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Chickpeas suspected source of hummus taste issues

Hummus was removed from shelves in some UK supermarkets and recalled by a Swedish company due to ‘taste issues’.

Food safety recall round-up 21-27 April 2017

Recalls: Arsenic, aflatoxin and allergens

Food alerts have been made by USA, England, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Slovakia, Belgium, Germany, Denmark and Switzerland.

Life Sciences a ‘blueprint’ for future food standards - Deloitte

Companies will tackle food safety and supply chain quality in the future through cross functional teams that use specialist knowledge and integrate risk identification and management across operations, according to...

Operation Opson: Counterfeit alcohol tops list

Nearly 26 million litres of fake alcohol has been seized as part of an INTERPOL-Europol operation.

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Fake olive oil in Brazil, Czech’s check honey and Spanish seizures

We are back with what will be a monthly round-up (GFSI and Pittcon got in the way!) from food safety agencies wider than the English-speaking ones.

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Frito-Lay recalls potato chips due to Salmonella concerns

Frito-Lay is recalling some potato chips in the US and Canada due to possible Salmonella in the seasoning.

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Supplier ingredient causes second Conagra Salmonella recall in a month

Ingredients used in a brownie mix as part of a Conagra Brands meal may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Food safety recall round-up 14-20 April 2017

Recalls: Histamine, norovirus and cream contamination

Food alerts have been made by USA, England, Australia, Canada, Netherlands, Italy, Finland, Belgium, Croatia and France.

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Nestlé UK issues nut allergy product recall

Nestlé UK has recalled a batch of Kitkats as they have been mispacked meaning peanuts and nuts are not declared on the label.

Ardent Mills recalls flour as part of E. coli O121 investigation

Ardent Mills is recalling various brands of flour following investigations into an E. coli O121 outbreak which has sickened 26 people.

Food safety recall round-up 7-13 April 2017

Recalls: Listeria, Sudan IV and PAHs

Food alerts have been made by USA, England, Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Austria, Norway, Netherlands, Greece, Finland, Luxembourg, Germany and Denmark.

India in brief

FSSAI moves to regulate organic traceability

India’s food regulator will clamp down on the traceability organic foods with new standards to ensure the organic status of product claims.

Guest article

Food safety in Asia: 5 issues to consider

Nine years ago the infant milk scandal triggered alarm among consumers, policymakers and food producers across Asia.

Food safety recall round-up 1-6 April 2017

Recalls: Listeria, allergens and GMOs

Food recalls have been made by USA, England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Austria, Norway, Germany and Denmark.

Tulip refutes link with Danish Salmonella outbreak

Salmonella has sickened 18 people across Denmark linked to a frozen ready meal but the manufacturer has said it is not the source of the outbreak.

Dispatches from GFSI 2017 in Houston

Trace One urges firms to focus on the basics

Transparency and traceability are important but first firms must get the basics right, according to Trace One.

FAO calls for integrated approach to food chain crises

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has highlighted emergency prevention methods and tools to improve food safety and security.

MRSA in 40% of sampled retail pork - DVFA

Forty per cent of fresh pork sampled was found to contain livestock associated-MRSA (LA-MRSA), according to a Danish study.

Six more ill in Swedish E. coli outbreak

Six people have been sickened with E. coli in Sweden in an outbreak that is ‘most probably’ connected to one that started last year but was declared over.

EU countries step up scrutiny of Brazilian meat

Italy, Slovakia and the Netherlands have issued RASFF alerts in the past week around Salmonella in meat from Brazil.

News in brief

Hunt's Chili Kits recalled due to Salmonella concerns

Conagra Brands, Inc. is recalling Hunt's Chili Kits due to Salmonella in the chili seasoning packet in the kit.

Novel Salmonella strain sickens 40 in four countries

A new Salmonella serotype that first caused illness in Greece has spread to three other countries, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Food safety recall round-up 24-30 March 2017

Recalls: Metal, glass and undeclared allergens

Food recalls have been made by USA, England, Ireland, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, Germany,  Netherlands, Luxembourg and Denmark.

Smucker Foods linked to E. coli O121 outbreak

E. coli O121 has sickened 25 people in Canada with a link to flour.

Errington Cheese maintains innocence after E. coli report findings

A report into an E. coli O157 outbreak in Scotland has reiterated Dunsyre Blue as the source while Errington Cheese has insisted there is no microbiological evidence for this conclusion.

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