This week on the RASFF database (Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed) we can found three recalls from consumers in EU between the alert notifications:
– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Listeria monocytogenes in sliced smoked salmon, following an official control on the market. Origin Ireland, distributed also to United Kingdom.
– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Salmonella Schwarzengrund in frozen marinated turkey breast, following company’s own check. Origin Germany, distributed also to Denmark.
– Foreign bodies: glass fragment in nut nougat cream, following a consumer complaint. Origin Germany, distributed also to Poland and Ukraine.
Between the information for follow up we can find a suspicion of unauthorised novel food in african mango from USA, distributed to Finland, following a consumer complaint.
Regarding border rejections we have several notifications related to salmonella spp in frozen poultry meat preparation from Brazil, shigatoxin-producing escherichia coli in bovine meat from Brazil and Argentina, aflatoxin in nutmeg from Indonesia and an unauthorised irradiation on a food supplement from USA.
Regarding food contact materials we have a recall from consumers on melamine salad bowl from China (distributed in Cyprus, via Greece) for migration of formaldehyde.