Category Archives: Food Toxin

Canada -Updated Food Recall Warning – Various raw beef and raw veal products recalled due to E. coli O157:H7


Recall details

Ottawa, October 17, 2019 – The food recall warnings issued on October 11, 15, and 16, 2019 have been updated to include additional product information as well as corrected information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation. The corrections are marked by an asterisk (*) in the link above.

Industry is recalling various raw beef and raw veal products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not sell or use the recalled products described in the link above

The following products have been sold as indicated in the table below.

Ongoing investigation

See complete list of recalled products associated with this ongoing investigation.

RASFF Alert – Botulinum Toxin – Bovines Producing Milk


RASFF – botulinum toxin in bovines producing milk from Belgium in Belgium

RASFF Alerts – STEC E.coli – Lamb Carcase – Bovine Meat


RASFF -enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (O157 stx1+, stx2-, eae+) in lamb carcass from Belgium in Belgium

RASFF -shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (O103 stx1+ stx2- eae+ /25g) in frozen bovine meat from Uruguay in Finland

RASFF Alert – Aflatoxin – Almond Kernels


RASFF -aflatoxins (B1 = 17.7; Tot. = 18.5 µg/kg – ppb) in almond kernels from Australia in Spain

RASFF Alert – Animal Feed – Aflatoxin – Groundnuts for Bird Feed


RASFF -aflatoxins (B1 = 160 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts for birdfeed from the United States in the UK

UK-Ten E.coli cases identified on Isle of Wight — Public Health England issues safety advice – E.coli O157

County Press

TEN E.coli cases have been identified on the Isle of Wight — prompting Public Health England (PHE) to issue health advice.

PHE has been working with the Isle of Wight Council’s environmental health team following reports of four cases of E.coli O157 infection in children who visited the Island in early October.

Investigators are awaiting test results and enquiries are ongoing into the possible source of the infection.

Since September, there have been six other cases of E.coli O157 infection reported among residents or visitors to the Island.

RASFF Alerts – Salmonella – Black Pepper – Chilled VP Chicken Cuts – Chilled Minced – Live Oysters


RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Newport (presence /25g) in black pepper from Brazil in Germany

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Infantis (presence /25g) in chilled vaccum-packed chicken cuts from Ukraine, via the Netherlands in Hungary

RASFF – Salmonella (in 2 out of 5 samples /25g) in black pepper from Brazil in Spain

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Livingstone (present /25g) in chilled minced chicken from Poland in Lithuania

RASFF – Salmonella (present /25g) in live oysters from the Netherlands in the Netherlands