Category Archives: Food Toxin

Research – Characterization of Escherichia coli from Edible Insect Species: Detection of Shiga Toxin-Producing Isolate

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Insects as novel foods are gaining popularity in Europe. Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 laid the framework for the application process to market food insects in member states, but potential hazards are still being evaluated. The aim of this study was to investigate samples of edible insect species for the presence of antimicrobial-resistant and Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC). Twenty-one E. coli isolates, recovered from samples of five different edible insect species, were subjected to antimicrobial susceptibility testing, PCR-based phylotyping, and macrorestriction analysis. The presence of genes associated with antimicrobial resistance or virulence, including stx1stx2, and eae, was investigated by PCR. All isolates were subjected to genome sequencing, multilocus sequence typing, and serotype prediction. The isolates belonged either to phylogenetic group A, comprising mostly commensal E. coli, or group B1. One O178:H7 isolate, recovered from a Zophobas atratus sample, was identified as a STEC. A single isolate was resistant to tetracyclines and carried the tet(B) gene. Overall, this study shows that STEC can be present in edible insects, representing a potential health hazard. In contrast, the low resistance rate among the isolates indicates a low risk for the transmission of antimicrobial-resistant E. coli to consumers. View Full-Text

France – COW CHEESE IN RAW MILK – E.coli

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Identifying information for the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product sub-category Milk and dairy products
  • Product brand name THE DELICE OF THE PRAIRIES
  • Names of models or references THE GAEC DES PRAIRIES
  • Product identification

    Lot Dated 79/89/99/109/119/149/159/169/179/189/219/229/249/259/289/299/110/210/510/610

    Recommended consumption date between 07/12/2021 and 06/01/2022

  • Start date / End of marketing From 09/27/2021 to 10/07/2021
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Geographical sales area Regions: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
  • Distributors Le fromager des halles brives, Clermont neyrat, Thiers, Clermont saint jean, lempdes Intermarché St paulien Super U Langeac Ardèche cicada Proxi Espaly and Loudes Salaison torrilhon Salaison du Velay Chabanon, Méjean, jacob Colombet J

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall presence of E.Coli
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Escherichia coli

Denmark – Mold/Mould in Chilli Flakes

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Mold in chili flakes

Coop Danmark A / S is recalling Coop Chili Flager due to the discovery of mold in the product.

Recalled Foods , Published: October 22, 2021

Modified October 22, 2021

What food:
Coop Chili Flakes
Net content: 30g
EAN number: 7340191104242
Best before-dates: 06.05.2024, 06.16.2024, 27.07.2024, 24.08.2024, 23.09.2024
Lot numbers: 0025044, 0030027, 0032608, 0034358, 0036729

Sold in:
Kvickly-, SuperBrugsen-, Brugsen-, Fakta-, Coop 365-, Dagli’- and LokalBrugsen throughout the country

Company recalling:
Coop Danmark A / S

Reason:
The company has established that there is a risk of mold in the product.

Risk:
Mold formation makes the product 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.

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Hazelnuts – Corn – Maize – Almond Kernels – Pistchios –

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Aflatoxins in almond kernels from the United States in Italy

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Aflatoxins in toasted and salted pistachios in shell from Turkey in Italy

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Aflatoxins in Groundnut kernels from Argentina in the Netherlands

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Aflatossine in nocciole con guscio dalla Georgia//aflatoxins in hazelnuts in shell from Georgia in Italy

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Aflatoxines in corn from France in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxins in maize from France in the Netherlands

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PISTACCHI SGUSCIATI DALLA TURCHIA from Turkey in Italy

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Aflatoxins (58.1±4.1 µg/kg) in hazelnuts from Georgia in Italy

USA – Raw milk recalled in Washington after sampling reveals E. coli contamination

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Williams Valley Family Farm LLC of Clayton, WA, is recalling retail, raw whole milk because of E. coli contamination. The recall was initiated after routine sampling conducted by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) revealed the presence of toxin-producing E. coli in the farm’s unpasteurized, raw milk dated Oct. 20-28.

There is concern that consumers may have the milk in their homes because of the expiration date, which has not passed. Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged not to drink them and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund, according to the recall notice.

Singapore – Recall of “Ceres 100% Apple Juice” products due to Patulin contamination

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Germany – Alburj – Halva with pistachios 400 g & 800 g – Salmonella

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Warning type: Food
Date of first publication: 10/15/2021
Product name:

Alburj – Halva with pistachios 400 g & 800 g

Product pictures:

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Manufacturer (distributor): Distributor: Kosebate GmbH
Reason for warning:

Salmonella was detected in a sample from batch 07/2022.

Packaging Unit: 400 g and 800 g
Lot identification: Batch 07/2022
Additional Information: Reference is made to the company’s customer information sheet attached.
Contact to the responsible authorities: 
Baden-Württemberg:poststelle@mlr.bwl.de
Bavaria:poststelle@lgl.bayern.de
Hesse:Schnellwarnung@rpda.hessen.de
Lower Saxony:poststelle@ml.niedersachsen.de
North Rhine-Westphalia:poststelle@mulnv.nrw.de
Rhineland-Palatinate:Poststelle.Referat22@lua.rlp.de
Thuringia:LM-Ueberendung@tlv.thueringen.de

Jordan – Shigella outbreak rises to 80, Source still not identified

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In a follow-up on the shigella outbreak in Jerash, Jordan, the Director of Jerash Governmental Hospital, Sadiq Al-Atoum, said the number of shigellosis cases recorded in Jerash has risen by 22 cases, bringing the total number to 80.

At least 16 people are still being treated.

The Director of Communicable Diseases, Ali Zitawi, said that all of the patients are under the age of 12 and suffered from the same symptoms: abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea and vomiting.

Health authorities in Jordan continue to collect samples from water sources, restaurants and bakeries in Jerash and Ajloun to determine the source of the Shigella bacteria.

France – MINCED STEAKS AND MINCED BEEF MEAT STEC E.coli O103

Gov france

Identifying information for the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product sub-category Meats
  • Product brand name HIGH BEARN MEATS
  • Names of models or references STEAKS MINCES SV X2 / STEAKS MINCES SVX6 / AX BEEF SV
  • Product identification
    Lot Dated
    RGB02701 Use-by date 10/07/2021
    RGB02712 Use-by date 08/10/2021
  • Packaging UNDER A VACUUM
  • Start date / End of marketing From 09/27/2021 to 10/08/2021
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark FR 64.422.003 CE
  • Geographical sales area OLORON SAINTE MARIE / ACCOUS / ORTHEZ
  • Distributors NETTO OLORON / INTERMARCHE ACCOUS / CASINO ORTHEZ / BUTCHER VHB OLORON

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall presence of Escherichia Coli 0103: H2
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Toxinogenic Escherichia coli shiga (STEC)

France – Superior cooked ham, skinned and defatted 3 slices conservation without nitrite – Clostridium

Gov france

Identifying information for the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product sub-category Meats
  • Product brand name Madrange
  • Names of models or references Superior cooked ham 3 slices (120 g) conservation without nitrite Madrange
  • Product identification
    GTIN Lot Dated
    3180940089406 281 08:02 CJ10OB Use-by date 02/11/2021
  • Products Listtracing_aval_JB_cuit_DD3_CSN _-. pdf Enclosed
  • PackagingPackaged in modified atmosphere
  • Start date / End of marketing From 10/13/2021 to 10/24/2021
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark FR 87.065.001 CE
  • Geographical sales area Whole France
  • Distributors INTERMACHE
  • List of points of saletracing_aval_JB_cuit_DD3_CSN _-. pdf

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Non-compliant salt level. Product preservation risk
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Clostridium botulinum (causative agent of botulism)
    Clostridium perfringens