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RASFF Alerts – Salmonella – Flavoured Minced Pork – Salted Chicken Breasts – Turkey Scallops – Spiced Chicken Kebab – Chicken Wings – Tahina – Cumin Seeds – Ginger Slices – Ground Ginger

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RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Typhimurium (presence /10g) in chilled flavoured minced pork from Germany in Slovakia

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in frozen salted chicken half breasts from Brazil in the Netherlands

RASFF -Salmonella enterica ser. Heidelberg (presence /25g) in frozen salted chicken half breasts from Brazil in Germany

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in frozen salted chicken half breasts from Brazil in the Netherlands

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in frozen salted chicken half breasts from Brazil in the Netherlands

RASFF-Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis (present /25g) in frozen turkey scallops from Poland in France

RASFF-Salmonella enterica ser. Heidelberg (present /25g) in frozen salted chicken breast fillets from Brazil in Germany

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in frozen salted single chicken breast fillets from Brazil in the Netherlands

RASFF-Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis (present /25g) in frozen chicken midwings from Latvia in Estonia

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in frozen salted chicken half breasts from Brazil in Belgium

RASFF-Salmonella enterica ser. Heidelberg (present /25g) in salted chicken half breast fillets from Brazil in Germany

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in frozen spiced chicken kebab meat from France, with raw material from Poland in France

RASFF-Salmonella (present /25g) in frozen salted chicken half breasts from Brazil in the Netherlands

RASFF-Salmonella (present /25g) in tahina from Jordan, via Germany in the Netherlands

RASFF-Salmonella (present /25g) in frozen salted chicken half breast fillets from Brazil in Germany

RASFF-Salmonella (present /25g) in frozen salted chicken half breast fillets from Brazil in Germany

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in fresh chicken fillets from Poland in Croatia

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in cumin seeds from India, via Latvia in Poland

RASFF-Salmonella (presence) in ginger slices from the United Kingdom in the Netherlands

RASFF-Salmonella (presence) in ground ginger from the United Kingdom in the Netherlands

RASFF-Salmonella (presence) in ground ginger and ginger slices from the United Kingdom in the Netherlands

RASFF-Salmonella (present /25g) in frozen salted chicken half breast fillets from Brazil in Germany

RASFF-Salmonella enterica ser. Typhimurium (presence /25g) in chilled chicken pieces from France in France

RASFF-Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis (present /25g) in frozen chicken tenderloin from Poland in France

RASFF-Salmonella (present /25g) in frozen salted chicken breasts from Brazil in the UK

Turkey – 6 soldiers detained after 731 Turkish soldiers hospitalized with food poisoning

Daily Sabah

Six sergeants and commissioned officers responsible for food safety were detained late Wednesday over the mass food poisoning scandal at the military barracks in western Manisa province.The detained soldiers were in charge of the food inspection department, the investigation into the incident revealed.

Separately, six workers from the catering company were arrested, and three were released under judicial control. The CEO of the company was also among the arrested.

21 people – including executives and quality-control officials — working for the catering company that provided the tainted meal had been detained on Sunday as part of the investigation into the incident.

USA – Trail Mixes Recalled for Possible Listeria monocytogenes Contamination

Food Poisoning Bulletin

United Natural Trading of New Jersey is recalling some trail mix products containing Organic and Natural dates because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

These products were sold under the Nature’s Promise, Market Basket, Woodstock, and Wholesome Pantry brands. You can see the long list of products, along with the lot numbers, pictures of product labels, best by dates, and UPC numbers at the FDA site. Products include Organic Campfire Trail Mix, Cranberry Trail Mix, Cape Cod Cranberry Mix, Organic Kumbaya Mix, Cascade Trail Mix, and Organic Trail Mix in various sizes, among others. These products were shipped to retailers in limited quantities throughout the United States.

USA – Outbreak at CO Rifle Rodeo was Clostridium Perfringens

Food Poisoning Bulletin 

 

 

Clostridium perfringens caused illnesses at the Rifle Rodeo in Garfield County Colorado in early June, according to a press release from the Garfield County Health Department.  That event was held on June 5, 2017 at the Garfield County Fairgrounds.

Australia – Brisbane seafood restaurant fined $37,000 after mayonnaise tainted with SALMONELLA gave 29 diners food poisoning

Main Online

A Brisbane seafood restaurant that gave 29 people food poisoning, including an elite athlete who had to be hospitalised for three days, has been fined $37,000.

Two dodgy batches of mayonnaise were made by the head chef at the South Bank Surf Club in 2015, with Brisbane Magistrates Court hearing they were contaminated with salmonella likely transferred from eggshells.

It was alleged that diners ordering fish and chips, burgers and pork sandwiches were given aioli that had been left out on a kitchen bench away from a refrigerator.

Lawyers for the restaurant on Thursday entered guilty pleas to 22 charges of serving unsafe food over eight days.

 

Research – IFST outlines the risks associated with foodborne Campylobacteriosis

New Food Magazine Campylobacter

Campylobacter is the most common bacteria causing human gastroenteritis in the world (1 of the 4 main causes of diarrheal diseases) and the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK. Campylobacteriosis is predicted to remain as one of the top 10 causes of death and disease in developing countries by 2020(1).  Chicken is thought to be the most important food through which Campylobacter is transmitted to humans.

 

USA – Altamonte Springs Daycare Linked to Shigella Outbreak

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Florida health officials in Seminole County are warning about a shigella outbreak at a daycare. A shigella outbreak was reported to Florida Health Department officials on Tuesday at the Kids City USA daycare in Altamonte Springs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms appear one to two day after exposure, with diarrhea, fever and abdominal pain. CDC said symptoms last five to seven days; however, people with mild cases may only need fluids and plenty of rest. In severe cases, antibiotics may be used. However, shigella is antibiotic-resistant. The bacteria is highly contagious, CDC officials said. A tiny amount of exposure to contaminated stool can cause infection. Health officials said the daycare is still open. CDC recommends that if an outbreak occurs at a daycare, to have a child who is infected with diarrhea to stay home and children who have recently recovered to be placed in one classroom to minimize the risk of exposure. Also, staff should be assigned to change diapers and prepare the food, the CDC said. Young children and travelers are among the most at-risk groups of being affected.