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Listeriosis cases linked to recalled mung bean sprouts

Listeriosis cases linked to recalled mung bean sprouts

| November 12, 2014

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that there is a probable link between five cases of human listeriosis, including two deaths, and mung bean sprouts produced by Wholesome Soy Products Inc., of Chicago. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes in samples of mung bean sprouts and […]

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Agency advises parents not to give raw milk to children

Agency advises parents not to give raw milk to children

| November 12, 2014

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has its reiterated advice that children and other vulnerable individuals should not consume raw drinking milk, following three incidents of E. coli O157 infection that could be linked to unpasteurised milk. Six recent cases of E. coli O157 infection have been linked to consumption of raw milk from three […]

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National E. coli outbreak investigated

National E. coli outbreak investigated

| November 12, 2014

Public Health England (PHE) is currently investigating a national outbreak of Escherichia coli infection that has so far affected more than 80 people in England Scotland and Wales. The source of the outbreak has yet to be identified. To date, 75 primary cases of infection with the same outbreak strain of E. coli have been […]

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Dairy products recalled over Listeria risk

Dairy products recalled over Listeria risk

| November 12, 2014

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Oasis Brands Inc., of Miami, Florida, is recalling certain lots of various Lacteos Santa Marta brand cheeses and other dairy products because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall affects 16 products, including several types of cheese, fresh curd, dairy spreads and creams, with […]

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EFSA assesses risk of Ebola transmission through bushmeat

EFSA assesses risk of Ebola transmission through bushmeat

| November 4, 2014

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has carried out an assessment of the risk of the Ebola virus transmission through bushmeat illegally imported into Europe from Western and Central Africa. The Ebola virus has been found in certain native forest animals in Africa, including fruit bats, great apes and duiker deer, which are killed and […]

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Macadamia nuts recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination

Macadamia nuts recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination

| November 4, 2014

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Marathon Ventures, of Bellevue, Nebraska, is voluntarily recalling certain retail and bulk packages of raw macadamia nuts as a precaution, because of possible contamination with Salmonella. The recall affects raw macadamia nuts sold under a variety of brand names and in various pack sizes since […]

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Unpasteurised apple cider recalled over E. coli contamination

Unpasteurised apple cider recalled over E. coli contamination

| November 4, 2014

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a Food recall Warning relating to unpasteurised apple cider processed by Rolling Acres Cider Mill in Ontario because of possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The recalled apple cider was sold in 2 and 4 litre containers at a farmer’s market in Waterloo, Ontario, and from Rolling Acres […]

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Recalled chicken products linked to illness cluster

Recalled chicken products linked to illness cluster

| November 4, 2014

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that the Aspen Foods Division of Koch Meats, of Chicago, is recalling 28,980 pounds of chicken products because of possible contamination with a specific strain of Salmonella Enteritidis. The recalled product is identified by FSIS as “Single 5-ounce plastic packets of Raw Stuffed Chicken Breast […]

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Source of New Zealand yersiniosis outbreak still unclear

Source of New Zealand yersiniosis outbreak still unclear

| October 14, 2014

According to press reports from New Zealand, public health and food safety authorities are continuing to investigate a suspected foodborne outbreak of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis infection, but have yet to identify its source. A total of 127 cases of infection by this unusual pathogen have now been confirmed since mid-August and 38 people have been admitted […]

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Pasta recalled following mycotoxin detection

Pasta recalled following mycotoxin detection

| October 14, 2014

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has announced that a batch of Girolomoni Organic Penne Rigata Whole Emmer Wheat Pasta is being recalled because of the detection of of an elevated level of the mycotoxin ochratoxin A. The recalled pasta was sold in 500g packs labelled with a “best before” date of 25/06/16. The […]

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