Food recalls in EU – Week 24

This week on the RASFF database (Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed) we can found two recalls from consumers in EU between the alert notifications:

Foreign bodies: glass fragments in sour cherries in glass jars, following company’s own check. Origin Hungary (via Netherlands), distributed also to Czech Republic, Germany and Poland.

Biotoxins: Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) toxins in common cockles, following company’s own check. Origin United Kingdom, distributed also to France.

Between the information for attention we can find:

Mycotoxins: ochratoxin A in fruits and vegetables (sultanas), following an official control on the market. Origin Turkey, distributed also to Malta.

Regarding border rejections we have, among the others, massive notifications from Spain related to poor temperature control on crustaceans and products thereof from Mozambique, aflatoxins in roasted and salted pistachio nuts from Turkey and in raw pistachio nuts with shell from Iran, as well as in nutmeg powder from Indonesia, and an unauthorised genetically modified (Bt63: 80.000 units) rice sticks from China (via Hong Kong).

Regarding food contact materials we have a withdrawal from the market on melamine spaghetti ladle from Netherlands (distributed also to Estonia) for migration of formaldehyde.

About feed we have an alert from Germany for a seizure of mixed fatty acids with industrial contaminants (polychlorobifenyls). Origin Spain.


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