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Europol seizes thousands of tonnes of fake food

Nearly 430,000 litres of counterfeit drinks and more than 1,200 tonnes of fake or substandard food have been seized as part of an EU investigation.

Food safety recall round-up 7-13 February

Recalls: Listeria, Salmonella and audit findings

This week in the recall round-up the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to USA, Canada, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.

Testing reveals third of food products mislabelled

Testing from a UK public laboratory has revealed mislabelling in a third of products ranging from food supplements to meat.

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Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice linked to illnesses in 3 US states

Mars Foodservices US is recalling Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice after products were linked to burning, itching rashes, headaches and nausea.

US recalls 8.7m pounds of ‘unwholesome’ beef

A California beef processor is in hot water with the USDA for processing “diseased and unsound” animals without federal inspection.

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Canada unveils database to tackle food safety

Canada has launched an online database to help the food industry identify and address safety hazards.

Americans call for government to improve food safety

Almost three-quarters of Americans believe there should be more government oversight on food safety.

Food Safety recall round-up 31 January - 6 February

Recalls: E.coli, Clostridium botulinum and Listeria

This week in the recall round-up the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to USA, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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ConAgra recalls 5,200 cases of misbranded soup

ConAgra Foods is recalling 5,200 cases of chicken noodle soup products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

Carrot slicing method impacts E.coli contamination depth

Cutting carrots with sharp blades instead of blunt ones can reduce the depth of potential contamination by E.coli O157:H7.

Food Safety recall round-up 24-30 January

Recalls: Allergens, Listeria and packaging fault

This week in the recall round-up the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to USA, England, Canada, Australia and Belgium.

Now It’sFresh! in the Americas too

It’sFresh! will open a HQ in the US next month to meet business growth in the Americas.

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Undeclared milk content prompts Pringles recall

The Kellogg Company has issued a very small recall on its original Pringles snack in the US following potential exposure to seasoning containing milk.

Intro to our new guest columnist

Food safety and quality: An inside view

To further tap into the food safety and quality control industry FoodQualityNews.com will be hosting guest articles from a Cardiff Metropolitan University lecturer.

Food Safety recall round-up 17-23 January

Recalls: Listeria, choking hazard and pest excrement

In this weeks recall round-up the reasons behind food recalls takes us to USA, England, Canada, New Zealand, Norway and Australia.

Bakery fined after screw found in bread

A UK bakery has been hit with an £11,000 penalty after a customer reported a pack of its bread buns contained a screw.

Gusto recalls 67K lbs of ham in listeria scare

Gusto Packing is recalling 67,113 lbs. of spiral-sliced ham due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

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Horse meat one year anniversary: Hold the candles

We may be one year on but I am not really sure if the horse meat anniversary is something we should be donning our party hats to mark or not....

Food Safety Recall round-up 9-16 January

Recalls: E.coli, Listeria and incorrect labelling

In the first weekly recall round-up of 2014, the reasons behind food recalls takes us to USA, England, Canada, New Zealand and Australia where we find E.coli, Listeria, Clostridium botulinum,...

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SGS to host food allergen management session at GFSI

SGS will host a breakfast session on food allergen management at the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Global Conference on 28 February in Anaheim, California, USA.

Foodborne illness from berries mapped

A reference guide for people concerned about the safety of fresh and frozen berry products has been created by researchers.

Coca-Cola restarts sales after Greek hydrochloric acid scare

Coca-Cola has resumed the sale of Coca-Cola light and Nestea in two regions of Greece after warnings of contamination with hydrochloric acid prompted its removal.

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Chicken sickens 7 in US correctional facility

Tyson Foods is recalling separated chicken products contaminated with Salmonella which have sickened seven people in a Tennessee correctional facility.

Mung bean sprouts illness source revealed

An outbreak that sickened 126 people in Germany and the Netherlands traced to mung bean sprouts was caused by a single strain of Salmonella Newport.

Danone to sue Fonterra over WPC botulism recalls

Danone has terminated its existing supply contract with Fonterra and plans to sue the dairy exporter over the whey protein concentrate (WPC) Clostridium botulinum contamination scare that led to product recalls...

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