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Food safety recall round-up 24-30 March 2017

Recalls: Metal, glass and undeclared allergens

Food recalls have been made by USA, England, Ireland, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, Germany,  Netherlands, Luxembourg and Denmark.

Smucker Foods linked to E. coli O121 outbreak

E. coli O121 has sickened 25 people in Canada with a link to flour.

Campylobacter infections in Sweden double in last 5 years

The number of people infected by Campylobacter in Sweden has doubled in the past five years, according to Swedish agencies.

Food safety recall round-up 13-23 March 2017

Recalls: Aflatoxin, ciguatera and ink issue

Food recalls have been made by USA, England, Ireland, Wales, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Denmark.

‘How quickly should health officials notify the public about foodborne illness outbreaks?’

Food safety researchers are calling on public health agencies to develop clear guidelines on when to inform the public about foodborne illness outbreaks.

Wild mushroom warning in Australia

Wild mushrooms should not be picked or eaten due to the health risks they pose, according to the Food Safety Information Council.

Food safety recall round-up 17-23 February 2017

Recalls: Allergens and continued Listeria concerns

Food recalls have been made by USA, England, Ireland, Canada, Hong Kong, Germany, Austria, Netherlands and Denmark.

Exclusive interview

Continuous challenge to identify and mitigate emerging pathogen risk - Metabiota

Outbreaks such as Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) illustrate continued challenges to epidemic preparedness and the ability to identify and mitigate emerging pathogens, according to Metabiota.

Food safety recall round-up 10-16 February 2017

Recalls: Histamine, Bacillus cereus and Listeria

Food recalls have been made by USA, England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Norway, New Zealand, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, Netherlands, Hungary and Denmark.

FSS slams council for allowing Errington Cheese product back on market

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has called a local council’s decision to allow certain Errington Cheese products back on the market ‘premature’.

Food safety recall round-up 3-9 February 2017

Recalls: Clostridium botulinum, 'blue' chicken and norovirus

Food recalls have been made by USA, England, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Iceland, Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark.

More than 300 sickened by Salmonella since 2014 - ECDC

More than 300 confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from four EU countries.

Canadian norovirus outbreak linked to oysters

More than 200 people have been sickened by norovirus in three Canadian provinces linked to raw/undercooked oysters.

Oysters behind norovirus outbreak in New Zealand

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) in New Zealand has warned people not to eat certain brands of chilled oysters as they may be contaminated with norovirus.

Salmonella outbreaks from undercooked eggs and meat sicken 70

More than 70 people in an Australian state have been sickened by Salmonella in five outbreaks linked to undercooked eggs and meat.

Food safety recall round-up 27 January - 2 February 2017

Recalls: Listeria, metal and allergens

Food recalls have been notified by USA, England, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, Hong Kong and Denmark.

Burger link to German Salmonella outbreak

A burger has tested positive for Salmonella Stourbridge but no cases were reported in the same region as part of investigations into an outbreak which has killed two people.

Food safety recall round-up 20-26 January 2017

Recalls: Insects, allergens and production issues

Food recalls have been notified by USA, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Finland, Australia, Norway, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, Hungary and Denmark.

PHE: Campylobacter at lowest level since 2008

Campylobacter in England and Wales fell in 2015, according to Public Health England (PHE).

Norovirus outbreak reported in France

Several cases of Norovirus (NoV) have been reported from eating oysters from a site in the South of France.

Salmonella outbreak linked to eggs appears to have ended – Dutch agencies

An EU-wide Salmonella outbreak linked to eggs appears to be over, according to Dutch authorities.

Food safety recall round-up 13-19 January 2017

Recalls: Benzoic acid, foreign bodies and pathogens

Food recalls have been notified by Canada, USA, England, Jersey, Hong Kong, Sweden, Australia, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Hungary and Denmark.

Canada investigating source of E. coli outbreak

Canadian officials are investigating an outbreak of E. coli O121 which has sickened 12 people.

Food safety recall round-up 6-12 January 2017

Recalls: Packaging mix-ups and contamination

Food recalls have been notified by Canada, USA, England, Australia, Belgium, Finland, Hungary and Denmark.

Australia

Summer heat not to blame for rise in salmonella from free-range eggs

Free-range eggs do not pose a greater risk of Salmonella contamination in hot months compared with other seasons, according to Australian researchers. The findings have shattering a supposed myth that has linked...

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