Category Archives: Food Testing

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Groundnuts – Almonds – Hazlenuts – Basmati Rice – Pistachios

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RASFF-aflatoxins (Tot. = 16.6 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts in shell from Egypt in Germany

RASFF-aflatoxins (Tot. = 45.8 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts in shell from Egypt in Germany

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 40.7; Tot. = 44.1 µg/kg – ppb) in almonds from the United States in Italy

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 825; Tot. = 1279 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from Togo in Belgium

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 9.1 µg/kg – ppb) in hazelnuts from Turkey in the UK

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 5.13 µg/kg – ppb) in basmati rice from Pakistan in Italy

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 24 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios from Iran in Spain

RASFF Alert – Listeria monocytogenes – Chilled Bacon

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RASFF-Listeria monocytogenes (presence /25g) in chilled bacon from Poland in Poland

RASFF Alert – Moulds – Broccoli Salad

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RASFF-broccoli salad from the Netherlands infested with moulds in Denmark

RASFF Alerts -Salmonella – Paprika Powder – Ground Cumin – Sesame Seeds – Sprouts – Food Supplement – Raw White Legged Shrimps – Salted Chicken Breast – Pork Burgers – Black Pepper – Chicken Meat Preparations

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RASFF-Salmonella (presence in 25g /25g) in salmonella in paprika powder from China in Spain

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in ground cumin from Spain in Belgium

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in sesame seeds from Sudan in Greece

RASFF-Salmonella (present /25g) in sprouts from France in the Netherlands

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in food supplement from France in France

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in sesame seeds from Sudan in Greece

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in frozen raw whiteleg shrimps (Penaeus vannamei) from Vietnam in the Netherlands

RASFF-Salmonella (in 1 out of 5 samples) in frozen salted chicken half breasts from Brazil in the UK

RASFF-Salmonella enterica ser. Lisboa (presence /25g) in sesame seeds from Sudan in Greece

RASFF-Salmonella (present /10g) in frozen pork burgers from Belgium in Belgium

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in black pepper from Vietnam in Spain

RASFF-Salmonella (in 1 out of 3 samples) in paprika powder from China in Spain

RASFF-Salmonella enterica ser. Newport (presence /25g) in frozen chicken breast fillet whith inner from Poland in Italy

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in sesame seeds from Nigeria in Cyprus

RASFF-Salmonella enterica ser. Indiana (presence /25g) in frozen chicken meat preparation from the Netherlands, via Germany in France

USA – Stop & Shop’s and Giant Food Stores Recalls Broccoli because of Listeria

Food Poison Journal 

Frozen broccoli contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria has been found at Stop & Shop’s store on Ellington Road in South Windsor, and the chain is recalling the product. State food inspectors found the listeria-tainted, 16-ounce “Private Brands Frozen Broccoli Cuts” during a routine test of sample products at the store and the supermarket chain issued the recall on Monday. The product code for this broccoli is “UPC 068826700926” and the packages’ use-by code is “BEST BY MAR 15 2020.” Stop & Shop issued a voluntary recall on the frozen broccoli based on the results of tests done by the state Department of Consumer Protection.

USA – Salmonella outbreak closes Georgia caterer until further notice By News Desk | May 22, 2018

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County health officials continue to investigate a Salmonella outbreak linked to a Georgia caterer who provided food for recent events. At least 70 people reported becoming ill after the events, with at least four admitted to hospitals.

The Plain Nuts Catering & Deli of Covington, GA, closed voluntarily, according to the Gwinnett, Newton, & Rockdale County Health Departments. As of Monday evening the caterer’s website did not appear to have any information about the situation.

Sick people reported attending events on April 28 and May 9 that were catered by Plain Nuts. Another group of people who did not attend the events but did eat food from the caterer is also included in the outbreak count. 

Reports of the illnesses first reached the health department on May 4. With all of the sick people having attended the same invitation-only event on April 28, public health officials began investigating the caterer. On May 15, the department received word of illnesses among attendees of the May 9 event.   

UK – Nailsea – Somerset – restaurant The Old Famhouse has zero hygiene rating after 62 diners get food poisoning on Mother’s Day

Bristol Post

A North Somerset pub, where dozens of people fell ill with food poisoning following Mother’s Day meals, has been given a zero food hygiene rating in an inspection after the sickness outbreak.

Health chiefs identified the cause of the food poisoning at The Old Farmhouse pub in Nailsea, where around 62 diners suffered from sickness and diarrhoea.

Public Health England (PHE) and North Somerset Council also launched an investigation after they became ill on March 11, this year.

The Mirror – Original Story

A pub has shut its kitchen after 62 diners reportedly fell ill following a Mother’s Day lunch.

Dozens of people reported to be suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting after eating at The Old Farmhouse in Nailsea, north Somerset, on Sunday.

North Somerset Council is understood to have been alerted to 62 confirmed cases so far, the Bristol Post reports.

The pub , which is operated by the Hall and Woodhouse chain, has voluntarily stopped serving meals while investigations continue.