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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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Chicken strip products recalled due to ‘quality issues’

Oberto’s Brands is recalling 57,578 pounds of chicken strip products due to quality issues, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS).

Food Safety recall round-up 1-7 August

Recalls: Listeria, mislabelling and E.coli O126

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

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Clostridium botulinum sickens two

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has warned consumers not to eat VR Green Farms jarred food products because of Clostridium botulinum concerns.

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Foster Farm Salmonella outbreak declared over

An outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg which sickened more than 600 people linked to Foster Farms chicken appears to be over, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Food Safety recall round-up 25-31 July

Recalls: E.coli O111, Listeria and iron filings

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

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Mondelez recalls chocolate after plastic contamination

Mondelez Australia has recalled Marvellous Creations Jelly Popping Candy Beanies chocolate bar because of plastic contamination.

Cyclospora outbreak source still unknown

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has reported 110 cases of Cyclospora infection but admitted it is still unsure of the source.

Food Safety recall round-up 18-24 July

Recalls: E.coli O126, Salmonella and glass

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

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...