Engineer severly injured by potato peeling machine at H J Heinz

Heinz fined after engineer has hand sliced off

By Joseph James Whitworth

H J Heinz has been fined £50,000 and ordered to pay costs of £9,661 after an engineer severed his hand when it became trapped in an unguarded machine.

Listeria Monocytogenes. Image copyright: Barbara Lund and Mary Parker

EFSA calls for Listeria risk data

By Joseph James Whitworth

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a call for tender concerning Listeria Monocytogenes in ready-to-eat (RTE) foods.

Positive Listeria monocytogenes tests at a Minnesota processor have spurred a widespread recall of its products.

Positive Listeria tests prompt broad recall

By Jenni Spinner

A producer that makes private-label foods for Walmart, Target, and other high-profile retailers is initiating a widespread recall of its food products after inspectors turned up positive tests for Listeria monocytogenes at its plant.

A picture of the affected product

Packaging puncture prompts Mars recall

By Joseph James Whitworth

Mars Food North America is recalling one production lot of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Original Long Grain White Rice due to punctures in the pouch packaging.