At least 20 listeria infections caused by tainted meat over the past two years were connected to supplier Offerman. Of these patients, three people died and one woman had a miscarriage, public health institute RIVM said on Friday.
Jumbo is recalling dozens of pre-packed meat products because the production location of one of the suppliers may be contaminated with the listeria bacteria. The supermarket chain is also removing these products from the shelves of all its stores, Jumbo said in a statement.
The recall includes a total of 135 different meat products, such as pre-packaged chicken fillet, ham and bacon. A full list can be found here. Consumers are urged to bring the meat back to the supermarket for a refund.
The largest producer of controversial mulitplay bouncy houses is in the process of recalling and adjusting the bouncy houses to make them safer, RTL Nieuws reports.
Experts warned that the multiplay bouncy houses are dangerous and should be recalled. Over the past summer, at least two children sustained skull fractures after falling from such a bouncy house.
The Healthcare Inspectorate warns that there is a counterfeit batch of Jakavi (15 miligrams) - a drug used against bone marrow cancer - in circulation in the Netherlands. The forgery was discovered by a wholesaler in Germany. "Some of the fakes probably also ended up with Dutch patients", the Inspectorate said, ANP reports.
According to the Inspectorate, it has been established that the box and blister are fakes. Whether the tablets themselves are also fake, is not yet clear.
French baby formula producer Lactalis is recalling over 12 million packages of its baby formula from stores in a total of 83 countries, including the Netherlands, due to concerns that the products may be contaminated with salmonella. "This is a preventative recall, worldwide and also from the Netherlands", a spokesperson for Lactalis said to AD.
The Ministry of Defense is recalling anti-tank ammunition and smoke grenades from the UN mission in Mali. Inspections done following a damaging report by the Dutch Safety Board about an accidental mortar grenade explosion that killed two Dutch soldiers, showed that these two types of ammunition were also stored at too high temperatures and may not be safe.
Thirteen supermarket chains affiliated with Superunie quietly recalled waffles and cookies from their shelves on Wednesday because they contain toxic insecticide fipronil, AD reported on Thursday. "We expect more such silent recalls", Wilco Jansen of Emté said to the newspaper. "There are many products with a lot of egg in them. No idea where this is going to end."
The French Ministry of Agriculture published its first list of Dutch products to be recalled from French supermarkets because they contain toxic insecticide fipronil. The list consists of 17 types of waffles, NOS reports.
German supermarket chain Aldi is removing all eggs from the shelves across the country because of fipronil found in eggs from some Dutch poultry farms, the supermarket chain announced on Friday. According to Aldi, this is a "precautionary measure", ANP reports.
The supermarket sector suffered "fairly substantial" damages that can amount to millions of euros as a result of fipronil contaminated eggs, René Roorda, director of the central bureau of foodstuffs trading CBL said to ANP.
The Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA halted production at dozens of egg-laying companies while they investigate whether the companies' eggs contain poisonous substance fipronil. This measure was taken as a precaution while inspectors take samples from eggs, laying hens and manure, ANP reports.
On Saturday the NVWA already halted production at seven other poultry companies. Some of the companies were ordered to recall their eggs.
The Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA halted production at seven companies in the poultry sector after they were found to use poisonous insecticide fipronil in the chicken barns. The authority also recalled eggs from four of the companies, the NVWA said on Saturday.
The United States' Food and Drug Administration FDA recalled 47,362 Philips defibrillators because they may pose serious risks that may result in injury or even death, Financieele Dagblad reported on Wednesday. This is not actually a recall, only a warning of a minor problem with two defibrilators, a spokesperson for Philips said to the Telegraaf.
Two different suppliers have issued recalls of wine in the past four days on reports of glass fragments in sealed bottles. The recall potentially affects customers of ten different grocery stores across the Netherlands.
Toyota has recalled 20,477 cars in the Netherlands because they require a software update. According to the Japanese company the cars' current software could adversely affect their driving performance
A Nijmegen family found a push-pin in the package of frozen beans that they purchased in Lidl, reports De Gelderlander. The store management apologized for the incident and awarded the family a complimentary shopping cart of groceries as a compensation.
Lidl announced a callback on one of the beers sold in the supermarket earlier today. There may be fragments of glass in the ten-bottle packages of "Argus Palanche" beer, warns the supermarket.
Purchasers of a Smurf-shaped lamp from Kruidvat or Trekpleister are being called to return it to the store. The adapter of the lamp does not match safety requirements. It may short circuit, which may result in an electric shock for the user.
French car manufacturer Renault is recalling almost half a million cars due to possible technical problems in the brake systems of their models Clio IV and Kangoo 2, De Telegraaf reports.
Swedish retailer IKEA today urged customers who purchased the GUNGGUNG indoor children's swing to immediately dismantle them and return them to the store after two injuries related to the swings were reported to the firm. The swing, which has been sold in the Netherlands since March 2014, does not meet quality standards leading IKEA to recall the swing and provide a full refund.
Dutch retail, pharmacy and drugstore chain Kruidvat is recalling all baby cribs with the brand Bambino. Children could suffocate on some of the bed's parts. This is the second Bambino baby bed that Kruidvat has had to recall.
Car manufacturer Toyota has recalled 26,000 vehicles in The Netherlands due to minor faults, but emphasizes there is no need for panic. This is part of a global recall of almost 6.5 million vehicles.
IKEA's children's bed canopies are a strangulation risk, the home warehouse has announced. The company has been forced to announce a recall on any canopies sold since 1996.