Category Archives: VTEC

Germany – Herb goat natural and nettle – STEC E.coli

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Alert type: Food
Date of first publication: 05/05/2022
Product name: Herb goat natural and nettle
Manufacturer (distributor):

Ziegenhof Fam. Filgertshofer

Reason for warning:

Detection of Vero/Shiga toxin-forming VTEC/STEC, stx1- positive

Manufacturer’s website:

Click to access e-coli-Pressemitteilung.pdf

RASFF Alert – VTEC/STEC E.coli – Beef Tartar

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Verotoxin E.coli in beef tartar from Poland in Lithuania

Research – EU Commission notice on guidance document on addressing microbiological risks in fresh fruits and vegetables at primary production through good hygiene – 2017

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According to the 2014 Zoonosis Monitoring Report (1), the majority of verified outbreaks in the EU were associated with foodstuffs of animal origin. Fruit and vegetables were implicated in only 7,1 % of the verified outbreaks, primarily caused by frozen raspberries contaminated with Norovirus, albeit showing an increase compared to 2013 where ‘vegetables and juices’ were reported in 4,4 % of the outbreaks.

Nevertheless, the possible consequences of microbiological contamination of fresh fruits and vegetables (FFV) cannot be under­estimated as shown by the German crisis (2) linked to the contamination of sprouts by Verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC).In the aftermath of this VTEC crisis in 2011, the Commission asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to advice on the public health risks posed by pathogens in food of non-animal origin (FNAO), addressing in particular the risk factors and the mitigation options including possible microbiological criteria.

As a result, EFSA issued six scientific opinions on the following food/pathogen combinations identified as the most important risks within FNAO:

1) VTEC in seeds and sprouted seeds

(2) Salmonella and Norovirus in food of leafy greens eaten raw as salads.

(3) Salmonella and Norovirus in berries.

(4) Salmonella and Norovirus in tomatoes.

(5) Salmonella in melons.

(6) Salmonella, Yersinia, Shigella and Norovirus in bulb and stem vegetables, and carrots.

This guideline takes account of the relevant opinions of EFSA, and consultation with Member States experts and relevant stakeholders. Though it is intended to offer practical help to growers, it may also be used by official inspectors during their audits where appropriate. EFSA confirmed that further research on possible risks and risk mitigating measures related to FFV should continue.

Austria – Dr. Oetker Schoko Ausstech Cookies -Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli

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dr  Oetker chocolate cookie cutter

recall reason
E.coli
Manufacturer
dr Oetker Austria GmbH
Expiry Date
02.2023
Batch number
L169

Product recall Dr. Oetker Schoko Ausstech Cookies
Opinion of the Dr. Oetker GmbH on the test report of the Innsbruck Institute for Food Safety with the order number 2112838

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Oetker Schoko Ausstechkätzchen
lot/ batch/ BBD: L169

During a sample taken by the Innsbruck Institute for Food Safety, Vero/Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli were detected in the above-mentioned test object.

Although according to the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in its statement no. Oetker, which learned of the test results on November 26, 2021, batch L 169 from Dr. Oetker chocolate cookie cutters back.
We would like to point out that E.Coli detection would only be possible in raw dough, but baked biscuits can be enjoyed without hesitation.

Item No. 1-01-870700

GTIN EVE 4000521013288 Item

description Chocolate cookie

cutter Best before 02.2023

The goods concerned were placed on the Austrian market from September 2021. He was informed immediately. To avoid health risks, consumers are asked to return the recalled goods to the point of sale where the product was purchased. The purchase price will be refunded. dr Oetker apologizes to its customers for any inconvenience caused.

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RASFF Alert – STEC/VTEC E.coli – Soft Cheese

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Verotoxin-producing E.coli in soft cheese from France in Germany, Italy and Austria

Germany – Camembert de Terroir au lait cru – Bertrand Père & Fils – VTEC/STEC E.coli

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Alert type:

Food

Date of first publication:

01/21/2022

Product name: Camembert de Terroir au lait cru – Bertrand Père & Fils
Gillot SAS
Manufacturer (distributor):

Gillot SAS, Saint-Hilaire-de-Briouze, Orne – France

Reason for warning: Detection of verotoxin-producing E. coli bacteria
Packaging Unit: 250g pack
Durability: 01/27/2022
Lot identification: 334513
Further information:

Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC)

An EHEC (synonyms: STEC, VTEC) disease usually manifests itself within a week after infection with diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Babies, small children, the elderly and people with a weakened immune system in particular can develop more severe illnesses with bloody diarrhea. Rarely, especially in small children, acute kidney failure can occur in a second flare-up a few days after the onset of diarrhea. Anyone who has eaten this food and develops severe or persistent symptoms should seek medical attention and report possible EHEC infection. It makes no sense to seek preventive medical treatment without symptoms.

RASFF Alert – STEC E.coli – Raw Milk Cheese

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VTEC/STEC in raw milk cheese from France in Germany

Norway – The Norwegian Zoonoses Report 2020

Summary

The occurrence of most zoonotic pathogens in animals was stable in 2020 compared to previous years. The occurrence in humans, however, decreased in 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation. The decrease was highest in campylobacteriosis, salmonellosis and E. coli (EHEC/VTEC) infections, mainly due to less travel associated cases. Introduction The Zoonosis Report is published annually in Norway in accordance with the requirements of the EU Council Directive 2003/99/EC. In addition, data on specified zoonoses in feed, animals and food are reported to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Corresponding data from humans are reported to the European Center for Disease Control (ECDC).

These two European institutions compile an annual European zoonosis report based on the received data: https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/6971The Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI) is responsible for reporting of Norwegian data to EFSA, while the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) reports Norwegian data to ECDC. The Zoonosis Report is written by the NVI in collaboration with the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA) and NIPH.

Click to access 2021_63%20Zoonoserapporten%202020.pdf

Austria -Dr. Oetker Chocolate Cookies -STEC E.coli

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Product recall Dr. Oetker Schoko Ausstech Cookies
Opinion of the Dr. Oetker GmbH on the test report of the Institute for Food Safety Innsbruck with the order number 2112838.

Villach (OTS) – Object of
investigation Dr. Oetker Schoko
Cookie Cutter Lot / Batch / Best before: L169

When a sample was taken by the Innsbruck Institute for Food Safety, Vero / Shiga toxin-forming Escherichia coli were detected in the above-mentioned object of investigation.

Although according to the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in its opinion no. Oetker, who learned of the examination results on November 26th, 2021, received batch L 169 from Dr. Oetker chocolate cookie cutters back.
We would like to point out that E.Coli proof would only be possible in the raw dough, but baked biscuits can be enjoyed without hesitation.

Item No. 1-01-870700

GTIN EVE 4000521013288

Article description Chocolate cookie

cutter Best before 02.2023

The product concerned was placed on the Austrian market from September 2021. He was informed immediately. To avoid health risks, consumers are asked to return the recalled goods to the shop where the product was purchased. The purchase price will be refunded. Dr. Oetker apologizes to its customers for any inconvenience this may cause.

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RASFF Alerts – STEC E.coli – Puff Pastry – Tuna Salad – Romaine Lettuce

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Verotoxin-producing E. coli in fresh puff pastry from Austria in Germany

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Shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (stx1+, stx2 + /25g) in tuna salad from the Netherlands in Belgium

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Shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (stx1 +, stx2 + /25g) in romaine lettuce from the Netherlands in Belgium