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Holiday Time :)

There will be a reduced numbers of posts over the next couple of weeks, being a one person band there is no one to cover when I am on holiday.

But normal service will be resumed later in June.

India -22 people suffer food poisoning after eating dinner at Wayanad hotel


As many as 22 people suffered food poisoning after eating food from a hotel in Wayanad

France – CANNED WHITE INGOT BEANS – Clostridium botulinum

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Fruits and vegetables
  • Product brand name DESFARGES
  • Model names or references PRESERVED WHITE INGOT BEAN
  • Identification of products
    Batch Date
    F50-1403 Date of minimum durability 12/15/2025
    BATCH F23-1229 Date of minimum durability 07/06/2025
  • Packaging GLASS JAR 600 G, DRAINED NET WEIGHT 300 G
  • Marketing start/end date From 01/07/2022 to 20/04/2023
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Further information WHITE INGO BEANS JAR
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Departments: AIN (01), RHONE (69)
  • Distributors SO BIO, retail groceries, biocoop,

France – Dark chocolate orange sticks 80 g – Mold/Mould

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Cocoa, coffee and tea
  • Product brand name Morrisco
  • Model names or references Dark chocolate orange sticks 80 g
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Date
    8028206001142 Date of minimum durability 02/28/2024
  • Marketing start/end date From 31/03/2023 to 31/03/2023
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Dijon
  • Distributors Shape&Zen store, 90 Rue Monge, 21000 Dijon
  • List of points of sale Listing_France.pdf

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Premature deterioration of the product due to mold formation. Through internal evaluations, the manufacturer found that the problem was due to the action of the humidity of the sugar present and the absence of preservatives.

Publisher’s Platform: For babies’ sake, make Cronobacter sakazakii reportable

Food Safety News


The Abbott infant formula recall could have been prevented. The FDA had reports of safety failures months before the contaminated formula sickened babies and caused two deaths.

India – 12 fall ill after food poisoning in MP’s Ujjain

The News Mill

12 members of a family fell sick after eating food prepared from Rajgira flour in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain district, officials said on Saturday.
The family members are the residents of Naliya Bakhal locality in the district and all of them were admitted to the district hospital on Friday evening, they said.

Resident Medical Officer (RMO) of Ujjain district hospital, Bhojraj Sharma said, “12 people of a family were admitted here after they consumed food prepared using Rajgira flour which is used during the fast. They have been provided with treatment and their health conditions are stable now.”

France – Bulk minced meat on demand traditional butchery department – Salmonella

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Meats
  • Product brand name Unbranded
  • Model names or references Bulk
  • Identification of products
    Lot Date
    41/223110707 Use-by date 05/17/2023
  • Marketing start/end date From 04/18/2023 to 04/22/2023
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark SOMEVIA
  • Geographic area of ​​sale E. Leclerc Amboise
  • Distributors E. Leclerc Amboise

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Demonstration of the presence of salmonella during a microbiological control
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Salmonella spp (causative agent of salmonellosis)

USA – Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella: Flour (April 2023)



  • Two-, five- and 10-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached and Bleached All Purpose Flour with “Better if Used by” dates of March 27, 2024, and March 28, 2024.
  • Recalled product codes are listed on the firm’s press and below.

FDA’s investigation is ongoing. Updates to this advisory will be provided as they become available.

Stores Affected

  • Distributed Nationwide

Symptoms of Salmonella Infection

Illness usually occurs within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food and usually lasts four to seven days. Symptoms include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. Children younger than five, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have severe infections.




  • Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve recalled Gold Medal flour. Recalled products should be thrown away.
  • Check your home for recalled flour. If you cannot tell if your flour is part of the recall, do not use it.
  • Contact your healthcare provider if you think you may have symptoms of a Salmonella infection after eating recalled flour.

Flour Safety Tips

  • Due to the potential for contamination, never eat any raw flour, dough, or cake mix that is supposed to be cooked or baked.
  • Always wash hands, work surfaces, and utensils thoroughly after contact with flour, raw dough, or batter.
  • Keep raw food or dough separate from other foods while preparing them to prevent any possible contamination from spreading. Be aware that flour or baking mix may spread easily due to its powdery nature.

Current Update

The FDA and CDC, in collaboration with state and local partners, are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Infantis infections linked to Gold Medal brand flour produced by General Mills of Minneapolis, MN.

Based on epidemiological data collected by CDC, five of nine cases report exposure to raw Gold Medal brand flour and seven of eight cases report consuming raw dough or batter. FDA’s traceback investigation identified a single production facility of the flour consumed by patients. FDA initiated an inspection at the General Mills Kansas City, MO facility and collected retain product samples. One sample was found to be positive for Salmonella, and subsequent analysis by Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) found that the Salmonella in the positive sample matched the strain of Salmonella making people sick in this outbreak.

On April 28, 2023, General Mills announced a voluntary nationwide recall of two-, five- and 10-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached and Bleached All Purpose Flour with a “better if used by” date of March 27, 2024, and March 28, 2024. This recall affects two date codes of Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour in the five- and ten-pound bags and two date codes of Gold Medal Bleached All Purpose Flour in the two- and five-pound bags.

No other types of Gold Medal Flour are affected by this recall at this time.

The investigation is ongoing to determine the source of contamination and whether additional products are linked to illnesses. FDA will update this advisory should additional consumer safety information become available.

USA – Dave’s Sushi Shuttered after outbreak and inspection

Food Poison Journal

Dave’s Sushi – Inspection Report Address: 115 N Bozeman Ave Bozeman MT 59715 Establishment Type: FR 01 Food Service Establishment FR 02 Tavern or Bar FR 06 Food Manufacturer (On-site Retail – Take Out) FR 10 Food Service / Catering (On-site Retail Only) Phone No.: (406) 556-1351

Inspection details Inspection Date 18 April, 2023 Inspection Type Routine Risk Factor/Intervention (RFI) Violations 4

Violation Details Regulation Code Reference Violation & Comments 3-501.16

Singapore – 43 food establishment licensees warned for non-compliance to mask/spit guard requirements for food safety


The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has taken enforcement actions against 43 food establishment licensees, during the second round of targeted operations, for non-compliance to mask/spit guard wearing requirements for food safety. Further to the targeted operations conducted from 26 to 30 September 2022, SFA conducted another operation from 29 Mar to 14 April 2023 focusing on premises with high volume of public feedback received.
A total of 451 food establishments, including restaurants, food stalls in hawker centres, and food fairs were inspected. During the inspections, most of the food handlers were found to be compliant with the mask/spit guard requirements. Written warnings were issued to 43 food establishment licensees on their first offence on failing to ensure that their food handler(s) comply with the mask/spit guard wearing requirements. Stiffer enforcement action will be taken if they fail to comply with these requirements again. SFA’s enforcement officer taking enforcement action SFA’s enforcement officer observed a food handler against the food handler. breaching the mask/spit guard requirements.
Licensees found to be in breach of the licensing condition under Section 99(15) of the Environmental Public Health Act 1987 (“EHPA”), Section 46(12) of the Sale of Food Act 1973 (“SOFA”) or Section 12(1) Wholesome Meat and Fish Act 1999 (“WMFA”) shall be liable to a fine/financial penalty(not exceeding $10,000 and/or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, and/or liable to have their licence suspended or cancelled.