Confectionery

The FDA says concerns on black licorice overdosing relate to the compound glycyrrhizin. Photo: ©GettyImages/lpm12

FDA issues black licorice ‘overdose’ warning before Halloween

By Douglas Yu

Eating two ounces of black licorice a day for at least two weeks could land a person older than 40 years old in the hospital with an irregular heart rhythm, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the day before Halloween this year.

Food alerts and recalls were made by the UK, US, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Sweden.

Food safety recall round-up 6-12 October 2017

Recalls: Salmonella, packing errors and allergens

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food alerts and recalls were made by the UK, US, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Sweden.

Food safety recall round-up

Food safety recall round-up 22-28 September 2017

Recalls: Ergot alkaloids, acrylamide and glass

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food and beverage alerts were made by USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, England, Czech Republic, Finland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Sweden and Denmark.

Food safety recall round-up

Food safety recall round-up 1-7 September 2017

Recalls: Cadmium, mycotoxins and Salmonella

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food and beverage alerts were made by USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Croatia, Lithuania and Denmark.

Food safety recall round-up

Food safety recall round-up 25-31 August 2017

Recalls: Listeria, allergens and patulin

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food and beverage alerts were made by USA, Canada, Australia, England, Hong Kong, Singapore, Austria, Belgium, Norway, Germany, Netherlands and Denmark.

Food safety recall round-up

Food safety recall round-up 11-17 August 2017

Recalls: Norovirus, Clostridium botulinum and Salmonella

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food and beverage alerts were made by USA, England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Netherlands and Denmark.

Top 3 foreign body materials were pest, glass and metal. Pic: ©iStock/zzcapture

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

RASFF analysis reveals top three foreign bodies

By Joseph James Whitworth

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

Food safety recall round-up

Food safety recall round-up 1-6 July 2017

Recalls: Norovirus, cadmium and BAP and PAH

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food and beverage alerts were made by USA, England, Hong Kong, Canada, Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Norway, Netherlands and Denmark.