Food recalls in EU/Week 39

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:

Allergens: undeclared fish in canned stuffed green olives, following a consumer complaint. Origin Spain, notified by United Kingdom, distributed also to Bermuda, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Malta, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand and United Arab Emirates.

Between the alert notifications, followed by a withdrawal from the market of the product, we find:

– Foreign bodies: glass fragments in frozen ratatouille, following a consumer complaint. Origin Belgium, notified by Belgium, distributed also to Luxembourg;

– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Norovirus in raspberries, following food poisoning. Origin Serbia, notified from Denmark, distributed also to Germany;

– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Salmonella typhimurium in frozen burgers, following company’s own check. Origin Ireland, notified by Ireland, distributed also to Denmark, France, Sweden and United Kingdom;

– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Salmonella spp in chicken burgers, following company’s own check. Origin Belgium, notified by Belgium, distributed also to Netherlands;

– Residues of veterinary medicinal products: prohibited substance nitrofuran (metabolite) nitrofurazone (SEM) in frozen pangasius, following an official control on the market. Origin Vietnam, notified by Germany, distributed also to Austria and Sweden.

Amongst border rejections we have:

– live insects (worms) in dried apricots from Uzbekistan and in raisins from Turkey;

– too high content of sulphite in dried apricots from Turkey;

– shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli in chilled beef from Argentina;

– pirimiphos-methyl in chickpeas from Argentina;

– absence of health certificate(s) for white rice vinegar , rice and rice products from China;

– aflatoxins in blanched groundnuts from Brazil;

– Salmonella Weltevreden in frozen banana leaves from Thailand.

For feed, we have a border rejection for Salmonella spp in roasted guar meal 40% from India.

For food contact materials we have an alert notification, followed by a withdrawal from the market of:

– Nylon turners for migration of primary aromatic amines, following an official control on the market. Origin China (via United Kingdom and Slovakia), notified by Poland;

and a border rejection for migration of manganese and of bisphenol A and too high level of overall migration from carbon steel with non-stick coating baking trays from China.

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Latest Food recalls in Canada – Allergens

Food Recall Warning (Allergen) – Kaak brand Crispy Baked Bread recalled due to undeclared sesame

Recall date: August 15, 2014
Reason for recall: Allergen – Sesame Seeds
Hazard classification: Class 2
Company / Firm: Salem Brothers
Distribution: Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution: Retail 
Reference number: 9158
Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Kaak Crispy Baked Bread (Plain) 350g All codes where sesame is not declared on the label. 5 285000 599098
Kaak Crispy Baked Bread (Anis Seed) 350g All codes where sesame is not declared on the label. 5 285000 599098
Kaak Crispy Baked Bread (Black Seed) 350g All codes where sesame is not declared on the label. 5 285000 599098

 

Food Recall Warning (Allergen) – Chicken Burgers recalled due to undeclared egg

Recall date: August 15, 2014
Reason for recall: Allergen – Egg
Hazard classification: Class 2
Company / Firm: Kent Heritage Farm
Distribution: Ontario
Extent of the distribution: Consumer
Reference number: 9157
Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Additional Info
None Chicken Burgers 2.27kg All codes where egg is not declared on the label. N/A Product sold through direct home sales.

(Source: CFIA website)