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FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections associated with consumption of eggs from Germany

Sporadic or outbreak cases of Salmonella Enteritidis reported by Austria, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, in addition to one case reported in Luxembourg in a patient residing in France, appear to be linked by time of symptom onset and microbiological characteristics of isolates. Cases in Austria, France and Germany share an epidemiological link to the same egg packaging centre in southern Germany. Isolates from contaminated eggs identified in France originating from the implicated German egg packaging centre share similar molecular characteristics to the human cases. Isolates from a sample of a Salmonella-contaminated strawberry cake, identified in Germany through an investigation unrelated to this outbreak, also share similar molecular characteristics to the human cases. Additional microbiological and environmental investigations could further strengthen evidence to support or discard the hypothesis of all cases being part of the same outbreak, and being infected after consum…

CFIA recalls this week

Mars Chocolate Drinks Recalls Certain Milk Drink Products Due to Elevated Levels of Bacillus species

The FSA and the FSAI report that Mars Chocolate Drinks is recalling certain milk drinks manufactured by Milchwerke Mittelelbe GmbH with ‘best before’ dates between 19th December 2014 and 11th April 2015. Twelve products are affected by the recall. These batches are being recalled due to the presence of a bacterium known as Bacillus at elevated levels in some of these products, which can cause food poisoning. Consumers are advised not to drink the affected batches. Follow the links for more details.

Salmonella outbreak investigated after three people with links to disease die

The Independent reports that the confirmation of the deaths came after Public Health England (PHE) said it had launched an investigation into a national salmonella outbreak which affected 156 people, mainly in Hampshire.

Across England, experts are examining 55 cases in Hampshire, 32 of which have been connected with a restaurant, and 33 cases in Cheshire and Merseyside, 31 of which have been linked to one takeaway. PHE are also looking at 43 cases in the West Midlands, 34 of which were connected with the Birmingham Heartlands Hospital outbreak, as well 25 cases in London.

The source for the West Midlands outbreak has not yet been identified, although investigations are ongoing and officials are working as part of the national outbreak control team, PHE said. The cases occurred in “isolated clusters” over several months but officials now fear they could be potentially linked.

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FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Recall of Batches of St Felicien, St Marcellin, Sechon de Vache and Tommes du Dauphine Cheeses Due to Verotoxigenic E. coli O26:H11

Verotoxigenic E. coli O26:H11 has been found in a batch of Saint Felicien cheese. The manufacturer, Etoile du Vercors, is recalling the above four types of cheese with the use by dates specified because they could have been made with the same contaminated raw milk. Affected cheeses were exported to Ireland to a small number of speciality stores. A recall notice is being displayed in these stores advising consumers not to consume the implicated cheeses.

Nature Of Danger: E. coli O26:H11 can cause severe bloody diarrhoea and abdominal cramps. In some groups, particularly children under five years of age and the elderly, the infection can also cause a complication called haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS), in which the red blood cells are destroyed and the kidneys fail.

Source: FSAI

Dairy Crest Ltd recalls two date codes of Weight Watchers West Country Thick Cream – Reduced Fat due to high levels of Bacillus cereus

Dairy Crest Ltd is recalling two date codes of Weight Watchers West Country Thick Cream – Reduced Fat due to the presence of high levels of the bacterium known as Bacillus cereus. This bacterium can cause food poisoning and means the product is a possible health risk to consumers.
 Follow the link for product details.
Source: FSA

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

CFIA recalls this week

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

CFIA recalls this week

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