Food recalls in EU – Week 46

This week on the RASFF database (Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed) we can’t find any recall from consumers in EU, between the alert notifications:

Between the information for follow-up and information for attention notifications, followed by a recall of the product, we find:

– Defective packaging in baby food pouches, following a company’s own check. Origin United States, notification from United Kingdom, distributed also to Ireland;

– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Listeria monocytogenes in grated cheese and cheese strips, following company’s own check. Origin and notification from Germany;

– Allergens: undeclared gluten in buckwheat flour, following a consumer complaint. Origin Bosnia and Herzegovina, notification from Slovenia.

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

– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Salmonella in various meat preparations containing poultry minced meat , following company’s own check. Origin and notification from France, distributed also to Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg;

– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Salmonella Typhimurium in chilled turkey meat, following company’s own check. Origin and notification from France, distributed also to Switzerland;

Pathogenic micro-organisms: Salmonella Typhimurium in frozen meat ball mass, following an official control on the market. Origin Lithuania, notification from Latvia;

– Pathogenic micro-organisms: too high count of Escherichia coli in live clams (Venus verrucosa), following an official control on the market. Origin Greece, notification from Italy.

– Mycotoxins: ochratoxin A in dried organi figs, following an official control on the market. Origin Turkey, notification from Germany.

– Allergens: undeclared milk ingredient in soft biscuit, following an official control on the market. Origin Poland, notification from Czech Republic;

– Biotoxins: Diarrhoeic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) toxins – okadaic acid in frozen precooked mussels (Mytilus Galloprovincialis) , following an official control on the market. Origin Spain, notification from Italy.

Residues of veterinary medicinal products: sulfadiazine in chilled pork, following an official control on the market. Origin Belgium, distributed also to Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain.

Regarding border rejections we have, among the others, Salmonella in frozen ark clams from Vietnam, in frozen turkey meat preparation from Brazil, Salmonella spp. in fishmeal from Mauritania, in paan leaves from Bangladesh and in soybean meal from Argentina, Salmonella Lexington and Anatum in rape seed cake from Russia, Salmonella group C in frozen clams from Vietnam, aflatoxins in almonds from Australia, in groundnuts from Senegal, India (via Egypt) and Nicaragua, in chillies from India and in dried figs from Turkey, unauthorised placing on the market of cannend yanang leaves extract from Thailand, sulfamethazine unauthorised in flower comb honey from Turkey, Bacillus spp. in bean curd from China, endosulfan in yardlong beans from the Dominican Republic, carbendazim in fresh peppers from Turkey and in parboiled basmati rice from India, trimethoprim unauthorised in frozen tilapia fillets from Vietnam and phoxim in wheat gluten from China.

For food contact material we have only a border rejection for migration of chromium on steel strainers from China.

Food recalls in EU – Week 41

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. Also this week we have a case of Hepatitis A in frozen berries mix.
 

 Pathogenic micro-organisms: Hepatitis A in frozen berries mix, following an official control on the market. Notification from Italy. Product from Bosnia and Herzegovina, produced in Italy, with raw material from Poland, Serbia, Bulgaria and Chile.

– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Salmonella group D in frozen beef burgers, following company’s own check. Origin Germany, notification from Finland.

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

Biotoxins: Diarrhoeic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) toxins – okadaic acid in live mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis), following an official control on the market. Origin Spain, notification from Italy.

Pathogenic micro-organisms: Listeria Monocytogenes in raw milk cheese, following company’s own check. Origin and notification from France, distributed also to Belgium, Netherlands and United Kingdom.

Heavy metals: mercury in swordfish (Xiphias gladius), following an official control on the market. Origin Spain, notification from Italy.

– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Hepatitis A in frozen blackberries, following company’s own check. Origin Romania, notification from Italy.

Between the information for follow-up, we find a seizure for presence of the very discusse sorbic acid:

Food additives and flavourings: too high content of E 200 – sorbic acid in precooked shrimps  (Parapenaeopsis hardwicki), following an official control on the market. Origin Denmark, notification from Italy.

Regarding border rejections we have, among the others, an attempt to illegally import frozen raw scallops (Placopecten spp) for human consumption from Peru, Salmonella in paan leaves from Bangladesh and India, dimethoate in unshelled peas from Kenya, aflatoxins in hot roasted curry powder from Sri Lanka, in peanuts from China, in pistachios from Iran and in groundnuts from Mozambique, peanuts in shell infested with moulds and high content of aluminium in sweet potato noodles from China.

About food contact materials, we have border rejections for migration of nickel in coffee pot from India, migration of manganese in stainless steel kitcheware from China and too high level of overall migration in powder-free latex examination gloves from Malaysia.