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

Food Outbreaks

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.

Walmart, Trader Joe's fruit recalled in Listeria scare

A fruit packaging company is recalling peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots due to contamination concerns; the recall is affecting Walmart, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, and other US retailers.

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Source of E.coli O111 illnesses investigated

E.coli O111 has sickened at least 13 people in Minnesota with the source still unknown.

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Mars recalls almost 2,000 cases of Uncle Ben’s rice

Mars Food North America is recalling almost 2,000 cases of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Garden Vegetable with Peas, Carrots and Corn pouch products.

Food Safety recall round-up 11-17 July

Recalls: Allergens, Salmonella and E.coli

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

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Organic black soybean milk contamination with Bacillus cereus

Organic black soybean milk could be contaminated with Bacillus cereus, according to the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) in Hong Kong.

Food Safety recall round-up 4-10 July

Recalls: E.coli, Listeria and plastic

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

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Beef contaminated with metal recalled

HEB Meat Processing is recalling 75,465 pounds of fresh beef products because they may be contaminated with metal.

USDA should shut down Foster Farms, say Congresswomen

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) should shut down Foster Farms poultry processing facilities until a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened over 600 people is stopped, according to two US Congresswomen.

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Foster Farms recalls chicken tainted with Salmonella

Foster Farms is recalling an undetermined amount of chicken produced on three dates that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Food Safety recall round-up 27 June - 3 July

Recalls: Staphylococcus, spoilage and banned hormone

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

Top 10 foodborne parasite list to create public awareness

A "Top Ten" list identifying foodborne parasites of greatest global concern has been released to create public awareness around the issue.

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Plastic found in Wegman’s deli ham

E. G. Emils & Sons is recalling 5,896 pounds of deli ham that may be contaminated with plastic.

UK food poisoning cases exceed 1M

There are more than 1M cases of food poisoning in the UK – with campylobacter remaining the most common foodborne pathogen – according to new figures published by the Food...

Food Safety recall round-up 20-26 June

Recalls: Plastic, metal and Listeria

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

Food Safety recall round-up 13-19 June

Recalls: Glass, allergens and Listeria

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

Foster Farms reveals efforts against Salmonella

Foster Farms has invested $75m to reduce Salmonella in chicken parts as it battles an outbreak linked to its products that has sickened almost 600 people.

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H.J. Heinz company recalls product due to packaging defect

A H.J. Heinz company has recalled spaghetti in tomato sauce because of a packaging defect which may cause the inside tin layer to fail and affect the food.

FDA finds tennis rackets used at sprout farm linked to E.coli illnesses

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found tennis rackets being used to scoop mung bean sprouts onto the conveyor belt during inspections at a facility linked to an...

Don’t score an foodborne own goal at FIFA World Cup

Football fans travelling to Brazil have been warned that foodborne outbreaks could occur during the tournament, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Food Safety recall round-up 6-12 June

Recalls: Glass, black particles and Listeria

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

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Salmonella outbreak passes 50 cases

The Salmonella outbreak linked to chia powder has sickened more than 50 people across the US and Canada, according to the latest data.

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Dole Packaged Foods recalls soup due to undeclared milk allergen

Dole Packaged Foods has recalled its Garden Soup “Roasted Garlic Tomato Basil”, due to an undeclared milk allergen.

Norovirus top source of reported foodborne outbreaks, says CDC

Noroviruses are the leading cause of reported foodborne disease outbreaks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Ocean Spray recalls Greek yogurt covered Craisins in 24 states

Ocean Spray has recalled two production lots of Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins Dried Cranberries because they may contain yogurt covered peanuts.

Food Safety recall round-up 29 May - 5 June

Recalls: Clostridium botulinum, Listeria and Salmonella

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