RASFF notifications on pathogenic microorganisms
In the first two months of 2021 there were 102 RASFF notifications of the presence of pathogenic micro-organisms. All but five of these notifications related to detection of Salmonella to a large extent in poultry meat from various sources but also in turkey, sausages, eggs, seafood, cheeses as well as herbs and spices such as black pepper and paprika. Salmonella was also detected in some samples of animal feed but was not regarded as being serious. The notifications for pathogenic organisms other than Salmonella concerned Vibrio vulnificus in frozen raw peeled shrimps from Guatemala, norovirus in chilled razor clams from the Netherlands, hepatitis A virus in dried tomatoes from Turkey, Bacillus cereus in organic salad from Italy and Clostridium in chilled sheep casings from Iran.