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Foodborne outbreak news and recall investigations from around the globe as well as FQN's recall round-up gallery

Food Outbreaks

This is the place to stay up to date with what's happening in food recall and outbreak investigations. Reasons behind the recalls and product withdrawals will be analysed as well as traceback and tracking status as outbreaks and investigations progress, finish and lessons are learnt.

USDA-FSIS investigations Salmonella cases linked to pork

An outbreak of Salmonella linked to pork has prompted the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) to issue a warning.

PHE: E. coli O157 outbreak ‘subsiding’; source still unconfirmed

Public Health England (PHE), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the European Commission are involved in attempting to identify the source...

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Imported tuna linked to Irish food poisoning

Ireland has been hit by food poisoning from imported fish, according to a couple of RASFF notifications.

Investigation into Listeria outbreak linked to frozen vegetables over - CDC

A Listeria outbreak linked to frozen vegetables produced by CRF Frozen Foods has ended, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

food safety recall round-up 8-15 July 2016

Recalls: Allergens, pathogens and foreign objects

Food recalls and alerts for a week in July came from England, USA, Canada, Australia, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands and Denmark.

More than 150 sickened by E. coli O157 linked to imported salad

More than 150 people have been sickened with E. coli linked to salad imported from Italy.

Betty Crocker and Krusteaz products hit by General Mills E.coli flour recall

General Mills’ recall of millions of pounds of flour linked with an E. coli outbreak has now impacted other retail products – including some of the firm’s own Betty Crocker...

The latest update reported more than 100 people ill

PHE: E. coli O157 not yet detected in food samples

E. coli O157 has not yet been detected in any food samples, according to Public Health England (PHE) as it continues to investigate an outbreak linked to leafy salads.

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Hermanos Cuevas investigating link to botulism cases

Hermanos Cuevas has recalled some of its cooked white beans after links with two cases of botulism in Gerona.

food safety recall round-up 1-7 July 2016

Recalls: Allergens, glass and fermentation

Food recalls and alerts for the first week of July came from England, Ireland, USA, Canada, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, France, Belgium, Germany, Norway and Denmark.

E. coli O157 outbreak sickens more than 100 in UK

The number of people sickened by an E. coli O157 outbreak linked to leafy salads in the UK has jumped to 109.

General Mills flour recall extended as more consumers fall ill with E.coli

General Mills has extended its recall of flours linked with an E.coli outbreak following further illness among US consumers.

food safety recall round-up 20-30 June, 2016

Recalls: Pathogens, plastic and spoilage

Food recalls and alerts for the final week of June came from England, Ireland, USA, Canada, Czech Republic, Austria, Finland, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Salad link in UK E. coli illnesses

Salad has been linked to 32 cases of E. coli O157 infection in the UK, according to Public Health England (PHE).

SunOpta shakes up quality assurance and begins strategic review

SunOpta – the business at the center of a sunflower kernel recall that affected snacks manufacturers including Treehouse Foods, General Mills, Clif and PepsiCo – has announced a change of...

Salmonella outbreak from novel serotype reported in Greece

Eleven Salmonella isolates with an unusual antigenic type have been identified by the National Reference Laboratory for Salmonella and Shigella (NRLSS) in Greece.

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Studies highlight past and present Salmonella outbreaks

A number of different Salmonella outbreaks and investigations were brought to the attention of FoodQualityNews during a recent event.  

Food safety recall round-up June 11-16, 2016

Recalls: Brush bristles, metal and pesticide residues

Food recalls andalerts for a week in June came from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Austria, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

News in brief

Saputo recalls chocolate milk linked to Listeria outbreak

Saputo has recalled chocolate milk after it was linked to Listeria monocytogenes illnesses.

Peanut residue alert

Now Mars recalls snacks over fear of peanut residue in Grain Craft flour

Mars Chocolate North America has recalled a selection of its Combos snacks over fears they may have been produced with flour containing undeclared peanut residue.

Peanut residue alert

Kellogg’s Special K and Keebler snacks recalled over peanut residue fears

Another major US manufacturer has voluntarily recalled products over fears they may contain undeclared peanut residue.

Food safety recall round-up June 2-10 2016

Recalls: Pathogens, foreign bodies and insects

Food recalls and issues for the start of June came from UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Norway and Denmark.

Peanut residue: Now Frito-Lay recalls products over allergy fears

Frito-Lay is recalling batches of Rold Gold snacking pretzels over fears they were made with flour containing undeclared peanut residue - just days after Hostess Brands pulled 710,000 cases of...

Listeria alert: Hershey, Atkins and Kashi hit by extended SunOpta recall

The list of products being pulled from shelves over fears they contain sunflower seeds contaminated with a bacteria that that causes listeria continues to grow.

Listeria alert: Clif, PepsiCo and General Mills recall sunflower seed snacks

Clif, Nature Valley, Quaker and Spitz are among brands that have pulled snack products from US store shelves in the past 24 hours after ingredients supplier SunOpta extended its recall...

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