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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.

Co-op recalls chocolate Easter bunny due to tampering

Co-op is recalling all date codes of a chocolate Easter product due to alleged tampering.

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.

Fresh concerns over titanium dioxide safety as study prompts French re-evaluation

The French government has ordered a safety reassessment of white food colouring titanium dioxide after scientists say they have shown "for the first time" that nanoparticles in the food additive are spread around the body....

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.

Twinkies and Palmer Candy recall products due to possible Salmonella

Twinkies and Palmer Candy products have been drawn into the Salmonella scare linked to milk powder made by Valley Milk Products.

Food safety recall round-up 9-15 December 2016

Recalls: Mould, pathogens and allergens

Food recalls for this week have been notified by Canada, USA, England, Scotland, Norway, Spain, Belgium, New Zealand and Denmark.

Food safety recall round-up 2-8 December 2016

Recalls: Allergens, Listeria and insect snacks

Food recalls for this week have been notified by Canada, Germany, USA, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Norway, Sweden, Malta, Ireland, New Zealand and Denmark.

Czech consumer ‘harmed’ after eating Mondelēz Milka chocolate

Mondelēz has recalled one of its chocolate bar lines in the Czech Republic and Slovakia after a consumer was harmed from eating it.

Food safety recall round-up 25 November - 1 December 2016

Recalls: Nestlé, Mondelez and Clostridium botulinum

Food recalls for this week have been notified by Canada, Australia, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, USA, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Austria, Croatia and Denmark.

News in brief

Investigation finds stolen alcohol and Nutella

Police in Canada have uncovered alcohol and Nutella during an investigation into an organised crime gang.

Hydrogenated vegetable fats are not the main source of nickel in confectionery, finds Czech study

Hydrogenated vegetable fats are not the main source of nickel in finished confectionery products as previously assumed, a Czech study suggests.

Oil spills: How to combat mineral oils in chocolate

Chocolate makers can thwart carcinogenic mineral oil contamination in products through regular testing, managing cocoa transportation and adding barrier layers in packaging, say scientists.

Food safety recall round-up 7-13 October 2016

Recalls: Listeria in rullepølse and peanut in cumin

Food recalls and alerts for a week in October have been notified by England, Ireland, USA, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Austria, Germany, France, Belgium and Denmark.

Illegal dyes and jelly mini-cups back on Government Chemist radar

Illegal dyes and the choking hazards of jelly mini-cups were two issues that resurfaced after gaps of several years, according to the Government Chemist annual review.

This week Down Under

Courts gag campaigner after ‘toxic’ Capilano honey remarks

A victorian beekeeper who accused a leading Queensland honey manufacturer of selling “toxic” foreign products has been gagged by the courts ahead of legal action.

Safety First Series

Killing at source: How to avoid cadmium and lead in chocolate

ForestFinest Consulting outlines steps chocolate makers can take to comply with incoming regulations on heavy metal traces.

SafeTraces raises funding to help market push

SafeTraces has raised $1.5m via a funding round to accelerate product development, sales and marketing ahead of going to market by the end of this year.

Inside scoop: Nestlé doubles its largest quality assurance center to fight for confectionery safety

Nestlé’s gives ConfectioneryNews a look inside its $31m expanded quality assurance center in Dublin, Ohio, where it is battling the emerging threat of foreign bodies in confections.

Food safety recall round-up 5-11 August 2016

Recalls: Aflatoxin B1, foam pieces and fermentation

Food recalls and alerts for one week in August come from England, USA, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Malta, Spain, Czech Republic, Belgium and Denmark.

Dubai officials clear Milka bars social media spreads alcohol rumours

A simple labelling mis-translation gave rise to widespread rumours that an international chocolate brand’s formulation contained alcohol, Dubai authorities have revealed following a probe.

Allergic reaction to milk in Japan started internal investigation

IKEA expands chocolate recall due to allergen concerns

IKEA has expanded a chocolate recall with a further six products from more than 40 countries because of insufficient labelling of hazelnuts and almonds.

Food safety recall round-up 20-28 July 2016

Recalls: Quality issues, Listeria and cleaning residue

Food recalls, issues and alerts for a week in July came from England, USA, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium/Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands and Denmark.

Guest article

Optical and sensor-based sorting has become necessity rather than luxury - TOMRA

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 600 million people – almost 10% of the global population – fall ill after eating contaminated food.

Ferrero, Lindt and Rübezahl chocolate found to contain mineral oil

Selected Ferrero, Lindt and Rübezahl chocolate purchased in Germany have been found to contain mineral oils in the packaging, according to Foodwatch.

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