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France – Product recall: Mini Jesus Pilat brand Saucisson du Pilat / Salaisonniers du Pilat – Listeria monocytogenes

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Product recall: Mini Jesus Pilat brand: Saucisson du Pilat / Salaisonniers du Pilat

ENCOUNTERED PROBLEM

Above-norm presence of Listeria monocytogenes

PROPOSED SOLUTION

Those in possession of this product are asked not to consume it and to return it to the point of sale where it was purchased.

People who have consumed this product and who have a fever, isolated or accompanied by headaches, are invited to consult their doctor, notifying him of this consumption.
Pregnant women should pay special attention to these symptoms, as well as immunocompromised people and the elderly. These symptoms may suggest listeriosis, a disease that can be serious and can take up to eight weeks to incubate.

FURTHER INFORMATION

▸ Barcode
• 3595570001153
• 3595570001757- Ringed product

▸ Lot and DLUO
• 2024601 from 12/19/20 to
12/22/20 • 2023805 from 12/04/20 to
12/20/20 • 2023104 from 11/29/20 to 12/19/20
• 2022405 from 27 /
11/20 to 12/13/20 • 2021706 from 11/17/20 to 12/02/20
• 2021008 from 11/14/20 to 11/27/20
• 2021004 from 11/15/20 to 11/24 / 20
• 2020409 from 11/10/20 to 11/14/20
• 2020408 from 11/10/20 to 11/22/20

▸ Consumer service contact
La Salaison du Mont Pilat is available to consumers to answer their questions at the telephone number: “04.77.20.97.23 or by email contact@salaisons-mont-pilat.fr”.

▸ Source
https://www.auchan.fr/

Australia – Sunny Seafood Pty Ltd — Sunny Supreme Frozen Shredded Coconut 200g -Salmonella

PSA

Photograph of Sunny Supreme Frozen Shredded Coconut

Identifying features

Best before date
20 August 2022
Other
APN/EPN 9337724006492

What are the defects?

The recall is due to microbial (Salmonella) contamination.

What are the hazards?

Food products contaminated with Salmonella may cause illness if consumed.

What should consumers do?

Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For further information, please contact Sunny Seafood Pty Ltd on 03 9480 6880 or via https://www.sunnyseafood.com.au

Traders who sold this product

Asian grocery stores and Asian supermarkets

Where the product was sold
Victoria
Dates available for sale
  • 8 October 2020 – 27 October 2020

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Coordinating agency

Food Standards Australia New Zealand is the coordinating agency for this recall.

UK – FSA issues precautionary safety and handling advice for specific eggs – Salmonella

FSA

Precautionary advice to consumers who have purchased a specific batch of British Lion eggs which may be contaminated with salmonella.

The FSA is issuing precautionary advice to consumers who have purchased a specific batch of British Lion eggs which may be contaminated with salmonella.

Affected eggs can be identified by the batch code and the best before date stamped on the eggshell.

The eggs affected are sold in some selected stores listed below in England and Wales only

The eggs affected are in batch 1UK15270. 

Product details

Sainsbury’s (certain stores)

Product Pack size Best before date
Medium Free Range Eggs by Sainsbury’s 6 30 October 2020

05 November 2020

Large Free Range Eggs by Sainsbury’s 6 30 October 2020

05 November 2020

Very Large Free Range Eggs by Sainsbury’s 6 30 October 2020

01 November 2020

05 November 2020

Medium Free Range Eggs by Sainsbury’s 12 01 November 2020

05 November 2020

Large Free Range Eggs by Sainsbury’s 12 30 October 2020

01 November 2020

04 November 2020

05 November 2020

Mixed Size Free Range Eggs by Sainsbury’s 15 30 October 2020
Basics Mixed Size Barn Eggs 15 01 November 2020
J James Mixed Size Free Range Eggs 10 01 November 2020

05 November 2020

Aldi (certain stores)

Product Pack size Best before date
Merevale Medium Free Range Eggs 6 04 November 2020

Asda (certain stores)

Product Pack size Best before date
Asda Large Free Range Eggs 12 30 October 2020

Risk to consumers

A very small number of the above eggs may be contaminated with salmonella, due to it being found in the environment. The eggshell surface might also be contaminated.

Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

Our advice to consumers

As a precaution, consumers are advised to thoroughly cook the eggs listed in the table above, this means the egg yolks and whites should not be eaten runny. This will eliminate salmonella and avoid risk of illness.

Consumers should always follow good hygiene and egg handling practices when handling eggs and associated packaging, including:

  • storing eggs in the fridge until use
  • using eggs by the best before date
  • cleaning surfaces and kitchen equipment effectively after use, including the fridge
  • washing hands thoroughly after handling of eggs, including packaging and eggshells

Anyone who is concerned about symptoms should contact their GP or out of hours service in the first instance.

Consumers who wish to return the potentially affected eggs should contact the store from where they bought them for further information.

Only the eggs listed above sold at the stores in the table are affected.  No other eggs sold by these retailers or eggs sold at other shops are affected. There is no need to change your shopping habits for eggs or your usual cooking habits for eggs not listed above.

USA – 32 Union College students sickened by diarrheal illness – Giardia

Houston Chronicle

Giardia

At least 32 students at an upstate New York college have been diagnosed with a diarrheal illness commonly linked to contaminated lakes, streams and wells.

The Union College students tested positive for giardiasis, while other students showed symptoms of the intestinal disease, Fran’Cee Brown-McClure, the college’s vice president for student affairs and dean of students, wrote in an email to students Friday. Students who live both on campus and off campus became ill.

The Schenectady school reported the first cases of the illness on Oct. 14. School officials said they are working with the local health department to try to determine the source of the disease, which is caused by the giardia parasite.

Australia – Sunny Supreme Frozen Shredded Coconut 200g -Salmonella

FSANZ

Date published: 27 October 2020

Product information

Sunny Seafood P/L is conducting a recall of Sunny Supreme Frozen Shredded Coconut 200g. The product has been available for sale at Asian grocery stores and Asian supermarkets in Vic.

Date markings

Best Before 20/08/2022

Sunny Supreme Frozen Shredded Coconut

Problem

The recall is due to microbial (salmonella) contamination.

Food safety hazard

Food products contaminated with salmonella may cause illness if consumed.

Country of origin

Vietnam

What to do​

Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For further information please contact:

Sunny Seafood P/L
(03) 9480 6880
https://www.sunnyseafood.com.au/

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Ireland – All Batches of Roosters Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken and Roosters Breaded Poppin’ Chicken are Being Recalled due to the Possible Presence of Salmonella

FSAI

Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2020.62 (Update 2)
Product: Roosters Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken;

Roosters Breaded Poppin’ Chicken;

pack size: 210g; approval number: PL 10610342 WE

Batch Code: All batch codes and all best before dates
Country Of Origin: Poland

Message:

Further to FSAI Food Alert 2020.62 and FSAI Food Alert 2020.62 (Update 1) , Aldi is extending its recall to include all batches and all best before dates of Roosters Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken and Roosters Breaded Poppin’ Chicken. All batches are being recalled due to the possible presence of Salmonella. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated products.

Nature Of Danger:

People infected with Salmonella typically develop symptoms between 12 and 36 hours after infection, but this can range between 6 and 72 hours.  The most common symptom is diarrhoea, which can sometimes be bloody.  Other symptoms may include fever, headache and abdominal cramps.  The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Diarrhoea can occasionally be severe enough to require hospital admission. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

Action Required:

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Retailers are requested to remove the implicated products from sale.

Consumers:

Consumers should not eat the implicated products.

Rooster S F Chicken Update
Roosters Breaded Chicken

Australia – Golden Horse Dried Anchovy Kho Ca Com 450g

FSANZ

Product information

Yuen’s Market Trading Co. is conducting a recall of Golden Horse Dried Anchovy Kho Ca Com 450g. The product has been available for sale at Asian grocery stores in Queensland.

Date markings

Best Before: 06/01/2023

Problem

The recall is due to biotoxin (histamine) contamination.

Food safety hazard

Food products containing histamine may cause illness/injury if consumed.

Country of origin

Vietnam

What to do​

Consumers should not eat this product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

For further information please contact:

Yuen’s Market Trading Co.

(07) 3722 8100

sales@yuensmarket.com.au

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Canada – Warning not to consume ham dried tomatoes and basil sold by the company Meats Charlevoix – Listeria monocytogenes

MAPAQ

The MAPAQ, in collaboration with the Charcuterie Charlevoisienne company , located at 131, rue Saint-Édouard, in Saint-Urbain, is warning the population not to consume the product indicated in the table below, as this food is likely contain the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes.
Product name Format Targeted lot
“HAM, DRIED TOMATOES AND BASIL” 175 g Units sold bearing the expiration date (“best before”) of 

05NO20 
(November 5, 2020)
The product that is the subject of this alert was available for sale at several locations across the province. It was packaged in clear plastic wrap with a black underside and was sold refrigerated. The label includes, in addition to the proper name of the product, the words “CHARCUTERIE CHARLEVOISIENNE”.
The operator is voluntarily recalling the product in question. He agreed with MAPAQ to disseminate this notice as a precautionary measure. It should be noted that no case of illness associated with the consumption of this food has been reported to MAPAQ to date. 
People who have this product in their possession are therefore advised not to consume it. They must either return it to the establishment where they bought it or throw it away.

USA – Listeria outbreak linked to deli meat sickens 10, kills one

Outbreak News Today

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture and health officials from several states report investigating  a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to deli meats.

10 people were infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes from 3 states (New York (2), Massachusetts (7) and Florida (1).

All 10 people were hospitalized. One death has been reported from Florida.

In interviews with 9 ill people, all reported eating Italian-style meats, such as salami, mortadella, and prosciutto. They reported purchasing prepackaged deli meats and meats sliced at deli counters at various locations.

A specific type of deli meat and common supplier have not yet been identified.

Research – The effects of environmental factors on the prevalence and diversity of bacteriophages lytic against the top six non‐O157 Shiga toxin‐producing Escherichia coli on an organic farm

Wiley Online

Bacteriophages (or phages) specific to Shiga toxin‐producing Escherichia coli (STEC) strains are frequently isolated from animal‐associated environments primarily because ruminant animals are the natural reservoir of STEC. However, little is known about these phages in produce‐growing environments. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of environmental factors on the prevalence of the phages lytic against O157 and the top six non‐O157 STEC on an organic farm. A total of 370 samples were collected from an organic farm, containing animal‐active and produce‐growing areas, for 1 year. A bacterial cocktail, including nonpathogenic and pathogenic Ecoli strains, was used for phage isolation. Meanwhile, culture methods and PCR were used to isolate STEC strains. Weather information was also collected for each sampling trip. Twenty‐eight samples contained phages lytic against STEC (or STEC‐infecting phages), of which 26 were collected from the animal‐active area. Moreover, the winter season had a higher phage prevalence than other seasons, likely due to high rain precipitation. The phages belonging to the Myoviridae family and those lytic against STEC O103 were the most prevalent. One Ecoli O103:H2 was isolated from a water sample where no STEC O103‐infecting phages were found. Additionally, no STEC O103 was present in the samples containing STEC O103‐infecting phages. The findings indicate that animal is the primary factor contributing to the prevalence of the STEC‐infecting phages in the surrounding environment of the organic farm, and the presence of these phages contributes to a negative correlation with their STEC hosts.