Category Archives: Listeria monocytogenes

RASFF Alert – Listeria monocytogenes – Smoked Salmon Bacon – Organic Young Sprouts – Pasteurised Milk Cheese – Frozen Sliced Octopus

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RASFF – Listeria monocytogenes (presence) in smoked salmon bacon from France in France

RASFF – Listeria monocytogenes (presence /25g) in organic young sprouts from France in Belgium

RASFF – Listeria monocytogenes (presence /25g) in pasteurized milk cheese from France in France

RASFF – Listeria monocytogenes (presence /25g) in frozen sliced cooked octopus from Spain in Spain

Research -Sneaky Salmonella finds a backdoor into plants

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Newswise — As the world wrestles with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which arose after the virus jumped from an animal species to the human species, University of Delaware researchers are learning about new ways other pathogens are jumping from plants to people.

Opportunistic bacteria — salmonella, listeria and E.coli, for example — often piggyback on raw vegetables, poultry, beef and other foods to gain entry into a human host, causing millions of foodborne illnesses each year.

But University of Delaware researchers Harsh Bais and Kali Kniel and their collaborators now have found that wild strains of salmonella can circumvent a plant’s immune defense system, getting into the leaves of lettuce by opening up the plant’s tiny breathing pores called stomates.

The plant shows no symptoms of this invasion and once inside the plant, the pathogens cannot just be washed off.

Stomates are little kidney-shaped openings on leaves that open and close naturally and are regulated by circadian rhythm. They open to allow the plant to cool off and breathe. They close when they detect threats from drought or plant bacterial pathogens.

USA -Garland Ventures LTD Voluntary Recalls Five Cheese Stuffed Shells Because of Possible Health Risk

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Garland Ventures Ltd of Garland, Texas is voluntary recalling 1095 cases of Five Cheese Stuffed Shells trays because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled “Five Cheese Stuffed Shells” was distributed nationwide in limited number of retail stores.

The product “Five Cheese Stuffed Shells” comes in 10.76 ounces containing shells with marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese and parsley, and packed in aluminum foil container with clear lid marked lot# F080SS/F090SS on the bottom of label.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

USA – Norpac Fisheries Export Recalls Shrimp Poke Due to Possible Health Risk – Listeria monocytogenes

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Norpac Fisheries Export is recalling all fresh shrimp poke distributed in the Hawaiian Island between May 11, 2020 and June 25, 2020 because it has potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Product was distributed in Hawaii on The Big Island, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai through its retail customers, specifically Safeway Stores.

Any fresh shrimp poke purchased from their stores from May 11th, through June 25, 2020 would be potentially contaminated.

Shrimp poke is distributed as pre-mixed in plastic pouches and go to service counter and then dishes out in various weight increments into a “deli cup”. This is a photo of product and label.

“No illnesses have been reported to date.”

We became aware of this problem during our routine Food Safety monitoring procedures, as we perform laboratory analysis of our work areas, equipment, surfaces, drains, raw materials and completed product. As a result of our routine random product and materials testing, we tested the shrimp used to make the shrimp poke, by having a sample sent to an independent lab for analysis. The results were received June 25, 2020 indicating a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes. We are proceeding under the cautious assumption that all of the shrimp from our supplier is contaminated.

Our company has ceased the production and distribution of the product using this shrimp, as the FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the exact source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased Fresh Shrimp Poke are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-808-842-3474 Mon – Fri 8:00am. – 5:00pm. (HST, Hawaii standard time).


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Austria – Hatzenstadt dairy butter – Listeria monocytogenes

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HATZSTÄDTER SENNEREIBUTTER with the best before date from 30.6-12.7. 2020 is not suitable for consumption due to contamination of Listeria monocytogenes!

Contamination with Listeria monocytogenes was found in the Hatzenstadt dairy butter from the manufacturer Sennereigenossenschaft Hatzenstädt.

The product is not suitable for consumption and can be returned to consumers in the cheese factory. The purchase price will of course also be refunded to customers without proof of purchase.

The person placing the product on the market fulfills his own responsibility in accordance with the provisions of food law and has therefore initiated a recall of the product. This warning does not mean that the hazard was caused by our company.

Inquiry note:
Sennereigenossenschaft Hatzenstädt Grenzing 22 6346 Niederndorferberg 0043 (0) 676 3114690
Email: bio @ hatzenstaedt.at

Canada – Warning not to consume smoked salmon sold by the company Lester’s Deli – Listeria monocyotgenes

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Quebec

 , June 26, 2020 

The MAPAQ, in collaboration with the Food Inspection Division of the City of Montreal and the company Lester’s Deli (Lester Delicatessen and smoked meat), located at 1057, rue Bernard Ouest, in Montreal, is warning the public not to consume the product indicated in the table below, as it does not have the required “Best Before” date.
Product name Format Target Lot
“SMOKED SALMON – SMOKED SALMON” 225 gr Units sold until June 25, 2020
The product which is the subject of this warning was offered for sale until June 25, 2020 inclusive, and only at the establishment designated above. The smoked salmon was sold refrigerated; it was wrapped in a transparent plastic bag with a black background. The product label includes the words “Smoked salmon – Smoked salmon – 225 gr”.
The operator voluntarily recalls the product in question. It has agreed with MAPAQ and the Food Inspection Division of the City of Montreal to disseminate this warning as a precaution. People who have a unit of this product in their possession are advised not to consume it. They must either return it or discard it at the establishment where they purchased it. Even if the product in question does not show any sign of deterioration or a suspicious odor, consuming it can represent a health risk. It should be noted that no case of illness associated with the consumption of this food has been reported to MAPAQ so far.

Ireland – Recall of Union Hall Smoked Salmon Pate due to the Presence of Listeria monocytogenes

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Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2020.35
Product: Union Hall Smoked Salmon Paté; pack size: 100g; IE CK 0031 EC
Batch Code: Use by: 18/07/2020
Country Of Origin: Ireland

Message:

Union Hall Smoked Fish is recalling the above batch of its Smoked Salmon Paté due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.  Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batch.

Nature Of Danger:

Symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness.  In rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications.  Some people are more vulnerable to Listeria monocytogenes infections, including pregnant women, babies, and people with weakened immune systems, including the elderly.  The incubation period (time between initial infection and first symptoms appearing) is on average 3 weeks but can range between 3 and 70 days.  

Action Required:

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Retailers are requested to remove the implicated batch from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the affected batch was sold.

Consumers:

Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batch.

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Research – Salmonella, Listeria and E. coli: opportunistic bacteria

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Researchers at the University of Delaware are examining how certain bacteria manage to bypass plant immune defenses.

As the world battles against the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), which emerged after the virus moved from animal to human, researchers at the University of Delaware are learning new ways to other pathogens jump from plants to humans

Opportunistic bacteria,  Salmonella ,  Listeria  and  E. coli , for example – often attach themselves to raw vegetables, poultry, beef and other foods to enter a human host, causing millions of illnesses each year food.

But researchers from the University of Delaware,  Harsh Bais  and  Kali Kniel  and their collaborators have now discovered that wild strains of  Salmonella  can bypass a plant’s immune system, penetrating lettuce leaves by opening tiny pores. of the plant called stomata.
The plant has no symptoms of this invasion and once inside the plant, the pathogens cannot simply be washed out.

France – Nature Bio brand young shoot salad – Listeria monocytogenes

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ENCOUNTERED PROBLEM

Potential risk of the presence of listeria

PROPOSED SOLUTION

People who hold this product are asked not to consume and destroy it, or to bring it back to the store for exchange or refund.

People who have consumed this product and who have a fever, isolated or accompanied by headaches, are invited to consult their doctor by reporting this consumption.
Pregnant women should be especially attentive to these symptoms, as well as the immunocompromised and the elderly. These symptoms may suggest listeriosis, a disease which can be serious and which can take up to eight weeks to incubate.

FURTHER INFORMATION

▸ Barcode
3257986789925

▸ DLC and lot
• DLC: 27/06/20 – Lot: 26199703 041
• DLC: 28/06/20 – Lot: 26208446 041

▸ Source
https://www.cora.fr/

RASFF Alerts – Listeria monocytogenes – Chilled Smoked Salmon – Chilled Roasted Cooked Smoked Pork Belly

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RASFF – Listeria monocytogenes (up to 200 CFU/g) in chilled smoked salmon from Serbia, with raw material from Norway, via Slovenia in Croatia

RASFF – Listeria monocytogenes (120 CFU/g) in chilled smoked salmon from Serbia in Slovenia

RASFF – Listeria monocytogenes (<10 CFU/g) in chilled roasted cooked smoked pork belly from Belgium in France