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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.

Food safety recall round-up 2-8 December 2016

Recalls: Allergens, Listeria and insect snacks

Food recalls for this week have been notified by Canada, Germany, USA, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Norway, Sweden, Malta, Ireland, New Zealand and Denmark.

More than 350 sickened by multi-country Salmonella outbreak

Ten countries have reported 152 confirmed and 216 probable cases of Salmonella enteritidis linked to a Polish egg packing centre.

Food safety recall round-up 25 November - 1 December 2016

Recalls: Nestlé, Mondelez and Clostridium botulinum

Food recalls for this week have been notified by Canada, Australia, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, USA, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Austria, Croatia and Denmark.

Food safety recall round-up 18-24 November 2016

Recalls: Metal, plastic and Listeria

Food recalls for this week have been notified by the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Norway, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, USA, Iceland, Sweden, Croatia and Denmark.

Food safety recall round-up 1-17 November 2016

Recalls: Listeria in ice cream and scorpion in exotic fruit

Food recalls and alerts so far in November have been notified by the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Norway, Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic, Switzerland, USA, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Iceland, Sweden and...

E. coli O157 outbreak linked to minced meat in Sweden

E. coli O157 has sickened 20 people in Sweden with a link to minced meat, according to authorities.

FSS releases info on E. coli O157 outbreak linked to Errington Cheese

Errington Cheese has dropped a judicial review against Food Standards Scotland (FSS) but it can still not sell product.

Fermy Drobiu Woźniak: Our test results are clear

The firm linked to the outbreak of Salmonella from eggs in eight countries has said test results have shown no contamination.

ANSES issues warning following mushroom poisonings

87 people have been poisoned since the start of October from eating mushrooms in France.

Salmonella tainted eggs linked to child’s death in Croatia

At least one person has died from a multi-country outbreak of Salmonella with investigations pointing to eggs as the source.

Multi-country Salmonella outbreak with link to Polish egg farm

Seven countries have reported 112 confirmed and 148 probable cases of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to eggs since May.

Food safety recall round-up 14-20 October 2016

Recalls: Ochratoxin A and breaking Kopparberg cider bottles

Food recalls and alerts for a week in October have been notified by the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Switzerland, USA, Sweden and Denmark.

Food safety recall round-up 7-13 October 2016

Recalls: Listeria in rullepølse and peanut in cumin

Food recalls and alerts for a week in October have been notified by England, Ireland, USA, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Austria, Germany, France, Belgium and Denmark.

Mighty Taco restaurants investigated in separate outbreak

Costco chicken salad linked to Salmonella illnesses

Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad has been linked to four Salmonella illnesses, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS).

News in brief

Salmonella sickens 60 in Calasparra

A Salmonella outbreak has affected 60 people in a Spanish town with a link to sausage sold in a butcher shop.

Food safety recall round-up 1- 6 October 2016

Recalls: Fermentation, rubber and pathogens

Food recalls and alerts for the first week of October have been notified by England, Ireland, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, USA, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium and Denmark.

Egg firm linked to Salmonella illnesses for second time in a year

Eight people have been sickened by a Salmonella outbreak linked to eggs, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Food safety recall round-up 20-29 September 2016

Recalls: Clostridium botulinum, bread contamination and E. coli

Food recalls and alerts for the end of September have been notified by England, Ireland, Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, USA, Austria, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark.

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.

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