USA – FDA Recall – Fresh Serrano Chile Peppers Because Of Possible Health Risk- Salmonella

FDA FDA

Bailey Farms, Inc. of Oxford, NC is voluntarily recalling 6,215 pounds of Fresh Serrano Chile Peppers, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditic and arthritis.

The Fresh Serrano Chile Peppers was distributed to Meijer, Inc. and customers may have purchased this product from October 14th to October 19th at Meijer stores in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

In addition this product was distributed to Publix Super Markets Inc., Merchants Distributors, Inc., Walmart, Food Lion, Flavor 1st Growers and Packers, US Foods, Military Produce Group, LLC.,C&S Wholesalers, John Vena, Inc. and Harris Teeter. Consumers who suspect they may have purchased Fresh Serrano Chile Peppers from the above listed companies between the dates of October 2, 2014 to October 21, 2014 should check with the above listed companies to verify if the product was subject to recall.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Research – Norovirus stomach bug: Scientists Take Step Towards Drug to Treat

Science Daily Eurofins

An experimental drug currently being trialled for influenza and Ebola viruses could have a new target: norovirus, often known as the winter vomiting virus. A team of researchers has shown that the drug, favipiravir, is effective at reducing — and in some cases eliminating — norovirus infection in mice

RASFF Alerts – Salmonella – Turkey – Ruccola – Paan Leaves – Cucumber Salad – Aloysia citrodora – Pork – Chicken

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RASFF-Salmonella typhimurium (presence /25g) in chilled turkey carcasses from France in France

RASFF-Salmonella Napoli (presence /25g) in fresh packed rucola from Italy, via the Netherlands in Finland

RASFF-Salmonella spp. (presence /25g) in paan leaves from India in the UK

RASFF-Salmonella spp. in cucumber salad from France in France

RASFF-Salmonella spp. in infusion leaves of Aloysia citrodora from Ecuador in Spain

RASFF-Salmonella typhimurium in frozen pork meat from Germany in Sweden

RASFF-Salmonella infantis (presence /25g) in frozen chicken breast fillets from Ukraine, via the Netherlands in Finland

 

RASFF Alerts – Bacillus cereus – Gnocchi

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RASFF- Bacillus cereus enterotoxigenic (390000 CFU/g) in gnocchi from Italy in Germany

RASFF Alerts – Listeria monocytogenes – Chilled Salads -Smoked Salmon

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RASFF-Listeria monocytogenes (> 1500 ; < 240 ; < 40 ; < 10 CFU/g) in chilled salads from France in France

RASFF-Listeria monocytogenes (presence /25g) in smoked salmon from Poland in Italy

RASFF Alerts – Histamine – Canned Sardines – Chilled Tuna

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RASFF-histamine (between <20 and 266 mg/kg – ppm) in canned sardines in soybean oil from Indonesia in Slovenia

RASFF-histamine (between 9 and 1477 mg/kg – ppm) in chilled tuna (Thunnus albacares) from India in France

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Almonds – Pistachios – Nutmeg – Groundnuts – Ochratoxin – Pumpkin Seeds

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RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 28; Tot. = 31 µg/kg – ppb) in almonds from the United States in France

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 30 µg/kg – ppb) in raw pistachios in shell from Iran in Lithuania

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 76.7; Tot. = 87.0 / B1 = 34.7; Tot. = 37.8 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachio nuts from Iran in Germany

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 30; Tot. = 32 µg/kg – ppb) in whole nutmeg from Indonesia in the Netherlands

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 21; Tot. = 24 µg/kg – ppb) in whole nutmeg from Indonesia in the Netherlands

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 8.5; Tot. = 9.0 / B1 = 12.2; Tot. = 13.5 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachio nuts from Iran in Germany

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 66.9; Tot. = 73.3 µg/kg – ppb) in almonds from Afghanistan in Italy

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 4.3 µg/kg – ppb) in blanched groundnuts from China in the Netherlands

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 4.9 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from Brazil in the Netherlands

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 37.80 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios from Iran, dispatched from Turkey in Germany

RASFF-aflatoxins (Tot. = 295.8 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios from Iran, dispatched from Turkey in Germany

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 55 / B1 = 25 µg/kg – ppb) in salted roasted pistachios from Turkey in the Netherlands

RASFF-ochratoxin A (31 µg/kg – ppb) in pumpking seeds from China in the Netherlands