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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.

More sickened from Tripod Farmers salad

The number of Salmonella cases linked to pre-packed mixed salad products in Australia from Tripod Farmers Pty has risen to more than 60.

Tripod Farmers recalls lettuce linked to Salmonella illnesses

Tripod Farmers has recalled pre-packed lettuce linked to an outbreak of Salmonella.

Food Safety recall round-up 29 January - 4 February 2016

Recalls: Sudan dyes, norovirus and pesticide

Another week has gone by and a look at recalls takes us Australia, USA, England, Ireland, Germany, Norway, Belgium, Luxembourg, Canada and Denmark.

Garden of Life implicated as 11 sickened by Salmonella

An outbreak of Salmonella which has sickened 11 people in nine US states has been linked to products made by Garden of Life.

Foodborne botulism cases linked to Bolognese sauce

Ground meat used to prepare a Bolognese sauce has been identified as the likely source of foodborne botulism due to Clostridium baratii type F in France last year.

News in brief

Lab shows worrying levels of mycotoxin in Chinese produce

Around 6.2% of China’s annual grain yield is contaminated by mycotoxins every year, according to research by the Chinese Academy of Engineering. 

A&W: 'We have learned from this outbreak'

Cross contamination investigated as Salmonella from cucumber outbreak grows

Almost 900 illnesses have been linked to Salmonella Poona from “slicer” cucumbers, supplied by Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce and grown in Baja, Mexico.

Food Safety recall round-up 22-28 January 2016

Recalls: Metal wire, Salmonella and allergens

Another week has gone by and a look at recalls takes us Australia, USA, England, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Denmark.

Dole halts production as part of Listeria outbreak investigation

Dole Fresh Vegetables has ceased production of packaged salads at its Springfield, Ohio facility as US and Canadian authorities investigate a Listeria outbreak that has sickened 19 people and been...

Seven sick from Listeria in Canada

Canada is investigating seven cases of Listeria monocytogenes with a link to pre-packaged leafy greens, salad blends and kits.

Food Safety recall round-up 15-21 January 2016

Recalls: Metal, glass and pathogens

The second recall round-up of 2016 takes us Australia, USA, England, Ireland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, and Denmark.

JEM Raw sprouted nut butter spread outbreak over

An outbreak of Salmonella linked to nut butter spreads has ended, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Food Safety recall round-up 1-14 January 2016

Recalls: Salmonella, Listeria and allergens

The first recall round-up of 2016 takes us Austria, to USA, England, Belgium, Australia, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Denmark.

Food poisoning cases soar as 650 Vietnamese workers are hospitalised

Hundreds of factory workers have been hospitalised in the latest incident in Vietnam of mass food poisoning caused by eating at a staff canteen.

Germany investigating 3-year Listeria outbreak

An investigation is ongoing in Germany to find the source of a Listeria outbreak which has sickened 66 people since 2012.

E. coli and Salmonella outbreak investigations continue

Foodborne outbreak investigations into E. coli linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants in the US and Salmonella from poultry products in Canada are continuing.

dispatches from WHO/RIVM FERG symposium

FERG: Global estimates must drive country action

Figures from the global burden of foodborne disease should be used as the basis for country-specific studies to support policy and prioritise risk management, according to people behind the work.

Seasonal suggestions from food safety agencies

Food safety message highlighted as Xmas approaches

Food safety agencies go into overdrive at this time of year. We have pulled together a few of the announcements to find the key messages.

dispatches from WHO/RIVM FERG symposium

Foodborne disease estimates ‘instrumental’ - WHO

Results of the first ever estimates of the global burden of foodborne disease revealed earlier this month could be ‘instrumental in changing the field’, according to experts.

From Salmonella in cucumbers to Listeria in cheese: The 2015 outbreak files

As an end of year article we have looked through our archives to bring you the top-scoring articles related to foodborne outbreaks.

FDA fails to find E. coli in celery-onion mix

Follow-up testing of a celery and onion mix linked to an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak has failed to confirm presence of the pathogen.

Illnesses from E. coli O26 outbreak pass 50

The number of illnesses in the E. coli O26 outbreak linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill has risen to 52.

Fruzio frozen berries recalled in Hepatitis A investigation

FSL Foods has recalled frozen berries imported from China as part of the investigation into four Hepatitis A cases in New Zealand.

Salmonella illnesses linked to nut butter spreads

Salmonella has sickened 11 people from nine states with a link identified to raw nut butter products.

WHO: One in 10 hit by foodborne illness each year

Each year as many as 600 million, or almost one in 10 people in the world, fall ill after consuming contaminated food, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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