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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.

News in brief

Stonyfield extends YoBaby yogurt recall after quarantine error

Organic dairy Stonyfield has extended its April 2014 recall of potentially-contaminate YoBaby yogurt after being “informed” that more than 1,300 six-packs, supposedly in quarantine, were still on shelves.

Food Safety recall round-up 2 - 9 May

Recalls: Packaging mix-ups, glass and Salmonella

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

60-second interview: The day job

What do you do? Benjamin Pascal Invisible Sentinel

As part of FoodQualityNews’s series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Benjamin Pascal, chief business officer at Invisible...

Resource concerns in foodborne illness outbreaks

There has been a significant reduction in foodborne illness program capacity, according to the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA).

Unilever withdraws Slimfast bars

Unilever has withdrawn three varieties of its Slimfast bars due to a packaging mix-up.

Food Safety recall round-up 24 April - 1 May

Recalls: Foreign objects, Clostridium botulinum and Staphylococcus

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

EU recall index shows firms are taking control

More companies in the EU are taking control by issuing voluntary recalls instead of being forced to take mandatory action, according to Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS.

Stonyfield recalls potentially tainted organic YoBaby yogurt across US

Organic yogurt giant Stonyfield is recalling cups of its YoBaby brand yogurt from 122 stores across the US over fears the products may be contaminated with coliform bacteria.

British wholesaler fined £15k for illegally repackaging milk powder

A wholesaler who illegally repackaged powdered milk has been slapped with a fine of more than £15,000 ($25,200, €18,300) by a British court.

Kraft recalls 96K pounds of wieners

Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of hot dogs because the meat products may contain allergens not listed on the packaging label.

Foodborne illness strikes Food Safety Summit attendees

Four people who attended the recent Food Safety Summit conference and exhibition reportedly have been stricken with a foodborne pathogen.

Tests reveal a third of lamb takeaways contain different meat

Almost a third of lamb takeaway meals contained other cheaper meat, according to findings released by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).

food safety recall round-up April 11-17

Recalls: Hepatitis A, E.coli, glass and allergens

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

dispatches from Analytica 2014

Analytica 2014: In pictures!

FoodQualityNews took to the show floor for Analytica 2014 in Munich at the start of the month. Want to know what we saw? Then look through the gallery

Dead insect findings prompt Nestlé recall

Nestlé said it was 'very concerned' to learn of a consumer complaint about a batch of its cereal in Greece containing dead insects.

Foster Farms salmonella woes continue

A salmonella outbreak tied to tainted chicken is rolling on more than a year after the first reported incident, with 500+ consumers reportedly falling ill.

Food safety recall round-up April 4-10

Recalls: Mislabelling, cake spoilage and Salmonella

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

Cause of Listeria outbreak revealed

A Listeria outbreak linked to one death and one miscarriage was most likely caused by ‘substantial sanitation deficiencies’ during the cheese-making process, according to an Centers for Disease Control and...

News in brief

CFIA tests Salmonella in cantaloupes

A Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) survey has found that the majority of whole cantaloupe samples tested negative for Salmonella.

Tyson recalls 75,320 pounds of chicken nuggets

Tyson Foods is voluntarily recalling 75,320 of frozen, cooked chicken nuggets after consumers reported finding plastic contaminants in the food.

Listeria scare shuts down seafood plant

The FDA has ordered Jensen’s Old Fashioned Smokehouse to close its doors after the seafood processor tested positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

CARLSBERG ISSUES CONSUMER APOLOGY FOR 'INCONVENIENCE AND DISCOMFORT'

Alcoholic Pepsi anyone? Carlsberg Sweden’s Lidl problem…

Carlsberg Sweden has launched an investigation after accidentally sending Pepsi MAX cans filled with a citrus-based alcopop to retail customer Lidl.

Food safety recall round-up March 21-27

Recalls: Glass, allergies and Listeria

This week in the recall round-up gallery the  reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia and Hong Kong.

Dispatches from EU food manufacturing and safety summit

Food industry needs to build public trust again

The food industry needs to focus on building public trust back and supply chain integrity after recent incidents, according to the group head of manufacturing excellence at Premier Foods.

12 sick from Salmonella linked to seaweed

An outbreak of Salmonella that has sickened 12 people in Wales has been linked to a type of seaweed.