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Ongoing outbreak of Salmonella from spices has sickened 178 people

Swedish investigation finds risk of contaminated spices in other countries

An outbreak investigation into spices which has sickened 178 people in Sweden has revealed a risk of contaminated products on the market in other countries.

Iwi spice mix (allkrydda) was linked to the restaurant outbreak

Cyclospora cases pass 350 in US with some linked to Mexican cilantro

More than 350 people in 26 states have been sickened by cyclospora, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Cert ID warns against ‘inconsistent’ vulnerability assessments

Cert ID has warned against inconsistent vulnerability assessments to identify potential food fraud 'hotspots' with no coherent format permitting each supplier to 'do their own thing'.

India cannot ensure sesame seeds imported to EU are safe – FVO

Indian controls cannot ensure sesame seeds exported to the EU are safe, according to the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO).

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R-Biopharm’s gluten test kit given AOAC approval

R-Biopharm’s RIDASCREEN Gliadin Competitive ELISA has gained AOAC International Official First Action method approval.

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