Category Archives: Salmonella in Chicken

Research – Antimicrobial and Antibiofilm Effect of Commonly Used Disinfectants on Salmonella Infantis Isolates

MDPI

Abstract

Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Infantis is the most prevalent serovar in broilers and broiler meat in the European Union. The aim of our study was to test the biofilm formation and antimicrobial effect of disinfectants on genetically characterized S. Infantis isolates from poultry, food, and humans. For the biofilm formation under various temperature conditions (8 °C, 20 °C, and 28 °C) and incubation times (72 h and 168 h), the crystal violet staining method was used. The evaluation of the in vitro antimicrobial effect of Ecocid® S, ethanol, and hydrogen peroxide was determined using the broth microdilution method. The antibiofilm effect of subinhibitory concentration (1/8 MIC) of disinfectants was then tested on S. Infantis 323/19 strain that had the highest biofilm formation potential. Our results showed that the biofilm formation was strain-specific; however, it was higher at 20 °C and prolonged incubation time. Moreover, strains carrying a pESI plasmid showed higher biofilm formation potential. The antibiofilm potential of disinfectants on S. Infantis 323/19 strain at 20 °C was effective after a shorter incubation time. As shown in our study, more effective precautionary measures should be implemented to ensure biofilm prevention and removal in order to control the S. Infantis occurrence.

Research UK – FSA annual reports shows rise in incidents and recalls

Food Safety News

The number of food incidents, recalls and cases of four pathogens went up over a 12-month period, according to the latest published data.

The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) annual report and accounts covers performance and activities in 2021/22 across England, Wales and Northern Ireland at a cost of £130.5 million ($160.2 million).

In 2021, cases of Campylobacter and Listeria reported in the UK returned to pre-COVID-19 levels but Salmonella and Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O157 stayed lower than pre-pandemic figures. Data for all four pathogens showed an increase compared to more than 49,000 Campylobacter, 566 E. coli, 4,442 Salmonella and 136 Listeria cases in 2020.

A series of related Salmonella outbreaks in 2020 and 2021 were linked to breaded chicken products from Poland and affected more than 1,000 people.

Nine emerging risks were identified including Listeria in enoki mushrooms from Asia which had a 90 percent non-compliance rate.

Food, animal feed and environmental contamination incidents went up by almost 20 percent to 2,336. Pathogenic microorganisms were the leading cause of incidents, allergens were second and pesticide residues third, driven by the Europe-wide incident relating to non-permitted ethylene oxide in sesame products and items containing locust bean gum.

Notifications published in 2021/22 rose to 150 from 136 in the previous period. This included 84 allergy alerts and 66 product recall information notices.

Foodborne disease made up 17 percent of FSA spend on research and evidence programs. PATH-SAFE, a £19 million ($23.5 million) project was started to look at novel methods to improve foodborne disease and antimicrobial resistance surveillance.

Recall of some batches of various raw chicken products due to the presence of Salmonella Typhimurium

FSAI

Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2023.02
Product: Please see table link above
Batch Code: Please see link above
Country Of Origin: Ireland

Message:

Western Brand is recalling expired batches of raw chicken products listed in the table below due to the detection of Salmonella Typhimurium. These products were sold as fresh and are past their use-by date, however, the labels state they are suitable for home freezing. Recall notices will be displayed at point-of-sale.

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.

Australia – Watson Family Produce Pasture Raised Free Range Eggs 350g and 700g – Salmonella

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Product information

Watson Family Produce Pty Ltd is conducting a recall of Watson Family Produce Pasture Raised Free Range Eggs 350g and 700g​. The product has been available for sale at Harris Farms in West End, Clayfield and Surfers Paradise QLD; independent food retailers including IGA in QLD; and Woolworths in QLD.

Date markings

Best Before: All best before dates up to and including 25 Feb 2023.

Watson Family Produce Pasture Raised Free Range Eggs 350g and 700g

Problem

The recall is due to potential microbial (Salmonella) contamination.

Food safety hazard

Food products contaminated with Salmonella may cause illness if consumed.

Country of origin

Australia

What to do​

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

For further information please contact:

Watson Family Produce Pty Ltd

0422 700 405 or 0425 295 942

http://www.watsonfamilyproduce.com​

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RASFF Alerts – Salmonella – Polish Chicken Products – Sesame Seeds – Black Pepper – Black Mushrooms – Steam Cooked Chicken Breast – Laying Hens – Mixed Meat Platter

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Salmonella in sesame seeds from Nigeria in Greece

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Salmonella in sesame seeds from Nigeria in Greece

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Salmonella in black mushrooms from Côte d’Ivoire in France

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Salmonella spp. in black pepper from Brazil in Germany

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Salmonella in sesame seeds from Nigeria in Greece

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Salmonella Mbandaka in frozen steam cooked chicken breast from Ukraine in Estonia and the Netherlands

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Zoonotic Salmonella enteritidis contamination in laying hens from Germany in the Netherlands

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Salmonella Enteritidis in chicken neck skin and chicken elements from Poland in Lithuania and Latvia

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Salmonella Kentucky and Salmonella Senftenberg in sesame seeds from India in Germany and Austria

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Salmonella and Listeria in mixed meat platter from Belgium in Luxembourg

Iceland – Salmonella in chicken

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The Icelandic Food Agency warns against consuming two batches of chicken from Reykjagarður due to suspected salmonella contamination. The company has recalled the production batches from the market and issued a press release.

The recall only applies to the following production batches:

  • Product names: Holta, Kjörfugl and Kronu chicken.
  • Manufacturer: Reykjagarður hf., Fosshálsi 1, 110 Reykjavík
  • Tracking number: 001-22-49-4-02, packing date 12.01.2023.
  • Tracking number: 001-22-49-5-10, packing date 13.01.2023.
  • Distribution: Koronun’s stores, Hagkaup, Nettó, Costco, Kjörbúðinn, Heimkaup and Extra.

Consumers who have purchased the product are advised not to consume it, but are asked to return the product to the relevant store, or directly to Reykjagarð hf., Fosshálsi 1, 110 Reykjavík.

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RASFF Alerts – Salmonella – Polish Chicken Products – Chicken Piri Piri Thigh Fillets – Frozen Dumplings- Bay Leaves -Eggs – Chicken Meat Preparation –

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Salmonella Typhimurium Detected in Dunnes Stores Irish Chicken Piri Piri Thigh Fillets in Ireland, Northern Ireland and UK

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Salmonella Infantis (in 1 out of 5 units) in frozen dumplings from Estonia in Latvia

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S. Infantis in poultry meat from Poland in Bulgaria

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Salmonella Enteritidis in chicken neck skin from Poland in Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Slovakia

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Salmonella Kottbus in poultry meet from Poland in Bulgaria

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Salmonella in bay leaves from Turkey in Spain

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Salmonella Enteritidis in chicken meat from Poland in Latvia

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Salmonella in egg from Sweden in Denmark

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Salmonella enteritidis in frozen chicken livers and gizzards from Poland in Romania

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Salmonella in chicken meat preparation from Brazil in the Netherlands

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Salmonella spp. in chicken wings from Poland in the Czech Republic

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Salmonella typhimurium in chilled turkey fillets from Poland in Belgium, Czech Republic, Lithuania and the Netherlands

RASFF Alerts – Salmonella – Polish Chicken Products – Black Pepper – Salted Pork – Poultry Meat – Whole Chickens – Anise Seeds – Chicken Caesar Sandwich

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Salmonella spp. in black pepper from Brazil in Germany

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Salmonella spp. in black pepper from Brazil in Germany

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Salmonella spp. in black pepper from Brazil in Germany

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Salmonella spp. in black pepper from Brazil in Germany

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Detected Salmonella in salted pork from the Netherlands in Germany and Sweden

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Salmonella Enteritidis in poultry meat from Belgium in France

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Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis in frozen chicken from Poland in Bulgaria and Italy

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Salmonella Mbandaka in chilled whole chicken from Latvia via Estonia in Finland

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Salmonella (in 1 out of 5 samples) in fresh fillets of broiler chicken breasts from Poland in Lithuania

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Salmonella spp in anise seeds from Syria in Spain

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Salmonella Enteritidis (in 1 out of 5 units) in chicken thighs without bone and skin from Poland in Latvia

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Salmonella enterica ser. Mbandaka (presence in 2 out of 5 samples /25g) in chicken caesar sandwich from Estonia, containing frozen steam cooked chicken breast fillets from Ukraine, via the Netherlands in Estonia and Finland

RASFF Alerts – Salmonella – Pistachios – Polish Chicken – Minced Thigh Broiler Chickens – Black Pepper – Dried Natural Casings – Live Razor Clams – Milano Salami

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Salmonella Worthington in pistachios from USA via Lithuania in Finland

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Salmonella Infantis (in 2 out of 5 units) in fresh chicken quarters from Poland in Latvia

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Salmonella Enteritidis (in 2 out of 5 units) in chicken quarters from Poland in Lithuania and Latvia

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Salmonella (in 2 out of 5 samples) in chilled minced thigh meat of broiler chickens from Poland in Lithuania

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Salmonella spp. in black pepper from Brazil in Germany

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Salmonella C1 in chicken neck skin from Poland and France

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Detection of Salmonella and Clostridium perfringens in dried natural casings from Portugal in France

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Detection of Salmonella in Live Razor Clams (Ensis spp.)from Ireland in Hong Kong

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Salmonella spp in salami Milano from Italy in Croatia and Slovenia

Czech Republic – Deep frozen chicken breast steak – Salmonella

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Place of inspection:
Valašské Meziříčí ( Hranická 430/34, Krásno nad Bečvou, 75701 Valašské Meziříčí )
ID: 25572890
Food group: Meat and meat products Packaged meat

Deep frozen chicken breast steak
Category: Dangerous foods
Invalid parameter:

Salmonella Minnesota

The pathogenic bacterium Salmonella Minnesota was detected in the frozen meat . This bacteria can cause a disease called salmonellosis.

Batch: 150222
Best before date: 15/02/2024
Packaging: Plastic bag
Quantity of the product in the package: kg
Producer: São Salvador Alimentos S/A, Brazil
Importer: KOVÁŘ Plus, Kunovice
Country of origin:  Brazil
Date of sample collection: 15/09/2022
Reference number: 22-000056-SVS-CZ
The sample was detected by the official control of the State Veterinary Administration.