Category Archives: Mould/Mold

RASFF Alert – Mycotoxin – Ochratoxin A – Dried Raisins

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Ochratoxin A (30,1 ± 5,4 μg/kg) in dried raisins from Uzbekistan in Romania and Latvia

RASFF Alert – Mold/Mould – Foie Gras – Yoghurt – Tortilla Wraps

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Altered organoleptic characteristics and mold in goose foie gras from France in Italy

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Presence of mould in yoghurt from Romania in Hungary

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Tortilla wraps from Belgium, dispatched from Denmark infested with moulds from Belgium, in Denmark and Iceland

Denmark – Mold/mould on tortilla wraps

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Dagrofa ApS is recalling Banderos tortilla wraps with whole grain, as there is a risk of mold on the product. The product should be returned to the store where it was purchased or discarded.

Recalled foods , Published: March 17, 2023

​Which food:

​​Banderos tortilla wrap with whole grain
Net weight: 370g
EAN code: 7611612700948
Best before date: 19.06.2023

Sold in: The retail chains MENY, SPAR, Let-Køb, Min Købmand, Liva, ABC low price, WOLT, Løvbjerg and some stores outside the chains.

Why :
The company has established that there is a risk of mold on the product. Mold formation makes the product unsuitable as food.

Read more about mold on food here:
https://www.foedevarestyrelsen.dk/Foedevarer/kend_kemien/Sider/Spekifikke-foedevarer.aspx

​What should you do as a consumer:
​The Food and Drug Administration advises consumers to return the product to the store where it was purchased or to discard it.

Who returns the product :
Dagrofa ApS, Kærup Industrivej 12, 4100 Ringsted

France – Plain naan bread – Mould/Mold

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Cereals and baked goods
  • Product brand name Planet deli
  • Model names or references 2 plain Naan breads
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    5012121002806 Batch: 3017 Date of minimum durability 09/05/2023
    5012121002806 Batch: 3019 Date of minimum durability 05/11/2023
  • Marketing start/end date From 09/02/2023 to 14/03/2023
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors HelloFresh France

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Presence of mold

RASFF Alert- Mycotoxin – Patulin – Apple Puree

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Presence of patulin in apple puree at a high level from France in Benin, French Polynesia, Guinea, Morocco, Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Czech Republic – Meat Product – Visible Mould/Mold

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Place of inspection:
Dobruška ( Za Universitou 997, 51801 Dobruška )
ID: 75541092
Invalid parameter:

fungi visible to the eye

There were colonies of mold on the surface of the food under the intact packaging. Food is not considered safe if it shows signs of spoilage.

Unsuitable storage temperatures of this product were not detected during the inspection. The food did not have an expired minimum durability date.

Batch: L75333
Best before date: 28.01.23
Packaging: plastic packaging
Quantity of the product in the package: 700 g
Manufacturer: PEJSKAR & Co., Ltd. sro, Kostelecká 894/61, Prague 9 – Čakovice 196 00
Date of sample collection: 10/1/2023
Reference number: 23-000089-SZPI-CZ
The sample was detected by the official control of the State Agricultural and Food Inspection.

Research – Microbial Load of Fresh Blueberries Harvested by Different Methods

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Abstract

Currently, more and more growers are transitioning to the use of over-the-row machine harvesters for harvesting fresh market blueberries. This study assessed the microbial load of fresh blueberries harvested by different methods. Samples (n = 336) of ‘Draper’ and ‘Liberty’ northern highbush blueberries, which were harvested using a conventional over-the-row machine harvester, a modified machine harvester prototype, ungloved but sanitized hands, and hands wearing sterile gloves were collected from a blueberry farm near Lynden, WA, in the Pacific Northwest at 9 am, 12 noon, and 3 pm on four different harvest days during the 2019 harvest season. Eight replicates of each sample were collected at each sampling point and evaluated for the populations of total aerobes (TA), total yeasts and molds (YM), and total coliforms (TC), as well as for the incidence of fecal coliforms and enterococci. The harvest method was a significant factor (p < 0.05) influencing the TA and TC counts, the harvest time was a significant factor influencing the YM counts, while the blueberry cultivar was an insignificant (p > 0.05) factor for all three indicator microorganisms. These results suggest that effective harvester cleaning methods should be developed to prevent fresh blueberry contamination by microorganisms. This research will likely benefit blueberry and other fresh fruit producers.

Czech Republic – Olomouc cottage cheese sticks, defatted ripening cheese, 125g – Mold/Mould

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Place of inspection:
Hodonín ( Dolní Valy 3739/4, 695 01 Hodonín )
ID: 13690558
Food group: Milk and milk products Cheese

Olomouc cottage cheese sticks, defatted ripening cheese, 125g
Category: Dangerous foods
Invalid parameter:

fungi visible to the eye

The appearance of blue-green mold colonies was detected on the surface of the cheese under the packaging.

Food is not considered safe if it shows signs of spoilage.

The food did not have an expired minimum shelf life date, during the inspection no unsatisfactory storage temperatures of this product were found.

Batch: L 164 232
Best before date: 08 02 2023
Quantity of the product in the package: 0.125 kg
Manufacturer: AW spol.sro, Palackého 4, 789 83 Loštice
Date of sample collection: 30/01/2023
Reference number: 23-000095-SZPI-CZ
The sample was detected by the official control of the State Agricultural and Food Inspection.

Czech Republic – CZECH CHEESE BUNS 50% filling 360 g – Mold/Mould

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Place of inspection:
Prostějov ( JB Pecky 3589/13, 79601 Prostějov )
ID: 46967851
Food group: Bakery products Delicate pastries

CZECH CHEESE BUNS 50% filling 360 g
Category: Dangerous foods
Invalid parameter:

molds visible to the naked eye

At the end of the shelf life, molds visible to the naked eye appeared on the surface of the food. Food is not considered safe if it shows signs of spoilage.

Batch: 23.01./PR 2 GN
Best before date: 23.01.
Packaging: PP bag
Quantity of the product in the package: 360 g
Manufacturer: Penam, as
Country of origin:  Czechia
Date of sample collection: 1/18/2023
Reference number: 23-000081-SZPI-CZ
The sample was detected by the official control of the State Agricultural and Food Inspection.

RASFF Alerts – Mold/Mould – Frozen Raspberries – Coconut Oil

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Mould infestation in frozen raspberries from Austria in Germany

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Mould in organic coconut oil from Germany in Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland