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IBM and Walmart to boost traceability with blockchain

IBM, Walmart and Tsinghua University are to work together on a 16-week project to improve the way food is tracked, transported and sold to consumers across China.

Food safety recall round-up 14-20 October 2016

Recalls: Ochratoxin A and breaking Kopparberg cider bottles

Food recalls and alerts for a week in October have been notified by the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Switzerland, USA, Sweden and Denmark.

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Transparency-One expands supply chain transparency software

Transparency-One has expanded its supply chain transparency software.

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.

Analysis of outbreak linked to French food bank

An outbreak of Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis in France linked to beefburgers imported from Poland is one of the first to involve food banks, according to researchers.

Mighty Taco restaurants investigated in separate outbreak

Costco chicken salad linked to Salmonella illnesses

Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad has been linked to four Salmonella illnesses, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS).

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Nestlé Listeria recall: Drumstick cones put into distribution ‘inadvertently’

Nestlé USA has recalled ice cream cones after Listeria monocytogenes was found on equipment contact surfaces near to where they are produced.

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Kraft Heinz recalls Lunchables due to undeclared allergens

Kraft Heinz is recalling one of its Lunchables products as it contains wheat and soy which are not declared on the label.

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.

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Salmonella sickens 60 in Calasparra

A Salmonella outbreak has affected 60 people in a Spanish town with a link to sausage sold in a butcher shop.

Food safety recall round-up 1- 6 October 2016

Recalls: Fermentation, rubber and pathogens

Food recalls and alerts for the first week of October have been notified by England, Ireland, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, USA, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium and Denmark.

Egg firm linked to Salmonella illnesses for second time in a year

Eight people have been sickened by a Salmonella outbreak linked to eggs, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Instinctif Partners help firms get ‘recall ready’

Instinctif Partners has launched two tools to measure a business’ ability to respond to a product recall or operational crisis.

Food safety recall round-up 20-29 September 2016

Recalls: Clostridium botulinum, bread contamination and E. coli

Food recalls and alerts for the end of September have been notified by England, Ireland, Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, USA, Austria, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark.

Seven sickened by E. coli O157 in outbreak linked to beef

A multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 (STEC O157:H7) infections has been linked to Adams Farm Slaughterhouse.

Analysis of Italian E. coli O26 outbreak and HUS potential

Infections with Shiga toxin 2-producing E. coli (STEC) O26 have a high probability of progressing to haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and represent an emerging problem in Europe, according to an...

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Deaths reported in Lagos cholera outbreak

Six people have died from a cholera outbreak in a Nigerian city, according to local media .

Blue Bell Ice Cream recalls 2,000 cartons of ice cream due to second Listeria scare

Blue Bell Ice Cream issued a voluntary recall of 2,000 cartons of its chocolate chip cookie dough and Cookie Two Step ice cream in 10 states due to possible Listeria...

Trichinella threat remains despite EU measures, say researchers

Trichinella remains a threat despite measures taken at a European level, according to the analysis of an outbreak in Belgium two years ago.

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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.

FSS finds O157 and non-O157 strains of E. coli in Errington Cheese

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has ordered all cheese from Errington Cheese to be pulled from distribution after detection of O157 and non-O157 strains of E. coli.

Food safety recall round-up 2-15 September 2016

Recalls: Allergens, plastic and pathogens

Food recalls and alerts for the start of September have been notified by England, Ireland, Hong Kong, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, Malta, Sweden, Belgium...

FSS issues new cheese warning due to E. coli O157

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has ordered the withdrawal of a cheese produced by the same firm it linked to an earlier E. coli outbreak.

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Emydex reveals customer wins in Southern Hemisphere

Emydex has sealed deals with six customers across South Africa, Australia and the Philippines and revealed a North American aim.

Nuts and seeds top recalled category for EU in Q2

Nuts and seeds were the highest recalled commodity in Q2 making up almost half of total recalls in Europe, according to Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS.

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