USA – Pet Food – Chicken Patties – Listeria monocytogenes

Food Poisoning Bulletin

Stella and Chewy’s Chicken Patties dog food is being recalled for Listeria. The Maryland Department of Agriculture has issued a stop sale order on the recalled product which is marked with the lot number 111-15 and the use by date of April 23, 2016.

Consumers who have purchased this product should not feed it to their dogs as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Listeria in pet food can be dangerous to pets who eat it and humans who handle it.

USA – Norovirus – Cow Fish Sushi Burger

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At least 96 people were sickened with norovirus from The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar in Charlotte, NC, in early June, reports the Charlotte Observer.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services confirmed one norovirus case with laboratory testing and said the other 95 were “probable” cases.

The Cowfish closed on June 5 and June 10, reopening on June 16.

The restaurant initially suspected a problem with the calamari before thinking the illnesses reported by customers were not linked to food.

USA – Steak and Ground Beef – E.coli O157:H7

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Lombardi Brothers Meats, a Denver, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 26,975 pounds of tenderized steak and ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The tenderized steak and ground beef products with generic labelling were produced between June 12 and June 30, 2015.

USA – Salmonella – Salmonella – Salmonella !

Food Poisoning Journal

The Central District Health Department (CDHD) is investigating a salmonella outbreak associated with the Boise Co-op deli – specifically food purchased from the deli after June 1, 2015.

As of July 1, 2015, approximately 290 cases of Salmonella are associated with this outbreak. Preliminary test results showed Salmonella growth in raw turkey, tomatoes and onion. However, additional laboratory tests are pending and the specific cause of the outbreak remains undetermined.

Food Poisoning Journal

The majority of the cases have occurred among residents of Davidson County. We are asking anyone who became ill with diarrhea within four days after they ate food or drank beverages from Tarheel Q on or after Saturday, June 6th to call the Davidson County Health Department’s hotline at 336-242-2300. Collecting this information is important to help officials determine the size and scope of the outbreak.

Food Poisoning Journal

The Kenosha County Division of Health reports that as of Wednesday, June 3rd, Salmonella with a matching DNA fingerprint has been found in 35 patients. Divisions of Health official’s say 70 sick people have been identified during an investigation into Supermercado Los Corrales. Salmonella has been confirmed in a total of 35 patients.

Food Poisoning Bulletin

Frozen chicken Kiev products linked to a Minnesota Salmonella outbreak were sold at Sam’s Club stores in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota.  At least four people who ate the product contracted Salmonella poisoning, two of them were hospitalized.

Food Poisoning Bulletin

A Salmonella outbreak linked to Barber brand frozen chicken Kiev has sickened four people in Minnesota.  Two people were hospitalized.

The illnesses were reported from April 5 through June 8 among case patients ranging in age from 19 to 82 years. All of the cases were reported in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Food Poisoning Bulletin

A Salmonella outbreak linked to Antioch Farms Chicken Cordon Bleu has sickened three Minnesotans, hospitalizing two of them.  The company has not issued a recall for the raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned, stuffed chicken entrees. However, consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as they risk serious illness if they do.

The contaminated product was sold at a number of retail grocery store chains. The package is stamped with the code P-1358 and sold at many different grocery store chains.  Health officials have not yet disclosed the names of those stores.

Food Poisoning Bulletin

A Salmonella outbreak has prompted the recall of frozen chicken kiev products made by Barber Foods of Portland, Maine. Barber is recalling approximately 58,320 pounds of frozen, Chicken Kiev produced on January 29, 2015; February 20, 2015; and April 23, 2015. Consumers who  have purchased this product should not eat it as Salmonella can cause serious illness.

Canada – CFIA Recalls – Roast Beef Sandwich – Listeria monocytogenes – Roast Beef – Listeria monocyotgenes


HQ Fine Foods is recalling Gloria’s brand and Lunch Box Roast beef sandwich products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in Alberta.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
None Lunch Box Roast Beef and Cheddar Cheese Sub with Creamy Coleslaw 244 g Best Before
15JL13 and 15JL16
0 24904 47530 6
Gloria’s Roast Beef Sandwich 166 g Best Before
0 24904 38574 2


FG Deli Group Ltd. is recalling Grimm’s Fine Foods brand Home Style Roast Beef from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Additional Info
Grimm’s Fine Foods Home Style Roast Beef Variable G11630
BB 24 JUL 2015
None This product may have been sold clerk-served from deli counters with or without a label or coding. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product are advised to contact their retailer.

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Apricot Kernel – Pistachios – Peanuts – Mixed Spices – Groundnuts


RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 48.6; Tot. = 73.0 µg/kg – ppb) in organic apricot kernel paste from Serbia, with raw material from Turkey, via the United Kingdom in Germany

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 47.6; Tot. = 53.3) in pistachios in shell from the United States in Germany

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 14.6; Tot. = 15.4 µg/kg – ppb) in peanuts in shell from China in the UK

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 15.5; Tot. = 16.8 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios in shell from the United States in Belgium

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 27.1 µg/kg – ppb) in roasted pistachios from Turkey in Germany

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 103; Tot. = 119 / B1 = 21.4; Tot. = 25.9 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios in shell from Iran in Belgium

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 89.4; Tot. = 93.9 µg/kg – ppb) in, attempt to illegally import and ochratoxin A (45 µg/kg – ppb) in mixed spices from Kuwait in Croatia

RASFF-aflatoxins (Tot. = 95 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from China in Germany

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 162.6; Tot. = 242.9 µg/kg – ppb) in peanut chips from Nigeria in the UK

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 18.85; Tot. = 11.84 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from Brazil in Sweden

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

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 5.4; Tot. = 17.9 µg/kg – ppb) in unshelled peanuts from China in Italy

RASFF Alerts – STEC E.coli – Beef – E.coli – Mussels – Clams


RASFF-shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (presence /25g) in frozen boneless beef from Brazil in Italy

RASFF-high count of Escherichia coli (790 MPN/g) in live clams (Tapes semidecussatus) from Italy in Italy

RASFF-high count of Escherichia coli (330 MPN/100g) in mussels from Denmark in the Netherlands