Outbreaks & product recalls - Articles and news items

TTTTF, a kind of stem rust, damages tens of thousands of hectares of crops in Sicily

Industry news  •  21 February 2017  •  Roy Manuell | Digital Editor

Existence of TTTTF, a kind of stem rust – named for the characteristic brownish stain it lays down as it destroys wheat leaves and stems – damaged tens of thousands hectares of crops in Sicily….

A well-managed vaccination strategy to prevent future foot and mouth?

Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  17 February 2017  •  University of Warwick

The 2001 foot and mouth outbreak cost the UK economy an estimated £8 billion. This time around an effective vaccination strategy could prevent this…

New categorisation of food scares will help prevent food chain being compromised

Industry news  •  9 January 2017  •  University of Surrey

Researchers from the University of Surrey have developed a new comprehensive categorisation of food scares, a new study in the British Food Journal reports…

Testing foods for the presence of microbial contaminants

Blogs, Z Homepage Promo  •  22 December 2016  •  J. A. Hudson; N. Cook

While there are relatively few microbial pathogens which are tested for in foods compared to the number of chemicals which might be sought, cheap, sensitive and rapid methods remain elusive…

Bird flu flies back to Britain?

Industry news  •  7 December 2016  •  New Food

A government chief vet has declared a ‘prevention zone’ for England as a highly infectious strain of bird flu enters Europe…

Panic in Japan as bird flu flies back into public consciousness

Industry news  •  5 December 2016  •  New Food

A third outbreak in as many days of bird flu in Japan, has provoked the culling of several thousand farmed birds in the north of the nation…

FSS revises statement on Errington Cheese and E.coli

Industry news  •  15 November 2016  •  New Food

FSS issues a revised statement for local authorities updating that of 15 September 2016 in relation to cheese products produced by Errington Cheese Ltd…

Supermarkets must play their part in tackling the antibiotics crisis – Emma Rose

Blogs, Z Homepage Promo  •  21 September 2016  •  Emma Rose, Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics

Emma Rose of the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics, gives a report on the responsibility of supermarkets with respect to sustainable antibiotic use…

Speedy Foods recalls chicken spring rolls due to misbranding and undeclared allergens

Industry news  •  21 September 2016  •  New Food

Speedy Foods, LLC, is recalling approximately 920 pounds of chicken spring roll products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens…

Eggs from small flocks just as likely to contain Salmonella enteritidis

Featured news, Industry news  •  16 September 2016  •  College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State

Eggs from small flocks of chickens are just as likely to be contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis as eggs sold in grocery stores, say researchers from Penn State…

Intertek supports clampdown on UK E. coli outbreaks

Industry news  •  14 September 2016  •  New Food

Intertek is supporting the food industry by increasing capacity to offer faster E. coli and E. coli O157 testing from its UK laboratories…

Alliance to Save our Antibiotics: antimicrobial resistance ‘to kill one person every 3 seconds by 2050’

Blogs, Z Homepage Promo  •  13 September 2016  •  Roy Manuell, Digital Content Producer

New Food speaks exclusively to Emma Rose from Alliance to Save our Antibiotics about an impending global crisis: antimicrobial resistance…

MIH Marketing and Sales Recalls Meat and Poultry Products Due To Insanitary Conditions FSIS reports

Industry news  •  12 September 2016  •  USDA

MIH Marketing and Sales is recalling over 660,000 pounds of various poultry products that were stored under insanitary conditions the FSIS reports…

Errington Cheese Ltd. instigates precautionary recall of Batch E24 of Dunsyre Blue Cheese

Industry news  •  9 September 2016  •  New Food

Errington Cheese Ltd has instigated a precautionary recall of batch E24 of Dunsyre Blue cheese as it may contain shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), a type of bacteria that is potentially harmful to health…

Paradise Valley Market, Inc. recalls ground beef products due to possible E. Coli O157:H7 adulteration

Industry news  •  9 September 2016  •  USDA

The Paradise Valley Market, Inc., is recalling some of its ground beef products that may be adulterated with E. coli O157:H7, the FSIS announced today…