Luxembourg -Delhaize recalls smoked chicken over listeria fears

Luxemberger Wort

(JB) Delhaize has recalled a batch of smoked chicken after traces of listeria were found in the product.

The recall concerns only the Delahaize brand of “emincé de poulet à l’italienne”. It comes after consulation with Belgian food safety authority the AFSCA.

Delhaize has already withdrawn from sale the affected batch, which forms part of batch 6202, best before date 17/08/2016.

The supermarket chain is urging clients who may have purchased the product not to consume it but to return it to a Delhaize store for a refund.

Hong Kong -Food Alert – One kind of prepackaged flour with possible E. coli contamination


Food Alert – One kind of prepackaged flour with possible E. coli contamination

Issue Date 2016-07-28
Source of Information The Centre for Food Safety (CFS)
Food Product Prepackaged flour
Product name and Description Product name: Gold Medal Unbleached Flour Net weight: 5 pounds per pack Use-by date: August 14, 2017
Reason For Issuing Alert
– The CFS earlier advised the public to stop consuming and the trade to stop selling a number of batches of prepackaged flour produced by an American manufacturer, General Mills Inc, as the products, which had been imported into Hong Kong, might be contaminated with E. coli. The CFS found in further investigations that a local importer, City Super Limited, had imported another batch of the affected products.
– People can contract E. coli causing gastro-intestinal disease through consumption of contaminated water or undercooked and contaminated foods. Intestinal bleeding and serious complications such as hemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) may also develop in some people. Moreover, due to poor personal hygiene, person-to-person transmission of this pathogen is possible through oral-faecal route. E. coli cannot survive under high temperature and can be killed by thorough cooking.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
– According to the information provided by the importer, the import quantity of the affected product was 48 packs, which were distributed only to its supermarket chain, with 11 packs being sold. The importer concerned has already stopped selling and removed from shelves the affected product earlier and surrendered the remaining stock to the CFS for disposal. It has also initiated a recall according to the instructions of the CFS.
– The CFS will alert the trade, continue to closely monitor the situation and take appropriate follow-up action. Investigation is ongoing.
Advice to the Trade
– Stop using or selling the product concerned immediately.
Advice to Consumers – Not to consume the affected product.
– Refrain from consuming any raw dough or batter products.
Further Information The CFS press release

Members of the public may call the company’s hotline at 2736 3866 for enquiries during office hours about the recall.

Centre for Food Safety Food and Environmental Hygiene Department 2016-07-28

USA -Chestnut Farms, PT Farm, Miles Smith, Robie Farm Beef Recall for E.coli

Food Poisoning Bulletin

A New Hampshire E. coli outbreak has triggered a recall of beef products sold under the brand names: Chestnut Farms, PT Farm, Miles Smith and Robie Farm.

USA-Listeria Recall for Sandwiches Delivered to Schools Expands

Food Poisoning Bulletin

Let’s Do Lunch Inc. of Gardena is expanding a Listeria recall of sandwiches that were distributed to school districts nationwide. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported but districts that have received these sandwiches should not use them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death

USA – Serrano Peppers Recalled for Salmonella

Food Poisoning Bulletin

Serrano peppers from Warren Produce are being recalled from the market for possible Salmonella contamination. At least three lot codes are part of the recall according to information posted on a produce company’s website.


UK -WM Morrison Supermarkets plc recalls its Busy Bee Cake due to the possible presence of Salmonella



The possible presence of Salmonella in the product listed below. Symptoms caused by Salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

Product details

Product: Morrisons Busy Bee Cake
Pack size: 16 segments
Best before date: 4th August 2016

No other WM Morrison Supermarkets plc products are known to be affected

Action taken by the company

WM Morrison Supermarkets plc is recalling the product.  Product recall notices have been displayed in the stores explaining to customers the reason for recall and the actions they can take if they have bought the affected product. A copy of the product recall notice is attached to this alert.

Advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product, do not eat it.  Instead take it back to the retailer where you will be given a full refund.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be ‘withdrawn’ (taken off the shelves) or ‘recalled’ (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a ‘Food Alert for Action’ is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.





India – Toxic bacteria found in seafood samples – ETEC E.coli

Times of India fish

The septic waste is returning to our food. The latest indicator is the presence of toxigenic E coli in seafood samples collected from retail markets, fish farms and landing centres in Ernakulam district and neighbouring areas. The presence of E coli signifies the faecal sewage contamination in food and water.

Over the past one year, around 123 samples of fish were taken and analyzed at the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), which is a nationally-accredited agency by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for testing the quality of fish.

The study team, consisting of Dr K V Lalitha, V Murugadas and Toms C Joseph, screened the fish samples, including shellfish. Pathogenic E coli was found in 23.4% of the 123 seafood samples while other strains, especially enterotoxigenic E coli (ETEC), was seen in 18.6% of the specimens.