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

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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.

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.

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Birko to host Food Safety Reception at United Fresh 2014

Birko will host a Food Safety Reception at the United Fresh 2014 tradeshow in Chicago.

More than 20 sickened by Salmonella outbreak

More than 20 people have been sickened in the US and Canada due to Salmonella linked to chia powder.

Listeria woes behind 7-ton hummus recall

Food processing firm Lansal is voluntarily recalling hummus manufactured for Target and Trader Joe’s due to Listeria concerns.

Food Safety recall round-up 16-22 May

Recalls: Undeclared allergens, metal and Listeria

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

1.8m pounds of ground beef recalled due to E.coli contamination

Wolverine Packing Company is recalling 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products potentially contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service...

Salmonella strain which sickened 700 still circulating, say EU agencies

New cases of a Salmonella strain which caused more than 700 illnesses linked to turkey meat in 2011 and 2012 have been identified, prompting EU agencies to suggest the outbreak...

Food Safety recall round-up 9 - 15 May

Recalls: Glass, nitrosamine and pathogens

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

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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.