Safefood 360 ° RISK Assessment Tool Report: August 2022

Over 300 food safety alerts have been recorded worldwide.

Decrease in alerts by 21.3% from August 2021

Number of food safety news and alerts in the previous 6 months


March 2022: 488 cases

April 2022: 382 cases

May 2022: 382 cases

June 2022: 351 cases

July 2022: 258 cases

Aug 2022: 300 cases

What is Safefood 360° RISK assessment tool?

Safefood 360° RISK is a standalone solution that provides entry-level, line-of-sight risk analysis using big data sources to gain an exact measure of risk in the supply chain, scan for potential risk trends, and provide valuable input into the development of local HACCP and PCP plans. It is specifically designed for food safety managers and auditors, bringing world-class risk assessment capabilities directly into the food business – enabling
food safety practitioners to source and use risk data in a comprehensive format.

For more information, please watch our on-demand webinar about RISK.

Why do we need Safefood 360° RISK assessment tool?

Safefood 360° RISK uses internal and external data sets that helps food safety managers to quickly underpin their assessments and decisions with scientific data, developing robust food safety and supply chain programs.

RISK pulls hourly updates from EU RASFF and the World Bank for the most up-to-date data you can then visualise in geographical and global heat maps, in addition to the ability to drill down into the source data. By just utilizing their reports, the information needs to be taken one by one, which can be time-consuming for an individual business operator – subscribing to RISK saves your Food Safety Managers time in daily operations.

RISK also includes data from FDA food alerts in its beta version mode. Request a demo for more details from our technical consultants.

How do we use this data?

Safefood 360° RISK enables food businesses to make better food safety, fraud, governance and sustainability decisions. It contains a wide range of tools and features, including:

– Identify emerging food safety trends globally based on your products, hazards and material sources.
– Risk assessment of your suppliers and products using reliable data sets and analytical methods – out of the box.
– Rapid risk profiling of your products, materials, ingredients and suppliers against food safety and governance indicator data.
– Tailored business intelligence, analytics, KPI dashboards and automatic reporting to your team for Enterprise users.

August 2022 Top 5 Food Safety Alerts by Country


The top 5 alerts come from (in descending order): China (31), Netherlands (24), Italy (20), India (18) and Nigeria (18).

August 2022 Top 5 Food Safety Alerts by Product Category


The top 5 alerts are categorised (in descending order): Fruits and vegetables (53), nuts & nuts-related products (41), Poultry Meat and Poultry Meat Products(29), Herbs and Spices (27) and Fish and Fish Products (20).

August 2022 Top 5 Food Safety Alerts by Hazard Category


The top 5 alerts relate to (in descending order): Not categorised (101), Pathogenic micro-organisms (91), Pesticide residues (51), Mycotoxins (32), and Composition (11).

(To understand the hazards, download our technical datasheet)

August 2022 Top 5 Food Safety Alerts by Actions Taken


The top 5 actions taken are (in descending order): Official Detention (56), Informing Authorities (43), Withdrawal From The Market (32), Informing Recipients (31), Recall from consumer(27), and Product (to be) Redispatched (27) .

August 2022 Recent Food Recalls / Food Product Recalls

Date Location Product-Description Product-Types Recall-Reason-Description
08/31/2022 US Cooked Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce and Snow Crab Legs Imitation Surimi Food & Beverages Undeclared fish allergen
08/30/2022 US Dried whole or sliced mushrooms Food & Beverages Potential to be contaminated with Salmonella
08/29/2022 US Various cheeses Food & Beverages Potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
08/26/2022 US Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing Food & Beverages Undeclared Soy and Wheat
08/25/2022 US White Fudge Animal Cookies Food & Beverages Foodborne Foreign Object
08/25/2022 US Various Dinner rolls, sandwich rolls and bun products Food & Beverages, Foodborne Illness, Bakery Product/Mix Cronobacter sakazakii and/or Clostridium botulinum
08/23/2022 US Walnut Chopped Pouches Food & Beverages Mislabeling
08/23/2022 US Organic Tahini (Squeezable) Food & Beverages Potential to be contaminated with Salmonella
08/22/2022 US Propofol Injection Emulsion, USP Drugs Potential presence of visible particulate
08/19/2022 US Lemon Dill Finishing Butter Food & Beverages Listeria monocytogenes
08/16/2022 US Sun Wild Cherry Flavored Juice Drink Blend beverages Food & Beverages Potential for Clean-In-Place (CIP) solution to have entered the product stream
08/16/2022 US Nutritional and beverage products Food & Beverages, Foodborne Illness, Meal Replacements Due to the potential for microbial contamination, including Cronobacter sakazakii and Clostridium botulinum
08/16/2022 US Dark Chocolate coconut bites Food & Beverages Undeclared cashews
08/14/2022 US Crunchy sesame salad kit Food & Beverages Undeclared eggs and milk
08/13/2022 US Pretzel Slider Buns, Pretzel Hamburger Buns and Pretzel Bites Food & Beverages Due to the potential for microbial contamination, including Cronobacter sakazakii and Clostridium botulinum
08/12/2022 US Sushi products Food & Beverages Unlabeled eggs, milk and wheat
08/05/2022 US Dark Chocolate Truffles Food & Beverages, Allergens, Chocolate/Cocoa Product Undeclared milk
08/05/2022 US 2% Reduced Fat Chocolate Milk Food & Beverages Product has the potential to be contaminated with undeclared egg.
08/04/2022 US Magnesium Citrate Saline Laxative Oral Solution Drugs Microbial contamination with Gluconacetobacter liquefaciens
08/04/2022 US Milk of Magnesia, Magnisium Hydroxide/Aluminum Hydroxide/Simethicone Oral Suspension Drugs Microbial contamination
08/03/2022 US Launch Sequence Aphrodisia and Euphoria Capsules Drugs Contain Tadalafil
08/02/2022 US Energy Supplement, 3000mg Drugs Undeclared Sildenafil
08/01/2022 US Creamy Creations Light Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Food & Beverages Undeclared Wheat
08/25/2022 UK Fruitberry mix Food & Beverages Hepatitis A has been found in the product
08/23/2022 UK Mango, Mango Fingers Food & Beverages might contain Salmonella
08/17/2022 UK Eridanous Greek Style Smoked Mackerel Fillet with Olives and Oregano with Soy Oil Food & Beverages Listeria monocytogenes has been found in the product
08/16/2022 UK Karmen’s Cake Zone Sponge Cake Food & Beverages pieces of metal have been found in the product which makes the product unsafe to eat
08/12/2022 UK Dutch Pancakes Food & Beverages possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes
08/12/2022 UK White Lasagne Sauce Food & Beverages possible microbiological contamination risk

Safefood 360° RISK is an ideal solution for food safety practitioners across the entire food supply chain. To get the latest food news, recalls and alerts from Safefood 360°, click here to talk with our technical specialists about how we can help.