UK – Open letter to the FSA on the Publication of Campylobacter Survey Results


I am writing to express our grave concern about the proposal being put to the FSA Board to withhold information about the levels of the deadly food poisoning bacteria campylobacter in supermarket chickens. Campylobacter is a major public health issue. 72,000 people were reported to have suffered campylobacter food poisoning last year and it kills an estimated 100 people every year.


UK – Channel Islands – E.coli – Butter

Guernsey Press ecoli

E. coli bacteria saw Sark Butter taken off the shelves yesterday after a warning from Environmental Health.

USA – Listeria Stone Fruit – Update

Food Poisoning Bulletin

The stone fruit Listeria recall includes a number of major retailers. Consumers who have purchased peaches, nectarines, plums and plouts should check to see if the store where they were purchased the fruit is included in the recall.

According to their websites and information provided by Wawona, the following retailers are included in the recall: Whole Foods, Cub Foods, Aldi, Kroger, Giants, Martins, Wegmans, Jay C, Dillons, Bakers, Gerbes, Food4less Fremont, King Soopers, City Market, Frys, Fred Meyer, Ralphs, Food4less, FoodsCo, QFC, Smith’s, Hannaford, BJs Wolsesale Club, Costco, Trader Joe’s, Sam’s Club and Walmart. This is not a complete list, but is based on information available so far.

Canada – Recalls – Carob Powder – Salmonella – Cheese – Listeria monocytogenes


Industry is recalling Earth Circle Organics and Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary brand Organic Carob Powder from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described in the link above.

The following products have been sold in British Columbia and Alberta, and may have been sold in other provinces or through Internet sales.


Jan K Overweel Ltd. is recalling certain Italian cheeses from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described in the link above.

RASFF Alerts – DSP – Mussels – Norovirus – Frozen Raspberries – Bacillus cereus – Ricotta – TVC – Shrimps


RASFF-Diarrhoeic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) toxins (presence /kg) in chilled mussels from Denmark in Denmark

RASFF-Norovirus (presence /25g) in frozen raspberries packaged in Serbia, via Belgium and via France in Sweden

RASFF-Bacillus cereus (22000 CFU/g) in chilled ricotta from Italy in Italy

RASFF-Bacterial contamination (2.4×10*6; 2.3×10*6; 1.2×10*6; 1.8×10*6; 2.0×10*6 CFU/g) and spoilage of frozen cooked shrimps (Penaeus spp.) from India in Germany

RASFF Alerts – Campylobacter – Chicken Breast Fillet


RASFF -Campylobacter jejuni (100; 700; 100; 700; 6100; 1100; 1600; 800; 400 CFU/g) in chilled chicken breast filet from Poland in Denmark

RASFF -Campylobacter spp. (presence /g) in chilled chicken breast fillets from Poland in Denmark

RASFF Alerts – Salmonella – Minced Meat – Cheese Powder – Seasame Seeds


RASFF -Salmonella in minced meat from the Netherlands in the Netherlands

RASFF-Salmonella Brandenburg (^presence /25g) in processed cheese powder from the Netherlands in the Netherlands

RASFF -Salmonella spp. (presence) in sesame seeds from India in the Netherlands