Food recalls in EU – Week 26

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: Shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli in frozen ground beef steaks, following company’s own check. Origin Italy, distributed also to France.

– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Hepatitis A Virus in frozen berry mix, following an official control on the market. Origin Italy, Serbia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Poland, Canada, (via) Austria, (via) Switzerland.

Biocontaminants: Histamine in yeast extract, following company’s own check. Origin United Kingdom, distributed also to Ireland.

Between the information for follow up we can find:

Pesticide residues: dimethoate in broccoli, following an official control on the market. Origin Belgium, distributed also to Luxembourg.

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

– Allergens: undeclared nuts in organic pesto, following company’s own check. Origin Netherlands, Italy, distributed also to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

Heavy metals: mercury in frozen blue shark, following an official control on the market. Origin Spain, distributed also to Italy.

Aflatoxins: mycotoxins in pistachios, following an official control on the market. Origin Iran, Slovakia, distributed also to Czech Republic.

Regarding border rejections we have, among the others, aflatoxins on groundnuts in shell from Egypt, in peanuts from China and in pistachios from Turkey, Salmonella spp. in frozen chicken and shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli in chilled beef  from Brazil.

Regarding food contact materials we don’t have any notification until now.


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