USA – Florida Second Death 2017 – Vibriosis

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Florida reports 2nd Vibriosis death of 2017 in Brevard County

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has reported the second death due to Vibrio vulnificus in the state this year. The case occurred in Brevard County and officials are still investigating how the individual contracted the bacterium.

The other fatality reported this year was in Orange County.

To date, DOH has reported 17 cases, including the two fatalities.

UK – Tesco Recall Chocolate Bars – Possible Salmonella

The Mirror

Tesco recall thousands of products including Maltesers and Galaxy bars amid salmonella fears

Chocolate which could contain salmonella is among thousands of products recalled by Tesco.

 

USA – Papaya Outbreak –

FPJ 

The CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections. This outbreak includes four different types of Salmonella: Kiambu, Thompson, Agona, and Gaminara. The same strain of these types of Salmonella were found in samples collected from papayas and from ill people.

A total of 173 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Kiambu (51), Salmonella Thompson (111), Salmonella Agona (7), or Salmonella Gaminara (4) have been reported from 21 states.

FDA

FDA Investigates Multiple Salmonella Outbreak Strains Linked to Papayas

Fast Facts

  • The FDA is advising consumers not to eat Maradol papayas from the Carica de Campeche farm in Mexico because they are linked to an outbreak of salmonellosis.
  • Three brands of Maradol papayas have been recalled: Caribeña brand, distributed by Grande Produce; certain Cavi brand papayas distributed by Agroson’s; and Valery brand papayas, distributed by Freshtex Produce, LLC. If anyone has these papayas in their home, they should dispose of them immediately.
  • The agency is working to ensure that there are no other brand(s) of papayas on the market that may have originated from the Carica de Campeche farm. Meanwhile, consumers should ask their retailers where their papayas came from.
  • The FDA has also added the Carica de Campeche farm to Import Alert (IA) 99-35, after testing found multiple strains of Salmonella present in the fruit.
  • Thus far, Salmonella strains matching the outbreak patterns by PFGE were only isolated from papayas from the Carica de Campeche farm.
  • CDC reports 173 cases, 58 hospitalizations and one death from 21 states in the Salmonella Kiambu and Salmonella Thompson outbreak . The states involved are CT, DE, IA, IL, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, VA, and WI.

USA -Texas Cyclospora – Sickens 230

Food Poisoning Bulletin

The cyclospora outbreak in Texas has now sickened at least 230 people as of August 15, 2017. The outbreak began mid June 2017.

People are sick in 45 counties in that state, and seven are ill in “county pending or unknown.” The counties with the most cyclosporiasis cases include Bexar (30), Dallas (12), Fort Bend (10), Harris (59), and Travis (20).

 

Research – FDA – Fresh Sprouts – Pathogens and Other Problems

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FDA fresh sprout project finds some pathogens, other problems

An analysis of fresh sprouts and the companies that grow them has revealed relatively low numbers in terms of some foodborne pathogens — but also showed low compliance rates in terms of safety measures.

Out of 825 samples of seeds, water and finished sprouts tested, officials found Salmonella or Listeria contamination in only 14. None of the samples were positive for E. coli, but only finished sprouts and water were tested for that pathogen, not seeds, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

The 14 positive samples came from eight of the 94 growing operations included in the project, and 10 of the positives came from just four growers. FDA collected the samples from February 2014 through September 2015. Of the 825 samples, 608 came from growing operations, 101 from distributors and 116 from retailers across 37 states, Puerto Rico and Washington D.C.

UK – Updated Warning – Cornish Charcuterie Extending Recall – Westcountry Duck Confit – Concerns of the Control of Clostridium botulinum

FSA

Cornish Charcuterie is extending the recall to also include their Westcountry Duck Confit in addition to pates and rillettes because of concerns over the company’s procedures in place to control Clostridium botulinum.

Product details

Product: Cornish Charcuterie Westcountry Duck Confit
Pack size: All pack sizes
Best before end: All date codes up to and including 29/05/2018
Batch code: All batch codes

Product: Cornish Charcuterie Mushroom Pate
Pack size: All pack sizes
Best before end: All date codes up to and including 28/01/2019
Batch code: All batch codes

Product: Cornish Charcuterie Spicy Bean Crush Pate
Pack size: All pack sizes
Best before end: All date codes up to and including 28/01/2019
Batch code: All batch codes

Product: Cornish Charcuterie Salmon Pate with Lemon
Pack size: All pack sizes
Best before end: All date codes up to and including 03/07/2018
Batch code: All batch codes

Product: Cornish Charcuterie Salmon Pate with Horseradish and Dill
Pack size: All pack sizes
Best before end: All date codes up to and including 07/07/2018
Batch code: All batch codes

Product: Cornish Charcuterie Duck Rillette with Cranberries
Pack size: All pack sizes
Best before end: All date codes up to and including 28/01/2019
Batch code: All batch codes

Product: Cornish Charcuterie Chicken Rillette with Lemon
Pack size: All pack sizes
Best before end: All date codes up to and including 28/01/2019
Batch code: All batch codes

Product: Cornish Charcuterie Mushroom Pork Rillette
Pack size: All pack sizes
Best before end: All date codes up to and including 28/01/2019
Batch code: All batch codes

Product: Cornish Charcuterie Pork Rillette with Sloes
Pack size: All pack sizes
Best before end: All date codes up to and including 28/01/2019
Batch code: All batch code

No other Cornish Charcuterie products are known to be affected.

Risk

Manufacturing controls necessary to ensure the safety of the products listed above could not be demonstrated satisfactorily by the company.

The issue relates to controlling factors to prevent the growth and toxin production of Clostridium botulinum. Botulinum toxin may cause a serious form of food poisoning called botulism and can be fatal.

A recall from customers is being carried out as a precautionary measure.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store where it was bought for a full refund.

Action taken by the company

Cornish Charcuterie is recalling the above products. A point-of-sale notice will be displayed in stores where the products are sold. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tells them what to do if they have bought any of the product. Please see the product recall notice below.

RASFF Alerts – Salmonella – Seasame Seeds – Beef Burgers – Chicken Meat Skewers – Chicken Meat Preparation -Chicken Kebab -Betel Leaves – Chicken Half Breasts – Poultry Meat Preparation

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RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Ank (presence /25g) in sesame seeds from Sudan in Greece

RASFF-Salmonella enterica ser. Meleagridis (presence /25g) and Salmonella enterica ser. Typhimurium monophasic (1 ,4, [5], 12:i:-) (presence /25g) in frozen beef burgers from Lithuania in Estonia

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in chilled chicken meat skewers from Belgium in Belgium

RASFF-Salmonella (present /25g) in frozen chicken meat preparation from Brazil in the Netherlands

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in frozen chicken kebab from Germany in Italy

RASFF-Salmonella (in 4 out of 5 samples /25g) in betel leaves from India in the UK

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in frozen poultry meat preparation from Thailand in the Netherlands

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