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FQN takes a month-by-month look at foodborne outbreaks for which a variety of pathogens and food groups are represented.
This year has not had one dominate theme like some others but it has been no less important for the food safety and quality control landscape.
Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Unilever and Delta have withdrawn products in a region of Greece after a group threatened to contaminate them with chlorine and hydrochloric acid.
ConAgra has entered a final plea deal in a criminal misdemeanour charge of violating the US Food Drug and Cosmetic Act.
Albertsons and Safeway stores in the US are recalling bakery products supplied by Dawn Food Products made with Valley Milk Product's High Heat Nonfat Dry Milk Powder due to possible...
Findings on rates of foodborne infections in 2015 are mixed, according to an EU report.
Taiwanese legislators have given their backing for an agency to regulate the use of chemical additives and toxic substances in food processing.
Germany has seen a significant increase in a rare strain of Salmonella linked to two deaths.
Spencers is to have one sample of its oregano tested annually for three years by an internationally accredited lab to address adulteration concerns.
A number of technical issues reducing the quality of typing results have been identified in EU labs, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
Invisible Sentinel’s platform for detecting shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC) has been certified by the Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC).
Bruker has acquired a manufacturer of benchtop micro-ESR (Electron Spin Resonance) spectroscopy systems used for applied and industrial applications.
A coalition of over 450 civil society groups from Europe and Canada has signed an open letter pleading legislators to vote against the deal, fearing it will erode public power over the...
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).
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.
SGS has acquired a 70% stake in a firm which specialises in molecular biology and DNA sequencing services in the food sector.
Agilent Technologies has opened a $14.7m technology centerin Folsom, California to expand capabilities for chromatography consumables and hardware.
BGI is to form a new division - BGI Groups USA - to be based in Seattle.
Oxford Nanopore Technologies has raised £100m ($126m) in funding through a private placement of ordinary shares bringing the total secured to £351m.
The food industry is experiencing growth in the demand for natural products, as people become more savvy and selective about what they put into their bodies. Consumers are willing to...
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 recalls for this week have been notified by Canada, USA, England, Scotland, Norway, Spain, Belgium, New Zealand and Denmark.
Hygiena is to acquire DuPont's food safety diagnostics business for an undisclosed amount and says it plans to invest behind new product development.
Denmark has reported the lowest number of foodborne outbreaks since central tracking began over 10 years ago.
Anton Paar has purchased a Raman spectroscopy product line of benchtop instruments from BaySpec and licensed technology for handheld Raman products from SciAps.
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