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EFSA: No evidence Ebola virus can be transmitted through food

The risk of transmission of the Ebola virus via food imported into the EU remains a theoretical possibility only and has never been demonstrated in practice, according to the European...

Food Safety recall round-up 13 - 19 March

Recalls: Plastic, rubber and self-opening cans

A  recall round-up covering the a week in March takes us to France, Belgium, Germany, Scotland, Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, the USA, Switzerland and Denmark....

Australia

Bananas taking a battering from cyclones and killer soil disease

As Queenslanders prepare for the return of the category 4 Cyclone Nathan, agriculture authorities are planning their response to another disaster after the arrival of a disease that affects banana...

Listeria tainted ice cream ‘contributing factor’ in 3 deaths

Blue Bell ice cream products contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes were a contributing factor to three deaths, according to officials.

Food Safety recall round-up 6 - 12 March

Recalls: E.coli, labelling issues and foreign bodies

A recall round-up covering the first full week in March takes us to France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Australia, Canada, the UK and Denmark....

FSAI finds Listeria and Campylobacter in raw milk

Listeria monocytogenes and Campylobacter were detected in 20% and 22% respectively of milk filter samples tested by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

Clients include KFC and McDonald’s

Jimco to launch disinfection system that minimizes listeria and salmonella microorganisms

Jimco, which works with KFC and McDonald’s is launching a disinfection system that minimizes listeria and salmonella microorganisms.

Climate change may increase foodborne illness

Problems with food security have previously been linked to climate change – but it may also affect food safety and the incidence of foodborne illness, according to a new study.

Food Safety recall round-up 27 February - 5 March

Recalls: Allergens, plastic and pathogens

A recall round-up covering the final week in February and first week of March takes us to France, USA, Canada, Germany, Austria, the UK and Denmark....

News in brief

Source of Typhoid outbreak in Uganda investigated

An outbreak of typhoid linked to liquids is being investigated in Uganda, according to the Ministry of Health and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).

Raw goats’ milk outbreak investigated after 11 sickened

An outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis from raw milk which sickened 11 people in Idaho highlights an infrequently reported risk, according to a report.

Food Safety recall round-up 20 - 26 February

Recalls: Nut protein, Salmonella and gluten

A recall  round-up covering another week in February takes us to France, USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, Austria, the UK, Belgium, Denmark and New Zealand.

News in brief

Public Health England reports Listeria rise

Listeria illnesses increased by 5.3% in 2014 from the previous year to 169 cases according to Public Health England (PHE).

IFSAC reveals food source for top pathogens

More than 80% of E.coli illnesses were traced to beef and vegetable row crops, according to a method to analyse outbreak data.

CDC reveals cucumbers sickened 275 last year

An outbreak of Salmonella from cucumbers that sickened 275 people last year has only just been made public by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Food Safety recall round-up 13 - 19 February

Recalls: Undeclared almonds, mycoxtoxin and Listeria

A recall round-up covering another week in February takes us to France, USA, Canada, The Netherlands, the UK, Belgium, Denmark and Sweden.

News in brief

SES Food Safety Specialists gets the acid-rite

SES Food Safety Specialists has boosted its line of poultry pathogen intervention products.

China

China’s food poisoning deaths up slightly last year

The number of people dying of food poisoning grew slightly last year, with figures released by the National Health and Family Planning Commission showing an increase of less than 1%.

Listeria outbreak from Bidart Bros. apples over - CDC

An outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes in apples linked to the deaths of at least three people appears to be over, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Hepatitis A outbreak from berries sickens five

Berries from Patties Foods have been linked to an Australian outbreak of Hepatitis A which has sickened at least five people.

Food Safety recall round-up 6 - 12 February

Recalls: Wood, fermentation and Clostridium botulinum

A recall  round-up covering the first full week in February takes us to France,  Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Belgium, Sweden, England and  New Zealand.

Parmalat recalls apple juice contaminated with cleaning fluid

Parmalat South Africa has recalled its apple juice after customer complaints prompted tests which found contamination with cleaning fluid.

Dead maggots, a razor blade and a cigarette in list of contaminated food

Food contaminated with dead maggots, a razor blade, a cigarette, a fly and wire were some of the calls to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s (FSAI’s) Advice Line last...

WHO: MERS-CoV does not pose public health emergency

Conditions for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) have not been met by the MERS-CoV outbreak, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Food Safety recall round-up 30 January - 5 February

Recalls: Cleaning fluid, allergens and foreign bodies

A recall round-up covering one week in January and February takes us to France, Australia, Germany, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria and Luxembourg.