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Germany – Sachsen Flour Wheat Extract Flour Type 550 1kg – VTEC/STEC E.coli


Alert type: Food
Date of first publication: 16.12.2022
Product name:

Sachsen Flour Wheat Extract Flour Type 550 1kg

Product images:
Saxony flour_wheat flour 550.jpg
Manufacturer (distributor):

CF Rolle GmbH Mühle Waldkirchen/ Ore Mountains Zschopenthal 15 09579 Grünhainichen

Reason for warning:

Verotoxin producing Escherichia coli (VTEC/STEC)

Packaging Unit: 1 kg
Durability: 07.08.2024
Production date: 08/03/2022
Lot identification: Batch: 24276
Manufacturer’s website:

RASFF Alert – STEC E.coli – Bovine Meat – Salami –


STEC (stx+;eae+) in bovine meat from Belgium in Bulgaria, France, Greece and the Netherlands


E.coli (STEC) is found in salami from Italy in Denmark


Verotoxin producing Escherichia coli in salami with wild boar from Italy in Austria, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland

Austria – Salame con cinghiale, salami with wild boar, approx. 350g – STEC E.coli


AGES informs about a recall of the company Interfood Lebensmittelgrosshandel Ges.mbH. The company recalled the product Salame con cinghiale, salami with wild boar, approx. 350g on November 28th, 2022:
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recall reason
Possible contamination with verotoxin-producing E.coli (EHEC)
Marketed by
Interfood food wholesale Ges.mbH
Antica Macelleria Falorni srl
Expiry Date
Batch number

Interfood Lebensmittelgrosshandel is recalling the following product for reasons of consumer protection: “Salame con cinghiale, salami with wild boar, approx. 350g” with a best-before date (MHD) of February 13, 2023 and batch number 22259.

The batch number is on the back of the banderole, the best before date on the side. The producer of the product is “Antica Macelleria Falorni srl, Piazza G. Matteotti 71, IT-50022 Greve in Chianti (IT)”.

The affected product with the batch mentioned should no longer be consumed, as it could possibly be contaminated with verotoxin-forming E. coli (EHEC) .

The symptoms of a possible illness with EHEC can be watery diarrhea or nausea, vomiting and/or abdominal pain, in rare cases also fever and bloody diarrhea. The incubation period after consumption is usually one to three days, rarely up to ten days. Babies and children up to preschool age are more likely to become ill. This group, as well as older people or people with a weak immune system, are particularly at risk of developing severe courses and complications (up to and including acute kidney failure).

If consumers experience the symptoms mentioned, they should consult a doctor immediately and the suspicion of EHEC should be pointed out.

Consumers can return the affected batch of this product to the respective points of sale.

Other batches of the same product and other products from the manufacturer are not affected by this recall. This warning does not mean that the hazard was caused by Interfood.

Questions & contact:

Interfood Lebensmittelgrosshandel GmbH
Tel.: 05223 / 56808

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Germany – Salami with Wild Boar – STEC E.coli


Alert type: Food
Date of first publication: 11/25/2022
Product name:

Salame con cinghiale, salami with wild boar, approx. 350 g

Product images:


recall/press release

Manufacturer (distributor):

Manufacturer: Anitca Macelleria Falorni srl, Piazza G. Matteotti 71, IT-50022 Greve in Chianti (IT) Distributor: Di Gennaro Feinkost- und Weinhandelsgesellschaft mbH

Reason for warning:

The affected product with the batch mentioned should no longer be consumed, as it could possibly be contaminated with verotoxin-forming E. coli (EHEC).

Packaging Unit: 350g
Durability: 02/13/2023
Lot identification: 22259
Further information:

Reference is made to the attached press release from the food company.

Click to access Produktru%08ckruf_Falorni_final.pdf

Germany – Farmer’s bratwurst, spreadable raw sausage – STEC E.coli


Alert type: Food
Date of first publication: 06.09.2022
Product name:

Farmer’s bratwurst, spreadable raw sausage

Product images:


Rack & Rüther GmbH

Manufacturer (distributor):

Rack & Rüther GmbH Steinbreite 14 34277 Fuldabrück

Reason for warning:

Detection of shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)

Durability: 09/30/2022
Lot identification: 238
Further information:

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.

Further information on the pathogen can be found here:

For more information, please refer to the attached customer information.

Manufacturer’s website:

RASFF Alerts – STEC E.coli – Lamb Rump Steak – Minced Meat – Horse Meat


VTEC/EHEC in chilled lamb rump steaks from New Zealand in Austria, Germany and Sweden


STEC (stx+;eae+) in minced meat in Belgium and the Netherlands


STEC (stx+;eae+) in horse meat from Italy in Belgium

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


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


dr  Oetker chocolate cookie cutter

recall reason
dr Oetker Austria GmbH
Expiry Date
Batch number

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

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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