Food recalls in EU – Week 40/2015

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:

  • Foreign bodies: rubber seal in chocolate from the United Kingdom, manufactured in Switzerland, following a consumer complaint. Notified by Iceland

3. Alerts followed by a withdrawal from the market:

4. Seizures:

None.

5. Border rejections:

  • absence of health certificate(s) and absence of certified analytical report for shelled hazelnuts from Turkey
  • absence of health certificate(s) for groundnuts from India
  • aflatoxins (B1 = 10; Tot. = 11.8 µg/kg – ppb) in hazelnut kernels and (Tot. = 13.35 µg/kg – ppb) in diced roasted hazelnut kernels from Turkey
  • aflatoxins (B1 = 32 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts for birdfeeding from Brazil
  • aflatoxins (B1 = 50; Tot. = 70 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnut kernels and (B1 = 7.8; Tot. = 9.2 µg/kg – ppb) in peanuts in shell from China
  • chlorpyrifos (0.26 mg/kg – ppm) in olives in brine from Egypt
  • diphenylamine (0.24 mg/kg – ppm) in pears from Argentina
  • excessive humidity of black pepper seeds (Piper nigrum) from Brazil infested with moulds
  • excessive humidity of pepper from India infested with moulds
  • FCM (Food Contact Materials): inner coating peeling off from carbon steel cookware set from China
  • FCM (FoodContact Materials): too high level of overall migration (308 mg/kg – ppm) from nitrile gloves from Malaysia
  • FCM (Food Contact Materials):migration of chromium (12.79; 9.48; 7.16 mg/kg – ppm) from vegetable slicer from Japan
  • malathion (1.1 mg/kg – ppm) in dried parsley from Egypt, via Turkey
  • mercury (0.17 mg/kg – ppm) in sugar beet pulp pellets from Russia
  • myclobutanil (0.06 mg/kg – ppm) in fresh mint from Morocco
  • Salmonella (in 1 out of 5 samples /25g) in betel leaves from India
  • Salmonella Derby (presence /25g) and Salmonella Lexington (presence /25g) in rapeseed cake from Belarus
  • shelled almonds from the United States infested with larvae of insects
  • spoilage of and unsuitable transport conditions for dried ginger from India
  • unauthorised and undeclared E 954 – saccharin in juice drink from Russia

Food recalls in EU – Week 38/2015

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:

3. Alerts followed by a withdrawal from the market:

4. Seizures:

5. Border rejections:

  • absence of health certificate(s) and absence of certified analytical report for roasted pistachios from Turkey
  • aflatoxins (B1 = 16.94; Tot. = 19.34 / B1 = 15.28; Tot. = 16.75 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios from Iran
  • aflatoxins (B1 = 23.7 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts and groundnuts in shell (B1 = 23.7; Tot. = 27.8 µg/kg – ppb) from China
  • aflatoxins (B1 = 3.1; Tot. = 4.3 µg/kg – ppb) in roasted peanut kernels from Brazil
  • aflatoxins (B1 = 8.2 µg/kg – ppb) in ground red pepper from India
  • Bacillus cereus (1.4 x 10*5 CFU/g) in fermented beancurd with chilli from China
  • chlorpyrifos (0.93 mg/kg – ppm) in rice from India
  • cypermethrin (4.9 mg/kg – ppm) and myclobutanil (0.087 mg/kg – ppm) in fresh mint from Morocco
  • fraudulent health certificate(s) for groundnut kernels and groundnuts from China
  • poor temperature control (-4.4°C to -18.5°C) of frozen tuna loins (Thunnus albacares) from Vietnam
  • poor temperature control and insufficient labelling of frozen pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka and Oncorhynchus keta) from the United States
  • Salmonella (presence /25g) in betel leaves from India
  • Salmonella (presence /25g) in hulled sesame seeds from India
  • too high content of copper (70 mg/kg – ppm) in vine leaves in brine from Turkey
  • too high content of sulphite (2087 mg/kg – ppm) in dried apricots from Turkey