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U.K. sees rise in Campylobacter, Salmonella cases

U.K. SEES RISE IN CAMPYLOBACTER, SALMONELLA CASES

Campylobacter, Salmonella and non-O157 Shiga toxin producing E. coli cases increased in the United Kingdom in 2017, according to a...

Non-profit consumer group calls for action; cites increase in food recalls

NON-PROFIT CONSUMER GROUP CALLS FOR ACTION; CITES INCREASE IN FOOD RECALLS

Likening a trip to the grocery store to shooting craps, a consumer watchdog group is reporting that data from the U.S. government shows...

 
 
 
Scientists using stem cell technology in pursuit of E. coli infection treatments

SCIENTISTS USING STEM CELL TECHNOLOGY IN PURSUIT OF E. COLI INFECTION TREATMENTS

A researcher in search of treatments for potentially fatal E. coli infections says the impossible is now plausible because of stem...

INFOSAN involved in fipronil, fake rice and Salmonella events

INFOSAN INVOLVED IN FIPRONIL, FAKE RICE AND SALMONELLA EVENTS

An international food safety entity responded to more than 80 incidents over a two-year period, according to a report. The International...

 
 
 
Norway investigates Listeria infections; Sweden, Denmark report on Campylobacter and Salmonella

NORWAY INVESTIGATES LISTERIA INFECTIONS; SWEDEN, DENMARK REPORT ON CAMPYLOBACTER AND SALMONELLA

Norwegian authorities are investigating a potential outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes that has affected six people. The Norwegian...

Recalls show foodborne threats continue

RECALLS SHOW FOODBORNE THREATS CONTINUE

Editor's note: Today Food Safety News takes a look back at the most significant recalls in the United States in 2018. As in past years,...

 
 
 
Another 82 tons of raw turkey recalled as Salmonella Reading outbreak turns deadly

ANOTHER 82 TONS OF RAW TURKEY RECALLED AS SALMONELLA READING OUTBREAK TURNS DEADLY

Another Jennie-O Turkey Store, this one in Faribault, MN, late Friday recalled more than 164,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products...

Austria investigates increase in Salmonella cases

AUSTRIA INVESTIGATES INCREASE IN SALMONELLA CASES

Austrian authorities are investigating an increase in cases of Salmonella Coeln. In August and September, cases caused by the pathogen...

 
 
 
Are You Washing Your Avocados? You Should Be

ARE YOU WASHING YOUR AVOCADOS? YOU SHOULD BE

A new report from the FDA shows that you should always be washing your avocados to prevent foodborne illness.

ECDC: Average of 100 outbreaks per week in 2017

ECDC: AVERAGE OF 100 OUTBREAKS PER WEEK IN 2017

There were an average of 100 food and waterborne outbreaks per week in Europe, according to the 2017 zoonoses report. The European...

 
 
 
Statistics show mixed results on progress against foodborne illness in EU

STATISTICS SHOW MIXED RESULTS ON PROGRESS AGAINST FOODBORNE ILLNESS IN EU

Salmonella and Campylobacter infections were at a stable level during the past five years, but Listeria cases continue to rise in Europe,...

BULLETIN: FDA names California romaine farm as CDC reports additional E. coli patients

BULLETIN: FDA NAMES CALIFORNIA ROMAINE FARM AS CDC REPORTS ADDITIONAL E. COLI PATIENTS

They say the investigation is ongoing and more sources are possible, but as of this afternoon, the FDA is reporting traceback efforts...

 
 
 
Iwaspoisoned app gives the public and public health officials new tools

IWASPOISONED APP GIVES THE PUBLIC AND PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS NEW TOOLS

The website iwaspoisoned.com , credited with helping to identify several high-profile foodborne illness outbreaks in recent years,...

More romaine victims reported - FDA says look to industry for change; industry says additional study needed

MORE ROMAINE VICTIMS REPORTED - FDA SAYS LOOK TO INDUSTRY FOR CHANGE; INDUSTRY SAYS ADDITIONAL STUDY NEEDED

The FDA says shipping records show at least 10 distributors, 11 farms and 12 growers in the romaine lettuce supply chain are implicated...

 
 
 
Israel joins Canada, U.S. in Salmonella outbreak traced to tahini products

ISRAEL JOINS CANADA, U.S. IN SALMONELLA OUTBREAK TRACED TO TAHINI PRODUCTS

The Israeli Ministry of Health has reported almost 40 cases of Salmonella infection linked to tahini products that have also sickened...

Belgian agency issues warning about meat linked to Salmonella outbreak

BELGIAN AGENCY ISSUES WARNING ABOUT MEAT LINKED TO SALMONELLA OUTBREAK

Authorities in Belgium have warned that certain meat products could be contaminated with Salmonella following processing of potentially...

 
 
 
More than 2,000 ill and nine dead in Australian outbreaks

MORE THAN 2,000 ILL AND NINE DEAD IN AUSTRALIAN OUTBREAKS

Foodborne outbreaks affected more than 2,000 and killed nine people in Australia in 2012, according to the latest OzFoodNet annual...

FDA finds heavy metals in kratom products; says no benefits in the supplement

FDA FINDS HEAVY METALS IN KRATOM PRODUCTS; SAYS NO BENEFITS IN THE SUPPLEMENT

A new warning from the FDA reports multiple tests have found heavy metals in multiple kratom products. The alert comes after warnings...

 
 
 
Multiple tahini products linked to Salmonella outbreak; recall initiated

MULTIPLE TAHINI PRODUCTS LINKED TO SALMONELLA OUTBREAK; RECALL INITIATED

A company in Israel is recalling its tahini products packaged under five brands because a sample tested positive for a strain of Salmonella...

E. coli O157 study could explain higher human infection rates in Scotland

E. COLI O157 STUDY COULD EXPLAIN HIGHER HUMAN INFECTION RATES IN SCOTLAND

Cattle in Scotland have a higher level of a certain subtype of E. coli O157 which causes more severe human infections, according to...