Food recalls in EU – Week 52

This week on the RASFF database (Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed) we have two recalls from consumers in EU, between the alert notifications.

– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Salmonella Spp in dried sausages, following a company’s own check. Origin Spain, notification from France;

Allergens: undeclared milk ingredient in mint flavour dark chocolate 70%, following an official control on the market. Origin Spain, notification from Slovenia.

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

 Pathogenic micro-organisms: Salmonella infantis in chicken donner pieces, following a company’s own check. Origin Romania, notification from France;

– Mycotoxins: aflatoxins in ground hot paprika, following an official control on the market. Origin Turkey, notification from Austria, distributed also to Germany, Hungary, Italy and Slovakia.

Regarding border rejections we have, among the others, shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli in frozen and chilled boneless beef from Brazil, aflatoxins in pistachios and almonds kernel infested with larvae of insects from Turkey, cypermethrin in dried beans from Madagascar, pyridalyl in chilled strawberries from Egypt, dead insects and excrements of insects in whole red chillies and basmati rice from India, histamine in frozen tuna from Vietnam and  chloramphenicol in frozen crayfish from China.

For food contact material we have a border rejection for migration of chromium from pizza cutters from China.

For feed we have a notification of information for follow-up, followed by a withdrawal from the market:

TSE’s: presence of ruminant DNA in pork blood powder, following an official control on the market. Origin Germany, notification from France.