Food Recalls in EU – Week 34

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

– Allergens: undeclared fish in flavored fresh and cream cheese, following company’s own check. Notification and origin from Finland. Distributed also to Russia and Sweden.

Between the alert notifications, followed by a withdrawal from the market:

Pathogenic micro-organisms: Listeria Monocytogenes in bacon, following company’s own check. Origin Italy, notification from France.

Pesticide residues: carbofuran in yellow melons, following company’s own check. Origin Spain, notification from the Netherlands, distributed also to Austria, Germany, Lithuania, Sweden, United Kingdom.

Heavy metals: mercury in frozen shortfin mako shark, following an official control on the market. Origin Japan (via Spain), notification from Italy.

Regarding border rejections we have, among the others, expired health certificates for groundnut kernels from China,aflatoxins in blanched peanut kernels from China and in groundnuts from Brazil, unauthorised novel food organic noni leaf powder from the United States, lead in food supplement from India, methomyl and acetamiprid in green tea from China, poor temperature control of frozen tuna (Thunnus albacares) from Papua New Guinea, dioxin-like polychlorobifenyls in frozen spiny dogfish (Squalius acantias) from the United States and unauthorised use of colour E 110 – Sunset Yellow FCF and of colour E 124 – Ponceau 4R / cochineal red A in pink sushi ginger from China.

Regarding food contact materials we have the following alert:

Corrosion of tin cans for vine leaves in brine from Turkey, following a border control.


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