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OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: FDA is investigating a new food-related outbreak of 264 confirmed Salmonella Typhimurium infections. No specific food source has yet been identified.
Food Safety Recall: Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. recalls approximately 93,697 pounds of raw ground beef products due to possible foreign matter contamination (reflective mirror-like material). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Denmark): The Statens Serum Institut reports that the outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to fish cakes has increased to nine confirmed cases.
Allergy Alert (Finland): Meeat Food Tech Oy recalls MUU Jauhismuru (200g; Use by 18.11, 23.11, 24.11, and 30.11.2022) due to undeclared soy.
Allergy Alert (Spain): Cerealto Siro Foods SL recalls Hacendado Galletas Relieve / Digestive cookies (645g; Batch code L012256 031000P; Best before 06/2023) due to undeclared hazelnuts.
Food Safety Recall (Austria): SPAR recalls SPAR Natur*pur Bio-Hefewürfel / Organic yeast cubes (42g; Best before 14.11.2022 & 20.11.2022) due to foreign matter contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): EUROP-LABO recalls BIOREAL brand Levure Fraîche en Cube Bio / Organic fresh yeast cube (42g; Lot 4331; Best before 20/11/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (small metal pieces).
Food Safety Recall (France): BIOCOOP recalls BIOREAL brand LEVURE FRAÎCHE CUBE BIO / Organic fresh yeast cube (42g; Lot 4331; Use by 20/11/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (small metal pieces).
Food Safety Recall (Germany): Jeka Fish A/S recalls Fischfrikadelle, angeboten in der Frische-Theke / Fish cakes offered at the fresh food counter (Expiry dates 12.01.2024 to 10.04.2024) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): Van Sillevoldt Rijst B.V. recalls Taste of Asia – Basmati Reis / Basmati rice (1 kg; Expiry dates 11.01.2023 – 14.01.2023) due to aflatoxin contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Italy): AZ. AVICOLA OVOTRI Srl recalls Shell eggs – medium (Lots 141122A, 181122A, 251122A; Best before 14/11/2022, 18/11/2022, 25/11/2022, respectively) due to Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Italy): AURORA S.R.L recalls COPAV shell eggs (Lots 22420650AVI, 22420655AVI, 22430669AVI, 22440674AVI, 22420634AVI, 22420648AVI; Best before 14/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 27/11/2022) due to Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Italy): Uova Pazzaglia di Battaglia Luca recalls UOVA PAZZAGLIA brand UOVA FRESCHE CATEGORIA A – GRANDI L / Grade A large fresh eggs (6-pack; Lots 431001 & 441001; Best before 22/11/2022 & 28/11/2022) due to Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.
Food Recall (UK): Coca-Cola recalls Coca-Cola Zero Sugar multipacks with Christmas cardboard (Multipack of 24 x 330 ml cans; Batch codes 301WA1, 302WA1, 303WA1, 304WA1, 305WA5, 306WA5, 307WA5 and 308WA5; Best before 31 October 2023 and 30 November 2023) because some packs have been wrongly boxed and may contain Coca-Cola Original taste. This makes the product a potential risk to consumers who need to manage their sugar intake.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
Food Safety Recall (Israel): Eitan Nissim Ltd recalls Chopped Liver Salad (1 kg & 2 kg; Expiry date 11/18/22) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Israel): Textbot Ltd recalls Cooked Smoked Shoulder Roast Beef (Expiry date 08.12.22) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Australia and New Zealand
Food Safety Recall (Australia): Food Standards Australia New Zealand oversees recall of multiple brands of poppy seeds due to the potential presence of thebaine, a toxic chemical found in unsafe poppy seeds. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected products. Cases of illness among people who have consumed poppy seeds have been reported in Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory.
Food Safety Recall (Australia): Eumarrah Pty Ltd recalls Eumarrah Poppy Seeds (250g; 7.10.2023 & 14.10.2023) due to the potential presence of thebaine.
Food Safety Recall (Australia): FRESHCO FOODS VICTORIA recalls Uttam KHUS KHUS POPPY (BLUE) (blue poppy seeds) (100g; Batch code PO-024316; Best before 22/07/24) due to the potential presence of thebaine.
Food Safety Recall (Australia): Hoyts Food Manufacturing Pty Ltd recalls Hoyts Poppy Seeds (100g & 240g; Batch codes 28622, 29322, 29822 & 29922) due to the potential presence of thebaine.
Food Safety Recall (Australia): Gaganis Bros Imported Food Wholesalers Pty Ltd recalls Gaganis Poppy Seeds (500g & 1 kg; All Best Before dates from 1 September 2023 up to and including 8 November 2023, July 2024 & October 2024) due to the potential presence of thebaine.
Food Safety Recall (Australia): East West Foods Wholesale Pty Ltd recalls Poppy Seeds (1 kg; Best before 22/07/24) due to the potential presence of thebaine.
Food Safety Recall (Australia): Basfoods International Pty Ltd recalls Royal Fields Poppy Seeds (250g, 500g and 5 kg; Best before 25/6/2024) due to the potential presence of thebaine.