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Death toll nears 200 in listeriosis outbreak in South Africa

Added: 23.02.2018 0:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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South African officials say an outbreak of listeriosis has killed 172 people since the start of 2017. It is the world’s largest reported Listeria outbreak. The National Institute of Communicable Diseases said 915 cases of listeriosis had been confirmed since Jan. 1, 2017. Early last month, only 61 deaths had been confirmed. Listeriosis is caused by...

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EFSA’s lumpy skin disease recommendation shows promise

Added: 22.02.2018 0:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reports vaccines are working against lumpy skin disease but says the ailment has not been eliminated. According to EFSA, outbreaks of lumpy skin disease (LSD) in the Balkan region fell dramatically by 95 percent from 7,483 in 2016 to 385 in 2017. The figures confirm that vaccination of cattle...

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FDA updates spice risk profile; 7,200 samples analyzed

Added: 21.02.2018 0:01 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Four years ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a draft risk profile on the public health dangers associated with spices, identifying the presence of pathogens such as Salmonella and filth in general. It described efforts to reduce the public health risk posed by consumption of contaminated spices and identified control options to prevent contamination....

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Walmart, Loblaw, Metro recall popcorn Canada; insects found

Added: 21.02.2018 0:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Canadian officials posted a nationwide recall of Great Value brand popcorn from Walmart stores after a consumer complained of finding insects in the product. The recalled popcorn, produced Dec. 28, 2017, is packed in 1-kilogram bags. The packaging identifies the product as “Great Value Popping Corn” according to the recall notice posted Feb. 6 by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Consumers can identify the recalled Great Value brand...

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Scientists urge regulators to revisit 60-day rule for raw gouda

Added: 20.02.2018 0:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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For the third time since 2005, researchers have parsed data from an E. coli O157: H7 outbreak traced to raw milk gouda cheese. For the third time, they have concluded the “60-day rule” isn’t long enough to ensure dangerous bacteria in unpasteurized gouda have died. This time around the scientists did more than publish the...

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French baby formula scandal broadens; retailers blame Lactalis

Added: 19.02.2018 0:01 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Negative news keeps piling up for French dairy giant Lactalis, which recalled 12 million cans of baby milk in December because of a multi-country Salmonella outbreak traced to the product. Forty infants across France, Spain and Greece have been confirmed in the Salmonella Agona outbreak. Lactalis distributed the product to 86 countries. The company sells...

Tags: Greece, France, SPA
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CDC says more frozen coconut Salmonella illnesses possible

Added: 17.02.2018 0:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Although the agency has posted a final investigation report on a Salmonella outbreak traced to frozen coconut, officials at the CDC are concerned that additional people could be hit by food poisoning because of the product. “This frozen shredded coconut has a long shelf life and may still be in people’s freezers. People unaware of...

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Information sought from South African Listeria victims

Added: 16.02.2018 0:02 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The biggest listeriosis outbreak to date in the world, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) is asking victims in South Africa to list everything they can remember eating in the past month with the hopes of identifying a source. Of the 872 confirmed cases, 164 people have died, 43 percent of which were babies less than a month old. “Given the scale of our mystery outbreak,...

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Cooking water suspected cause of Olympics norovirus outbreak

Added: 13.02.2018 0:01 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Cooking water is emerging as the likely source of a foodborne norovirus outbreak, predominately among security staff, at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. As of Monday, Korea’s public health authorities had confirmed 194 cases of norovirus in the outbreak, according to the Korea Herald. No athletes have been confirmed with the highly contagious virus....

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Recalled dates linked to hepatitis A outbreak in Denmark

Added: 13.02.2018 0:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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According to Denmark’s State Serum Institute, an outbreak of hepatitis A linked to dates has sickened 14 people, hospitalizing all but one, since the first confirmed illness in December 2017. During the initial interviews, several of the patients indicated having eaten dates. Juicy Dates brand dates were recalled Feb. 6. Public health epidemiologists found virus samples from seven of the patients is type...

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EFSA: Home kitchen hygiene crucial to fight foodborne illness

Added: 13.02.2018 0:00 | 0 views | 0 comments


Relatively minor gastrointestinal illnesses can be serious, even fatal, for people from risk groups including small children, pregnant women, very old people or people with weakened immune systems, prompting a reminder that kitchen hygiene is of vital importance. In an effort to reduce the number of foodborne infections, the Member States of the European Union...

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FDA warnings for pecan processor and canned sauce company

Added: 12.02.2018 0:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A pecan shelling processor in Mississippi and acidified foods firm in Jamaica are both on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of U.S. food safety laws. The FDA sent warning letters to the companies in August and November of last year and posted them for public view in recent days. Companies are allowed 15 working days to respond to FDA warning letters....

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Letter From The Editor: Return Trip

Added: 11.02.2018 5:08 | 0 views | 0 comments

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They let me back in the country last Thursday night in Houston.  My return is from two weeks of not thinking about food safety while visiting Chile and Argentina. It’s not easy to put aside Job 1. Nor was it entirely successful. The re-entry line for citizens at the border has much improved over the past...

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Briefly: 8 straight cruises with outbreaks — FDA refuses shrimp

Added: 09.02.2018 0:01 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of iwaspoisoned.com. Norovirus runs through 8th cruise in a row For the eighth consecutive voyage on Princess Cruises’ Sun Princess, passengers...

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Norovirus spreads at Olympics; hand sanitizers little help

Added: 09.02.2018 0:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Forty-two more cases of norovirus have been confirmed at the 2018 Winter Olympics, bringing the total to 128 on the eve of the start of the games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. On Thursday, organizers put out hundreds of bottles of hand sanitizer, requiring athletes and anyone else entering the cafeteria to use it, the New...

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Canadian food agency adds to turnip stick recall

Added: 09.02.2018 0:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s Food recall of turnip sticks has been expanded to include Compliments brand Baby Cut Turnip Strips to Sawler brand Turnip Sticks. The initial recall that was posted Feb. 1 reported the Canadian agency had found Listeria monocytogenes in freshcut turnip products from Sawler Gardens Ltd. Complete distribution details are not available, but it...

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K.J. recalls chicken entrees for incorrect cooking instructions

Added: 08.02.2018 0:44 | 0 views | 0 comments

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K.J. Foods Inc. is recalling KJ brand sweet and sour chicken and sesame chicken because incorrect cooking instructions on the packages could result in food poisoning. “These products may contain harmful bacteria that may not be eliminated by following the cooking instructions on the label. Consumers should not consume the recalled products,” according to the...

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Deaths in South Africa listeriosis outbreak top 100; source a mystery

Added: 08.02.2018 0:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The death count in South Africa’s listeriosis outbreak — the worst documented outbreak from Listeria monocytogenes in global history — has topped 100. The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported this week that the number of confirmed listeriosis cases is now 852‚ and 107 people have died. The death rate, based on the outcome data...

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Canadian pork recalled from 2 states, defense commissary

Added: 07.02.2018 0:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A Canadian company is recalling more than two tons of raw pork because it did not undergo proper inspections when it was shipped to U.S. retailers, restaurants and a U.S. Department of Defense Commissary. Olymel S.E.C./LP of Alberta, Canada, recalled more than 4,600 pounds of raw, intact pork bellies, ribs, legs and feet, according to...

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South Korea calls military aftter noro hits guards at Olympics

Added: 06.02.2018 13:33 | 0 views | 0 comments

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South Korea has deployed 900 military personnel after some 1,200 security guards were pulled from duty because of a norovirus outbreak at Winter Olympic facilities in PyeongChang. The Korea Herald said 41 security guards suffered a sudden onset of vomiting and diarrhea Sunday and have been hospitalized. Today, CNN is reporting that more than 1,000 security guards...

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