Food recalls in EU – Week 45

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:

– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Salmonella spp. in frozen salted chicken breast fillet, following a food poisoning event. Origin Thailand (via Netherlands), notification from Finland;

Foreign bodies: glass fragments in tomato sauce with fine herbs, following a consumer complaint. Origin Italy, notification from Germany, distributed also to Austria.

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

Composition: unauthorised substance synephrine in food supplement containing caffeine, following an official control on the market. Origin United States (via Netherlands), notification from Finland;

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

Suffocation risk as a result of the consumption, whistles candy and lipstick candy, following company’s own check. Origin Belgium, notification from Netherlands, distributed also to France, Germany and Luxembourg;

– Biocontaminants: histamine in canned anchovy fillets, following an official control on the market. Origin Italy, notification from France.

Regarding border rejections we have, among the others, Salmonella in frozen turkey meat and in frozen meat preparations from Brazil, in hulled sesame seeds from India, in frozen clams from Morocco and in rape seed cake (feed) from Russia, residue level above MRL for oxytetracycline in frozen shrimps from India, malathion in fresh peppers from Turkey, unauthorised placing on the market (Mesona chinensis; Plumeria rubra acutifolia; Microcos paniculata; Chrysanthemum morifolium ramat.; Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch) of herbal beverages from China, via Hong Kong and aflatoxins in groundnuts from China and Brazil, in ginger powder from India and in dried figs from Turkey.

Regarding feed, we have an alert for aflatoxins in palm kernel, from Sierra Leone (via Germany), following a company’s own check. Notification from Netherlands.

 

Food recalls in EU – Week 44

This week on the RASFF database (Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed) we can find three recalls from consumers in EU, between the alert notifications:

– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Salmonella spp. in frozen cooked clams (Meretrix lyrata), following an official control on the market. Origin Vietnam, notification from Belgium, distributed also to Lithuania and Luxembourg;

– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Salmonella spp. in chilled chorizo, following company’s own check. Origin Spain, notification from France;

– Biocontaminants: histamine in frozen yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares), following company’s own check. Origin Yemen, notification from Netherlands, distributed also to France.

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

– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Salmonella spp in frozen marinated chicken fillet, following company’s own check. Origin Netherlands, notification from France;

 Allergens: undeclared peanut in ground almonds, following an official control on the market. Origin United States (via Netherlands), notification from United Kingdom;

Foreign bodies: metal pieces in muffin baking mix, following a consumer complaint. Origin and notification from Norway, distributed also to Sweden;

– Foreign bodies: plastic fragments in cooking sauce, following a consumer complaint. Origin and notification from United Kingdom, distributed also to Ireland;

– Heavy metals: cadmium in celery root, following an official control on the market. Origin Poland, notification from Slovakia.

Regarding border rejections we have, among the others, an attempt to illegally import, suffocation risk as a result of the consumption (mini jelly cups) of and poor traceability records for various types of food products from China infested with moulds and with insects, aflatoxins in groundnuts from the United States and from Argentina,  in shelled pistachios from Turkey (with raw material from the United States), in shelled almonds from Australia and in dried figs from Turkey, ochratoxin A in buckwheat porridge from Russia, unauthorised use of colour E 110 – Sunset Yellow FCF in soft drink from Nigeria, chlorpyriphos in cucumbers from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and in beans with pods from Kenya and Salmonella Brunei in fresh coriander leaves from Thailand.