Category Archives: Microbiology

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Enterobacteriaceae – Dog Chews and Pet Food

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RASFF -Salmonella (present /25g) and high count of Enterobacteriaceae (<1030 CFU/g) in dog chews from Turkey in Germany

RASFF-Salmonella (present /25g) in dog chews from India in Germany

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) and high count of Enterobacteriaceae (1400 CFU/g) in pet food from the Netherlands in Belgium

USA – BioLyte Laboratories Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall Due to the Voluntary Nationwide Recall initiated by King Bio Inc. (a Raw Material Supplier) for NeoRelief for Muscle Cramping and Restlessness Topical Gel Due to Possible Microbial Contamination

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BioLyte Laboratories is voluntarily recalling lot numbers 1138, 1139, 1146, and 1160 of NeoRelief for Muscle Cramping and Restlessness Topical Gel to the retail and consumer level. King Bio Inc., a manufacturer of some of the active ingredients in this product, has been found to have some water contamination issues that potentially could have affected this product. King Bio has issued a recall of these active ingredients in BioLyte’s lot specific product. To date, there have been no reports of illness or injury due to the use of this product.

The administration or use of drug products with microbial contamination could potentially result in increased infections that may require medical intervention and could result in infections that could be life threatening to certain individuals.

Lot Number Expiry UPC Size Package type
1138 1/31/2020 358368002021 2 oz white airless pump bottle
1139 1/31/2020 358368002021 2 oz white airless pump bottle
1146 3/29/2020 358368002045 4 ml 4” x 2” mylar foil pack
1160 10/10/2019 358368002021 2 oz white airless pump bottle

NeoRelief for Muscle Cramping and Restlessness (package examples are attached)

BioLyte Laboratories is notifying its retail partners, distributors and customers by letter and is arranging for return and replacement of the recalled product.

RASFF Alert – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Pea Fibres

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RASFF-Salmonella (present /25g) in pea fibres from Belgium in Belgium

RASFF Alert- Animal Feed – Enterobacteriaceae – Raw Pet Food

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RASFF-too high count of Enterobacteriaceae (30000 CFU/g) in raw pet food from the Netherlands in Belgium

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Aflatoxin – Groundnuts

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RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 260 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts kernel from Sudan in the Netherlands

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 310; Tot. = 570 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnut kernels from the Gambia in the Netherlands

USA – Beaumont Bio Med, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of all their Homeopathic Aqueous/Alcohol-Based Medicines due to the Nationwide Recall by the Contract Manufacturer, King Bio, of all their Aqueous-Based Products due to Possible Microbial Contamination

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Beaumont Bio Med, Inc. is voluntarily recalling its entire aqueous/alcohol-based product line for human use, within expiry, to the consumer level. All products manufactured by the contract manufacturer, King Bio, have been recalled due to possible microbial contamination.

Risk Statement: The administration or use of drug products with microbial contamination could potentially result in increased infections that may require medical intervention, and could result in infections that could be life threatening to certain individuals. To date, Beaumont Bio Med has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

Nigeria – Over 1000 infected in new Nigeria diarrhea outbreak

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The Nigerian government says 1,068 people have been infected following an outbreak of Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) in at least 10 local government areas of Borno State.

Borno State Commissioner for Health Haruna Mshelia said the disease was becoming an epidemic, with at least 25 critically ill patients admitted at three cholera treatment centres in the state.

“To prevent outbreaks of diarrhea and other water borne diseases, like cholera, there must be public awareness on personal hygiene and sanitation. They are critical in preventing such diseases, which claimed 61 lives last year in the state,” Mshelia said.

Samples from the suspected cases have been are being tested in local laboratories and reported for monitoring purposes to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).