Category Archives: Hepatitis E

France – Wakame Salad- Hepatitis E

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Others
  • Product brand name asian choice
  • Model names or referencesDV8010 225g Expiry date:25-07-2023
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    8717677865734 2111040038 Use-by date 07/25/2023
  • Marketing start/end date From 06/12/2021 to 15/02/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to keep in the freezer
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Saint Etienne
  • Distributors international store

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Presence of type E hepatitis
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Hepatitis E virus
  • Additional description of the risk there is a limited health risk of contamination by the virus.

Research – Examining the Effect of Organic Acids on Inactivation of Hepatitis E Virus

Journal of Food Protection

Infection with hepatitis E virus genotype 3 (HEV-3) is an emerging cause of illness in developed countries. In North America and Europe, HEV-3 has been increasingly detected in swine, and exposure to pigs and pork products is considered the primary source of infection. We have previously demonstrated the prevalence of the HEV-3 genome in commercial pork products in Canada. In this study, we investigated the application of citric acid and acetic acid to inactivate HEV-3 on food and on food-contact surfaces. For this purpose, plastic, stainless steel and pork pâté surfaces were inoculated with HEV-3 and were treated with acetic acid or citric acid at 1%, 3%, or 5%. The infectivity of post treatment viral particles was determined by cell culture. A greater than 2-log reduction in viral infectivity was observed on plastic and stainless steel treated with the organic acids, but the treatment was much less effective on HEV infectivity on pork pâté (average reductions of 0.47 log citric acid, and 0.63 log acetic acid). Therefore, we conclude that citric acid and acetic acid have potential application to control HEV-3 on food contact surfaces, but are not suitable for food.

RASFF Alert – Hepatitis E – Seaweed Salad

RASFF

Hepatitis E in Wakame Salad (seeweed salad) from the Netherlands in Denmark

Luxembourg – RECALL: ASIAN CHOICE BRAND SEAWEED SALAD (FROZEN SEAWEED SALAD)

SAP

Last name Algensalat tiefgefroren / frozen seaweed salad Seaweed Salad
Mark AsianChoice
Unity 225g
bar code 8717677865734
Date of minimum durability (MDD) 07/25/2023
Batch 2111040038

Danger  : Possible presence of Hepatitis type E

Sale in Luxembourg by: Dafa Supermarket Luxembourg and Edens sa

A sale by other operators cannot be excluded.

Communicated by: Government Commission for Quality, Fraud and Food Safety

Belgium – Seaweed Salad (frozen) “Seaweed Salad” (225g) from Asian Choice brand.

AFSCA

Mali Asian Market bv recall
Product: Seaweed Salad (frozen) “Seaweed Salad” (225g) from Asian Choice brand.
Problem: Possible presence of type E hepatitis.

In agreement with the AFSCA MALI ASIAN MARKET bv withdraws the seaweed salad (frozen) “Seaweed Salad” of the brand Asian Choice, from sale and recalls it from consumers because of the possible presence of Hepatitis type E MALI

ASIAN MARKET bv asks its customers not to consume this product and to return it to the point of sale in which it was purchased, where they will be reimbursed.

Product Description:

Name: Seaweed Salad (Frozen)
Brand: ASIAN CHOICE Best Before
Date (BDD): 25/07/2023
Item Number: DV8010
Sale Period: 16/01/2022 to 04/08/2022
Weight: 225g

The product was distributed by:
MALI ASIAN MARKET (Brugsesteenweg 161; 8500 KORTRIJK).

More information via MALI ASIAN MARKET: HIMPE THIERRY, tel 0478 78 11 36.

Denmark – Risk of Hepatitis E in seaweed salad

DVFA

The Chinese Merchant and Asian Market are recalling a lot of seaweed salad, as there is a risk that the product is contaminated with Hepatitis E (updated 09-08-2022 with new points of sale)

Recalled Foods , Published: August 5, 2022

Modified August 9, 2022

​​Which product:
ASIAN CHOICE Seaweed salad ( see picture )
Net weight: 225g
Valid until 25.07.2023

Sold in:
The Chinese Merchant in Copenhagen
Asian Market in Grenaa
KFT Jutland
Far-East-Trading in Aarhus
Company that revokes:
DKK Wholesale – The Chinese Merchant, KFT Jylland, Far-East-Trading​ and Asian Market
Cause:
There is a risk that the product is contaminated with Hepatitis E, which is unacceptable in terms of health.
Risk:
There is a risk of infection with Hepatitis E. If you have any questions about symptoms, contact your own doctor or the doctor on call.
Advice for consumers:
The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration advises consumers to return the product to the store where it was purchased, or to discard it

Denmark – Risk of Hepatitis E in seaweed salad

DVFA

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The Chinese Merchant and Asian Market are recalling a lot of seaweed salad, as there is a risk that the product is contaminated with Hepatitis E (updated with new point of sale)
Recalled Foods , Published: August 5, 2022
Modified August 5, 2022

​​Which product:

ASIAN CHOICE Seaweed salad ( see picture )
Net weight: 225g
Valid until 25.07.2023

Sold in:
The Chinese Merchant in Copenhagen
Asian Market in Grenaa
 
Company that revokes:
DKK Wholesale – The Chinese Merchant and Asian Market
 
Cause:
There is a risk that the product is contaminated with Hepatitis E, which is unacceptable in terms of health.
 
Risk:
There is a risk of infection with Hepatitis E. If you have any questions about symptoms, contact your own doctor or the doctor on call.
 
Advice for consumers:
The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration advises consumers to return the product to the store where it was purchased, or to discard it.

Switzerland – Swiss outbreaks triple in 2021; illnesses also rise

Food Safety News

The number of foodborne outbreaks almost tripled in Switzerland in 2021 compared to the year before.

This past year, 37 outbreaks were reported with 540 people sick and 40 hospitalized versus 13 outbreaks in 2020.

Officials at the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office said the increase could be random, it could be due to better reporting and data collection or it could show the food safety situation has gotten worse, possibly because of the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges facing businesses.

The agent was unknown in 17 outbreaks but Salmonella caused seven, norovirus four, Campylobacter three, two were due to Bacillus cereus and one each because of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, Clostridium perfringens and hepatitis E.

Research – Hepatitis E virus defies alcohol-based hand disinfectants

Science Daily

Hepatitis E virus capsid structure. HEV infection causes viral h

The hepatitis E virus (HEV) can cause serious liver inflammation and is the most common cause of acute virus-mediated hepatitis worldwide. Infection can be prevented through appropriate hygiene measures. Scientists from TWINCORE, Centre for Experimental and Clinical Infection Research, the Hannover Medical School (MHH) and the Ruhr Universität Bochum (RUB), together with partners from industry, have investigated the effectiveness of various common hand disinfectants against HEV. They were able to show that most formulations do not completely inactivate the virus.

In Germany and Europe, HEV has its natural reservoir in pigs. The infection can spread from animals to humans, which is called a zoonosis. This often happens through incompletely heated or raw meat products such as minced meat. In tropical regions of the world, infections occur via contaminated water, sometimes causing large outbreaks. “Some of these infections could possibly be prevented with the right hygiene measures,” says Dr. Patrick Behrendt, physician in the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology at the MHH and head of the junior research group “Translational Virology” at TWINCORE. This includes, above all, correct hygienic hand disinfection in everyday clinical practice when dealing with hepatitis E patients and infected animals.

Together with the team of Professor Eike Steinmann, head of the Department of Molecular and Medical Virology at RUB, Behrendt has investigated whether common hand disinfectants can render the virus harmless. “We tested the effect of the alcohols ethanol and propanol, both individually and in the mixing ratios recommended by the WHO, and also commercial hand disinfectants,” says Steinmann. “However, only one product that contained another component was effective.”

Switzerland – Source of rise in Swiss Hepatitis E cases remains a mystery; pork investigated

Food Safety News

Hepatitis E virus capsid structure. HEV infection causes viral hepatitis. Atomic-level structure.

Officials in Switzerland have been unable to find what was behind an increase in hepatitis E infections that affected more than 100 people in 2021.

The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) recorded a rise in cases of hepatitis E virus (HEV) between January and May 2021.

A total of 105 cases were reported across the country, which is almost triple the number compared to the same period in previous years. More men than women were affected and patients ranged in age from 18 to 87 years old. A total of 29 people were hospitalized with or following an HEV infection and two died.