Foodborne outbreak investigations in US and Canada

Plus update on other US and Canada outbreak investigations

Salmonella outbreaks from Mexican papayas ends

By Joseph James Whitworth

The investigation into Salmonella illnesses from a variety of serotypes linked to papayas from Mexico has been closed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

‘Sale of illicit alcohol costs UK around £1.3bn per year’ - HMRC

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HMRC operation seizes alcohol in Wales

By Staff Reporter

An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal products across north Wales has uncovered 2,700 litres of alcohol.

Pic: iStock/LindasPhotography. 26 Member States and 23 other countries were impacted by potential contamination of eggs and egg products

Fipronil proficiency test reveals concerns in one lab

By Joseph James Whitworth

EU labs were mostly able to determine correct fipronil content in eggs but one lab which analysed hundreds of samples since July performed so badly it could have resulted in false positive results.

Food Safety Recall round-up

Food Safety Recall round-up 26 October - 2 November 2017

Recalls: Staph, parasite and foriegn bodies

By Joseph James Whitworth

Recalls and alerts were made by UK, US, Ireland, Canada, France, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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.