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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 15-28 May

Recalls: A dead mouse, Staphylococcus and steel wire

A recall round-up covering an extended period in May takes us to France, Norway, Ireland, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Austria,  Canada, Netherlands and the USA....

News in brief

PHAC concludes E.coli outbreak with link to leafy greens

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has closed the investigation of an outbreak of E.coli which sickened 13 people without finding a specific source of illness.

Sushi made from raw tuna linked to more than 50 Salmonella illnesses

More than 50 people have been sickened by a strain of Salmonella with infections being linked to sushi made from raw tuna.

CDC: Foodborne infection data ‘mixed’

The news on foodborne infections is ‘mixed’ according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with some infections declining but others increasing and most not changing.

News in brief

Salmonella outbreak affects 100 at Riga Cup

More than 100 people have been sickened by Salmonella at the Ice Hockey Riga Cup in Latvia.

Cause of outbreak was most likely Chicken Marsala

Food Safety Summit goes ahead without incident despite being overshadowed by food poisoning outbreak last year

The 17th Annual Food Safety Summit went ahead as planned in Baltimore, US, recently with contingency plans in place to avoid an outbreak which saw more than 200 people sick...

Frozen imported raspberries cause norovirus outbreak at elderly care home

The National Food Administration (NFA) in Sweden, has reported an outbreak of norovirus from imported frozen raspberries at an elderly care home in Ljungby.

Of 5 cases, 2 have the same strain as last year's outbreak

Denmark investigating new Listeria outbreak

Two people have been diagnosed with the same Listeria strain which caused 40 cases and 16 deaths in Denmark.

Food Safety recall round-up 30 April - 7 May

Recalls: Norovirus, mold and metal

A recall round-up covering the end of April and the start of May takes us to France, Hong Kong, Norway, Ireland, Australia, England, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Netherlands, the USA and Denmark....

Food safety brought to the fore by WHO

Food safety in countries including Montenegro, Slovenia, Turkey and Moldova has been highlighted as part of the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) World Health Day.

Food Safety recall round-up 17-23 April

Recalls: Gluten, Salmonella and plastic

A recall round-up covering the a week in April takes us to France, Belgium, Ireland, New Zealand, England, Sweden, Austria, Slovenia, the USA and Denmark....

Blue Bell recalls all products due to Listeria

Blue Bell Ice Cream is recalling all products made at all facilities because they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Methanol poisoning from gin kills 19 in Nigeria

The ‘mystery disease’ which has killed 19 people in Nigeria has been linked to local gin contaminated with methanol, according to the Ministry of Health.

E.coli linked to leafy greens sickens 12 in Canada

An outbreak of E.coli O157 which has sickened 12 people has a possible link to leafy greens, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

Recalls: Spoilage concerns for Heinz and plastic in Mars chocolate

A recall round-up covering April takes us to France, Greece, New Zealand, Sweden, Canada, the USA, England and Denmark

Patties testing claims berries were not the source of hep A infections

The Australian food manufacturer whose frozen berries were reportedly at the centre of a hepatitis A outbreak in March has claimed its products were negative for the virus after it...

Food Safety recall round-up 3-9 April

Recalls: Bacillus cereus, glass and Listeria

A recall round-up covering the first full week in April takes us to France, Belgium, Germany, Australia, Netherlands, Sweden, Canada, the USA and Denmark...

Blue Bell expands ice cream recall due to Listeria

Blue Bell Creameries is expanding a recall to include Banana Pudding Ice Cream pints which tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

World Health Day: Food Safety

WHO highlights food safety on World Health Day

WHO/Europe has estimated that levels of foodborne disease are much higher than currently reported.

World Health Day: Food Safety

Food safety victim to absence of co-ordination - WHO

Food safety can be the victim of an absence of good co-ordination, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO)'s Director of Food Safety.

World Health Day: Food safety

Allergen testing requirements growing, says Neogen

Neogen has said it is seeing a rise in allergen testing requirements worldwide.

Food Safety recall round-up 26 March - 2 April

Recalls: Labelling language, allergens and Listeria

A recall round-up covering the last week in March and the start of April takes us to France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Sweden, Canada, the USA and Denmark....

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Anuga FoodTec 2015 in pictures

FoodQualityNews took to the trade show floor last week in between interviews and videos to take a few snaps.

dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Anuga FoodTec - the industry reaction

Multivac, Neogen Europe, Vikan, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bruker, Merck Millipore and Ecolab were some of the many exhibitors that welcomed visitors to their stands at Anuga FoodTec 2015 last week.

Outbreak was first reported link between listeriosis and stone fruit

The first reported link between human listeriosis and stone fruit does not provide sufficient evidence to recommend avoiding the product but it supports the need to understand associated risks, according...

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