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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.

MERS cases linked to camel milk – WHO

Four cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been linked to camel milk in Saudi Arabia, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Salmonella outbreak over but FDA investigation continues

An outbreak of Salmonella that sickened six people in five states from nut butter is over, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Tiger Brands recall after banned colorant findings

Tiger Brands has recalled rice products after tests revealed the presence of illegal colorants.

Source of Yersinia outbreak remains unclear

The source of an outbreak of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis which has sickened at least 127 people in New Zealand remains unclear, according to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

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Beans recalled over possible contact with toxic compound

Jumbo UK has recalled all batches of Nigeria Taste Brown Beans due to the risk of contamination with aluminium phosphide.

Food Safety recall round-up 10-16 October

Recalls: Allergens, plastic and pathogens

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

Beef withdrawal over anthrax fears

A batch of beef possibly contaminated with anthrax has been withdrawn from the market, according to the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).

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90K worth of ground beef recalled after consumer chips tooth

More than 90,000 pounds worth of ground beef products has been recalled after a consumer reported a chipped tooth.

Food Safety recall round-up 3-9 October

Recalls: E.coli, Listeria and plastic

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

Yersinia sickens more than 100 in New Zealand

New Zealand is investigating at least 101 cases of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis which has a ‘credible link’ to a food source.

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Nestlé recalls panini over mustard allergy fears

Nestlé Canada is recalling one flavour of Stouffer's Bistro Panini because it contains mustard which is not declared on the label.

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Ikea recalls pasta over soy allergen concerns

Ikea has recalled PASTAÄLGAR Fullkorn, elk-shaped wholegrain pasta and PASTAÄLGAR, elk-shaped pasta that may contain soy which is not declared on the label.

Food Safety recall round-up 26 September - 2 October

Recalls: Pathogens, plastic and cadmium levels

This week in the recall round-up gallery  the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to Belgium, Greece,Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Ireland.

Chicken source of outbreak at Food Safety Summit

Chicken Marsala contaminated with Clostridium perfringens was the most likely source of an outbreak at the Food Safety Summit.

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Foster Farms recalls 1,223 cases of chicken due to Listeria

Foster Farms is recalling almost 40,000 pounds of frozen pre-cooked chicken due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

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