SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Food Safety & Quality Control

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.

Seven sickened by E. coli O157 in outbreak linked to beef

A multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 (STEC O157:H7) infections has been linked to Adams Farm Slaughterhouse.

News in brief

Deaths reported in Lagos cholera outbreak

Six people have died from a cholera outbreak in a Nigerian city, according to local media .

Trichinella threat remains despite EU measures, say researchers

Trichinella remains a threat despite measures taken at a European level, according to the analysis of an outbreak in Belgium two years ago.

Record number of patients infected with Brucella in Texas after eating unpasteurized cheese from Mexico

The Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services issued a health advisory following 13 confirmed cases of brucellosis, affecting patients between the ages of six and 80.

FSS finds O157 and non-O157 strains of E. coli in Errington Cheese

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has ordered all cheese from Errington Cheese to be pulled from distribution after detection of O157 and non-O157 strains of E. coli.

Food safety recall round-up 2-15 September 2016

Recalls: Allergens, plastic and pathogens

Food recalls and alerts for the start of September have been notified by England, Ireland, Hong Kong, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, Malta, Sweden, Belgium...

FSS issues new cheese warning due to E. coli O157

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has ordered the withdrawal of a cheese produced by the same firm it linked to an earlier E. coli outbreak.

Child dies in E. coli O157 outbreak in Scotland

A child has died after an E. coli O157 outbreak in Scotland, according to Health Protection Scotland (HPS).

Netherlands reports Salmonella cases as part of wider outbreak

Salmonella cases reported by the Netherlands have re-kindled investigations into an outbreak strain reported by four countries earlier this year.

Hepatitis A infections linked to Egyptian strawberries

US authorities are investigating hepatitis A virus (HAV) infections linked to frozen strawberries imported from Egypt.

News in brief

Trichinosis outbreak linked to raw sausage

The Ministry of Health in Buenos Aires has warned against eating raw sausages and those of homemade origin after an outbreak of trichinosis.

Hepatitis A infections from raw scallops increase

The Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) has said the number of hepatitis A infections from raw scallops has risen to 241.

Food safety recall round-up 26 August - 1 September 2016

Recalls: Yeast, mould growth and Salmonella

Food recalls and alerts for the final week in August come from England, Ireland, USA, Iceland, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Denmark.

FDA investigating supplements with unsafe lead levels

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a dietary supplement found to contain dangerous lead levels.

Produce should not be dismissed as source in prolonged outbreaks - study

Fresh produce should not be dismissed as a possible source in prolonged outbreaks, according to analysis of Yersinia enterocolitica (YE) illnesses in Norway.

Listeria questionnaire revised following outbreak

Additional questions on fresh produce have been added to Listeria foodborne illness questionnaires after suggestions an outbreak could have been detected quicker if they had been on there already.

Food safety recall round-up 19-25 August 2016

Recalls: Salmonella, Listeria and metal

Food recalls and alerts for a week in August come from USA, Canada, Iceland, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Netherlands and Denmark.

Hepatitis A from imported raw scallops sickens 200

More than 200 people are ill with hepatitis A in Hawaii linked to eating imported raw scallops.

Sweden investigating 19 Salmonella illnesses

An outbreak of Salmonella that has sickened 19 people is being investigated in Sweden.

Food safety recall round-up 12-18 August 2016

Recalls: Campylobacter, lead and gluten

Food recalls and alerts for a week in August come from England, USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, Germany, Luxembourg, Finland, Netherlands, Czech Republic and Denmark.

PLUS: Investigation into E. coli O157 outbreak linked to cheese continues

Source not identified as PHE declares outbreak over

An outbreak of E. coli O157 which sickened 161 people has ended, according to Public Health England (PHE).

Link to imported fresh produce in Canadian Cyclospora cases

Canada has reported more than 50 cases of Cyclospora infection in four provinces.

Food safety recall round-up 5-11 August 2016

Recalls: Aflatoxin B1, foam pieces and fermentation

Food recalls and alerts for one week in August come from England, USA, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Malta, Spain, Czech Republic, Belgium and Denmark.

Authorities hunt for contaminated pig meat in Hong Kong

Hong Kong authorities have identified the distribution of pork from contaminated imported pigs, which were sent to more than two-dozen retailers across the city.

Alfalfa Sprouts likely source of Salmonella outbreak – FDA

Alfalfa Sprouts have been linked to 30 cases of Salmonella, according to US authorities.

Key Industry Events

 

Access all events listing

Our events, Shows & Conferences...