The Afsca withdraws a spice from sale due to the possible presence of salmonella

The withdrawal and recall of the spice follows an alert from the European network RASFF (Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed).


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LThe Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (Afsca) is recalling ground cumin from the Buhara brand, it reported on Wednesday. This because of the possible presence of salmonella.



The Agency asks not to consume these spices and to return them to the point of sale in which they were purchased.

The withdrawal and recall of the spice follows an alert from the European network RASFF (Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed).

The recalled products have expiry dates (BDD) ranging from 03/01/2023 to 09/03/2024, for packaging ranging from 70 to 500 grams.

For any additional information, consumers can contact the Afsca contact point via 0800/13.550 or [email protected]

Shortly after mid-April, the Federal Agency had already recalled ground cumin, this time from the Larissa brand, for the same reason.

Salmonella is a type of bacteria that can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps in humans. It is one of the most common foodborne infections.



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