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Foodborne outbreak news and recall investigations from around the globe as well as FQN's recall round-up gallery

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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.

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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.

Carrot slicing method impacts E.coli contamination depth

Cutting carrots with sharp blades instead of blunt ones can reduce the depth of potential contamination by E.coli O157:H7.

Food Safety recall round-up 24-30 January

Recalls: Allergens, Listeria and packaging fault

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

Now It’sFresh! in the Americas too

It’sFresh! will open a HQ in the US next month to meet business growth in the Americas.

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Undeclared milk content prompts Pringles recall

The Kellogg Company has issued a very small recall on its original Pringles snack in the US following potential exposure to seasoning containing milk.

Intro to our new guest columnist

Food safety and quality: An inside view

To further tap into the food safety and quality control industry will be hosting guest articles from a Cardiff Metropolitan University lecturer.

Food Safety recall round-up 17-23 January

Recalls: Listeria, choking hazard and pest excrement

In this weeks recall round-up the reasons behind food recalls takes us to USA, England, Canada, New Zealand, Norway and Australia.

Bakery fined after screw found in bread

A UK bakery has been hit with an £11,000 penalty after a customer reported a pack of its bread buns contained a screw.

Gusto recalls 67K lbs of ham in listeria scare

Gusto Packing is recalling 67,113 lbs. of spiral-sliced ham due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.


Horse meat one year anniversary: Hold the candles

We may be one year on but I am not really sure if the horse meat anniversary is something we should be donning our party hats to mark or not....

Food Safety Recall round-up 9-16 January

Recalls: E.coli, Listeria and incorrect labelling

In the first weekly recall round-up of 2014, the reasons behind food recalls takes us to USA, England, Canada, New Zealand and Australia where we find E.coli, Listeria, Clostridium botulinum,...

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SGS to host food allergen management session at GFSI

SGS will host a breakfast session on food allergen management at the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Global Conference on 28 February in Anaheim, California, USA.

Foodborne illness from berries mapped

A reference guide for people concerned about the safety of fresh and frozen berry products has been created by researchers.

Coca-Cola restarts sales after Greek hydrochloric acid scare

Coca-Cola has resumed the sale of Coca-Cola light and Nestea in two regions of Greece after warnings of contamination with hydrochloric acid prompted its removal.

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Chicken sickens 7 in US correctional facility

Tyson Foods is recalling separated chicken products contaminated with Salmonella which have sickened seven people in a Tennessee correctional facility.

Mung bean sprouts illness source revealed

An outbreak that sickened 126 people in Germany and the Netherlands traced to mung bean sprouts was caused by a single strain of Salmonella Newport.

Danone to sue Fonterra over WPC botulism recalls

Danone has terminated its existing supply contract with Fonterra and plans to sue the dairy exporter over the whey protein concentrate (WPC) Clostridium botulinum contamination scare that led to product recalls...

Cockroach finding shuts Foster Farms plant

A Foster Farms poultry plant has been temporarily shut down after cockroaches were found in the facility.

Salmonella from cashews sickens 14

Cashews from Southeast Asia are the suspected source of a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 14 people.

Walmart pulls fox meat masquerading as donkey snacks

Walmart’s China operation has responded to reports that some of its donkey meat contained the DNA of other animals, including fox.

UAE to launch rapid alert system to improve food recalls

The UAE will introduce a rapid alert system to improve food recall processes within the next two years, according to officials.

Products for school meals also recalled

Frozen Food producer recalls 6.3m products in pesticide alert

Maruha Nichiro Holdings, a supplier of frozen food such as frozen pizzas and corn cream croquettes, has recalled up to 6.3m packages allegedly tainted with pesticide in Japan.

Recalls that hit the headlines in 2013

Recalls 2013: Horse meat, Nestlé, Kraft, General Mills and more

This year has been quite eventful for recalls  of food and beverage products due to foodborne contamination, foreign body contamination and others due to packaging faults.

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Turkey butterflies recalled over processing hygiene concerns

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is warning people not to eat turkey butterflies processed by a Welsh firm because they were processed at an unapproved site.