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'The UK is still at risk of another ‘Horsegate’ scandal'

An investigator in the UK horsemeat scandal in 2012 claims while progress has been made in the food industry, security has to remain a priority for authorities and the police...

Tesco supply chain criticized in campylobacter chicken salad recall

Supermarket recalls thrust firms back into the spotlight and highlight inefficiencies amongst organizations and their supply chains, according to Crimson & Co.

Guest article

First Contact: Identifying Unexpected Contaminants in Food Contact Material using LC-HRMS

‘The accurate detection of migrating chemicals from food contact materials (FCM) into the food we eat is critical to ensure the safety of consumers.

Reaction as 66 people arrested in trading horsemeat unfit for human consumption

Spanish police and Europol have arrested 66 people who were operating an organized crime unit trading horsemeat in Europe that was unfit for human consumption.

Food safety body: pork, liver Hep E danger

Undercooked pork is the commonest source of hepatitis E infection for EU consumers, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has confirmed.

Trichinellosis outbreaks associated with walrus meat

Trichinellosis was responsible for two past outbreaks associated with eating raw or undercooked walrus meat in Alaska.

Almost 1 in 5 seafood products mislabelled in Brazil

DNA testing has revealed more than 17% of fish in Brazil was identified as the wrong species.

Food safety recall round-up 1-6 July 2017

Recalls: Norovirus, cadmium and BAP and PAH

Food and beverage alerts were made by USA, England, Hong Kong, Canada, Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Norway, Netherlands and Denmark.

Countries continue to find Salmonella in Brazilian meat

Border rejections for Salmonella in chicken from Brazil have been reported by six countries in the last week.

Cyclospora sickens 20 in Canada

Cyclospora has sickened 20 people in two provinces in Canada.

Norovirus research reveals knowledge gaps

Inadequate hand washing, using bare hands when preparing food and returning to work too early after being ill were some findings of work to prevent the spread of norovirus.

News in brief

Fish smokehouse shut due to Listeria findings

A fish smokehouse has been temporarily shut down after findings of Listeria.

Campylobacter infection remains top in Denmark

Campylobacter remains the most common foodborne pathogen in Denmark with almost 4,700 cases in 2016.

Food safety recall round-up 23-29 June 2017

Recalls: Listeria, Campylobacter and PAHs

Food and beverage alerts were made by USA, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Austria, Spain, Belgium, Croatia, Netherlands and Denmark.

Consumers willing to pay premium for safety - TÜV SÜD

Consumers want safer products and are willing to pay more for them, according to a TÜV SÜD survey.

Salmonella sickens seven in Canada

Frozen raw breaded chicken is suspected to be behind seven Salmonella infections in Canada.

US bans fresh Brazilian beef imports due to safety

Imports of fresh beef from Brazil have been banned until further notice by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Botulism due to traditional home-canned food still public health challenge

Foodborne botulism due to traditional home-canned food still represents a public health challenge in Italy, according to researchers.

Food safety recall round-up 16-22 June 2017

Recalls: Listeria, Potassium acesulfame and mould

Food and beverage alerts were made by USA, England, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands and Denmark.

USDA proposes to allow cooked chicken from China

A proposed rule to allow China to export cooked chicken from poultry slaughtered in the country to the US has been described as a ‘slap in the face to American...

EU project tackles increase in ciguatera fish poisoning

A European project is one year into its work on investigating the risks and spread of ciguatoxin poisoning.

EU and China collaborate to combat food fraud

More than 30 partners are part of a project to tackle food safety and authenticity across Europe and China.

Half of chickens positive for Campylobacter – FSA survey

Less than half of chicken skin samples tested positive for Campylobacter at any level, according to UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) figures.

News in brief

Smithfield Foods automates environmental monitoring program

Smithfield Foods is using Sample6 Control software to automate its Listeria environmental monitoring program.

Food safety recall round-up 9-15 June 2017

Recalls: Histamine, aflatoxin and perchlorate

Food and beverage alerts were made by USA, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Croatia and Denmark.

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