark Leclerc Sainte-Eulalie
  • Further information sold in the Traditional Butchery section, non-contractual photo
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Department GIRONDE (33)
  • Distributors Leclerc Sainte-Eulalie

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Escherichia coli
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Escherichia coli

New Zealand – Nationwide recall of Pams frozen berries as Hepatitis A infections rise to 12, several hospitalised

Stuff NZ

Another nine cases of hepatitis A have been detected with links to frozen berries, prompting a recall of half a dozen products from the Pams brand.

Pams – a New Zealand division of supermarket giant Foodstuffs – is recalling various frozen berry products as a precautionover a possible link to recent cases of the contagious virus.

Of the 12 cases found so far, seven have been hospitalised, including young, fit teenagers – not typically deemed at high risk from the illness, New Zealand Food Safety deputy director-general Vincent Arbuckle said.

The investigation into the source continues. Until, and unless, a definitive source is identified, the advice to heat-treat remains in place for all frozen berry products – regardless of brand, officials warned.

Ireland – Recall of a Batch of Glenhaven 4 Breaded Chicken Fillets due to the Presence of Salmonella

FSAI

Glenhavent Chicken Fillets

Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2022.63
Product: Come Home to Glenhaven 4 Breaded Chicken Fillets (frozen); pack size: 380g
Batch Code: 22158B; Best before: Dec 2023
Country Of Origin: Ireland

Message:

The above batch of Glenhaven 4 Breaded Chicken Fillets is being recalled due to the presence of Salmonella.  Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batch.

Nature Of Danger:

People infected with Salmonella typically develop symptoms between 12 and 36 hours after infection, but this can range between 6 and 72 hours.  The most common symptom is diarrhoea, which can sometimes be bloody.  Other symptoms may include fever, headache and abdominal cramps.  The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Diarrhoea can occasionally be severe enough to require hospital admission. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

Action Required:

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

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

Consumers:

Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batch.

USA – FDA Advises Consumers to Avoid Potentially Contaminated Raw Oysters from Oyster Kings in New Brunswick, Canada- Salmonella

FDA

Audience

Consumers who have recently purchased and restaurants and retailers who have sold or served the below recalled brands of Oyster Kings Inc. oysters that were harvested on 9/8/2022 in New Brunswick, Canada.

Product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Acadian Gold Oysters Choice Oysters 50 pieces None Harvested: 2022/09/08
Packed: 2022/09/08
Harvest Zone: MS-0370/NB5G
Acadian Pearl Oysters Cocktail Oysters 24 pieces None Harvested: 2022/09/08
Packed: 2022/09/09
Harvest Zone: MS-0370/NB5G
Plant Code: 6009ss
Baccarat Cocktail Oysters 50 pieces Various Harvested: 2022/09/08
Packed: 2022/09/09
Harvest Zone: MS-0370/NB5G
Plant Code: 6009ss
Capitaine Barney Oysters Jewel Oysters with Firebarns brand Tequila Lime Hot Sauce 24 pieces 6 28250 88624 5 Harvested: 2022/09/08
Packed: 2022/09/09
Harvest Zone: MS-0370/NB5G
Plant Code: 6009ss
Coffret De L’Acadie Jewel Oysters
Cocktail Oysters
Choice Oysters
18 pieces None Harvested: 2022/09/08
Packed: 2022/09/09
Harvest Zone: MS-0370/NB5G
Plant Code: 6009ss
Honeymoon Choice Oysters 18 pieces 6 28250 88604 7 Harvested: 2022/09/08
Packed: 2022/09/09
Harvest Zone: MS-0370/NB5G
Plant Code: 6009ss
No. 69 Jewel Oysters 18 pieces 6 28250 88608 5 Harvested: 2022/09/08
Packed: 2022/09/09
Harvest Zone: MS-0370/NB5G
Plant Code: 6009ss
Nuit Blanche Jewel Oysters 50 pieces None Harvested: 2022/09/08
Packed: 2022/09/09
Harvest Zone: MS-0370/NB5G
Plant Code: 6009ss
Opus Choice Oysters 18 pieces Not available Harvested: 2022/09/08
Packed: 2022/09/09
Harvest Zone: MS-0370/NB5G
Plant Code: 6009ss
Point. G Cocktail Oysters 12 pieces 6 28250 88607 8 Harvested: 2022/09/08
Packed: 2022/09/09
Harvest Zone: MS-0370/NB5G
Plant Code: 6009ss
Sex on the Bay Cocktail Oysters 100 pieces None Harvested: 2022/09/08
Packed: 2022/09/08
Harvest Zone: MS-0370/NB5G
Umami Choice Oysters 18 pieces 6 28250 88621 4 Harvested: 2022/09/08
Packed: 2022/09/09
Harvest Zone: MS-0370/NB5G
Plant Code: 6009ss

Purpose

The FDA is advising consumers not to eat and to dispose of the recalled Oyster Kings Inc. oysters from Canada due to possible Salmonella contamination. These oysters were sold in Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces, territories, and in the U.S. No illnesses are known to be linked to the recalled products as of 9/27/2022.

Consumers of these products who are experiencing symptoms of salmonellosis should contact their healthcare provider, who should report their symptoms to their local Health Department.

Symptoms of salmonellosis

Salmonella species are bacteria that can cause gastrointestinal illness and fever. Most people infected with Salmonella begin to develop symptoms 12 to 72 hours after infection. Symptoms usually last four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment.

Most people with salmonellosis develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. More severe cases may include a high fever, aches, headaches, lethargy, a rash, blood in the urine or stool, and in some cases may become fatal.

Children younger than five, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have severe salmonellosis infections.

Summary of Problem and Scope

On 9/27/2022, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) notified the FDA of Oyster Kings Inc.’s oyster recall, that product had been distributed in the U.S., and that the U.S. distribution list is pending.

New Zealand – Pams brand Frozen Berries- Hepatitis A

MPI

4 October 2022: Foodstuffs Own Brands Ltd is recalling all batches and all dates of its Pams brand Mixed Berries, Two Berry Mix, Smoothie Berry Mix, and Raspberries as a precaution due to a possible link of Hepatitis A associated with frozen berries sourced from Serbia.

Product identification
Product type Frozen berries
Name of product (size) Pams brand Mixed Berries 500g
Pams brand Two Berry Mix 1kg
Pams brand Two Berry Mix 750g
Pams brand Smoothie Berry Mix 500g
Pams brand Raspberries 500g
Pams brand Raspberries 350g
Batch marking All batches
Date making All dates
Package size and description The products are sold in various sizes in plastic bags.
Distribution The products are imported.

The products are sold at Trents Wholesale and Raeward Fresh stores throughout the South Island and in Pak’n Save, New World and Four Square stores throughout New Zealand.

The products have not been re-exported.

Notes The New Zealand Food Safety investigation into the source of Hepatitis A contamination is ongoing. As this is an evolving issue the situation may change.

If you are a retailer of the products in this recall notice, you need to download a copy of the below Point of sale notice and display it in your store for one month.

Point of sale notice – Foodstuffs Own Brands [PDF, 77 KB]

Consumer advice

New Zealand Food Safety’s advice to consumers is to:

  • Briefly boil frozen berries before eating them, or if you have a thermometer at home, ensure cooking temperatures exceed 85 degrees Celsius for 1 minute. Heated berries can be safely refrozen for later use.
  • If you microwave berries, you should stir half-way through the cooking process to make sure they are cooked through. Microwave’s settings will vary, the important thing is to ensure the berries reach boiling.
  • Wash your hands before eating and preparing food.

Until and unless a definitive source is identified, this advice applies to all frozen berry products.

There have been reports of possible associated illness in New Zealand. If you have consumed any of these products and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice.

Alternatively, customers can return the products to their retailer for a full refund.

Who to contact

If you have questions, contact Foodstuffs Own Brands Ltd:

  • Phone: 0800 24 51 14
  • Address: 35 Landing Drive, Mangere, Auckland.