Outbreaks and related news

Food Safety News

No confirmed cause of Clostridium botulinum outbreak

Food Quality News reports that a spokesperson from the Food Standards Agency has said that no confirmed cause of the family outbreak from the Lloyd Grossman Korma sauce, produced by…

General

A point for debate – product recall

I wonder whether we are just possibly over-reacting to risk in this case? The recall of Lloyd Grossman sauce has, according to the latest from the FSA, affected only one…

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

New industry body for sprouted seeds proposed

The Grocer magazine reports that Freshfel, the European fresh produce association, has sent a letter to sprouted seed suppliers across Europe, proposing the creation of a formal European Sprout Association and…