Category Archives: Salmonella

Research- Estimation of the Impact of Foodborne Salmonellosis on Consumer Well-Being in Hungary

MDPI

In Hungary, salmonellosis is one of the most frequent foodborne illnesses. According to our estimation, based on a representative consumer survey with 1001 respondents, the annual number of salmonellosis cases exceeded 90,000, which was 18 times higher than the officially reported data. Salmonellosis infections impose significant direct and indirect costs to the health care system, to companies (as employers) and to households. This study focused on the cost to households by analysing well-being losses due to Salmonella infections, for which the WTP (willingness-to-pay) method was used. WTP measures the cost that an individual would pay to avoid an undesirable harm or health outcome. For estimating WTP, 456 respondents gave quantifiable answers. The average WTP to avoid salmonellosis was 86.3 EUR. Based on this data, the total consumer well-being loss could be estimated to be about 7.87 million EUR per year in Hungary. These results indicate that consumers’ well-being losses alone would necessitate further interventions for Salmonella reduction.

Research – Survival of Salmonella enterica in Military Low Moisture Food Products during Long Term Storage at 4°C, 25°C and 40°C

Journal of Food Protection

Salmonella enterica  has been increasingly implicated in foodborne outbreaks involving low moisture foods (LMF) during the recent decade. This study aimed to investigate the potential for persistence of  Salmonella enterica  in a range of low moisture foods (LMF) during storage at 3 temperatures. LMF products, boil-in-bag eggs (freeze dried product), chocolate protein drink, cran-raspberry first strike bars, mocha dessert bar, and peanut butter, were inoculated with a five strain cocktail of S. enterica and stored at 4°C, 25°C, or 40°C for 36 mos. Salmonella populations remained above 7 log CFU/g in all products stored at 4°C and above 6 log CFU/g in products stored at 25°C excluding the cran-raspberry bars. Storage at 40°C resulted in Salmonella populations above 5.5 log CFU/g in boil-in-bag eggs after 36 mos and demonstrated survivability for 12 mos or less in the other five products.  Additionally, a mocha bar production temperature profile study identified rapid cooling of bars in which the temperatures reached would have no measurable impact on  Salmonella  populations. The results indicate the ability of  Salmonella  to survive in a variety of LMF category foods even under adverse storage conditions and identifies how the food matrix may affect  Salmonella  survivability. The data indicate the importance of establishing food processing procedures that adequately mitigate the presence of Salmonella throughout food processing systems while also increasing comprehensive understanding of Salmonella survivability mechanisms.

France – Half-goat, half-cow cheese made from raw milk – Salmonella

Gov france

Identifying information for the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product sub-category Milk and dairy products
  • Product brand name GAEC DU MOLLARD
  • Names of models or references Half-goat, half-cow cheese made from raw milk
  • Product identification
    Lot
    Half-goat half-cow cheese made from raw milk sold between 02 October 2021 and 16 October 2021
  • Products List product_list.pdf Enclosed
  • Packaging piece
  • Start date / End of marketing From 02/10/2021 to 16/10/2021
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Geographical sales area Departments: LOIRE (42)
  • Distributors GAEC DU MOLLARD FR BUTCHER LA GRANGE DES PAYSANS
  • List of points of saleList_Selling_Points.pdf

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Salmonella
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Salmonella spp (causative agent of salmonellosis)

Italy – Pre-cooked Pacific Clams, Shelled and Frozen – Salmonella

Salute

Brand : sailing ship

Name : pre-cooked Pacific clams, shelled and frozen

Reason for reporting : Recall due to microbiological risk

Publication date : 22 October 2021

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USA – ProSource Inc. Recalls Onions From Mexico For Salmonella Contamination

Food Poisoning Bulletin

ProSource Inc. is voluntarily recalling onions from Mexico for Salmonella contamination. The onions are linked to a multistate Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak that has sickened at least 652 people in 37 states. The onions were shipped from Mexico between July 1, 2021 and August 31, 2021.

The brand names that the onions may have been sold under include Big Bull, Peak Fresh Produce, Sierra Madre, Markon First Crop., Markon Essentials, Rio Blue, ProSource, Rio Valley, and Sysco Imperial. The recalled products are whole raw fresh red, yellow, and white onions. The onions were distributed to wholesalers, broadline foodservice companies, and retail stores in 50 pound, 25 pound, 10 pound, 5 pound, 3 pound, and 2 pound mesh sacks; and 50 pound, 40 pound, 25 pound, 10 pound, and 5 pound cartons. You can see pictures of product labels at the FDA web site.

USA – Multi-state Salmonella outbreak includes 23 Minnesotans

Health State MN

A multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg infections announced today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) includes 23 Minnesota residents, state health officials said today. The Minnesota cases, who range in age from 7 to 77 years, fell ill between Aug. 8 and Sept. 18, four were hospitalized and none have died. Contaminated onions from a specific distributor and growing region in Mexico have been identified as the likely source for the outbreak.

More information on CDC’s Food Safety Alert regarding this outbreak, along with symptoms of Salmonella infection and what consumers should do, can be found on the CDC webpage for this investigation, Salmonella Linked to Onions.

Belgium – Minced Meat Bun and Minced Meat Sandwich from The Bread Office – Salmonella

AFSCA

Recall of Conway
Product: Minced Meat Bun and Minced Meat Sandwich from The Bread Office.
Problem: possible presence of Salmonella.

In agreement with the AFSCA, Conway is withdrawing the “Minced Meat Roll” and “Minced Meat Sandwich” products from The Bread Office from sale and is recalling them to consumers following the possible presence of Salmonella.
Conway asks its customers not to consume these products and to return them to the point of sale where they were purchased, where they will be reimbursed.

Product description

– Product name: TBO Minced meat sandwich
– Brand: The Bread Office
– Use by date (DLC): from 10/15/2021 to 10/20/2021
– Sale period: from 05 / 10/2021
– Packaging: transparent bag
– Weight: 122 g

– Product name: Minced meat bun
– Brand: The Bread Office
– Best before date (DLC): from 10/15/2021 to 10/24/2021
– Sale period: from 10/05 / 2021
– Packaging: black plastic box
– Weight: 156 g

The products were distributed through various points of sale.

Any customer wishing to obtain additional information can contact our quality department by e-mail at the following address: quality.quality@conway.be .

France – Rack of lamb with green pepper – Salmonella

Gov france

Identifying information for the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product sub-category Meats
  • Product brand name Unbranded
  • Names of models or references Rack of lamb with green pepper
  • Product identification
    Lot Dated
    41.4 Use-by date 10/17/2021
  • Start date / End of marketing From 10/14/2021 to 10/16/2021
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark59-252-100
  • Geographical sales area Whole France
  • Distributors At the Green Basket in Frelinghien

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Salmonella detected
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Salmonella spp (causative agent of salmonellosis)

RASFF Alerts -Salmonella – Polish Chicken Products -Black Pepper – Sesame Seeds – Crocodile – Roasted Hazelnuts – Deer Shoulder – Red Deer Trimmings – Mussels – Meatballs used to make Sandwiches – Tahini Halva with Pistachios

RASFF

Salmonella Typhimurium in chopped and roasted hazelnuts in France, Germany and Czech Republic

RASFF

Detection of Salmonella in 10g of marinated deer shoulder roast from Belgium in Belgium and Luxembourg

RASFF

Salmonella in frozen raw red deer trimmings in Finland and Estonia

RASFF

Salmonella in frozen crocodile steak from Zimbabwe in Lithuania, Poland, and Belgium

RASFF

S. Javiana, S. Rubislaw, S. Potsdam and S. Sandiego O:5- in black pepper from Brazil in Germany

RASFF

Salmonella sp. in fresh chicken quarters from Poland in the Czech Republic

RASFF

Salmonella spp. in sesame seeds from Nigeria in Poland

RASFF

Salmonella Typhimurium in mussels from Spain and Italy in Italy

RASFF

Salmonella in chilled meatballs used in sandwiches from the Netherlands in Belgium

RASFF

Salmonella spp. in prepared os from Syria in France, Germany, Ireland and Netherlands

RASFF

Salmonella spp.in meat preparation from Serbia in Croatia

RASFF

Salmonella Enteritidis in chilled chicken legs from Poland in the Czech Republic

RASFF

Salmonella Enteritidis in chicken meat from Poland in Poland and the Ukraine

RASFF

Salmonella Enteritidis in chicken neck skin from Poland in Poland, Romania, Hungary and the Czech Republic

Canada – Whole raw onions (red, yellow, and white) exported by Prosource Produce LLC, produce of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico recalled due to Salmonella

CFIA

Recall details

Ottawa, October 21, 2021 – Industry is recalling whole raw onions (red, yellow, and white) exported by Prosource Produce LLC of Hailey, Idaho, produce of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below or foods containing these raw onions. Retailers, distributors, manufacturers, and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals, and nursing homes should not serve, use, or sell the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

These products may also have been sold in bulk or in smaller packages with or without a label and may not bear the same brand or product names as described below. The CFIA will continue its investigation into other possible importers and additional recalls may follow.

Recalled product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes Additional information
  • Big Bull
  • Peak Fresh Produce
  • Sierra Madre Produce
  • Markon First Crop
  • Markon Essentials
  • RioBlue
  • ProSource
  • Rio Valley
  • Imperial Fresh
  • Red onions
  • Yellow onions
  • White onions
  • Mesh sacks:
    • 50 lb
    • 25 lb
    • 10 lb
    • 5 lb
    • 3 lb
    • 2 lb
  • Cartons:
    • 50 lb
    • 40 lb
    • 25 lb
    • 10 lb
    • 5 lb
Variable All products imported between July 1, 2021 and August 31, 2021. Produce of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home or establishment. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased. If you are unsure of the identity of the onions in your possession, check with your place of purchase.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Background

This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled products from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses in Canada associated with the consumption of these products.

Public enquiries and media

Public enquiries
Toll-free: 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and U.S.)
Telephone: 1-613-773-2342 (local or international)
Email: information@inspection.gc.ca
Media relations
Telephone: 613-773-6600
Email: cfia.media.acia@inspection.gc.ca