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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.

First ever antibacterial metal surfaces to be trialed in dairy

A European team of researchers led by the University of Parma, is developing what it claims is the first ever fluid‐repellent, antibacterial metal surfaces in the food and beverage industry....

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3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates certified for dairy

3M Food Safety’s 3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates have received the European collective mark NF Validation by AFNOR.

Two deaths linked to Listeria outbreak in cheese

A multi-state outbreak of listeriosis from soft raw milk cheese has killed two people, according to US authorities.

Research round-up: Listeria, GBS and “smart” compounds

For the second time this year it is time to pull up a stool (no, not that kind...) to the lab bench and take a swab from the petri dish...

New York lab ups imported food sampling and starts fish speciation test

The New York State Food Laboratory increased testing of food and beverage samples for health hazards, purity and accuracy of labeling by 10% last year.

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.

Yarok’s E. coli and Listeria modules validated by microbiology lab

Yarok Technology Transfer’s method to detect E. coli and Listeria monocytogenes in leafy vegetables has been validated by an Israeli microbiology lab.

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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.

FDA explores Listeria growth and detection in ice cream

Culture independent next generation sequencing (NGS) has been used to characterize the microbiome for recovery of Listeria monocytogenes from naturally contaminated ice cream.

Saputo is the latest company to recall cheese from supplier Deutsch Käse Haus

Dairy processor and producer, Saputo, has issued a recall of certain cheese products after being notified by its supplier, Deutsch Käse Haus, that some specialty Gouda cheese may have been...

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.

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False Salmonella information, Moldovan support and dairy seizures

FoodQualityNews understands our readers are global and speak many languages so we are trialling a monthly round-up from food safety agencies wider than the English-speaking ones.

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’.

Mérieux NutriSciences inaugurates raw milk testing lab

Mérieux NutriSciences has inaugurated a lab dedicated to raw milk testing including microbiology and chemistry analyses.

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Milk allergen first target of validated reference material portfolio

MoniQA Association has started to sell validated reference materials for the analysis of milk allergen.

Dutch Qlip dairy lab opens

Qlip’s new dairy laboratory in Zutphen, the Netherlands, has been officially opened by the King of the Netherlands.

Infuser and partners to scale-up disinfection technology

Infuser has started a project to scale-up disinfection technology to boost food safety for industry.

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.

Council halts market return for Errington Cheese

Errington Cheese has been halted in plans to go back to market after a link to an E. coli outbreak last year.

Plastic or rubber-related recalls double – Detectamet

Recalls due to products contaminated with plastic or rubber more than doubled in the past 12 months, according to Detectamet.

Errington Cheese targets market return after E. coli outbreak

Errington Cheese is planning to put some of its products back on the market after authorities prohibited sales following an E. coli outbreak last year.

Food safety recall round-up 22 December - 5 January 2017

Recalls: Listeria, histamine and allergens

Food recalls have been notified by Canada, USA, England, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, Norway, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Austria, Luxembourg, Czech Republic and Denmark.

More than 50 Campylobacter cases linked to raw milk

More than 50 cases of Campylobacter have been linked to unpasteurised (raw) milk from a farm in Kendal, UK.

Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Unilever and Delta in acid contamination scare

Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Unilever and Delta have withdrawn products in a region of Greece after a group threatened to contaminate them with chlorine and hydrochloric acid.

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