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MERS cases linked to camel milk – WHO

Four cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been linked to camel milk in Saudi Arabia, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Salmonella outbreak over but FDA investigation continues

An outbreak of Salmonella that sickened six people in five states from nut butter is over, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Tiger Brands recall after banned colorant findings

Tiger Brands has recalled rice products after tests revealed the presence of illegal colorants.

Source of Yersinia outbreak remains unclear

The source of an outbreak of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis which has sickened at least 127 people in New Zealand remains unclear, according to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

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Beans recalled over possible contact with toxic compound

Jumbo UK has recalled all batches of Nigeria Taste Brown Beans due to the risk of contamination with aluminium phosphide.

Food Safety recall round-up 10-16 October

Recalls: Allergens, plastic and pathogens

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

Beef withdrawal over anthrax fears

A batch of beef possibly contaminated with anthrax has been withdrawn from the market, according to the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).

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90K worth of ground beef recalled after consumer chips tooth

More than 90,000 pounds worth of ground beef products has been recalled after a consumer reported a chipped tooth.

Food Safety recall round-up 3-9 October

Recalls: E.coli, Listeria and plastic

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

Yersinia sickens more than 100 in New Zealand

New Zealand is investigating at least 101 cases of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis which has a ‘credible link’ to a food source.

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Nestlé recalls panini over mustard allergy fears

Nestlé Canada is recalling one flavour of Stouffer's Bistro Panini because it contains mustard which is not declared on the label.

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Ikea recalls pasta over soy allergen concerns

Ikea has recalled PASTAÄLGAR Fullkorn, elk-shaped wholegrain pasta and PASTAÄLGAR, elk-shaped pasta that may contain soy which is not declared on the label.

Food Safety recall round-up 26 September - 2 October

Recalls: Pathogens, plastic and cadmium levels

This week in the recall round-up gallery  the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to Belgium, Greece,Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Ireland.

Chicken source of outbreak at Food Safety Summit

Chicken Marsala contaminated with Clostridium perfringens was the most likely source of an outbreak at the Food Safety Summit.

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Foster Farms recalls 1,223 cases of chicken due to Listeria

Foster Farms is recalling almost 40,000 pounds of frozen pre-cooked chicken due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Food Safety recall round-up 18 - 25 September

Recalls: Salmonella, soy and plastic

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

FQN Food Outbreak roundtable TODAY!

FQN to host roundtable on foodborne outbreaks

FoodQualityNews is to host a roundtable debate today on the challenges, impacts and actions to tackle foodborne outbreaks.

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Mars recalls M&M’s due to allergy risk

Mars Chocolate North America has recalled some M&M’s branded products because of undeclared peanut butter.


Recalls: Choking hazards, allergens, and glass

In this, the latest edition of's recall round-up gallery, we've got choking hazards, glass contamination, allergens, and Clostridium botulinum.

Twelve countries, 1,440 sick and EFSA warns contaminated product may still be circulating

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said it is possible that contaminated product related to an outbreak of Hepatitis A which has sickened at least 1,444 people is still...

Salmonella outbreak linked to meat in Europe

Cases of Salmonella detected in six Member States are likely to be part of the same cluster, a joint report has found.

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Dunnes Stores recalls rice after insect discovery

Dunnes Stores of Ireland is recalling one batch of its ‘my family favourites’ Easy Cook Rice, due to the presence of rice weevils in a limited number of packs.

Food Safety recall round-up 29 August - 4 September

Recalls: Pathogens, plastic and allergens

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

Listeria cases rise sharply in Sweden as 94 sickened

The Public Health Agency in Sweden is investigating two outbreaks of Listeria that have sickened at least 60 people.

FDA increases cilantro sampling after Cyclospora illnesses

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has increased surveillance sampling on cilantro imported from Puebla, Mexico after it was linked to 133 cases of Cyclospora in Texas.

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