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Ground black pepper recalled over Salmonella risk

Ground black pepper recalled over Salmonella risk

| September 19, 2014

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Gel Spice Company, Inc., of Bayonne, New Jersey, is voluntarily recalling 16,443 cases of Fresh Finds-Ground Black Pepper because of possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled black pepper is packed in 3.53 oz (100g) plastic jars with ‘Best By’ dates of 6/30/17, 7/01/17, 7/02/17, 7/22/17 and […]

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Multinational hepatitis A outbreak – investigation update

Multinational hepatitis A outbreak – investigation update

| September 9, 2014

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has been coordinating a trace-back investigation into a multinational outbreak of hepatitis A virus (HAV) genotype IA infection that has affected more than 1440 people in 12 European countries since January 2013. To date, 331 cases in Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and the […]

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Elliot Review final report published

Elliot Review final report published

| September 9, 2014

Despite recent reports that publication would be delayed, the UK Government has released the final report of the Elliot Review into the Integrity and Assurance of Food Supply Networks, commissioned in the wake of the 2013 horsemeat contamination scandal. The Review, undertaken by Chris Elliot, Professor of Food Safety at Queens University Belfast, is a […]

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European Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak linked to meat

European Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak linked to meat

| September 9, 2014

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have released a joint Rapid Outbreak Assessment relating to reports of infection with an unusual strain of Salmonella Typhimurium from six EU countries. To date, 38 cases of infection by monophasic S. Typhimurium with a previously unknown MLVA (multiple-locus […]

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CDC investigates cyclosporiasis outbreak

CDC investigates cyclosporiasis outbreak

| September 9, 2014

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating 304 confirmed cases of infection with the protozoan intestinal parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis that have been reported in 2014. Cases of cyclosporiasis are often associated with foreign travel, but 207 of the reported cases in 19 states had no history of international travel in the […]

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Eggs suspected as source of European Salmonella outbreak

Eggs suspected as source of European Salmonella outbreak

| September 2, 2014

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reported that an international outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis PT14b infection, which has affected people in the UK, Austria, France and Germany, may be linked to eggs from a single packing facility in southern Germany. An epidemiological link between cases of illness in Austria, France and Germany and eggs […]

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Multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to nut butter

Multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to nut butter

| September 2, 2014

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup infection that has been linked to consumption of nut butter products manufactured by nSpired Natural Foods Inc. To date, four cases of infection with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup have been recorded since 1st January in four […]

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International Salmonella outbreak under investigation

International Salmonella outbreak under investigation

| August 19, 2014

Public Health England (PHE) has announced that it is investigating a large outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis PT14b in England that may be linked to outbreaks in France and Austria. Over 200 people have been affected in localised outbreaks in England since 1 June, all of which were caused by the same strain of S. Enteritidis. […]

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Recalled ground beef linked to illnesses

Recalled ground beef linked to illnesses

| August 19, 2014

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Whole Foods Market stores in South Weymouth and Newton in Massachusetts are recalling 368 pounds of ground beef products that may be linked to cases of E. coli O157:H7 infection. The recall affects multiple products sold through both locations and produced on 8, 10 […]

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Mars recalls milk drinks with elevated Bacillus counts

Mars recalls milk drinks with elevated Bacillus counts

| August 19, 2014

Mars Chocolate Drinks is recalling branded drinks packed in sports-cap bottles and 750ml ‘fridge pack’ bottles because of a possible health risk caused by elevated levels of Bacillus species bacteria. The following produces are included in the recall – Sports-cap bottles: Mars Milk (350ml, 376 ml) Starburst Strawberry Drink (350 ml) Bounty Drink (350ml) Snickers […]

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