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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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Yersinia pseudotuberculosis outbreak reported in New Zealand

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis outbreak reported in New Zealand

| October 9, 2014

According to press reports from New Zealand, national and regional public health and food safety authorities are currently investigating a suspected foodborne outbreak of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis infection. The reports state that 101 cases of infection by this unusual pathogen have been confirmed since mid-August, with a further 41 presumptive cases awaiting confirmation. At least 38 […]

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Listeria risk prompts recall of pan-fried anchovies

Listeria risk prompts recall of pan-fried anchovies

| October 9, 2014

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that HAR Maspeth Corp. of Maspeth, New York, is recalling 2-and 4-ounce packs of Jinga brand “Pan Fried Anchovies” because of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled product is sold in clear plastic packs carrying an expiration date of “9/28/2014″ stamped on the top. Distribution was […]

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Frozen, raw, ground chicken products recalled over E. coli O157:H7 risk

Frozen, raw, ground chicken products recalled over E. coli O157:H7 risk

| October 8, 2014

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a Food Recall Notice relating to frozen, raw, ground chicken sausage and burger products that are being recalled by Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage because of possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7. Four different products sold under the Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage brand name and packed between 14 […]

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Report published on Netherlands largest ever Salmonella outbreak

Report published on Netherlands largest ever Salmonella outbreak

| October 8, 2014

A team of scientists from the Netherlands public health and food safety authorities have published a detailed report of an outbreak of Salmonella Thompson infection that affected at least 1,149 people, including four deaths, between August and December 2012. The outbreak was detected when routine Salmonella surveillance showed an increase in the number of cases […]

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Risk assessment for Salmonella in melons and tomatoes

Risk assessment for Salmonella in melons and tomatoes

| October 8, 2014

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published Scientific Opinions detailing risk assessments for the contamination of melons by Salmonella and contamination of tomatoes by Salmonella and Norovirus. The expert Panel on Biological Hazards (BIOHAZ) compiled both Opinions and considered epidemiological data and risk factors for contamination throughout the food chain. The Panel also looked […]

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Raw milk recalled over E. coli O157 risk

Raw milk recalled over E. coli O157 risk

| October 8, 2014

The UK Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice relating to raw cow’s drinking milk supplied by Barton Farm Dairy of Barnstaple, Devon, which may be linked to two cases of E. coli O157 infection. Barton Farm Dairy is recalling all sizes of raw cow’s drinking milk as a precautionary measure and […]

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Canadian consumers warned over contaminated hummus

Canadian consumers warned over contaminated hummus

| September 30, 2014

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a Food Safety Warning advising consumers, retailers and caterers not to use or sell “Peppo’s Foods brand Hommous” because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The contaminated hummus is packed in 1 kg containers labelled with one of 17 different date codes from JL201404-8 to SE201413-7 and […]

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Frozen chicken strips recalled over Listeria concerns

Frozen chicken strips recalled over Listeria concerns

| September 26, 2014

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Foster Farms, of Farmerville, Louisiana, is recalling approximately 39,747 pounds of frozen pre-cooked Chicken Breast Grilled Strips due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled chicken strips were produced on 5 August 2014 and packed in 3.5-lb plastic re-sealable bags marked with an […]

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