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USDA should shut down Foster Farms, say Congresswomen

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) should shut down Foster Farms poultry processing facilities until a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened over 600 people is stopped, according to two US Congresswomen.

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Foster Farms recalls chicken tainted with Salmonella

Foster Farms is recalling an undetermined amount of chicken produced on three dates that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Food Safety recall round-up 27 June - 3 July

Recalls: Staphylococcus, spoilage and banned hormone

This week in the recall round-up gallery the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to Canada, US, England, Australia,  France, Sweden and Germany.

Top 10 foodborne parasite list to create public awareness

A "Top Ten" list identifying foodborne parasites of greatest global concern has been released to create public awareness around the issue.

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Plastic found in Wegman’s deli ham

E. G. Emils & Sons is recalling 5,896 pounds of deli ham that may be contaminated with plastic.

UK food poisoning cases exceed 1M

There are more than 1M cases of food poisoning in the UK – with campylobacter remaining the most common foodborne pathogen – according to new figures published by the Food...

Food Safety recall round-up 20-26 June

Recalls: Plastic, metal and Listeria

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

Food Safety recall round-up 13-19 June

Recalls: Glass, allergens and Listeria

This week in the recall round-up gallery the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to the US, Canada, the UK,  France, Czech Republic and Germany.

Foster Farms reveals efforts against Salmonella

Foster Farms has invested $75m to reduce Salmonella in chicken parts as it battles an outbreak linked to its products that has sickened almost 600 people.

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H.J. Heinz company recalls product due to packaging defect

A H.J. Heinz company has recalled spaghetti in tomato sauce because of a packaging defect which may cause the inside tin layer to fail and affect the food.

FDA finds tennis rackets used at sprout farm linked to E.coli illnesses

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found tennis rackets being used to scoop mung bean sprouts onto the conveyor belt during inspections at a facility linked to an...

Don’t score an foodborne own goal at FIFA World Cup

Football fans travelling to Brazil have been warned that foodborne outbreaks could occur during the tournament, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Food Safety recall round-up 6-12 June

Recalls: Glass, black particles and Listeria

This week in the recall round-up gallery the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland and Germany.

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Salmonella outbreak passes 50 cases

The Salmonella outbreak linked to chia powder has sickened more than 50 people across the US and Canada, according to the latest data.

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Dole Packaged Foods recalls soup due to undeclared milk allergen

Dole Packaged Foods has recalled its Garden Soup “Roasted Garlic Tomato Basil”, due to an undeclared milk allergen.

Norovirus top source of reported foodborne outbreaks, says CDC

Noroviruses are the leading cause of reported foodborne disease outbreaks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Ocean Spray recalls Greek yogurt covered Craisins in 24 states

Ocean Spray has recalled two production lots of Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins Dried Cranberries because they may contain yogurt covered peanuts.

Food Safety recall round-up 29 May - 5 June

Recalls: Clostridium botulinum, Listeria and Salmonella

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

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Birko to host Food Safety Reception at United Fresh 2014

Birko will host a Food Safety Reception at the United Fresh 2014 tradeshow in Chicago.

More than 20 sickened by Salmonella outbreak

More than 20 people have been sickened in the US and Canada due to Salmonella linked to chia powder.

Listeria woes behind 7-ton hummus recall

Food processing firm Lansal is voluntarily recalling hummus manufactured for Target and Trader Joe’s due to Listeria concerns.

Food Safety recall round-up 16-22 May

Recalls: Undeclared allergens, metal and Listeria

This week in the recall round-up gallery the  reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to the US,  Canada, the UK and Australia

1.8m pounds of ground beef recalled due to E.coli contamination

Wolverine Packing Company is recalling 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products potentially contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service...

Salmonella strain which sickened 700 still circulating, say EU agencies

New cases of a Salmonella strain which caused more than 700 illnesses linked to turkey meat in 2011 and 2012 have been identified, prompting EU agencies to suggest the outbreak...

Food Safety recall round-up 9 - 15 May

Recalls: Glass, nitrosamine and pathogens

This week in the recall round-up gallery the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to Greece, Germany, the US, Canada, Ireland, the UK and Australia

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