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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.

News in brief

Skittles given all clear after two sickened

Skittles which were believed to have sickened two people in Indiana have been given a clean bill of health.

Food Safety recall round-up 1-6 March

Recalls: Salmonella, plastic and Listeria

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

Food testing remains strong for Eurofins

Emerging markets, regulation and food fraud scandals such as horse meat helped Eurofins record strong full year 2013 results.

Action on Norovirus outbreak stopped ‘double the cases’

Authorities who stopped delivery of tainted strawberries as part of Germany’s biggest foodborne outbreak halted more than 11 tons reaching the consumer.

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Packaging puncture prompts Mars recall

Mars Food North America is recalling one production lot of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Original Long Grain White Rice due to punctures in the pouch packaging.

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Birko to present Beefxide research

Birko will present data on its processing aid at the Beef Industry Safety Summit Research Update Session (BIFSCo) March 4-6 in Dallas.

dispatches from EU Food Manufacturing and Safety Summit

What we know now that we didn't know before

Mars, McDonalds, Campbell Soup Company, Bel Group, Danone and many more gathered in the Netherlands this week to discuss food safety. FoodQualityNews takes to Twitter to see the reaction

Restocked watercress source of E.coli illness

Watercress which was restocked after an E.coli outbreak has sickened another person, according to Public Health England (PHE).

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FQN on the road this week

FoodQualityNews is bringing you closer to the news and views of the food safety and quality control industry this week as we attend two conferences.

One dead and seven hospitalized in Listeria outbreak

One person has died and seven others have been hospitalized after an outbreak of Listeria linked to cheese.

Guest article

Risk of leaching from food packaging chemicals?

Food packaging innovation has delivered major breakthroughs in streamlining food processing and distribution, and providing consumer convenience and choice.

Food Safety Recall Round-up 14-20 February

Recalls: E.coli, allergy and glass contamination

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

Nestlé recalls Hot Pockets after meat scare

Nestlé USA is voluntarily recalling varieties of its Hot Pockets frozen sandwiches, for fear the meat inside might be tainted.

Drugs sold as supplements? Researchers identify breast cancer drug in bodybuilding product

Three quarters of samples of Pharma Labs Inc's bodybuilding food supplement Esto Suppress have been shown to contain the breast cancer drug, tamoxifen, according to researchers.

Campylobacter decreases but too early to suggest trend, finds EU report

Campylobacter has decreased slightly for the first time in five years but it is too early to suggest a downward trend, according to an EU zoonoses report.

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Milk allergen concern prompts Kettle US chips recall

Kettle has issued a voluntary recall in the US on a limited run of potato chips due to potential milk allergen exposure during processing.

Europol seizes thousands of tonnes of fake food

Nearly 430,000 litres of counterfeit drinks and more than 1,200 tonnes of fake or substandard food have been seized as part of an EU investigation.

Food safety recall round-up 7-13 February

Recalls: Listeria, Salmonella and audit findings

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

Testing reveals third of food products mislabelled

Testing from a UK public laboratory has revealed mislabelling in a third of products ranging from food supplements to meat.

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Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice linked to illnesses in 3 US states

Mars Foodservices US is recalling Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice after products were linked to burning, itching rashes, headaches and nausea.

US recalls 8.7m pounds of ‘unwholesome’ beef

A California beef processor is in hot water with the USDA for processing “diseased and unsound” animals without federal inspection.

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Canada unveils database to tackle food safety

Canada has launched an online database to help the food industry identify and address safety hazards.

Americans call for government to improve food safety

Almost three-quarters of Americans believe there should be more government oversight on food safety.

Food Safety recall round-up 31 January - 6 February

Recalls: E.coli, Clostridium botulinum and Listeria

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

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ConAgra recalls 5,200 cases of misbranded soup

ConAgra Foods is recalling 5,200 cases of chicken noodle soup products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

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