This week on the RASFF database (Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed) we have one recall from consumers in EU in the alert notifications:
– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Salmonella Typhimurium in dried ginger powder, following an official control on the market. Origin Spain, notified by Finland.
Between the information for follow-up notifications, we can find another recall from consumers:
– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Norovirus in frozen precooked mussels, following an official control on the market. Origin Spain, notified by Italy.
Between the alert notifications, followed by a withdrawal from the market of the product, we find:
– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Listeria Monocytogenes in frozen meat skewer, following company’s own check. Origin Austria, notified by Netherlands;
– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Salmonella in sweet peppers powder, following an official control on the market. Origin Spain, notified by Netherlands.
Amongst border rejections we have:
– aflatoxins in groundnuts from India (dispatched from Egypt), in shelled pistachios from Turkey and in raw shelled groundnuts from Brazil;
– poor temperature control of frozen tuna loins from Papua New Guinea;
– Salmonella anatum in frozen boneless beef tenderloin from Uruguay;
– Salmonella and carbendazim in paan leaves from India;
– attempt to illegally import paan leaves from Bangladesh and frozen bovine tongues from Brazil;
– thiophanate-methyl in sweet peppers from Turkey;
– unauthorised substance carbofuran in eggplants from the Dominican Republic;
– malathion in dried mung beans from Ethiopia;
– absence of health certificate(s) for dried oloyin beans from Nigeria;
– pyrimethanil, penconazole, iprodione, acetamiprid, tebuconazole, tetraconazole, indoxacarb, famoxadone, methoxyfenozide, difenoconazole, azoxystrobin, boscalid, myclobutanil, mandipropamid, pyraclostrobin and proquinazid in vine leaves in brine from Turkey.
For feed, we have a border rejection for spoilage of cotton seeds from Argentina infested with moulds and for Salmonella in dog chews.. In Germany we have also a seizure of maize from Serbia (via Netherlands), due to the presence of aflatoxins.
For food contact materials we have:
an information for attention notification, followed by a recall from consumers:
– Migration of bis(2-ethylhexyl) terephthalate (DOTP) from lids of glass jars containing red chili paste, following company’s own check. Origin Thailand, notified by Finland, distributed also to Estonia;
an alert notification, followed by a withdrawal from the market:
– Migration of lead from porcelain plates, following a border control. Origin China (via Hong Kong), notified by Latvia, distributed also to Estonia and Lithuania.