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Baby foods recalled over contamination with plant toxins

Baby foods recalled over contamination with plant toxins

| December 16, 2014

Holle Baby Food GmbH Serviceburo is recalling all batches of certain baby foods in some European countries because of the presence of the undesirable natural plant toxins atropine and scopolamine. The recalled products are four varieties of Holle brand organic porridge in 250g packs, plus a single Lebenswert brand porridge. All batch codes and best […]

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Trichinellosis outbreak reported in Belgium

Trichinellosis outbreak reported in Belgium

| December 16, 2014

Health officials in Belgium have reported that at least 14 people have been infected with the parasitic nematode worm Trichinella after eating wild boar meat at three different restaurants in early November. So far, seven patients have shown antibodies to the parasite and first stage larvae have been found in muscle biopsies from three of […]

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EFSA publishes latest annual report on pesticide residues

EFSA publishes latest annual report on pesticide residues

| December 16, 2014

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published an annual report on pesticide residues in foods for 2012. The report shows that 97% of the samples tested contained residue levels within EU legal limits. The report is based on analysis of nearly 79,000 food samples in 27 EU member states, plus Iceland and Norway. Samples […]

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Fresh curd products recalled over Listeria risk

Fresh curd products recalled over Listeria risk

| December 16, 2014

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Global Garlic Inc., of Miami is recalling two De Mi Pais fresh curd products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products are Cuajada Fresca and Cuajada Olanchana, both packed in 12oz plastic bags and labelled with the UPC […]

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Multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to bean sprouts – update

Multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to bean sprouts – update

| December 9, 2014

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released an update on a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infection, which has been linked to mung bean sprouts produced by Wonton Foods Inc. of New York. As of 2 December, a total of 87 people in 11 states have been infected by the outbreak […]

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Salmonella contamination prompts liquid egg white recall

Salmonella contamination prompts liquid egg white recall

| December 9, 2014

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a Product Recall Information Notice relating to GoFood Liquid Egg Whites supplied by GoNutrition. Some bottles of the product have tested positive for Salmonella. The recalled product is labelled GoFood Liquid Egg Whites Barn Farmed and is packaged in 1,000 ml bottles with a lot code 441202.12.05 […]

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Enchiladas recalled over Salmonella risk

Enchiladas recalled over Salmonella risk

| December 9, 2014

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Overhill Farms, Inc. of Vernon, California, is voluntarily recalling frozen Open Nature Chile Cheese Enchiladas that may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled product is a frozen prepared dinner packaged in a 9-oz. box and marked with a lot code 141006 and a ‘Best by’ […]

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EFSA amends food allergen advice

EFSA amends food allergen advice

| December 2, 2014

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published an updated Scientific Opinion on allergens in food based on a review of all published data on the prevalence of food allergy in Europe. The Opinion includes detailed information about all of the 14 allergenic food products and substances, including peanuts, milk, eggs and shellfish, whose presence […]

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MEPs call for nano-food moratorium

MEPs call for nano-food moratorium

| December 2, 2014

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have amended European Commission plans for a simplified authorisation procedure for novel foods and proposed a moratorium on the use of nano-materials in food until their safety has been fully assessed. The draft legislation is intended to encourage food innovation in the EU and sets out clear deadlines and […]

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Survey results show continuing high levels of Campylobacter in chicken

Survey results show continuing high levels of Campylobacter in chicken

| November 27, 2014

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published cumulative results from the first two quarters of a 12-month survey of Campylobacter levels in fresh chickens on retail sale. The survey shows that about 70% of chickens tested positive for the pathogen. The survey began in February and the published results relate to 1,995 samples of […]

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