RASFF Alert – Bacillus subtilis – Beans with Ginger

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RASFF – Bacillus subtilis (5.8*6 CFU/g) in preserved beans with ginger from China in Ireland

RASFF Alerts – STEC E.coli – Filet Americaine – Chilled Boneless Meat

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RASFF – shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (stx +, eae + /25g) in filet americaine from Belgium in Belgium

RASFF – shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (O113: H21 – stx2+ /25g) in chilled boneless meat from Argentina in Germany

RASFF Alert- E.coli – Coriander

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RASFF – high count of Escherichia coli (1500 CFU/g) in coriander from Thailand in Norway

RASFF Alerts – Salmonella – Salted Chicken Breast – Chicken Fillet – Mussels – Sesame Seeds – Black Pepper – Chicken Thighs – Almonds – Lamb Fillet – Tiger Nut – Salami -Chicken Meat – Eggs

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RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in frozen salted chicken half breasts from Brazil in the Netherlands

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis (presence /10g) in chilled chicken fillet from Poland in Slovenia

RASFF – Salmonella in mussels (Mytilus edulis) from Denmark in the Netherlands

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in sesame seeds from Ethiopia in Greece

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in sesame seeds from Sudan in Greece

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in sesame seeds from Sudan in Greece

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Infantis (presence /25g) in chilled chicken thighs from Poland in Lithuania

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in almonds from the United States, via the United Kingdom in Germany

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Infantis (present /25g) in chilled chicken carcasses from Poland in the Czech Republic

RASFF – Salmonella (present /25g) in frozen lamb fillet from Germany in Germany

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in sesame seeds from Sudan in Greece

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in tiger nut from Spain in Portugal

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in black pepper from Brazil in Spain

RASFF – Salmonella (presence (in 1 out of 5 samples) /25g) in poultry meat preparation from Brazil in the UK

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in frozen salted chicken half breast fillets from Brazil in the UK

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in chilled halal chicken from Poland in Norway

RASFF – Salmonella (present (in 1 out of 5 samples) /25g) in sesame seeds from Ethiopia in Greece

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Bredeney (present /25g) in organic mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) from Italy, packaged in France in France

RASFF – Salmonella (O:4 present /25g) in smoked triangle shaped salami from Germany in Germany

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis (O:9, in 1 out of 5 samples /25g) in frozen chicken meat from chickens reared in the Czech Republic and slaughtered in Poland in Poland

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Typhimurium monophasic (1 ,4, [5], 12:i:-) (presence /25g) in chicken meat from Belgium in Belgium

RASFF – suspicion of Salmonella in class B eggs from the United Kingdom in the UK

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Sangera (presence /25g) in sesame seeds from Nigeria in Greece

 

Research – Exploratory Study of the Application of Smoke Aerosols to Manure-Based Composting Materials To Reduce Prevalence of Salmonella

Journal of Food Protection

During the early stages of aerobic composting, heat is generated and when the materials are self-insulating, extended exposure of pathogens to this heat source will lead to significant reduction, if not elimination, of the pathogens. However, when insufficient heat is applied to the composting materials, pathogens may survive. Under those conditions if the compost had contained material of animal origin or food waste, it would be considered untreated and would not be allowed in fields growing crops that may be consumed raw. However, alternative treatment processes are allowed, provided they are validated to meet the microbial standards stipulated in the Produce Safety final rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act and that the physical parameters of the process are documented to ensure that the conditions under which the process was validated have been met. Hence, this exploratory study was undertaken in a laboratory setting to determine the potential for application of aerosolized smoke to inactivate Salmonella in manure-based compost. Smoke generated from wood chips (oak or pecan) and introduced to the headspace of contaminated cow manure compost (≤3 log CFU/g) in sealed containers (35 g per container) resulted in no Salmonella detected by enrichment culture in 100% (0 of 14) of the samples after 18 to 48 h of exposure, whereas Salmonella in control samples remained at initial levels over the same time period. Shorter exposure times (6 h) to the smoke aerosols were less effective (11 of 24 samples positive by enrichment culture), and additional flushes with the wood smoke during this time failed to decrease the prevalence of contamination. Smoke aerosols generated from waste agricultural materials and held in containers with Salmonella-contaminated compost for 18 h significantly reduced the prevalence of the pathogen in samples compared with control samples (P < 0.05). The odds of not finding Salmonella in smoke-exposed compost were 14 (pine needles and rice hulls), 23 (cocoa hulls, orange rind, and peanut hulls), and 28 (sunflower hulls) times greater compared with samples not exposed to smoke. Many other variables remain to be examined (e.g., compost composition, compost maturity, and anaerobic conditions) to determine whether this approach could be universally applied to manure-based compost. Validation under field conditions will be required and may entail use of this approach in combination with suboptimal thermal conditions (<55°C).

RASFF Alert- Animal Feed – Aflatoxin – |Groundnuts

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RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 437 µg/kg – ppb) in shelled groundnuts from Nigeria in the UK

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed -Enterobacteriaceae – Fish Meal

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RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) and too high count of Enterobacteriaceae (170 CFU/g) in fishmeal from the United States in Germany

RASFF – too high count of Enterobacteriaceae (1300 CFU/g) in fish meal from Mauritania in Germany