HACCP eNews MAR14 – SAL & food equipment, outbreaks, prosecutions, fails & recalls.
IS IT CLEAN? – Salmonella isolated from Food Processing Equipment in Australia 2012
TOTAL OF 112 ISOLATIONS
feedmill equipment/environment (75) S. Anatum (26), S. Senftenberg (20), S. Zanzibar (11),
- Mbandaka (4), S. Tennessee (4); others (10)
egg processing equipment/environment (13) S. Singapore (3), S. Typhimurium (3),
- Havana (2), S. Chester, S. Cubana, S. Infantis, S. Mbandaka and S. Ohio
tree nut processing factory dust (10) S.II Wandsbek (4), S. Give (2), S. Adelaide, S. Charity,
- Chester, S. Potsdam
kitchen swabs (equipment and surfaces) (9) S. Typhimurium PT135a (5), PT108/170 (3), S. Bareilly
pet food manufacturing environment (3) S. Orion (2), S. Infantis
cereal processing equipment (1) S. Schwarzengrund
meat processing equipment (1) S. Singapore
From: National Enteric Pathogens Surveillance Scheme (NEPSS) Non-Human Annual Report 2012
Editor Joan Powling, Director Geoff Hogg (MDU PHL).
50 ill after salmonella outbreak at Torquay cafe
February 13, 2014
– Bottle of Milk will remain closed while further testing of food and equipment is carried out
– at least five people have been admitted to hospital.
Sizzler help investigation into suspected gastro outbreak
Chris Owen | 21st Feb 2014 5:00 AM
– Sizzler restaurant in Booval being investigated after multiple reports of gastro.
– lab tests using samples from customers and staff were under way to establish the cause.
– Sizzler contacted Queensland Health as a precautionary measure.
– Sizzler stated “The details provided by the guests to us indicate the likely cause of the illness is viral.”
Uni piggery suspends supply of pigs to Australian market while it investigates possible rat poison contamination
– UQ’s Gatton piggery suspended pigs to market while it investigates possible rat poison contamination.
– Tests found traces of coumatetralyl, the active ingredient in rat poison.
– UQ working with Safe Food Queensland and the Queensland Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Department on further testing and analysis.
– QHealth said there is no recall as risk to humans of eating pork from the piggery was negligible.
$104,000 fine; Imperial Peking Chinese restaurant fined for food hygiene breaches
12 Feb 2014
– Adelaide Chinese restaurant fined heavily
– closed for eight days in December 2012 after repeated warnings over hygiene concerns
– health authorities visited 12 times between 2006 and 2013 and served warning notices on each occasion.
– cockroaches and rodent droppings were found in the kitchen and food was not stored safely.
– Raw poultry was stored on top of cooked food and some goods not in refrigeration
– failures included insufficient hygiene training of staff.
– ‘Gas leak’ sign put up when hygiene was behind closure
– He fined the company, its cook manager, and one of its directors, a total of $104,000 plus costs.
$20,000 fine: Gold Coast eatery roach-riddled kitchen
– The Sai Tandoori Indian had history of non-compliance
– live and dead cockroaches floor, storage areas and above the stovetop
– inspectors shifted the deep freezer unit they found a nest of cockroach eggs and numerous live cockroaches.
– food waste, grime, grease and dust encrusted on cooking equipment and on the handwashing station, and human hair in the cutlery storage area.
– restaurant has since been given a clean bill of health.
– “The good news is that after a reinspection on February 13, he has now achieved compliance,” he said.
– The maximum penalty for breaching the Act is a $50,000 fine but leniency sought, saying he and his wife struggled to pay the monthly $3666 rent.
– In an impassioned letter to the court, he apologised and promised to lift standards.
– ordered to pay a $20,000 fine, $1500 in professional costs and $83.90 in court costs.
– allowed owner to pay off the fine in $50 weekly instalments.
Leah Fineran • Gold Coast Bulletin • February 15, 2014 8:47AM
$14,000 fine; Australian noodle bar fined for ‘putrid’ conditions
– cockroach-infested noodle bar operating in Tuggeranong Hyperdome fined $14,000 for potentially dangerous food safety breaches.
– “putrid”, volumes of cockroaches, alive and dead, dirt, grime, food debris, inadequate washing facilities
– no action had been taken to control pests
– shut down temporarily; taken to court
– owner has since completed a $100,000 renovation, which now made it fully compliant with food safety laws.
Posted by Doug Powell on 01/29/2014 from Barfblog
FAILED FOOD & RECALLS
Imported Failing Food Report – January 2014
Aus. Dept. of Agriculture.
16 Microbiology Fails
These foods were not distributed for sale in Aus.
Destroyed or re-exported to the country of origin.
Future foods targeted at 100% until compliance established.
POL – Sliced smoked salmon – Listeria (x3)
POL – Norwegian salmon – Listeria
NOR – Hot smoked salmon – Listeria (x2)
UK – Perl Las cheese – E. coli (x3)
ITA – Taleggio DOP cheese – E. coli
ITA – Ricotta salata cheese – Listeria
SRI – Chilli powder – Salmonella
VIE – Cooked crab meat Vietnam – SPC
LIB – Plain halawa (sesame seed) – Salmonella
IND – Desiccated coconut -Salmonella
FRA – Bercbois cheese – E.coli
FSANZ Consumer Level Recalls
20JAN2014 – 11MAR2014
Whitestone Windsor Blue Cheese – Whitestone Cheese (NZ) -Listeria
Organic Sprouts Salad – Energetic Greens – Salmonella
Scenic Rim 4REAL milk – Scenic Rim 4REAL Milk – E.coli
KV Dairy and Grand Foods Cheese and Butter Products – Grand Foods Pty Ltd – Listeria
Berri Prima Tropicool Twirler Fruit Drink – Lion Dairy and Drinks – suspected spoilage bacteria
Coles Beef Burgers – Coles Supermarkets Ltd – gluten
Maleny dairies milk – Maleny Dairies – E.coli
Woolworths Select Flavoured Cashews – Woolworths Ltd – peanut
Green Time Natural Coconut Drink – Narkena Pty Ltd – milk
Mrs Macs Microwave Pies – Mrs Macs Pty Ltd – Packaging fault
KV Dairy Tulum Cheese – Grand Foods Pty Ltd – Listeria