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SACRAMENTO, September 27, 2022 – Raw sheep milk produced and packaged by Valley Milk Simply Bottled of Stanislaus County is the subject of a statewide recall and quarantine order announced by California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones.  The quarantine order came following the confirmed detection of the bacteria Campylobacter jejuni in the farm’s packaged raw whole sheep milk sampled and tested by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

The raw sheep milk is distributed in half-gallon (64 oz) plastic jugs and labeled as “Valley Milk Simply Bottled Raw Sheep Milk”. The recall order applies to products marked on the container with expiration code dates of SEP 28 2022 through OCT 01 2022.

Consumers are strongly urged to dispose of any product remaining in their refrigerators.  The current order does not include the farm’s raw cow milk or raw goat milk.

CDFA found the campylobacter bacteria in a routine sample collected at the Valley Milk Simply Bottled production and packaging facility.  No illnesses have been reported.

U.S. slips down rankings in food security index

Food Safety News

The United States has fallen a few places in the latest rankings of a report that measures food security.

The study from Economist Impact put Finland at the top, followed by Ireland, Norway and France. Canada was seventh and the United Kingdom was ninth. The United States dropped to 13th from ninth in the previous edition.

The 11th Global Food Security Index (GFSI) covers food affordability, availability, quality and safety, and sustainability and adaptation across 113 countries. Indicators are used to do this and one change to the latest version is considering relevant food safety legislation.

Based solely on the quality and safety metric, Canada was first and the United States was third. The UK was 29th.

Spain – Salmonella found in pasteurised liquid whole egg in Andalucia

Euro Weekly News

The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) announced on Thursday, September 15 that it had become aware, through the Coordinated System for the Rapid Exchange of Information (SCIRI), of an alert notification sent by the health authorities in Andalucia regarding the presence of Salmonella in the liquid whole egg product Ovopak brand pasteurised from Spain.

“The product is mainly intended for the catering sector, from where it is already being withdrawn,” AESAN said.

“However, it is not excluded that in some cases it may have been marketed directly to consumers, and it is, therefore, appropriate to issue this warning.”

The data of the product involved are:

  • Product Name: Pasteurized Liquid Whole Egg
  • Brand Name: Ovopack
  • Product appearance: Tetrabrik
  • Batch number: 11160
  • Expiration date 01/10/2022
  • Unit Weight: 1L
  • Temperature: refrigeration.

France – Cream Cheese- Listeria monocytogenes

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Milk and dairy products
  • Product brand name cream cheese
  • Model names or references cream cheese
  • Identification of products
    Batch Date
    0609 Best before date 09/18/2022
  • Packaging Box
  • Marketing start/end date From 06/09/2022 to 09/09/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Departments: CORREZE (19)
  • Distributors retail business

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall non-compliant microbiological analysis. Presence of listeria monocytogenes

UK – Listeria warning over ready-to-eat smoked fish


Ready-to-eat smoked fish, such as smoked salmon, is too risky for some people to consume because of a rare chance of getting listeria food poisoning, UK food safety experts say.

While most people would not become seriously ill, certain susceptible groups, including the over-65s, could.

Pregnant women and people with weak immune systems are also vulnerable.

Cooking the fish until it is steaming hot should kill any dangerous bacteria, making it safe for anyone to eat.

There have been eight recorded listeriosis cases so far this year in an ongoing outbreak in the UK, says the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

A joint FSA investigation with the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has identified 14 linked cases of listeriosis since 2020, with eight of these since January 2022. Cases have been identified in England and Scotland. The majority of these individuals reported eating ready-to-eat smoked fish.

RASFF Alerts – Salmonella – Polish Chicken Products – Eggs – Mussels – Veal Minced Meat -Chilled Chicken Breast – Halva with Pistachios – Paprika- Chicken Meat Preparation


Detection of Salmonella in 25g in mussels of Spain in Luxembourg, France and Belgium


Salmonella Infantis in fresh poultry meat from Poland in Germany


Salmonella in veal minced meat from France in Belgium


Salmonella enteritidis in chilled chicken breast from the Netherlands in Belgium


Salmonella Infantis (in 4 out of 5 samples) in broiler chicken thighs from Poland in Lithu

India – Telangana: 34 students suffer food poisoning in Warangal


Hyderabad: 34 students, all women, in Warangal district of Telangana suffered from food poisoning on Tuesday.

21 of them have been admitted to CHC Wardhannapet, another 12 to MGM hospital. All the students are reportedly safe. One of the students found a lizard in the food, reported Newsmeter.

A girl undergoing treatment at the hospital said she noticed a dead lizard in the food and stopped eating. Though she informed the in-charge, he told her that it was not a lizard but a green chilli. Few minutes later, several students started vomiting and also complained of stomach ache and loose motions.

Education department officials have ordered an inquiry. They said strong action would be taken against those found responsible.

Holiday :)

Hi All

You will have noticed a lack of posts last week, I was on holiday. You will get a few more posts than usual today and some will obviously be back dated. I will post them anyway as the blog is a good information depository for the future. Please stay with me. 🙂

UK – Royal Mail strikes could affect salmonella samples, NFU says

Farming UK

The NFU has urged poultry producers to make sure salmonella samples arrive on time as Royal Mail strikes are set to commence later this month.

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has called on its members who collect, sort and deliver parcels and mail to take strike action on 26 and 31 August and the 8 and 9 September 2022.

The Royal Mail has contingency plans in place but is warning of potential disruption to delivery services.

Additionally, some Post Office workers will be taking strike action on 26, 27 and 30 August which will mean some branches are likely to be closed on those dates.

The Post Office is advising people to check their local branch is open before visiting during industrial action.

The NFU said poultry producers must take appropriate contingency measures to ensure that time sensitive items such as salmonella samples reach their destination on time.





Reason for reporting : Recall due to microbiological risk

Publication date : 10 August 2022