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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.

News in brief

Eggs suspected as Salmonella infections increase

There have been more than 700 Salmonella cases up to the end of April, according to the Western Australia Health Department.

Mars issues recall due to potential Salmonella

Mars is recalling certain products due to potential presence of Salmonella from the ingredients used in making chocolate.

Food safety recall round-up 2-8 June 2017

Recalls: E. coli, gluten and quality issues

Food and beverage alerts were made by USA, England, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Croatia and Denmark.

Some suppliers opt to pay fines rather than update systems - survey

Many merchants and suppliers are unable to provide the level of transparency demanded by consumers, according to a survey.

Frozen berries linked to Hepatitis A outbreak

A frozen mixed berry product has been recalled due to a link to four hepatitis A cases in Australia.

Swedish sapovirus outbreak sickened 650 - study

An outbreak that sickened 650 people in Sweden last year was caused by sapovirus, according to researchers.

Food safety recall round-up 26 May - 1 June 2017

Recalls: 3-MCPD, metal wire and Listeria

Food and beverage alerts were made by USA, Ireland, England, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Luxembourg, Croatia and Denmark.

Preventing criminal use of Blockchain target for EU project

A project to prevent criminal use of blockchain technology has been launched by fifteen consortium members from seven European countries.

News in brief

Irish authorities investigating Salmonella outbreak

An outbreak of Salmonella has sickened more than 50 people in Ireland.

One dead in German E. coli O157 outbreak

Germany is investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to minced meat in which one person has died.

E. coli investigation continues as Ardent Mills expands flour recall

Ardent Mills has expanded a recall of flour as Canadian authorities investigate an E. coli O121 outbreak that has sickened 30 people.

Firms should address recall or foodborne illness within 1-2 days: Survey

More than half of US consumers expect companies to fully address a recall or foodborne illness within one to two days, according to a FoodLogiQ survey.

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Histamine in tuna, Norway tackles fraud and Campylobacter warning

It is time again to dig out your preferred online translation tool, contact colleagues abroad or buy a phrase book as we look at news from food safety agencies wider...

Food safety recall round-up 19-25 May 2017

Recalls: Chickpea quality, glass and pathogens

Food and beverage warnings alerts have been made by USA, Ireland, England, New Zealand, Canada, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Norway, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany and Denmark.

AHPA urges EPA to revamp pesticide limits for botanicals

The American Herbal Products Association has urged federal regulators to revamp pesticide rules that unfairly impact minor crops that include many botanical commodities.

Special Edition: Track & Trace

Make food safety and traceability a top priority – ArrowStream

The focus on food safety and traceability is a healthy one for industry and consumers, according to the chief solutions officer at ArrowStream.

Special Edition: Track & Trace

Digitalization and serialization gaining momentum - Kezzler

Kezzler and SGS are to jointly market technology that can authenticate, track and trace products and engage with consumers.

Special Edition: Track & Trace

Iceland to emphasise traceability following inspection

Iceland needs to improve its control system on traceability according to findings of an inspection by the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA).

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