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Outbreaks down but illnesses up, finds EFSA and ECDC

More than 4,300 foodborne outbreaks were reported in 2015, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Ten countries have reported 183 confirmed and 246 probable cases

Netherlands, UK and Belgium report bulk of new Salmonella cases

Netherlands, the UK and Belgium have reported new cases in the first two weeks of December as part of the ongoing EU-wide Salmonella outbreak linked to eggs.

Food safety recall round-up 9-15 December 2016

Recalls: Mould, pathogens and allergens

Food recalls for this week have been notified by Canada, USA, England, Scotland, Norway, Spain, Belgium, New Zealand and Denmark.

Denmark reports record low number of outbreaks

Denmark has reported the lowest number of foodborne outbreaks since central tracking began over 10 years ago.

CDC misses Salmonella and E. coli reduction targets

Reduction targets for Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC) O157 and Salmonella have been missed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Food safety recall round-up 2-8 December 2016

Recalls: Allergens, Listeria and insect snacks

Food recalls for this week have been notified by Canada, Germany, USA, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Norway, Sweden, Malta, Ireland, New Zealand and Denmark.

More than 350 sickened by multi-country Salmonella outbreak

Ten countries have reported 152 confirmed and 216 probable cases of Salmonella enteritidis linked to a Polish egg packing centre.

Food safety recall round-up 25 November - 1 December 2016

Recalls: Nestlé, Mondelez and Clostridium botulinum

Food recalls for this week have been notified by Canada, Australia, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, USA, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Austria, Croatia and Denmark.

Food safety recall round-up 18-24 November 2016

Recalls: Metal, plastic and Listeria

Food recalls for this week have been notified by the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Norway, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, USA, Iceland, Sweden, Croatia and Denmark.

Food safety recall round-up 1-17 November 2016

Recalls: Listeria in ice cream and scorpion in exotic fruit

Food recalls and alerts so far in November have been notified by the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Norway, Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic, Switzerland, USA, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Iceland, Sweden and...

E. coli O157 outbreak linked to minced meat in Sweden

E. coli O157 has sickened 20 people in Sweden with a link to minced meat, according to authorities.

FSS releases info on E. coli O157 outbreak linked to Errington Cheese

Errington Cheese has dropped a judicial review against Food Standards Scotland (FSS) but it can still not sell product.

Fermy Drobiu Woźniak: Our test results are clear

The firm linked to the outbreak of Salmonella from eggs in eight countries has said test results have shown no contamination.

ANSES issues warning following mushroom poisonings

87 people have been poisoned since the start of October from eating mushrooms in France.

Salmonella tainted eggs linked to child’s death in Croatia

At least one person has died from a multi-country outbreak of Salmonella with investigations pointing to eggs as the source.

Multi-country Salmonella outbreak with link to Polish egg farm

Seven countries have reported 112 confirmed and 148 probable cases of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to eggs since May.

Food safety recall round-up 14-20 October 2016

Recalls: Ochratoxin A and breaking Kopparberg cider bottles

Food recalls and alerts for a week in October have been notified by the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Switzerland, USA, Sweden and Denmark.

Food safety recall round-up 7-13 October 2016

Recalls: Listeria in rullepølse and peanut in cumin

Food recalls and alerts for a week in October have been notified by England, Ireland, USA, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Austria, Germany, France, Belgium and Denmark.

Mighty Taco restaurants investigated in separate outbreak

Costco chicken salad linked to Salmonella illnesses

Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad has been linked to four Salmonella illnesses, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS).

News in brief

Salmonella sickens 60 in Calasparra

A Salmonella outbreak has affected 60 people in a Spanish town with a link to sausage sold in a butcher shop.

Food safety recall round-up 1- 6 October 2016

Recalls: Fermentation, rubber and pathogens

Food recalls and alerts for the first week of October have been notified by England, Ireland, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, USA, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium and Denmark.

Egg firm linked to Salmonella illnesses for second time in a year

Eight people have been sickened by a Salmonella outbreak linked to eggs, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Food safety recall round-up 20-29 September 2016

Recalls: Clostridium botulinum, bread contamination and E. coli

Food recalls and alerts for the end of September have been notified by England, Ireland, Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, USA, Austria, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark.

Seven sickened by E. coli O157 in outbreak linked to beef

A multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 (STEC O157:H7) infections has been linked to Adams Farm Slaughterhouse.

News in brief

Deaths reported in Lagos cholera outbreak

Six people have died from a cholera outbreak in a Nigerian city, according to local media .

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