Breaking News on Food Safety & Quality Control

PHAC investigating 67 illnesses linked to raw oysters

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is investigating 67 Canadian cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections linked to raw shellfish.

Listeria traced to Hjerting Laks despite fish products passing tests

Four people have been sickened by Listeria linked to a fish producer in Denmark but authorities have not found high levels of the pathogen in products on the market.

News in brief

Salmonella and cyclospora outbreaks grow

A Salmonella outbreak linked to pork products has now sickened 134 in Washington and testing has shown a connection with Kapowsin Meats.

Food Safety recall round-up 7-13 August

Recalls: Rat droppings, pathogens and production errors

A recall round-up for August takes us to Switzerland, Belgium, Greece, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, Finland and France.

Salmonella outbreak sickens 133 in Czech Republic

Public health officials have been praised for their reaction to an outbreak of Salmonella which sickened 133 people in the Czech Republic.

Canada investigating source of 83 cyclospora illnesses

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is investigating 83 cases of cyclospora infections and said the source is unknown.

ECDC: Negligible anthrax risk from contaminated meat

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has said there is a ‘negligible risk’ after a man died of Bacillus anthracis from contact with an infected cow.

Food Safety recall round-up 31 July - 6 August

Recalls: Adulterated meat, milk spoilage and cheese mold

A recall round-up for the first time in August takes us to Ireland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Russia, Finland, USA and France

Ongoing outbreak of Salmonella from spices has sickened 178 people

Swedish investigation finds risk of contaminated spices in other countries

An outbreak investigation into spices which has sickened 178 people in Sweden has revealed a risk of contaminated products on the market in other countries.

Cyclospora cases pass 350 in US with some linked to Mexican cilantro

More than 350 people in 26 states have been sickened by cyclospora, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Food Safety recall round-up 24-30 July

Recalls: Alcohol in tea, glass breakage and spoilage concerns

A recall round-up for the final time in July takes us to England, Ireland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, Germany and France.

PHE warns of cyclospora from Mexico

Public Health England (PHE) has warned of an outbreak of cyclospora linked to contaminated food in Mexico.

News in brief

Anthrax-tainted meat kills one in Bulgaria

A man has died in Bulgaria from B. Anthracis after handling contaminated meat.

News in brief

Salmonella outbreak linked to pork

A Salmonella outbreak which has sickened 56 people in eight Washington counties has been linked to pork served at different events.

Campylobacter foodborne outbreaks increased, says report

Campylobacter foodborne outbreaks increased in 2013 but Salmonella decreased, according to the UK Zoonoses Report.

Food Safety recall round-up 17-23 July

Recalls: Plastic, Clostridium botulinum and allergens

A recall round-up in July takes us to England, Denmark, Canada, Austria, Belgium and France.

Indonesian-sourced tuna linked to Salmonella illnesses

Osamu Corporation is recalling all of its frozen tuna sourced from one processing plant in Indonesia because samples have been found to be contaminated with Salmonella.

News in brief

Canada and US investigate Salmonella illnesses from chicken

Further cases of Salmonella linked to chicken products have been reported, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

Food Safety recall round-up 10-16 July

Recalls: Heinz, E.coli O103 and Salmonella-contaminated chicken

A recall round-up covering July takes us to England, Ireland, Germany, New Zealand, Denmark, Switzerland, Luxembourg, the USA and France.

Seven Salmonella illnesses linked to chicken

Two outbreaks of Salmonella linked to raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned stuffed chicken entrees have sickened seven people, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

News in brief

Cyclospora sickens 151, source unclear

The Texas Department of State and Health Services (DSHS) is investigating to find a common source after more than 150 people were sickened by Cyclospora.

Food Safety recall round-up 3-9 July

Recalls: Pathogens and foreign materials

A recall round-up covering July takes us to England, Germany, New Zealand, Denmark, Austria, Greece, Canada, France and Sweden.

More than 150 sickened, outbreak started late last year

Sweden investigates Salmonella from spices outbreak

More than 150 people have been sickened by Salmonella in Sweden with authorities linking the illnesses to spice mix.

Food Safety recall round-up 26 June - 2 July

Recalls: Rat droppings in Weetabix and Salmonella in chicken

A recall round-up covering the final week in June and the start of July takes us to England, Germany, Norway, Canada, France and the US....


Decades-old beef 'originally came from American reserves'

Before it was sold to food stalls and restaurants in China, much of the expired meat that has been all over recent headlines in the country had originally been part...

Key Industry Events


Access all events listing

Our events, Shows & Conferences...