Food recalls in EU – Week 25

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

Pathogenic micro-organisms: Salmonella Spp. in frozen skewers of seasoned turkey and baby corn, following company’s own check. Origin Germany, distributed also to Finland.

Between the information for attention we can find:

– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Salmonella Spp. in baby corn, following an official control on the market. Origin Thailand, distributed also to Denmark.

Between the food alerts, followed by a withdrawal from the market, we have:

Allergens: allergic reaction to lacto protein in chocolate bars, caused by chocolate product using an alternative to milk, following a consumer complaint. Origin United Kingdom, Belgium, Switzerland, distributed also to Sweden.

Regarding border rejections we have, among the others, too high content of E 210 – benzoic acid (1500 mg/kg – ppm) in various fat free dressings and in sugar free raspberry fruit spread from the United States, improper health certificates for and suspicion of fraud in relation to frozen octopus (Octopus vulgaris) from Morocco, Salmonella spp. (presence /25g) in frozen poultry and chicken meat  from Brazil, too high content of sulphite (235.31 mg/kg – ppm) in frozen great red shrimps (Plesiopenaeus edwardsianus) from Mozambique.

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


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