Microbiology

Food Safety News

US Canteloupe Listeria outbreak linked to packaging machinery

This recent and very serious Listeria outbreak in the US has been reported by Food Quality News as the worst in modern history with a death toll of 29. Listeria can,…

BRC Global Standards

Botulism outbreak in France

The Food Standards Agency is reporting on an outbreak from pastes contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, the bacterium behind the deadly botulism disease. The product has not been distributed within the…

Food Hygiene

Stomach Upsets

The results of some very interesting research has just been released by the Food Standards Agency. The study looked at the impact of all cases of Infectious Intestinal Disease (IID),…

General

New Salmonella outbreak – Ground turkey U.S.A.

Just as the E. coli outbreak in Germany is over, just-food ( http://www.just-food.com/  )is reporting an outbreak of salmonella in the US which has killed one person and made another 70…

General

Antimicrobial resistant microbes in food

The European Food Safety Authority has just published an assessment on the potential contribution of food and food-producing animals to the public health risks posed by bacteria that produce enzymes…

General

Listeria monocytogenes contamination of floors

An interesting Spanish research study has revealed a high incidence of Listeria monocytogenes at a cake plant, even after sanitising! The bacterium was found to be present on floors and…