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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.

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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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Campylobacter illnesses linked to raw milk

Raw milk purchased at Ropelato Dairy in Utah has been linked to 45 Campylobacter illnesses.

Food Safety recall round-up 22-28 August

Recalls: Allergy, glass and seal quality

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

E.coli O121 outbreak over, says CDC

The multistate outbreak of Shiga-toxin producing E.coli O121 which sickened 19 people has ended, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Vibrio sickens 16 and kills 3 in Florida

Vibrio vulnificus has sickened 16 people with three deaths reported in the latest update from the Florida Department of Health.

Salmonella outbreak linked to eggs from Germany

An outbreak of Salmonella that has sickened at least 350 people has been linked to eggs produced in Southern Germany.

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Nestlé recall due to package mislabelling

Nestlé is recalling some Lean Cuisine Culinary Collection Chicken with Peanut Sauce because it may contain undeclared shrimp.

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Listeria prompts recall of more than 90k pounds worth of products

APPA Fine Foods is recalling 92,657 pounds of chicken Caesar salad kit products due to Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) contamination, said the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS)....

Food Safety recall round-up 15-21 August

Recalls: Cleaning agent, glass and pathogens

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

DVFA: Not all companies complied with Listeria recall

Around 40 companies have not fully complied with the recall of products tainted by Listeria linked to the death of 13 people, according to the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.

Consumer complaint prompted Mars drinks recall

A consumer complaint prompted Mars Chocolate Drinks to recall a variety of its products because of fears they are contaminated with Bacillus.

Salmonella outbreak sickens more than 200

An outbreak of Salmonella that has sickened more than 200 people is being investigated in England, France and Austria.

McCormick oregano recalled due to Salmonella threat

The spice giant is recalling containers of its Ground Oregano product after tests turned up possible Salmonella contamination.

Listeria from deli meat kills 12 in Denmark

An outbreak of Listeria from deli meat has been linked to the death of 12 people in Denmark.

Food Safety recall round-up 8-14 August

Recalls: Pathogens, aluminium levels and mislabelling

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

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Salmonella chia seed outbreak ‘over’

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have said an outbreak of Salmonella from chia seeds that sickened 94 people...

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False positive results prompt CFIA U-turn

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has backtracked on a recall notice as additional testing has confirmed original findings were false positives.

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