Food recalls in EU – Week 39

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

Composition: high content in iodine in dried seatangle, following an official control on the market. Origin South Korea (via Netherlands), notification from Germany, distributed also to Austria, France and Sweden;

– Pathogenic micro-organism: listeria monocytogenes in enoki mushroooms, following a company’s own check. Origin China, notification from Belgium, distributed also to Netherlands, France, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom;

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

– Pathogenic micro-organisms: too high count of Escherichia Coli in chilled live clams, following an official control on the market. Origin and notification from Italy, distributed also to Croatia, Czech Republic, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine;

– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Salmonella Spp in pate, following company’s own check. Origin and notification from France, distributed also to Belgium.

Regarding border rejections we have, among the others, undeclared lactose (61 /100g), glucose (80; 0.82 /100g) and Maltose (2.2 /100g) in low calory sweetener for diabetic people from Iran, poor temperature control of frozen tuna from Cape Verde and Papua New Guinea, Salmonella spp. in frozen turkey meat preparation from Brazil, Salmonella Heidelberg in frozen chicken meat preparation (Gallus domesticus) from Brazil, aflatoxins in peanuts in shell from China and in chilli powder from Sri Lanka.

About food contact materials, we have two border rejections of steel cutlery and stainless steel knives set from China, due to migration of chromium.

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