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Aptean: ‘Investments in CRM systems within the F&B industry have been low’

‘The Food and Drink manufacturing industry is typically an arena of tight margins.

UK reports Cyclospora increase for third year in a row

The UK has seen an increase in cyclosporiasis for the third successive year with a link to Mexico.

One dead in US Salmonella outbreak in papayas from Mexico

Almost 50 people have been sickened in the US by Salmonella linked to papayas from Mexico.

Provenance secures $800k funding to track fresh produce from origin to supermarket

British tech startup Provenance has secured $800k (£650k) in private investment to fund an ongoing grant for its blockchain-backed software launching 100 transparent products in October.

China direct

Shanghai prepares for launch of wide-ranging food safety platform

China’s commercial capital will soon use an “exhaustive food safety management platform” to monitor the activities of its food businesses.

Foreign bodies often found in fruit and veg, nuts and confectionery

RASFF analysis reveals top three foreign bodies

Pests, glass and metals were the foreign bodies most often listed in RASFF, according to an analysis of the portal.

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.

Flour outbreak was first time non-O157 STEC infections identified in Canada

The outbreak of E. coli O121 in flour was the first time non-O157 Shiga toxin–producing E. coli (STEC) infections had been identified nationally in Canada.

Research round-up: Hispanic style cheese and mcr-3

More than half of 2017 has passed as we turn our attention again to look at food safety and quality research.

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.

Cryptosporidium and Salmonella increase in UK zoonoses report

Salmonella infections increased by 17% reversing a trend of year-to-year decreases since 2006, according to the latest UK figures.

Fresh hot pepper outbreak sickened 32 in nine states

An outbreak of Salmonella that sickened 32 people in nine states last year has been revealed by US agencies.

Cyclospora sickens 20 in Canada

Cyclospora has sickened 20 people in two provinces in Canada.

New cases in EU-wide Salmonella outbreak linked to eggs

More than 60 further cases have been reported in an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to Polish eggs after EU agencies said it looked to be over earlier this year.

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.

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.

Salmonella outbreak linked to sesame paste made by Greek manufacturer

A Salmonella outbreak from a novel serotype which has sickened almost 50 people has been linked to a Greek producer.  

Mars brand perception takes hit but expected to recover after recall

Mars’ recall of chocolate for potential Salmonella is unlikely to bring long term damage in the eyes of consumers, according to YouGov.

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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