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Food Safety Alerts from Europe, Week 9

product recall Food Safety Alerts from Europe, Week 9AUSTRIA, ITALY, mussels from Italy

Reason: Escherichia coli (1600 MPN/100g)

Notification Basis: official control on the market

RASFF reference No.: 2012.0301

Date: 27/02/2012

 

DENMARK, oysters from Ireland, via the Netherlands

Reason: norovirus (presence)

Notification Basis: food poisoning

RASFF reference No.: 2012.0306

Date: 28/02/2012

 

GERMANY, DENMARK, UNITED KINGDOM, ISRAEL, MOLDOVA, REPUBLIC OF, POLAND, SLOVAKIA, BELGIUM, AUSTRIA, instant tea powder from Taiwan

Reason: unauthorised use of colour E 127 – erythrosine (53.6; 53.8; 47.4 mg/kg – ppm)

Notification Basis: official control on the market

RASFF reference No.: 2012.0317

Date: 01/03/2012

 

SPAIN, FRANCE, ANDORRA, dark chocolate spread from Belgium

Reason: undeclared milk ingredient (lactoprotein > 25 mg/kg – ppm)

Notification Basis: food poisoning

RASFF reference No.: 2012.0322

Date: 01/03/2012

 

ITALY, chilled anglerfish (Lophius Piscatorius) from France

Reason: parasitic infestation with Anisakis

Notification Basis: official control on the market

RASFF reference No.: 2012.0308

Date: 28/02/2012

 

NETHERLANDS, nile perch ( Lates niloticus) from Kenya

Reason: parasitic high count of Pseudomonas spp. (3800000 CFU/g) in and high aerobic plate count (3200000 CFU/g)

Notification Basis: border control

RASFF reference No.: 2012.0309

Date: 28/02/2012

 

SWEDEN, frozen yellow fin tuna (Thunnus albacares) from Indonesia, with raw material from Vietnam, via Belgium

Reason: histamine

Notification Basis: food poisoning

RASFF reference No.: 2012.0311

Date: 28/02/2012

 

FRANCE, chilled smoked salmon from Poland

Reason: Listeria monocytogenes (<10 CFU/g)

Notification Basis: official control on the market

RASFF reference No.: 2012.0314

Date: 29/02/2012

 

SWEDEN, chilled mixed minced meat from Denmark and Ireland

Reason: Salmonella (presence /25g)

Notification Basis: company’s own check

RASFF reference No.: 2012.0302

Date: 27/02/2012

 

ITALY, salted sheep casings from Mongolia

Reason: prohibited substance nitrofuran (metabolite) nitrofurazone (SEM) (1.6 µg/kg – ppb)

Notification Basis: border control

RASFF reference No.: 2012.0310

Date: 28/02/2012

 

GERMANY, lamb liver from the Netherlands

Reason: dioxins (7.4 – 40.8 pg WHO TEQ/g)

Notification Basis: official control on the market

RASFF reference No.: 2012.0313

Date: 28/02/2012

 

GERMANY, onion mettwurst sausage from Germany

Reason: shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (presence /25g)

Notification Basis: official control on the market

RASFF reference No.: 2012.0319

Date: 01/03/2012

 

Food Contact Materials

ITALY, plastic dishes from China

Reason: colour migration (470 <-> 560 nm)

Notification Basis: official control on the market

RASFF reference No.: 2012.0303

Date: 27/02/2012

 

IRELAND, lids of jars containing carrot pickles from Pakistan

Reason: migration of DEHP – di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (84 mg/kg – ppm)

Notification Basis: official control on the market

RASFF reference No.: 2012.0318

Date: 01/03/2012

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