The World Health Organization (WHO) is providing support to 16 African nations in a bid to ensure preparedness and swift response in the wake of the a listeriosis outbreak that started in South Africa in 2017 but is now threatening other countries on the continent.
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Outbreaks & product recalls
12 March 2018 | By George Smith (New Food)
At least 180 people have died in what has become the deadliest outbreak of listeria since records began. Now, officials have traced it to its source.
27 February 2018 | By George Smith (New Food)
A report by European food safety and public health authorities has confirmed 'antimicrobial resistance' is still one of the biggest threats to human health after the discovery of resistance to a drug not authorised for use on animals in poultry.
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In the wake of a handful of highly-publicised concerns over food hygiene practices at meat processing plants, the FSA, FSS and meat industry figures have released a joint statement.
21 February 2018 | By George Smith (New Food)
University researchers have conducted experiments testing the possibility of using bacteriophages to inhibit the growth of bacteria.
20 February 2018 | By George Smith (New Food)
Russell Hume accused the Food Standards Agency of creating 'impossible trading conditions' after it stopped products from leaving its sites last month.
19 February 2018 | By George Smith (New Food)
The non-government organisation foodwatch has accused all the key players in the Lactalis salmonella outbreak last year of 'passing the buck' as it lodged complaints at a Parisian court.
14 February 2018 | By New Food
In this Food Analysis In-Depth Focus we look at technological advances in consumer testing of food. We also take note of some key takeaway points from the Safety Authority's (EFSA) data publication on zoonoses (diseases transmitted from animals) and foodborne disease outbreaks for member states of the EU in 2016.
14 February 2018 | By George Smith (New Food)
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has revealed its 2017 figures, showing a 42 per cent increase in complaints relating to non-display of allergen information.
12 February 2018 | By George Smith (New Food)
Both meat producers emphasised the voluntary nature of their recalls after the FSA's inspections, saying the measures were 'precautionary'.
6 February 2018 | By George Smith (New Food)
After meeting in the Netherlands today, the EFSA and the EFSA's Advisory Board have issued a joint statement calling for more public investment in food safety research, including the formation of strategic partnerships such as European Joint Programmes and European Research Infrastructure Consortia (ERICs).
5 February 2018 | By George Smith (New Food)
The CEO of Lactalis has said that he "cannot rule out" the possibility that babies have consumed salmonella-contaminated milk from his company's Craon site between 2005 and last year.
23 January 2018 | By George Smith (New Food)
An outbreak of the foodborne bacteria listeria in South Africa has claimed more lives than any other outbreak in recorded history.
15 January 2018 | By George Smith (New Food)
As Lactalis allegedly faces hundreds of lawsuits over a salmonella outbreak at the end of 2017, the President of France has reassured the European community that French products are safe.
12 December 2017 | By George Smith (New Food)
Britain and China are among the countries affected by an international recall of milk formula traced back to a drying tower in northwest France.