Total Food Service
With global temperatures on the rise, preventing temperature abuse is more important than ever. I have several clients who have witnessed guests afflicted with scombroid poisoning right there in their dining room, during service.
Scombroid fish, especially those as common as Tuna and Mahi-mahi, can produce a nasty combination of substances known as scombrotoxin, which, when consumed, can lead to scombroid poisoning. Scombroid poisoning, in turn, sickens your guest almost immediately, results in lawsuits or insurance claims, and the Dept of Health will dispatch their foodborne illness inspectors to conduct a thorough audit of your restaurant.
RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 25; Tot. = 36 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios from Turkey in the Netherlands
RASFF–aflatoxins (B1 = 12.97; Tot. = 14.00 / B1 = 13.48; Tot. = 14.54 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios in shell from the United States in Cyprus
RASFF–aflatoxins (B1 > 24; Tot. > 24 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios in shell from Iran in Spain
RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 3.9; Tot. = 10.9 / Tot. = 6.7 µg/kg – ppb) in shelled peanuts from China in Spain
RASFF–aflatoxins (B1 = >24; Tot. = >24 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios in shell from Iran in Spain
RASFF–aflatoxins (B1 = 18.5; Tot. = 21.5 µg/kg – ppb) in shelled groundnuts from China in Spain
RASFF – organic fruit puree (smoothies) from Italy infested with moulds in Denmark
RASFF-mandarins from Morocco infested with moulds in Spain
RASFF – shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (stx1+ O87:H8) in frozen deer meat from New Zealand in Germany
RASFF – shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (stx2+ O113:H21 /25g) in frozen leg of lamb without bone from Uruguay in Germany
RASFF – Listeria monocytogenes (20 CFU/g) in chilled peppered beef slices from the United Kingdom in the UK
RASFF -ochratoxin A (43 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios from the United States in the Netherlands
RASFF -too high count of Escherichia coli (780 MPN/100g) in live clams (Ruditapes decussatus) from Tunisia in Italy