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General Mills recalls 10 million lbs of flour over E. coli outbreak fears

General Mills has voluntarily recalled 10 million pounds of flour products over concerns they may be connected to a multistate outbreak of E. coli in the US.

Danish illnesses traced to lettuce from France

More than 400 people have been sickened by norovirus in Denmark by lettuce from France.

URC Vietnam investigated for excess lead in soft drinks

Vietnam’s health ministry has blocked the sale of five containers of green tea and energy drinks manufactured by the local unit of a leading Philippines food and beverage firm, claiming...

Food safety recall round-up May 20-26 2016

Recalls: Mould, pathogens and plastic

Food recalls for a week in May 2016 came from UK, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Czech Republic.

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China slams reports that companies are selling human flesh to Africa

Chinese food companies have not been selling human meat as food in Africa, according to a top government official who dismissed Zambian media claims as “malicious slandering and vilification”.

Bean sprout warning reinstated after Salmonella findings

South Australian health authorities have re-issued a warning on mung bean sprouts almost a month after saying they were safe to eat.

Food safety recall round-up May 12-19 2016

Recalls: Pathogens, allergens and histamine

Food recalls for a week in May 2016 came from Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, Sweden, Ireland, Spain, USA, Luxembourg and England.

CRF Frozen Foods lays off 250 as outbreak investigation continues

CRF Frozen Foods has temporarily laid off 250 workers at its Pasco plant as the investigation into a Listeria outbreak continues.

Treehouse Foods recalls almost 100 products in sunflower seed listeria scare

Treehouse Foods has voluntarily recalled almost 100 products over fears they may contain sunflower seeds contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

CRF Frozen Foods expands recall after Listeria outbreak link

Frozen vegetables produced by CRF Frozen Foods have been linked to eight illnesses from three US states.

Sweden investigates Salmonella outbreak with 39 ill

Salmonella has sickened 39 people in Sweden with a link to sausage.

Australian authorities trace Salmonella to SA factory

The source of Salmonella which has sickened more than 300 people in Australia has been traced to a factory in South Australia.

Food safety recall round-up April 20-28 2016

Recalls: Clostridium botulinum and foreign bodies

Food recalls for a period in April 2016 came from Austria, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Denmark, Belgium, Sweden, Ireland, Finland, USA, Hungary, Luxembourg and England

Limited progress in reducing foodborne illness – CDC

Progress in reducing rates of foodborne illnesses has been ‘limited’ since 2012, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

PLUS: Canada investigates Hepatitis A outbreak from berries

More than 150 sick in Australian Salmonella outbreak

A Salmonella outbreak which has sickened more than 150 people in Australia has been linked to raw mung bean sprouts.

EFSA signs 4-year project to combat ciguatoxin food poisoning

A total of 13 organizations from six Member States have joined forces with EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) to address ciguatoxin food poisoning.

Dairy plant link in Romanian E. coli outbreak

Twenty five people have been sickened by Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) in Romania and three children have died.

Routine testing failed to find raw milk contamination - report

Current raw milk testing standards cannot be relied upon to always detect contamination, according to an analysis of a 2014 outbreak.

Salad contaminated with Listeria sickens 33

An outbreak of Listeria from packed salads made by Dole which sickened 33 people has ended, according to public health agencies.

Garden of Life refreshes brand as Salmonella outbreak grows

Salmonella illnesses linked to Garden of Life RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal Products have reached 27 from 20 states.

food safety recall round-up 18-24 March

Recalls: Pest contamination and glass

Food recalls for a week in March 2016 came from Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Austria, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg and England.

A&W vows to learn from outbreak

Final count: More than 900 sick from imported cucumbers

An outbreak of Salmonella from cucumbers which sickened more than 900 people and was first announced in September last year is over, according to the US Centers for Disease Control...

WGS links Listeria strain to illnesses in 2014

Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) of Listeria found in raw chocolate milk has been linked to two illnesses in 2014.

Food safety recall round-up 11-17 March 2016

Recalls: Process deviations and cleaning brush contamination

Food recalls for one week in March 2016 came from US, Australia, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg and England.

Salmonella outbreak sickens 11 with link to pistachios

Wonderful Pistachios has been linked to a multistate outbreak in the US of Salmonella Montevideo that has sickened 11 people.

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