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France – Merguez du boucher sold in the traditional butcher’s section -Salmonella

Gov france

Identifying information for the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product sub-category Meats
  • Product brand name Butcher’s merguez sold in the traditional butcher’s section
  • Names of models or references Merguez sold in the traditional butcher’s section from 07/21/2021 to 07/24/2021
  • Product identification
    Lot
    Merguez sold in the traditional butcher’s section from 07/21/2021 to 07/24/2021
  • Packaging Traditional butcher’s department
  • Start date / End of marketing From 07/21/2021 to 07/24/2021
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Further information Products sold in the traditional butcher’s section from Wednesday 21/07/2021 to Saturday 24/07/2021.
  • Geographical sales area Altkirch and surroundings
  • Distributors Super U altkirch

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Salmonella detection
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Salmonella spp (causative agent of salmonellosis)
  • Consumer behavior Stop consuming
    Stop using the product
    Destroy the product
  • Sanitary recommendation Food poisoning caused by salmonella results in sudden onset gastrointestinal disorders (diarrhea, vomiting) often accompanied by fever and headaches which generally occur 6 to 72 hours after consumption of the contaminated products. These symptoms may be more pronounced in young children, pregnant women, immunocompromised individuals and the elderly. People who have consumed these products and who present these symptoms are invited to consult their doctor, notifying him of this consumption. In the absence of symptoms within 7 days after consuming the affected products, there is no need to worry and consult a doctor. If the product must be cooked before consumption:
  • Contact number0389409406
  • Compensation modalities Repayment
  • End date of the recall procedure Monday, August 2, 2021

USA – Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella Typhimurium: Bright Farms Packaged Salad Greens (July 2021) – Listeria monocytogenes

FDA

Case Counts

Total Illnesses: 11
Hospitalizations: 2
Deaths: 0
Last Illness Onset: July 1, 2021
States with Cases: IL (6), WI (4), MI (1)
Product Distribution*: IL, WI, IA, IN, MI
*Distribution has been confirmed for states listed, but product could have been distributed further, reaching additional states

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to the consumption of BrightFarms packaged salad greens produced in the firm’s Rochelle, IL facility.

After FDA visited the facility and collected samples, some environmental samples tested positive for Salmonella Liverpool. Whole Genome Sequencing analysis revealed that the Salmonella found in these environmental samples was different from the outbreak strain. FDA is continuing its investigation and additional sample results are pending.

BrightFarms recalled additional packaged salad greens (see 2nd Recall Expansion) to include the Baby Spinach salad greens with a “Best By” date through 7/26/2021 produced in its Rochelle, IL, (Ogle County) greenhouse farm. The firm is not producing or distributing product from areas associated with environmental samples that tested positive for Salmonella.

FDA continues to work with BrightFarms to determine if there are additional products or “Best By” dates that could have been affected. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Recommendation

Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve recalled BrightFarms packaged salad greens produced in Rochelle, IL. This includes the baby spinach packaged salad included in the firm’s expanded recall. The salads are packaged in a plastic clamshell container labeled as “fresh from Rochelle, IL.” According to the firm, these products were distributed in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, and Michigan.

Consumers, restaurants, retailers, and distributors should check their refrigerators and throw away any of the products identified above.

If you purchased or used these products, you should use extra vigilance in cleaning and sanitizing any surfaces that may have come in contact with the product, to reduce the risk of cross contamination.

FDA recommends that anyone who has symptoms of salmonellosis contact their healthcare provider.

Investigation Background

On July 15, 2021, BrightFarms recalled (see Initial Recall) packaged salad greens produced in its Rochelle, Illinois (Ogle County) greenhouse farm sold in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Indiana. On July 21, 2021, Michigan was added to the list of states that received recalled products (see 1st Recall Expansion). Interview data and shopper card records show that seven people ate or bought multiple types of BrightFarms brand salad products before they got sick, including Sunny Crunch, 50/50 Spring & Spinach, Harvest Crunch, and Butter Crisp. FDA conducted a traceback investigation and identified the farm in Rochelle, IL, as the likely source of the BrightFarms brand salad bought by people who became ill. On July 28, 2021, following positive sample results, BrightFarms expanded their recall (see 2nd Recall Expansion) to include Baby Spinach packaged in clear, plastic clamshells with “Best By” dates through 7/26/2021.

The FDA continues working with BrightFarms to determine if there are additional products that could have been affected. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

The affected BrightFarms-branded products were sold by the following retailers:

  • Illinois: Mariano’s Fresh Markets, Walmart (select stores), Strack Van Till, Sullivan’s Foods, Caputo’s, Jewel-Osco
  • Wisconsin: Pick ‘n Save, Metro Market, Copps, Tadych’s, Walmart (select stores)
  • Iowa: Walmart (select stores)
  • Indiana: Strack Van Till
  • Michigan: Tadych’s

Additional retailers may be affected.

The expanded recall now includes the salad products below that are packaged in clear, plastic clamshells with “Best By” dates through 7/26/2021:

  • BrightFarms Baby Spinach TM (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)

The recall includes the below salad products packaged in clear, plastic clamshells with “best by” dates through 7/29/2021:

  • BrightFarms Nutrigreens TM (3 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Butter Crisp TM (4 oz. Package)
  • BrightFarms Harvest Crunch ® (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Mighty Romaine TM (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms 50/50 Spring & Spinach (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Spring Crunch (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Spring Mix (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Sunny Crunch ® (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Lakeside Crunch TM  (4 oz. Package)

For specific product information, please see:


Product Images

Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella Typhimurium in BrightFarms Packaged Salad Greens - Product Images

Singapore – Recall of raw oysters linked to Vibrio parahaemolyticusoutbreak in USA

Click to access sfa-media-release—recall-of-raw-oysters-linked-to-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-outbreak-in-usa.pdf

Israel – Sliced French dried sausage – Listeria monocytogenes.

Delicatessen Artisanal Ltd. recalls Sliced French dried sausage (Expiration dates 03.10.21 to 09.10.21, inclusive) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Click to access RCL_25072021.pdf

New Zealand – Lindsay Farm brand Organic Raw Milk (unpasteurised) – Campylobacter

MPI

Lindsay Farm brand Organic Raw Milk (unpasteurised)

27 July 2021: Lindsay Farm is recalling specific batches of Lindsay Farm brand Organic Raw Milk (unpasteurised) as the product may contain Campylobacter.

Lindsay Farm brand Organic Raw Milk (unpasteurised) 2L
Product identification
Product type  Raw (unpasteurised) drinking milk
Name of product (size) Lindsay Farm brand Organic Raw Milk (unpasteurised) 2L
Batch marking Lot numbers: 2107, 2307, 2407, 2507 and 2607
Date marking Batches with a Use by date of  25.07.21, 27.07.21, 28.07.21, 29.07.21, and 30.07.21
Package size and description The product is sold in a 2L plastic bottle.
Distribution The product is sold in the Hawke’s Bay region via home deliveries and the following registered depots:

Betta Electrical, 46 – 48 Ruatainwha Street, Waipukurau

Chantal Shop, 45 Hastings Street, Napier

Cornucopia – The Organic Shop, 221 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings

Dawnacres Florist, 208 Havelock Road, Akina, Hastings

Healthnuts, 4 Barraud Street, Dannevirke

Nature’s Nurture – The Organic Grocer, 100 High Street, Waipawa

Tangaroa Seafoods, 7 Tangaroa Street, Ahuriri, Napier

Unichem Taradale Pharmacy, 288 Gloucester Street, Taradale, Napier.

Notes This recall does not affect any other batches of Lindsay Farm brand Organic Raw Milk (unpasteurised).

Consumer advice

Customers are asked to check the lot number and use by date printed on the product.

If you have purchased any of the affected product listed on this notice, do not consume it. Customers should return the product to their retailer for a full refund. Alternatively, consume after heating to 70°C and holding at this temperature for one minute. If you don’t have a thermometer, heat the milk until it nearly reaches a boil (or scald the milk) before drinking it.

There have been no reports of associated illness in New Zealand. If you have consumed any of this product and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice.

How to reduce the risk of illness if you drink raw unpasteurised milk

Campylobacter infection: symptoms and advice

Who to contact

If you have questions, contact Lindsay Farm:

  • Phone: 06 858 5333
  • Address: Lindsay Road, Waipukurau, Central Hawke’s Bay.
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USA- Grimmway Farms Voluntarily Recalls Certain Retail-Packaged Carrots Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

FDA

Company Announcement

Grimmway Farms has voluntarily issued a recall of certain carrot products because they may have been contaminated with Salmonella.

“The recall was initiated as a result of a routine, internal company test, said Grimmway Farms President and CEO Jeff Huckaby. “The health of our customers and the integrity of our products are our highest priorities, and we will continue to monitor and communicate as additional information is available.”

To date, no illnesses have been linked to this recall, but Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.

In addition to the retail-packed products listed in the table at the end of this press release, the company recalled certain shredded carrots and chopped (chunk) carrots that were sold to food manufacturers and food service distributors. All affected food manufacturers, food service distributors, and retail customers have been notified with much of the product having been recaptured before being available for consumption.

The products listed in the table below were shipped directly to retailers throughout the United States.

Consumers can identify the recalled products from the table below and the photos posted on the company website. Anyone who has the recalled product in their possession should not consume it and should destroy or discard it. Consumers with questions may contact our customer services desk at 1-800-301-3101, M-F, 8am – 8pm ET, or visit www.grimmway.comExternal Link Disclaimer.

The company has notified all customers who received the recalled product directly from Grimmway Farms and requested that they remove it from commerce. Grimmway Farms also has requested that direct customers notify their customers of this recall. Grimmway Farms is issuing this press release and keeping the U.S. Food and Drug Administration informed of its recall process to assure that consumers are properly alerted and informed.

July 21, 2021 Grimmway Farms-Initiated Recall of
Retail-Packaged Carrots*
DescriptionBrandRetail
Package
Size
UPCBest-if-Used-
by-Date
Organic Cut and Peeled Baby
Carrots
Bunny Luv1 lb. bag0 3338390205 0AUG 17 21
AUG 20 21
Organic Premium Petite
Carrots
Bunny Luv3 lb. bag0 7878351301 7AUG 15 21
Organic Petite CarrotsCal-Organic12 oz. bag0 7878390810 3AUG 15 21
Shredded CarrotsGrimmway
Farms
10 oz. bag0 7878350610 1AUG 09 21
Organic Peeled Baby-Cut CarrotsO Organics1 lb. bag0 7989340850 7AUG 15 21
Organic Baby Rainbow CarrotsO Organics12 oz. bag0 7989398162 8AUG 13 21
AUG 14 21
*All of the products in this table have a 9-character lot code beginning with 195, 196 or 197 and ending
in BF or SP printed on the bag. For example, 1952023BF.

Company Contact Information

Consumers: 1-800-301-3101 www.grimmway.comMedia:Dana Brennan (661)-855-8985 dbrennan@grimmway.com


Product Photos

  • Bunny Luv Organic Baby Carrots 1 lb UPC
  • Bunny Luv Organic Baby Carrots 1 lb Front

UK – Norovirus outbreaks increasing in England

PHE

Food Borne Illness - Norovirus -CDC Photo

Public Health England is reminding the public of simple actions that they can take to reduce the spread of norovirus.

The advice comes after routine surveillance shows that the number of outbreaks caused by the vomiting bug has increased in recent weeks (5-week period from end May to July), particularly in early year educational settings, and that cases are returning to pre-pandemic levels across all age groups and settings in England.

Norovirus is highly infectious and causes vomiting and diarrhoea but usually passes in a couple of days. It is easily transmitted through contact with infected individuals or contaminated surfaces. The increase in outbreaks has been mostly in educational settings, particularly in nursery and childcare facilities, with far more incidents reported to PHE than would be expected in the summer months. In the last 5 weeks, 154 outbreaks have been reported, compared to an average of 53 outbreaks reported over the same time period in the previous 5 years.

The overall number of laboratory confirmed norovirus reports across all age groups has also recently increased to the levels seen in previous years before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Professor Saheer Gharbia, Deputy Director, National Infection Service, PHE, said:

Norovirus, commonly known as the winter vomiting bug, has been at lower levels than normal throughout the pandemic with less opportunity to spread between people in the community but as restrictions have eased we have seen an increase in cases across all age groups.

Symptoms include sudden onset of nausea, projectile vomiting and diarrhoea but can also include a high temperature, abdominal pain and aching limbs. Stay at home if you are experiencing norovirus symptoms and do not return to work or send children to school or nursery until 48 hours after symptoms have cleared. As with COVID-19, handwashing is really important to help stop the spread of this bug, but remember, unlike for COVID-19 alcohol gels do not kill off norovirus so soap and water is best.

How to reduce the spread of norovirus:

  1. Stay at home if you are experiencing norovirus symptoms. Do not return to work or send children to school until 48 hours after symptoms have cleared. Also avoid visiting elderly or poorly relatives, particularly if they are in hospital.
  2. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water. Alcohol hand gels don’t kill norovirus.
  3. When an infected person vomits, the droplets contaminate the surrounding surfaces. A bleach-based household cleaner or a combination of bleach and hot water should be used to disinfect potentially contaminated household surfaces and commonly used objects such as toilets, taps, telephones, door handles and kitchen surfaces.
  4. If you are ill, avoid cooking and helping prepare meals for others until 48 hours after symptoms have stopped, as norovirus can be spread through food contaminated by the virus when food is handled by symptomatic people or infected individuals.
  5. Wash any contaminated clothing or bedding using detergent and at 60°C, and if possible, wear disposable gloves to handle contaminated items.

Norovirus activity is now increasing and it is possible that unusual or out of season increases could be seen in the coming months. following further easing of COVID-19 control measures. PHE’s National Norovirus Surveillance Team will continue to closely monitor all available surveillance data to ensure early detection of any unusual norovirus activity and outbreaks.

Those showing symptoms should avoid visiting their GP but if they are concerned should contact NHS 111 or talk to their GP by phone.

Public Health England press office

Wellington House
133-155 Waterloo Road
London
SE1 8UG

Emailphe-pressoffice@phe.gov.uk

Telephone020 7654 8400

Out of hours020 8200 4400

Belgium – “Pirinc unu” rice flour from the Ipek brand – Cronobacter.

AFSCA

07/16/2021 (update 07/12/2021) Product
recall from the AFSCA
Product: “Pirinc unu” rice flour from the Ipek brand.
Problem: presence of Cronobacter.

In agreement with the AFSCA, Said supermarkt is withdrawing from sale the “Pirinc unu” rice flour (200g) of the Ipek brand and is recalling this product to consumers following the presence of the Cronobacter bacteria.
Said supermarkt asks its customers not to consume this product and to bring it back to the point of sale where it was purchased, where it will be refunded to them.

Product description Product

category: rice flour Product
name: Pirinc unu
Brand: Ipek
Date of minimum durability (DDM): 30/05/2022
Lot number: 1001
Sales period: from 05/05/2021 to 08 / 07/2021
Packaging: box
Weight: 200 g

The product was sold in Belgium via:

Said Supermarkt (Statiestraat, 8-10, 2600 Antwerpen)
ASSIMA MARKET – RUE KERAMIS 56, 7100 LA LOUVIERE
AY MARKT BVBA – TURNHOUTSEBAAN 10, 2400 MOL
AYEM BVBA – DUMONTLAAN 180 BUS 11, 3600 GENK
BARAN BV – HAZEWINDSTRAAT 28, 9100 SINT NIKLAAS
FR BVBA – WONDELGEMSTRAAT 31A, 9000 GAND
GLE TICARET – ROUTE DE MONS 47, 6030 CHAREROI
OZFIRAT BV – HERENTALSEBAAN 287, 2100 DEURNE
RABOT SUPERMARKET BVAND 9000 GAND GLE TICARET – ROUTE DE MONS 47, 6030 CHAREROI OZFIRAT BV – HERENTALSEBAAN 287, 2100 DEURNE RABOT SUPERMARKET BVAND – SPLEAT HUB 58,
SONDELGEMBA 9000 BVANDUS-588, HUBSTRAAT Bv 46, 3500 HASSELT
TADU – RUE DE LA REINE 215, 1000 BRUSSELS

For any further information , contact:

Said supermarkt via said.bvba11@gmail.com

USA – Core Outbreak Table – Three New Investigations

FDA

There are three new foodborne disease outbreak investigations involving Cyclospora (32 cases), E. coli O121 (15 cases) and Salmonella Typhimurium (8 cases). There are no further details that  have been released, and CDC has not yet posted any information on its website.