January 5, 2006
THE EU rapid alert for week 52 found Listeria monocytogenes in smoked salmon fillets from Denmark, notified by Italy. The same was found in sliced smoked salmon from Spain, also notified by Italy. Norway notified that it had detected unauthorised nitrates in its smoke salmon, and Cyprus notified that it had found listeria monocytogenes in its marinated salmon ìgravlax” slices. Listeria monocytogenes were found in frozen pangasius fillets from Vietnam via Belgium, notified by Italy.
Germany notified that they had found ethoxyquin in frozen Atlantic salmon fillets from Chile, and high content of iodine in dried seafood from Japan.
Finally, Italy also had detected listeria monocytogenes in sliced smoked salmon from Denmark.
Consumers can be reassured that products subject to an alert notification have been withdrawn or are in the process of being withdrawn from the market. The Member States have their own mechanisms to carry out such actions, including the provision of detailed information through the media if necessary.
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