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Canada investigating source of E. coli outbreak

Canadian officials are investigating an outbreak of E. coli O121 which has sickened 12 people.

Errington Cheese targets market return after E. coli outbreak

Errington Cheese is planning to put some of its products back on the market after authorities prohibited sales following an E. coli outbreak last year.

Food safety recall round-up 6-12 January 2017

Recalls: Packaging mix-ups and contamination

Food recalls have been notified by Canada, USA, England, Australia, Belgium, Finland, Hungary and Denmark.

Twinkies and Palmer Candy recall products due to possible Salmonella

Twinkies and Palmer Candy products have been drawn into the Salmonella scare linked to milk powder made by Valley Milk Products.

Understanding emerging risks of imports important for sampling priorities - FSA

Understanding trends in emerging risks of imported food enables a clearer picture of those more likely to be subject to increased EU-wide official controls, according to the UK Food Standards...

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iNECTA partners with Trace Register on software

iNECTA has partnered with Trace Register on software to improve food safety and sustainability.

Pork supply chain failures identified in 2014 E. coli outbreak

There were failures throughout the supply chain, according to a report on an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in Canada three years ago.

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From A to Z: FoodQualityNews editorial calendar 2017

From lab technology to food fraud, FoodQualityNews’ 2017 editorial calendar of special editions will zone in on areas that impact the global food safety and quality market.

Food safety recall round-up 22 December - 5 January 2017

Recalls: Listeria, histamine and allergens

Food recalls have been notified by Canada, USA, England, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, Norway, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Austria, Luxembourg, Czech Republic and Denmark.

Multistate Salmonella outbreak from April revealed

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella from cucumbers in the US has been revealed – eight months after the final illness onset.

Six sickened by botulism linked to dried salted fish

Germany and Spain have reported six cases of foodborne botulism from dried salted fish.

More than 50 Campylobacter cases linked to raw milk

More than 50 cases of Campylobacter have been linked to unpasteurised (raw) milk from a farm in Kendal, UK.

LR acquires Acoura and Bureau Veritas expands in Brazil

Lloyd’s Register (LR) acquiring Acoura and Bureau Veritas expanding its agri-food business in Brazil are two deals made public in the last few weeks.

2016 in foodborne outbreaks: Hepatitis A, Listeria and E. coli O157

FQN takes a month-by-month look at foodborne outbreaks for which a variety of pathogens and food groups are represented.

Campylobacter declines but still most common foodborne disease

Findings on rates of foodborne infections in 2015 are mixed, according to an EU report.

Fourteen ill and two dead from Salmonella in Germany

Germany has seen a significant increase in a rare strain of Salmonella linked to two deaths.

Outbreaks down but illnesses up, finds EFSA and ECDC

More than 4,300 foodborne outbreaks were reported in 2015, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Ten countries have reported 183 confirmed and 246 probable cases

Netherlands, UK and Belgium report bulk of new Salmonella cases

Netherlands, the UK and Belgium have reported new cases in the first two weeks of December as part of the ongoing EU-wide Salmonella outbreak linked to eggs.

EFSA and BfR look at traceback and predictive modelling of outbreaks

Use of traceback and predictive modelling tools created by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) will be expanded under a partnership with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Food safety recall round-up 9-15 December 2016

Recalls: Mould, pathogens and allergens

Food recalls for this week have been notified by Canada, USA, England, Scotland, Norway, Spain, Belgium, New Zealand and Denmark.

Denmark reports record low number of outbreaks

Denmark has reported the lowest number of foodborne outbreaks since central tracking began over 10 years ago.

Pork still ‘significant’ source of infection with Salmonella - BVL

Pork is still a significant source of infection with Salmonella in Germany, according to the Bundesamt für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit (BVL).

8% of Finnish chicken contaminated with Campylobacter - study

Less than 10% of chicken and just over 3% of turkey sold fresh in retail stores were found to be contaminated with Campylobacter, according to a Finnish study.

Food producers recalling more but supply is safer as a result - Stericycle

Food recalls in Q3 reached a high not seen since 2010 but this can be seen as a good thing, according to Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS.

Food safety recall round-up 2-8 December 2016

Recalls: Allergens, Listeria and insect snacks

Food recalls for this week have been notified by Canada, Germany, USA, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Norway, Sweden, Malta, Ireland, New Zealand and Denmark.

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