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.
An outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis from raw milk which sickened 11 people in Idaho highlights an infrequently reported risk, according to a report.
A recall round-up covering another week in February takes us to France, USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, Austria, the UK, Belgium, Denmark and New Zealand.
Listeria illnesses increased by 5.3% in 2014 from the previous year to 169 cases according to Public Health England (PHE).
More than 80% of E.coli illnesses were traced to beef and vegetable row crops, according to a method to analyse outbreak data.
An outbreak of Salmonella from cucumbers that sickened 275 people last year has only just been made public by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
A recall round-up covering another week in February takes us to France, USA, Canada, The Netherlands, the UK, Belgium, Denmark and Sweden.
SES Food Safety Specialists has boosted its line of poultry pathogen intervention products.
The number of people dying of food poisoning grew slightly last year, with figures released by the National Health and Family Planning Commission showing an increase of less than 1%.
An outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes in apples linked to the deaths of at least three people appears to be over, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Berries from Patties Foods have been linked to an Australian outbreak of Hepatitis A which has sickened at least five people.
A recall round-up covering the first full week in February takes us to France, Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Belgium, Sweden, England and New Zealand.
Parmalat South Africa has recalled its apple juice after customer complaints prompted tests which found contamination with cleaning fluid.
Food contaminated with dead maggots, a razor blade, a cigarette, a fly and wire were some of the calls to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s (FSAI’s) Advice Line last...
Conditions for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) have not been met by the MERS-CoV outbreak, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
A recall round-up covering one week in January and February takes us to France, Australia, Germany, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria and Luxembourg.
Food safety concerns have been raised by government inspectors taking part in an inspection pilot program, according to an advocacy organisation.
A US senator has sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging the agency to analyse and do a post-response analysis of an outbreak of Listeria from...
A recall round-up covering one week in January takes us to the USA, France, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Austria and UK.
Listeria and VTEC infections have risen but Salmonella has decreased and Campylobacter has stabilised, according to an EU report.
Advice on the microbial and chemical safety of insects intended for human consumption has been published by the Belgian food safety agency.
An outbreak of Salmonella from bean sprouts that sickened 115 people has ended, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
A recall round-up covering one week in January takes us to the USA, France, Germany, Denmark and Canada.
Almost 18.7m pounds of products were recalled last year, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS).
Two people have been hospitalized and one has died in an ongoing outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to Latin-style soft cheese.
A recall round-up covering one week in January takes us to the USA, England, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and Sweden.