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Campylobacter infections in Sweden double in last 5 years

The number of people infected by Campylobacter in Sweden has doubled in the past five years, according to Swedish agencies.

Novel food vehicle suspected in Salmonella outbreak

Truffle oil was implicated as the likely source of a 2015 Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak, according to a study.

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.

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Legislation to protect US food interests after foreign buys

Two US Senators have called for agriculture and food officials to have permanent representation on a committee that reviews proposed mergers and acquisitions of American companies.

Protecting consumers from deception: EU Parliament backs tough food inspection regulations

The EU Parliament has backed new regulations for tougher food inspections from farm to fork in a bid to qualm consumer worries of food fraud after the horse meat scandal in...

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.

Almost 500 sick and two dead but Salmonella outbreak looks to be ending

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to Polish eggs looks to be subsiding, according to European agencies after almost 500 were sickened and two people died.

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‘Allegation our chicken is only 50% chicken is 100% wrong’ - Subway

Subway has called claims about the amount of chicken DNA in some of its chicken products ‘false and misleading’.

E. coli outbreak linked to peanut butter substitute

An outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O157:H7 has sickened 12 people in five states.

Wild mushroom warning in Australia

Wild mushrooms should not be picked or eaten due to the health risks they pose, according to the Food Safety Information Council.

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EFSA awards €1m to research projects

Three research projects on methodology development in risk assessment have been awarded €1m by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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.

Increase in Salmonella cases suggests persistent contamination source

An increase in Salmonella Chester cases each summer could point to persistent sources of contamination in Morocco and other West African countries, according to researchers.

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.

EU Parliament passes CETA trade deal

MEPs have voted in favour of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada in Strasbourg today with 408 votes in favour and 254 against.

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GS1 to help FIA members manage safety and traceability

GS1 has partnered with Food Industry Asia (FIA) to help members manage food safety and traceability in their supply chains.

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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.

ISO forms committee to create uniform traceability

An ISO project committee has been formed to develop a uniform traceability standard.

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’.

Product recall insurance: Are you to speed? Lessons from Heinz v Starr

GUEST ARTICLE: Beware the rescission defense: The importance of the policy application in product contamination insurance policies

Are you confident your product recall insurance policy will pay out, should the worst happen, and you need to make a claim?

Arc-net seeks to capitalise on traceability demand

Arc-net is seeking to capitalise on the demand for traceability after receiving a £2m investment.

FDA recalls rise again in Q4 – Stericycle

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalls continued to rise, according to the Q4 2016 recall index by Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS.

Food safety recall round-up 3-9 February 2017

Recalls: Clostridium botulinum, 'blue' chicken and norovirus

Food recalls have been made by USA, England, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Iceland, Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark.

More than 300 sickened by Salmonella since 2014 - ECDC

More than 300 confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from four EU countries.

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