Fresh produce

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.

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Norovirus research reveals knowledge gaps

By Joseph James Whitworth

Inadequate hand washing, using bare hands when preparing food and returning to work too early after being ill were some findings of work to prevent the spread of norovirus.

Food safety recall round-up

Food safety recall round-up 23-29 June 2017

Recalls: Listeria, Campylobacter and PAHs

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food and beverage alerts were made by USA, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Austria, Spain, Belgium, Croatia, Netherlands and Denmark.

Food safety recall round-up

Food safety recall round-up 9-15 June 2017

Recalls: Histamine, aflatoxin and perchlorate

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food and beverage alerts were made by USA, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Croatia and Denmark.

Fish and chicken were associated with the most outbreaks. Picture: ©iStock/shotsstudio

Fish and chicken associated with most outbreaks

By Joseph James Whitworth

Fish and chicken remain the two categories associated with the most foodborne outbreaks, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).