This week on the RASFF database (Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed) we have three recalls from consumers in EU, following an alert notification:
Between the alert notifications, followed by a withdrawal from the market of the product:
– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Salmonella enteritidis in chicken, following company’s own check. Origin and notification from Belgium, distributed also to France, Netherlands and United Kingdom;
– Feed additives: unauthorised substance clopidol in frozen chicken breasts fillets, following an official control on the market. Origin Brazil (via Netherlands), notification from United Kingdom;
– Pathogenic micro-organisms: Salmonella Spp. in ground beef meat, following company’s own check. Origin Ireland, notification from Sweden.
Regarding border rejections we have, among the others, Salmonella spp. in frozen salted chickenbreasts from Thailand, Salmonella Heidelberg frozen spiced turkey half breast and in frozen poultry meat from Brazil. Shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli in frozen bovine meat from Brazil. Aflatoxins in peanut kernels from China and groundnut runner from Brazil. Norovirus in chilled clams from Tunisia. Poor temperature control of frozen octopus from Peru, frozen hake and frozen crabs from Uruguay. Unauthorised food additive cellulose acetate phtalate in food supplement from Israel, unauthorised novel food ingredient Stevia rebaudiana in food supplements from the United States and unauthorised irradiation of Cassia nomame extract from China. High content of aluminium in vermicilli from China. Spoilage of black pepper from Sri Lanka. Unauthorised use of colour E 110 – Sunset Yellow FCF in groundnut crackers from China. Absence of health certificate(s) for groundnut chikki from India roasted peanuts without shell and peanut butter from Ghana. Undeclared sulphite in dehydrated carrots from China, via Ukraine, and in dried apricots from Turkey.
For feed, we have the following alert notification and withdrawal from the market of the product:
For food contact materials we have some withdrawals from the market for too high level of overall migration from lid of jars containing pesto sauce and anchovy fillets from Italy, and for migration of formaldehyde from melamine bowls from Hong Kong.
About border rejections we have migration of formaldehyde from melamine ladles from Taiwan and migration of chromium, nickel and manganese from kitchen and barbecue utensils from China.