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Trichinella threat remains despite EU measures, say researchers

Trichinella remains a threat despite measures taken at a European level, according to the analysis of an outbreak in Belgium two years ago.

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Killing at source: How to avoid cadmium and lead in chocolate

ForestFinest Consulting outlines steps chocolate makers can take to comply with incoming regulations on heavy metal traces.

FSS finds O157 and non-O157 strains of E. coli in Errington Cheese

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has ordered all cheese from Errington Cheese to be pulled from distribution after detection of O157 and non-O157 strains of E. coli.

Food safety recall round-up 2-15 September 2016

Recalls: Allergens, plastic and pathogens

Food recalls and alerts for the start of September have been notified by England, Ireland, Hong Kong, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, Malta, Sweden, Belgium...

FSS issues new cheese warning due to E. coli O157

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has ordered the withdrawal of a cheese produced by the same firm it linked to an earlier E. coli outbreak.

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Emydex reveals customer wins in Southern Hemisphere

Emydex has sealed deals with six customers across South Africa, Australia and the Philippines and revealed a North American aim.

Nuts and seeds top recalled category for EU in Q2

Nuts and seeds were the highest recalled commodity in Q2 making up almost half of total recalls in Europe, according to Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS.

Child dies in E. coli O157 outbreak in Scotland

A child has died after an E. coli O157 outbreak in Scotland, according to Health Protection Scotland (HPS).

Netherlands reports Salmonella cases as part of wider outbreak

Salmonella cases reported by the Netherlands have re-kindled investigations into an outbreak strain reported by four countries earlier this year.

Hepatitis A infections linked to Egyptian strawberries

US authorities are investigating hepatitis A virus (HAV) infections linked to frozen strawberries imported from Egypt.

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Trichinosis outbreak linked to raw sausage

The Ministry of Health in Buenos Aires has warned against eating raw sausages and those of homemade origin after an outbreak of trichinosis.

SafeTraces raises funding to help market push

SafeTraces has raised $1.5m via a funding round to accelerate product development, sales and marketing ahead of going to market by the end of this year.

Hepatitis A infections from raw scallops increase

The Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) has said the number of hepatitis A infections from raw scallops has risen to 241.

Food safety recall round-up 26 August - 1 September 2016

Recalls: Yeast, mould growth and Salmonella

Food recalls and alerts for the final week in August come from England, Ireland, USA, Iceland, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Denmark.

FDA investigating supplements with unsafe lead levels

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a dietary supplement found to contain dangerous lead levels.

Produce should not be dismissed as source in prolonged outbreaks - study

Fresh produce should not be dismissed as a possible source in prolonged outbreaks, according to analysis of Yersinia enterocolitica (YE) illnesses in Norway.

Listeria questionnaire revised following outbreak

Additional questions on fresh produce have been added to Listeria foodborne illness questionnaires after suggestions an outbreak could have been detected quicker if they had been on there already.

Food safety recall round-up 19-25 August 2016

Recalls: Salmonella, Listeria and metal

Food recalls and alerts for a week in August come from USA, Canada, Iceland, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Netherlands and Denmark.

Dubai prepares to launch smart halal inspection system

Dubai Municipality will implement a smart track and trace system for halal and other foods in collaboration with Swiss company SICPA. 

Recall ‘multiplier effect’ back in force - Stericycle

Bacterial contamination-related recalls rocketed in Q2 2016, according to Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS.

Hepatitis A from imported raw scallops sickens 200

More than 200 people are ill with hepatitis A in Hawaii linked to eating imported raw scallops.

Sweden investigating 19 Salmonella illnesses

An outbreak of Salmonella that has sickened 19 people is being investigated in Sweden.

Food safety recall round-up 12-18 August 2016

Recalls: Campylobacter, lead and gluten

Food recalls and alerts for a week in August come from England, USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, Germany, Luxembourg, Finland, Netherlands, Czech Republic and Denmark.

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PASS launches food complaints service

Public Analyst Scientific Services (PASS) has launched a service to investigate reports of food faults received from consumers and manufacturers.

PLUS: Investigation into E. coli O157 outbreak linked to cheese continues

Source not identified as PHE declares outbreak over

An outbreak of E. coli O157 which sickened 161 people has ended, according to Public Health England (PHE).

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