Category Archives: Food Toxin

RASFF Alert – STEC E.coli – Chilled Bovine Meat

European Food Alerts

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

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Pistachio Kernels – Pistachios – Groundnuts – Peanuts – Dried Melon Seeds

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aflatoxins (B1 = 36.2; Tot. = 42 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachio kernels from Iran in Poland

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aflatoxins (B1 = 40.0; Tot. = 43.4 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios from the United States in Germany

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aflatoxins (B1 = 19; Tot. = 22 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from India in the Netherlands

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aflatoxins (B1 = 7.1; Tot. = 8.1 µg/kg – ppb) in peanuts from Argentina in the Netherlands

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aflatoxins (B1 = 37; Tot. = 45 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios from the United States in the Netherlands

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aflatoxins (B1 = 30.8; Tot. = 35.5 µg/kg – ppb) in dried melon seeds from Iran in Germany

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.

Research – Climate change emerges as another culprit in leafy green food poisoning outbreaks

The Counter

The last decade has been particularly rough on the leafy greens industry. If you’ve followed lettuce news, you’re certainly aware of the multiple outbreaks of foodborne pathogens like E. coli, which have killed hundreds and sickened thousands more. Cattle feedlots have emerged as a major source of contamination for leafy green contamination but over at Eater, Jenny Zhang homes in on another culprit: climate change. Though it’s an emergent field of study and many unknowns remain, some early observations include: Rising temperatures can help E. coli and salmonella proliferate; those same hot temps provoke cattle into shedding pathogens more readily; and climate change-related flooding can rapidly spread contamination into water supplies used in irrigation. “Think of climate change as both an amplification of existing hazards, as well as a potential trigger for things we can’t foresee,” writes Zhang.

Hong Kong – Officials investigate ciguatoxin poisoning cases

Outbreak News Today

Hong Kong health officials report investigating a suspected ciguatoxin poisoning cases affecting two people.

The case involves two females, aged 34 and 66 respectively, who developed symptoms of ciguatoxin poisoning including abdominal pain and diarrhea about six to seven hours after consuming a marine fish for dinner at home on April 5. The latter patient also developed perioral numbness and attended the Accident and Emergency Department of Kwong Wah Hospital the next day. She was admitted for further management. Both patients are in a stable condition.

Initial inquiries revealed that the fish consumed was bought from a fish stall in Yeung Uk Road Market, Tsuen Wan, on April 4.

France – Product recall: Keraliou brand Tellines – ASP Toxins

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Product recall: Keraliou brand Tellines

ENCOUNTERED PROBLEM

ASP toxin above the authorized threshold. ASP marine biotoxins (amnesia toxins)

PROPOSED SOLUTION

Do not consume and bring back to the point of sale.

Food poisoning caused by these toxins results in digestive disorders (vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea) within 2 to 24 hours of ingestion of the contaminated shellfish. These disorders may be followed by feelings of dizziness, persistent headaches, disorientation, and possibly recent memory loss.

FURTHER INFORMATION

▸ Barcode
• 3529960019992
• 3529960015307

▸ Lot
• MB377761
• MB37766
• MB37773TEL

▸ DDM

▸ Packaging
1 and 3 kg bag delivered to distributors. Bulk resold to consumers

▸ Marketing
From 03/29/2021 to 03/31/2021

▸ Health mark
FR 29.189.525 CE

▸ Consumer service contact
0622819352

▸ Source
https://rappel.conso.gouv.fr/

France – Product recall: Whole raw tropical tiger prawns ASC 12/16 pieces 400g from SURGELÉES CASINO brand – Vibrio parahaemolyticus

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Product recall: Whole raw tropical tiger prawns ASC 12/16 pieces 400g from SURGELÉES CASINO brand

ENCOUNTERED PROBLEM

Presence of pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus

PROPOSED SOLUTION

Do not consume and return to the point of sale for reimbursement.

People who have consumed this product and who have symptoms such as gastroenteritis (diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, associated with headaches) are invited to consult their doctor, stating that they have consumed food that is susceptible to to be contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus.

This warning primarily concerns weakened people and immunosuppressed people, who are more at risk.

FURTHER INFORMATION

▸ Barcode
3222477634237

▸ Lot
VN / 532 / V / 072

▸ DDM
12/02/2022


DL532 health stamp

▸ Marketing
since 02/08/2021

▸ Consumer service contact
For any further information, you can contact the consumer service by dialing the Freephone number: 0 800 13 30 16 (free service and call) from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

▸ Source
https://www.geantcasino.fr/

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Curry Powder – Shrivelled Hazlenut Kernels – Pistachios – Watermelon Seeds – Hazlenuts – Peanuts – Shelled Almonds

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aflatoxins (B1 = 20; Tot. = 21 µg/kg – ppb) in curry powder from India in Switzerland

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aflatoxins (B1 = 21.4; Tot. = 118 µg/kg – ppb) in shrivelled hazelnut kernels from Georgia in Germany

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aflatoxins (Tot. = 103 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios from the United States, dispatched from Turkey in Spain

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aflatoxins (B1 = 7.87; Tot. = 8.41 µg/kg – ppb) in watermelon seeds from Turkey in Germany

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aflatoxins (B1 = 13.2; Tot. = 14.6 µg/kg – ppb) in hazelnuts from Turkey in Germany

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aflatoxins (B1 = 12.9; Tot. = 15.6 µg/kg – ppb) in inshell peanuts from Turkey in Germany

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aflatoxins (Tot. = 68.1 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios from Iran in Germany

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aflatoxins (B1 = 14.8; Tot. = 16.7 µg/kg – ppb) in shelled almonds from Australia in Spain

Foodborne Outbreak – Histamine – Frozen Tuna Loins

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foodborne outbreak caused by histamine (420 mg/kg – ppm) in frozen tuna loins from Vietnam, via the Netherlands in Sweden

RASFF Alert – Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP) toxins – Tellins

European Food Alerts

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withdrawal of live tellins (Donax trunculus) harvested in France because of possible contamination with Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP) toxins in France