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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.

Four deaths linked to contaminated caramel apples

Listeria from prepacked caramel apples has been linked to the deaths of four people, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Food Safety recall round-up 12-18 December

Recalls: Allergens, pathogens and wrong expiry dates

This week in the recall round-up gallery the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to USA, Canada, England, Ireland, France, Denmark and Norway.

Contaminated bean sprouts sicken more than 100

Salmonella from bean sprouts has sickened more than 100 people from 12 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Workshop for retail food industry to plan for recalls and outbreaks

A workshop to help train the retail food industry for a foodborne illness outbreak and recall will take place next month.

Report slams “obvious underinvestment” in food safety

France to increase its food safety workforce in 2015

Less and less controls and a complex administration… says ‘ La politique de sécurité sanitaire des aliments’, a report presented to the minister of agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll, last week,...

Legal US raw milk sales behind 'rapid increase' in outbreaks: CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) blames the legal sale of raw milk in an increasing number of US states for a rise in the number of outbreaks...

Food Safety recall round-up 5-11 December

Recalls: Gluten, plastic and pathogens

This week in the recall round-up  gallery the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to Germany,  Norway, France and the US.

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PHE investigates 15 probable Salmonella cases

Ten laboratory confirmed and five probable cases of Salmonella are being investigated in the UK.

Food Safety recall round-up 29 November - 4 December

Recalls: Listeria, Salmonella and glass

This week in the recall round-up gallery the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to Germany, Norway, Australia, France and New Zealand.

Food recalls down in Q3

The EU food industry saw its best quarter for recalls and safety notifications for two years, according to the latest data from Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS.

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Food safety focus for World Health Day 2015

Food safety will be the focus of World Health Day 2015, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Food Safety recall round-up 22-28 November

Recalls: Solvent, cleaning fluids and Campylobacter

This week in the recall round-up gallery  the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, France and Denmark.

Food Safety recall round-up 14-21 November

Recalls: Fungus, Listeria and allergens

This week in the recall round-up gallery the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to the UK, Germany, Belgium and the Czech Republic.

Food Safety recall round-up 7-13 November

Recalls: Allergens, pathogens and mould growth

This week in the recall round-up gallery the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to Australia, Ireland, England, France, Greece, Belgium, Denmark, Czech Republic and Netherlands.

Two dead from Listeria in mung bean sprouts

Mung bean sprouts contaminated with Listeria have been linked to the death of two people and illness of three others, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Campylobacter decreases but remains a major problem

Campylobacter and E.coli O157 rates decreased while Listeria and Salmonella climbed in Scotland last year, according to a joint report.

Death linked to cheese recalled because of Listeria

One person has died and two have been sickened from Listeria linked to recalled cheese.

Dairy Crest recalls fresh milk over possible cleaning fluid contamination

Dairy Crest has recalled two batches of fresh milk from two British retailers over concerns the units may have become contaminated with cleaning fluid.

Food Safety recall round-up 24-30 October

Recalls: E.coli O26, Ochratoxin A and plastic

This week in the recall round-up gallery the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to Ireland, USA, Canada,  France, and Greece.

BfR says anthrax risk is ‘unlikely’

Beef has been recalled in Germany due to anthrax concerns but the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has said the risk of a health hazard is ‘unlikely’.

FSIS requests recall after chicken linked to Salmonella illnesses

Almost 29k pounds of chicken products have been recalled after they were found to be the source of an outbreak of Salmonella in Minnesota.

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McCain recalls hashbrowns because of plastic contamination

McCain Foods (Canada) is recalling its branded hashbrowns due to possible plastic contamination.

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Hydrocyanic acid forces recall of Tapioca chips

Resmi International has recalled Manjilas Tapioca Chips Spicy in Australia due to high levels of hydrocyanic acid.

Food Safety recall round-up 17-23 October

Recalls: Aluminium phosphide, anthrax and pathogens

This week in the recall round-up gallery the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to Ireland, USA, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Belgium and Germany.

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Heinz recalls beetroot due to processing error

HJ Heinz has recalled Golden Circle Beetroot Slices in Australia and New Zealand due to a processing error which could lead to microbial growth.

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