Food recalls in EU – Week 1/2015

This week on the EU RASFF (Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed) we can find the following notifications:

1. Alerts followed by a recall from consumers:


2. Information for attention/for follow up followed by a recall from consumers:

– None

3. Alerts followed by a withdrawal from the market:

– Foreign bodies: glass fragments in organic nut malt from Italy, following a consumer complaint. Notified by Germany, distributed also to Austria and Czech Republic.

– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Salmonella enteritidis (presence /25g) in frozen chicken legs from Poland, following company’s own check. Notified by France.

Heavy metals: mercury (1.4 mg/kg – ppm) in frozen swordfish (Xiphias gladius) from Spain, following an official control on the market. Notified by Italy.

4. Seizures:


5. Border rejections:

– FCM: migration of nickel (1.1 mg/kg – ppm) from steel pliers for toaster from China;

– profenofos (0.560 mg/kg – ppm) in fresh strawberries from Egypt;

– Salmonella spp. (presence /25g) in hulles sesame seeds from India.


2 thoughts on “Food recalls in EU – Week 1/2015

  1. Excellent work, Mr. Varallo!

    As a nutritionist and as a consumer, I really appreciate your efforts to inform, because food safety/food laws that lead the whole world(nature/humanity) in direction of improved health should be a very important priority for everyone.

    I wish you and your family all the best!

    Greetings from Jon, Denmark.


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