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Food Safety recall round-up 17-23 April

Recalls: Gluten, Salmonella and plastic

A recall round-up covering the a week in April takes us to France, Belgium, Ireland, New Zealand, England, Sweden, Austria, Slovenia, the USA and Denmark....

Blue Bell recalls all products due to Listeria

Blue Bell Ice Cream is recalling all products made at all facilities because they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Methanol poisoning from gin kills 19 in Nigeria

The ‘mystery disease’ which has killed 19 people in Nigeria has been linked to local gin contaminated with methanol, according to the Ministry of Health.

E.coli linked to leafy greens sickens 12 in Canada

An outbreak of E.coli O157 which has sickened 12 people has a possible link to leafy greens, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

Recalls: Spoilage concerns for Heinz and plastic in Mars chocolate

A recall round-up covering April takes us to France, Greece, New Zealand, Sweden, Canada, the USA, England and Denmark

Patties testing claims berries were not the source of hep A infections

The Australian food manufacturer whose frozen berries were reportedly at the centre of a hepatitis A outbreak in March has claimed its products were negative for the virus after it...

Food Safety recall round-up 3-9 April

Recalls: Bacillus cereus, glass and Listeria

A recall round-up covering the first full week in April takes us to France, Belgium, Germany, Australia, Netherlands, Sweden, Canada, the USA and Denmark...

Blue Bell expands ice cream recall due to Listeria

Blue Bell Creameries is expanding a recall to include Banana Pudding Ice Cream pints which tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

World Health Day: Food Safety

WHO highlights food safety on World Health Day

WHO/Europe has estimated that levels of foodborne disease are much higher than currently reported.

World Health Day: Food Safety

Food safety victim to absence of co-ordination - WHO

Food safety can be the victim of an absence of good co-ordination, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO)'s Director of Food Safety.

World Health Day: Food safety

Allergen testing requirements growing, says Neogen

Neogen has said it is seeing a rise in allergen testing requirements worldwide.

Food Safety recall round-up 26 March - 2 April

Recalls: Labelling language, allergens and Listeria

A recall round-up covering the last week in March and the start of April takes us to France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Sweden, Canada, the USA and Denmark....

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Anuga FoodTec 2015 in pictures

FoodQualityNews took to the trade show floor last week in between interviews and videos to take a few snaps.

dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Anuga FoodTec - the industry reaction

Multivac, Neogen Europe, Vikan, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bruker, Merck Millipore and Ecolab were some of the many exhibitors that welcomed visitors to their stands at Anuga FoodTec 2015 last week.

Outbreak was first reported link between listeriosis and stone fruit

The first reported link between human listeriosis and stone fruit does not provide sufficient evidence to recommend avoiding the product but it supports the need to understand associated risks, according...

Aptamil infant formula linked to UK Campylobacter case given 'all clear' at plant

Aptamil infant formula linked to a case of Campylobacter illness in a British infant was given the "all clear" before entering the market.

EFSA: No evidence Ebola virus can be transmitted through food

The risk of transmission of the Ebola virus via food imported into the EU remains a theoretical possibility only and has never been demonstrated in practice, according to the European...

Food Safety recall round-up 13 - 19 March

Recalls: Plastic, rubber and self-opening cans

A  recall round-up covering the a week in March takes us to France, Belgium, Germany, Scotland, Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, the USA, Switzerland and Denmark....

Australia

Bananas taking a battering from cyclones and killer soil disease

As Queenslanders prepare for the return of the category 4 Cyclone Nathan, agriculture authorities are planning their response to another disaster after the arrival of a disease that affects banana...

Listeria tainted ice cream ‘contributing factor’ in 3 deaths

Blue Bell ice cream products contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes were a contributing factor to three deaths, according to officials.

Food Safety recall round-up 6 - 12 March

Recalls: E.coli, labelling issues and foreign bodies

A recall round-up covering the first full week in March takes us to France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Australia, Canada, the UK and Denmark....

FSAI finds Listeria and Campylobacter in raw milk

Listeria monocytogenes and Campylobacter were detected in 20% and 22% respectively of milk filter samples tested by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

Clients include KFC and McDonald’s

Jimco to launch disinfection system that minimizes listeria and salmonella microorganisms

Jimco, which works with KFC and McDonald’s is launching a disinfection system that minimizes listeria and salmonella microorganisms.

Climate change may increase foodborne illness

Problems with food security have previously been linked to climate change – but it may also affect food safety and the incidence of foodborne illness, according to a new study.

Food Safety recall round-up 27 February - 5 March

Recalls: Allergens, plastic and pathogens

A recall round-up covering the final week in February and first week of March takes us to France, USA, Canada, Germany, Austria, the UK and Denmark....

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