EU rapid alert detects Listeria monocytogenes in smoked salmon from Cyprus Published: 16 December, 2005
THE EU rapid alert for week 49 has detected Listeria monocytogenes in smoked salmon from Cyprus, notified by Cyprus. Also detected was too high content of sulphites in frozen whole prawns (Nephrops norvegicus) from Ireland, notified by Italy; Listeria monocytogenes in smoked salmon from Poland, notified by Slovakia; carbon monoxide treatment of tuna loins (Thunnus albacares) from Brazil via The Netherlands, notified by Italy; high content of iodine in dried seaweed from China via France, notified by Germany; and benzo(a)pyrene and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in smoked sprats in vegetable oil from Lithuania, notified by Germany. Consumers can be reassured that products subject to an alert notification have been withdrawn or are in the process of being withdrawn from the market.
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