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Round 4: International Food Safety Round Up 2018

Welcome to the fourth international food safety round up for the year! What’s been happening around the globe?


Poland has caused quite a stir in Europe. In 2016, this country was linked to a Salmonella outbreak caused by their eggs. This outbreak continues to affect Europeans to this day and although it was linked to Poland only two years ago, experts believe that it has lasted more than six years and affected 18 countries.

Despite this, the European Commission says that no measures against Poland are envisioned “for the time being”. This is because they believe that banning the sale of eggs would not necessarily put a stop to the outbreak.


Salmonella is on an attack in Europe! France has been victim of a Salmonella outbreak, linked to raw milk cheese. There have been 11 alerts in the past six months. The product in question is the whole 450-gram packages and half reblochons made at the site with sanitary mark FR 74.128.050 CE. It dates between Nov. 17 and Dec. 16, 2018. The French name is ‘Fromage AOP reblochon laitier au lait cru’.

United States of America

It seems the Salmonella is on a rampage in the States, too! A company in Israel is recalling its tahini products packaged under five brands because a sample tested positive for a strain of Salmonella Concord that has infected people in the United States. The tahini products recalled by Achdut LTD. are: tahini, whole tahini, organic tahini, and seasoned tahini. Container sizes subject to recall are: 15-oz, 16oz, 17.6oz, 635 oz (428g, 454g, 500g, 18Kg), with lot numbers 18-097 to 18-141 or with expiration dates April 7th to May 21st 2020. The brand names of the products are: Achdut, Baron’s, S&F, Pepperwood, Soom, and Achva.

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