Safefood 360° RISK Assessment Tool Report:

December 2022

351 food safety alerts have been recorded worldwide.

Decrease in alerts by 29.8% from December 2021.

The number of food safety alerts in the previous 6 months

July 2022: 258 cases

Aug 2022: 300 cases

Sep 2022: 262 cases

Oct 2022: 366 cases

Nov 2022: 376 cases

Dec 2022: 351 cases

What is the 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 the 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:

– Identifying emerging food safety trends globally based on your products, hazards and material sources.
– Assessing risk associated with your suppliers and products using reliable data sets and analytical methods.
– Rapidly profiling your products, materials, ingredients and suppliers against food safety and governance indicator data.
– Providing tailored business intelligence, analytics, KPI dashboards and automatic reporting to your team for Enterprise users.

December 2022 Top 5 Food Safety Alerts by Country

The top 5 alerts come from (in descending order): Poland (31), Turkey (30), the Netherlands (28), Spain (23), and Not categorized (19).

December 2022 Top 5 Food Safety Alerts by Product Category

The top 5 alerts are categorised (in descending order):  Fruits and vegetables (70), Poultry Meat and Poultry Meat Products (36), Nuts & nuts-related products (30), Fish and Fish Products (30), Herbs and Spices (29).

December 2022 Top 5 Food Safety Alerts by Hazard Category

The top 5 alerts relate to (in descending order): Not categorised (96), Pathogenic Micro-organism (79), Pesticide Residues (75), Mycotoxins(26), and Heavy Metals (14).

(To understand more about the individual hazards, browse our technical datasheets)

December 2022 Top 5 Food Safety Alerts by Actions Taken

The top 5 actions taken are (in descending order): Withdrawal From The Market (40), Informing recipient(s) (35) , Official Detention (54), Informing Authorities (38), and None (33).

Recent Food Recalls 2022 (December)/Food Product Recalls 2022 (December)

What food is being recalled right now?

Date Location Details Product
12/30/2022 US Oat & Honey Organic Granola Undeclared almonds
12/30/2022 US Nagewa Snack Undeclared milk
12/29/2022 US Alfalfa Sprouts Salmonella
12/29/2022 US Frozen manicotti Listeria monocytogenes
12/29/2022 US Alfalfa Sprouts Salmonella
12/23/2022 US Microgreens, sweet pea leaves, cat grass Potential presence of Salmonella
12/23/2022 US Pasta Para Duros Undeclared Wheat
12/22/2022 US Plain Yogurt Alternative Undeclared Tree Nuts
12/21/2022 US Frozen Burritos Undeclared Milk
12/20/2022 US Baklava and Betefour Undeclared Milk and Tree Nuts
12/16/2022 US Alfalfa Cubes Potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum
12/16/2022 US HEB TEXAS PETS Indoor Complete Dry Cat Food Potential Salmonella contamination
12/15/2022 US Pepper Collection Gift Set Mold (Aspergillus brasiliensis) and Ochratoxin A contamination
12/15/2022 US High Impact Plant Protein Undeclared Milk
12/13/2022 US Enoki Mushrooms Listeria monocytogenes contamination
12/11/2022 US Whole Nutrition Infant Formula, Milk Based Powder with Iron for 0-12months Potential for cross-contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii
12/07/2022 US Sweetened Jujube Undeclared Sulfites
12/06/2022 US Advent Calendar (Premium Chocolate with a Creamy Filling) Potential presence of Salmonella
12/06/2022 US Mint Meltaways Potential or Undeclared Allergen/Peanut
12/03/2022 US Frozen Raspberries Hepatitis A
12/02/2022 US Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EN Gastroenteric Low Fat (PPVD EN Low Fat) prescription wet dog food Mislabeling
12/20/2022 UK Smoked Scottish Louch Trout and Lighthouse Bay Smoked Trout Trimmings Potential Listeria outbreak
12/01/2022 UK White Bean Curd Contaminated with Bacillus cereus

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.