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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.

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Histamine in tuna, Norway tackles fraud and Campylobacter warning

It is time again to dig out your preferred online translation tool, contact colleagues abroad or buy a phrase book as we look at news from food safety agencies wider...

Food safety recall round-up 19-25 May 2017

Recalls: Chickpea quality, glass and pathogens

Food and beverage warnings alerts have been made by USA, Ireland, England, New Zealand, Canada, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Norway, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany and Denmark.

Food safety recall round-up 8-18 May 2017

Recalls: Missing nitrites and fish fingers

Food and beverage warnings alerts have been made by USA, Ireland, England, Australia, Canada, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Norway, Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany and Denmark.

New case in botulism outbreak linked to fish

A new case of Clostridium botulism from fish, a jump in hepatitis A illnesses and investigations ending in US and Canada are outbreaks reported recently.

Food source being investigated after deaths in Liberia

The World Health Organization (WHO) has not ruled out contaminated food being behind the deaths of 13 people in Liberia.

Food safety recall round-up 28 April - 4 May 2017

Recalls: Vitamin C, Hepatitis A and alcohol content

Food and beverage warnings alerts have been made by USA, Ireland, England, Canada, Czech Republic, Norway, Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Germany and Denmark.

Bakery investigated following Hepatitis A outbreak

Nine confirmed and nine suspected cases of hepatitis A have been reported in a county in Scotland with a link to a bakery.

Food safety recall round-up 21-27 April 2017

Recalls: Arsenic, aflatoxin and allergens

Food alerts have been made by USA, England, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Slovakia, Belgium, Germany, Denmark and Switzerland.

Food safety recall round-up 14-20 April 2017

Recalls: Histamine, norovirus and cream contamination

Food alerts have been made by USA, England, Australia, Canada, Netherlands, Italy, Finland, Belgium, Croatia and France.

Ardent Mills recalls flour as part of E. coli O121 investigation

Ardent Mills is recalling various brands of flour following investigations into an E. coli O121 outbreak which has sickened 26 people.

Food safety recall round-up 7-13 April 2017

Recalls: Listeria, Sudan IV and PAHs

Food alerts have been made by USA, England, Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Austria, Norway, Netherlands, Greece, Finland, Luxembourg, Germany and Denmark.

South Asia radius

Lychees to blame for hundreds of mysterious child deaths in Bihar

A mystery illness responsible for the deaths of more than 100 children a year in the northern state of Bihar has been identified as lychee poisoning.

Food safety recall round-up 1-6 April 2017

Recalls: Listeria, allergens and GMOs

Food recalls have been made by USA, England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Austria, Norway, Germany and Denmark.

Tulip refutes link with Danish Salmonella outbreak

Salmonella has sickened 18 people across Denmark linked to a frozen ready meal but the manufacturer has said it is not the source of the outbreak.

Six more ill in Swedish E. coli outbreak

Six people have been sickened with E. coli in Sweden in an outbreak that is ‘most probably’ connected to one that started last year but was declared over.

Novel Salmonella strain sickens 40 in four countries

A new Salmonella serotype that first caused illness in Greece has spread to three other countries, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Dixie Dew shut as part of E. coli outbreak probe

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has suspended the registration of a manufacturer of soy nut butter linked to an outbreak of E. coli O157.

Food safety recall round-up 24-30 March 2017

Recalls: Metal, glass and undeclared allergens

Food recalls have been made by USA, England, Ireland, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, Germany,  Netherlands, Luxembourg and Denmark.

Smucker Foods linked to E. coli O121 outbreak

E. coli O121 has sickened 25 people in Canada with a link to flour.

Campylobacter infections in Sweden double in last 5 years

The number of people infected by Campylobacter in Sweden has doubled in the past five years, according to Swedish agencies.

Food safety recall round-up 13-23 March 2017

Recalls: Aflatoxin, ciguatera and ink issue

Food recalls have been made by USA, England, Ireland, Wales, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Denmark.

‘How quickly should health officials notify the public about foodborne illness outbreaks?’

Food safety researchers are calling on public health agencies to develop clear guidelines on when to inform the public about foodborne illness outbreaks.

Wild mushroom warning in Australia

Wild mushrooms should not be picked or eaten due to the health risks they pose, according to the Food Safety Information Council.

Food safety recall round-up 17-23 February 2017

Recalls: Allergens and continued Listeria concerns

Food recalls have been made by USA, England, Ireland, Canada, Hong Kong, Germany, Austria, Netherlands and Denmark.

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Continuous challenge to identify and mitigate emerging pathogen risk - Metabiota

Outbreaks such as Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) illustrate continued challenges to epidemic preparedness and the ability to identify and mitigate emerging pathogens, according to Metabiota.

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