Food Recalls in EU – Week 36

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:

– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Salmonella Spp in dried sausages, following company’s own check. Origin France, distributed also to Switzerland.

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

– Heavy metals: mercury in food supplement, following an official control on the market. Origin India, notification from Sweden.

– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Salmonella spp in ginger powder, following an official control on the market. Origin the Netherlands, distributed also to Belgium, France, Greece and Romania.

– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Listeria Monocytogenes in smoked trout, following company’s own check. Origin Spain, notification from France.

Biocontaminants: Hystamine in anchovy cream, following company’s own check. Origin Sweden, notification from the Netherland, distributed also to Belgium, Finland, Germay, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.

Regarding border rejections we have, among the others, Salmonella Lexington in frozen lime leaves from Thailand, Salmonella spp. and too high count of Enterobacteriaceae in fish meal from Peru, migration of chromium from steel onion cutters, migration of manganese from stainless steel kitchen utensils and migration of primary aromatic amines (9.5; 11.5; 9.3 mg/kg – ppm) from nylon kitchenware from China, aflatoxins in gorundnuts, shelled peanuts and almonds from the United States and in dried chili from India.


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