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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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Ground Oregano recalled over Salmonella risk

Ground Oregano recalled over Salmonella risk

| August 19, 2014

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that McCormick & Company Incorporated is voluntarily recalling 1,032 cases of McCormick┬« Ground Oregano because of possible contamination with Salmonella. The recalled herb is packed in 0.75-oz bottles with a UPC Number of 0-523561-6 and coded BEST BY AUG 21 16 H and AUG 22 16 H. […]

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Deli meat suspected in fatal Danish listeriosis outbreak

Deli meat suspected in fatal Danish listeriosis outbreak

| August 19, 2014

According to press reports from Denmark, food safety officials from the Foedevarestyrelsen (Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries) suspect that a rolled pork sausage product called rullepoelse may linked to a fatal outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infection. At least 20 people have been infected in the outbreak since September 2013, with 12 deaths having been […]

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USDA announces new measures to identify contaminated ground beef

USDA announces new measures to identify contaminated ground beef

| August 19, 2014

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced changes to the procedures for investigating ground beef contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and other bacterial pathogens. At present, when a ground beef sample tests presumptive positive for E. coli O157:H7, no action is taken until a confirmatory test has been completed, which can take […]

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Agency publishes first Campylobacter survey results

Agency publishes first Campylobacter survey results

| August 5, 2014

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has released the first set of quarterly results from a new 12-month survey of Campylobacter on fresh, whole retail chickens and on their packaging. The survey looks at contamination levels on individual birds using a sample taken from the neck flap and at contamination on the outside of packaging […]

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Botulism cases may be linked to recalled sauces

Botulism cases may be linked to recalled sauces

| August 5, 2014

According to US media reports, the Cincinnati Health Department has said that two suspected cases of human botulism in Ohio could be linked to jarred sauces recently recalled by a company in California. The reports state that the two people affected are receiving hospital treatment and one remains on a ventilator in an acute long-term […]

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