The FSSA has issued a notification on 1 September 2020, wherein it has cited that it has received an alert from the International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) with regard to the contamination of Brazil nut by-products with Salmonella Anatum and Salmonella Thyphimurium. The details of the products are given below
- Product: Brazil & sultana with peanuts and almonds
Brand: Eat Natural
Size: 35g bar, 4 x35g Multi pack, 50g Bar, 3x 50g Multi-pack, 12x 50g Counter pack 20x 50g Assorted Mix Pack
Best Before End Dates: Aug. 2020, Sept. 2020, Oct. 2020, Nov. 2020, Dec. 2020, Jan. 2021, Feb. 2021, Mar. 2021, Apr. 2021, May 2021 and Jun. 2021
- Product: Natural Bar fruit & nut
Size: 50g Bar, l6x50g shelf pack
Best Before End Dates: 31/08/2020, 30/11/2020, 28/02/2021, 31/03/2021
The implicated products, as mentioned above, have also been imported into India and have been distributed within India. With a possibility of this product reaching consumers through online sales, or by other means and considering the health risk which may be posed by consumption of above said products, due to contamination of Salmonella sp. The FSSAI has advised all State Food Authorities to take necessary actions, including complete recall of the product from the market.
FSSAI has further advised all consumers not to eat these products and return them, if purchased, to the store/shop from where they were purchased. For ease of consumers, the pictorial representations of the implicated products are placed below at Annex I.
This information is being brought to the notice of the public and all stakeholders so that any inadvertent consumption of the implicated products could be avoided.
The FSSAI Authorised Officers have also been directed to take the necessary action and share the details of the import of these products with the Regulatory Compliance Division at FSSAI HQs. Additional Director General, risk management division Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has been asked to share details of these products with the Regulatory Compliance Division at FSSAI HQs for ensuring that in future, no consignments of these products released through RMS and such consignments may not be released without examination. Other organisations like Director Customs, Deputy Commissioner Customs (Single Window) DGHS, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare GOI. National Centre for Disease Control, National IHR Focal Point have all been alerted.
Images of implicated food products imported into India
Source : FSSAI