Category Archives: Moulds

Denmark – Layer cake bases with risk of mold – Dagrofa


DVFA

CDC Mould

Dagrofa ApS is recalling layer cake bases, as there is a risk of mold formation. Updated 15.01.21 with correct expiration date, 22.02.2021.

Recalled Foods , Published: January 15, 2021

Modified January 15, 2021

Which food:
Gestus Lyse Lagkagebunde
Best before dates: 22.02.2021
EAN barcode no .: 5701410375416

Sold in: The
store chains MENU, SPAR, Letkøb, Min Købmand, Løvbjerg and a few shops outside the chain.

Company recalling:
Dagrofa ApS

Cause:
There is a risk of mold formation on the layer cake bases.

Risk: The
formation of mold means that the layer cake bases are considered unsuitable as food.

Advice for consumers: The Danish
Veterinary and Food Administration advises consumers to deliver the product back to the store where it was purchased or to discard it.

Denmark – Layer cake bases with risk of mold

DVFA

CDC Fusarium

Coronet Cake Company ApS is recalling layer cake bases, as there is a risk of mold formation.

Recalled Foods , Published: January 18, 2021

Which food:
Our Layer Cake bases, light, 3-part
Best before date: 22.02.2021
EAN bar code no .: 5711044917739

Sold in: The
store chains Bilka, Føtex and Salling throughout the country.

Company recalling:
Coronet Cake Company ApS

Cause:
There is a risk of mold formation on the layer cake bases.

Risk: The
formation of mold means that the layer cake bases are considered unsuitable as food.

Advice for consumers: The Danish
Veterinary and Food Administration advises consumers to deliver the product back to the store where it was purchased or to discard it.

USA – Lavva Voluntarily Recalls a Single Lot of Blueberry Plant-Based Yogurt – Mold

FDA

Recall Limited to Lavva Blueberry Plant-Based Yogurt 5.3 Ounce Dated 2/21/21

Out of an abundance of caution, EVR Foods, INC, parent company to Lavva, is issuing a voluntary recall on its 5.3 ounce Blueberry Plant-Based Yogurt with expiration date 2/21/21. While this SKU and date code cleared strict quality assurance protocols, recent testing indicates a potential mold contamination. No other Lavva products are affected by the recall.

This plant-based yogurt was produced at a manufacturing facility in Norwich, NY, and has only been linked to the single date code. There have been no confirmed illnesses to date.

The recalled Blueberry Plant-Based Yogurts were distributed to retail stores nationwide. The product comes in a 5.3 ounce, colorful plastic cup with a foil lid, marked with lot #022121 on the bottom of the cup which is also used as the expiration date of the product.

Consumers are urged not to eat the product subject to the recall. Anyone who purchased the SKU may return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions about the recall can reach out to hello@lovvelavva.com or 833-885-2882 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has been notified of this recall and is assisting with the process.

About Lavva

Founded in 2017, Lavva is on a mission to realize the full potential of plant-based foods made without compromise. Powered by the world’s lowest carb, highest fat nut called the pili, Lavva’s functional superfoods are minimally processed and made only with real food ingredients — no added sugar, gums, oils, or natural flavors. Founder and CEO Liz Fisher discovered pili nuts while following a strict keto diet during a successful battle with advanced-stage ovarian cancer. Blown away by the pili’s smooth, buttery flavor Liz began blending them with coconut milk and eventually perfected the recipe to become what we know as Lavva’s yogurt today. Lavva currently offers its flagship Lavva yogurt line in six flavors — including two in 16-ounce family sizes — such as Vanilla, Mango, and Strawberry and the market’s first keto-certified vegan yogurt, Molten Lavva. Additionally, Lavva launched its Plant Milks and Creamer in September 2020, bringing a more sustainable alternative to the non-dairy milk category thanks to wild harvested pili trees. The brand is available at retailers nationwide, including Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, Kroger, and local natural food stores. All of Lavva’s products are vegan, dairy free, and use organic ingredients whenever possible.


Company Contact Information

Consumers:
Lavva
 33-885-2882
 hello@lovvelavva.com

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France – Product recall: Carrefour brand basmati rice 1kg bag – Ochratoxin A

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Product recall: Carrefour brand basmati rice 1kg bag

ENCOUNTERED PROBLEM

Presence of ochratoxin A.

PROPOSED SOLUTION

Do not consume and return to the point of sale for reimbursement

Ochratoxin A is a mycotoxin produced by several microscopic fungi (genera Penicillium and Aspergillus) and is naturally present in many plant products around the world, such as grains, coffee beans, cocoa and dried fruits.
Only a large quantity of contaminated products can lead to health problems.

FURTHER INFORMATION

▸ Barcode
3560070837984

▸ Lot
07/01/2022

▸ DLC
07/01/2022

▸ Consumer service contact
For any additional information, you can contact the Carrefour consumer service by dialing N ° Cristal 09 69 39 7000 – non-surcharged call from Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm.

▸ Source
https://www.carrefour.fr/

Iceland – Mould in pasta

MAST

Matvælastofnun warns consumers about two types of La Pasta di Alessandra pasta: Tortellini con ripieno di carne and Tortellini con ripieno di formaggio, due to mold. The company Aðföng, which imports pasta, has stopped selling and recalled the products.

The recall only applies to the following batches:

  • Brand: La Pasta di Alessandra
  • Product name: Tortellini with cornstarch
  • Best before date: 16-10-2021
  • Bar code: 8001195333005
  • Net amount: 1000 g
  • Producer: Nuovo Pastificio Italiano Srl
  • Country of manufacture: Italy
  • Brand: La Pasta di Alessandra
  • Vöruheiti: Tortellini con ripieno di formaggio
  • Best before date: 16-10-2021
  • Bar code: 8001195333029
  • Net amount: 1000 g
  • Producer: Nuovo Pastificio Italiano Srl
  • Country of manufacture: Italy
  • Distribution: In Bónus’ stores

Recalled pasta

Customers who have purchased the products are advised not to consume them and dispose of them, but they can also be returned to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Further information can be obtained from Aðfang’s quality manager by phone 530 5600 or via the email address gaedastjori at adfong.is.

RASFF Alert – Mould – Hazlenuts

European Food Alerts

RASFF

Cladosporium moulds in hazelnuts from Turkey, via Spain in the Netherlands

Research -Efficient Reduction of Food Related Mould Spores on Surfaces by Hydrogen Peroxide Mist

MDPI

CDC Mould

The aim of the study was to evaluate the fungicidal effect of a H2O2 mist generating system for disinfection of spores of six food-related moulds (Alternaria alternataAspergillus flavusGeotrichum candidumMucor plumbeusPaecilomyces variotii, and Penicillium solitum) dried on stainless steel. Exposure to H2O2 mist for 2 or 4 h lead to >3 log reduction in mould spores in the majority of the tests. The presence of the soils 2% skim milk or 3% BSA did not significantly alter the fungicidal effect, while the presence of raw meat juice had an adverse fungicidal effect against Penicillium and Mucor in two out of three tests. Fungicidal suspension tests with liquid H2O2 confirmed the effectiveness of H2O2 on reducing the mould spores. Both the surface test and the suspension test indicated that P. variotii is more resistant to H2O2 compared to the other moulds tested. The study shows the efficiency of H2O2 mist on reducing food-related mould spores on surfaces. View Full-Text

RASFF Alert – Moulds – Sesame Seeds

European Food Alerts

RASFF

sesame seeds from Nigeria, via Turkey infested with moulds in the Netherlands

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Dried Figs -Pistchios – Groundnuts- Roasted and Salted Pistachios –

European Food Alerts

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 143.5; Tot. = 152.3 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios from Turkey in Germany

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 25; Tot. = 26.4 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios in shell from Turkey in Germany

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 15.3; Tot. = 16.4 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios from Turkey in Germany

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 38.1; Tot. = 44.9 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from Vietnam in Finland

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 37.5; Tot. = 43.2 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios in shell from Turkey in Germany

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 10.3; Tot. = 24.4 µg/kg – ppb) in dried figs from Turkey in Germany

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 41.7; Tot. = 50.4 / B1 = 115; Tot. = 169.2 µg/kg – ppb) in roasted and salted pistachios in shell from Turkey in Germany

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 10.3; Tot. = 42.3 µg/kg – ppb) in dried figs from Turkey in Belgium

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 27; Tot. = 28.8 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios in shell from the United States in Belgium

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 26.55; Tot. = 31.44 µg/kg – ppb) in dried figs from Turkey in Germany

Research – Aspergillus-Derived Mycotoxins in the Feed and Food Chain

Frontiers in Microbiology

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Image CDC

Aspergillus-produced mycotoxins can enter the feed and food chain at many points in both pre-harvest and post-harvest. Although current climate changes seem to speed up the world-wide spread of mycotoxigenic fungi including the Aspergilli and also facilitate the production of these harmful secondary metabolites the factors governing these disadvantageous global processes are only partly understood or even have remained completely hidden until now. This Research Topic summarizes our knowledge on Aspergillus-derived mycotoxins especially focusing on three major areas of on-going research: (i) toxicological, medical, veterinary aspects, prevalence, detection, risk assessment, control strategies, (ii) ecology and biological control of mycotoxigenic Aspergilli in the fields, and (iii) pre-harvest and post-harvest management of mycotoxigenic Aspergilli and their mycotoxin production. We hope that the wealth of information generously provided by the Aspergillus mycotoxin research community will help the hard work of all those experts, who are active in this important field, and the papers collected here will be instructive and illuminating readings for students and the public as well.