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  • ANSES finds system to monitor chemicals in food largely effective

    The system for monitoring chemical contamination of food in France works well most of the time but has some gaps, according to ANSES. The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) assessed the surveillance and control scheme in place between 2010 and 2014 for inorganic and organic contaminants excluding toxins, mycotoxins,...

  • Import alerts include frog legs, pig ears, seafood

    The Food and Drug Administration uses import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed. Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. Click on the links to view the full alerts. Import Alert Description URL...

  • Import alert changes include catfish, French cheese, papayas

    The Food and Drug Administration uses import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed. Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. Click on the links to view the full alerts. Import Alert Description URL...

  • Eight people infected by Listeria in France

    Eight Listeria infections have been recorded in France by authorities linked to eating a brand of pork tongue in jelly. The people infected with the same type of Listeria monocytogenes were identified by the National Reference Center for Listeria. A spokeswoman for Santé Publique France told Food Safety News that all people needed hospital treatment but...

  • Letter From The Editor: On assignment for the Dutch veal tour

    Opinion In the world of elite meat, Dutch veal is a delicacy with its niche on the more expensive side of the scale. Yet it has a powerful footing in Europe, especially in France and Italy.   Food Safety News this week is participating in a media tour sponsored by “Trusted Veal from Europe,” a...

  • Research makes it easier to identify Yersinia

    Researchers at the Pasteur Institut in France have developed a genomic analysis method for classifying and identifying Yersinia strains and estimating pathogenicity. The Yersinia genus covers a range of bacteria distinguished by criteria such as whether or not they are able to cause disease. It is part of the family Enterobacteriaceae and includes 19 species....

  • E. coli and Listeria concerns prompt cheese recall in five countries

    Raw cow’s milk cheese distributed to at least five European countries has been recalled due to possible E. coli and Listeria contamination. A warning was issued by German authorities about E. coli O26:H11 and Listeria monocytogenes in the raw cow’s milk Bethmale cheese from France. There have been no illnesses linked to the recall. Affected...

  • First illness in French Listeria outbreak from February last year

    The seven people in France part of a Listeria outbreak linked to organic dairy products fell ill over a period of 18 months, according to public health authorities. Those infected with the same strain of Listeria were identified by the National Reference Center for Listeria, with an eighth case still under investigation. Santé Publique France...

  • Border checks and import alerts for produce, shrimp, other foods

    The Food and Drug Administration uses import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed. Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. Click on the links to view the full alerts. Import Alert Description URL...

  • Spanish police arrest trader linked to horse meat scandal

    Spanish police have arrested one of the alleged ringleaders of the 2013 horse meat scandal. Guardia Civil detained Dutchman Jan Fasen in Calpe, Alicante last month at the request of French authorities. The National Court must now decide on possible extradition to France. The food fraud consisted of selling horse meat as beef. It was...

  • Raw sheep’s milk cheese linked to French Salmonella outbreak

    Almost 50 people are ill in France as part of a foodborne outbreak linked to eating a brand of unpasteurized, raw milk sheep’s cheese. A spokeswoman from Santé publique France told Food Safety News that Salmonella Enteritidis was responsible for 49 illnesses and one person needed hospital treatment. Those ill are men and women, mostly...

  • Import alerts include seafood, tamarind, animal feeds

    The Food and Drug Administration uses import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed. Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. Click on the links to view the full alerts. Import Alert Description URL...

  • Death spurs plant warning in France; similar circumstance in Hong Kong

    French authorities have warned the public about the risks of confusing toxic and edible plants after the death of a man last month. In June, a 63-year-old man died after eating water hemlock — also known as water dropwort —  after confusing it with root parsley that he grew and picked in his own garden....

  • Histamine outbreaks could increase in Europe

    The risk of histamine food poisoning — also known as scombroid fish poisoning — could increase in Europe in the future if trading trends continue, according to researchers. The scientists made the remark in the journal Eurosurveillance during an investigation into a 2017 outbreak in France linked to tuna. Histamine contamination generally occurs because of inadequate...

  • Researchers point to role of cross contamination in raw cheese E. coli outbreak

    Four illnesses that are part of an E. coli outbreak in France linked to cheese made with unpasteurized, raw milk could have been caused by cross contamination, according to researchers. From March 25 to April 27, there were 19 suspected Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) associated pediatric hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) cases were reported by...

  • More ill in Listeria, E. coli outbreaks linked to raw milk cheese

    Fifteen children and one adult have fallen ill in an E. coli outbreak in France linked to cheese made with unpasteurized milk. Fourteen infants developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). HUS is a severe complication associated with E. coli infections that causes kidney failure and usually occurs a week or more after the onset of diarrhea....

  • Listeria deaths in France linked to raw milk cheese brand

    One woman has died and another has lost her baby due to listeriosis after eating raw milk cheese, according to French media reports. The raw milk cheese was produced by Fromagere de la Brie, the company was ordered to stop production and recall raw and pasteurized dairy products in April. Epidemiological, environmental and food traceability...

  • Case count revised in French E. coli outbreak traced to cheese

    Officials with the French public health agency have revised down the number of cases in an E. coli outbreak linked to raw milk cheese. Federal law in France does not require that E. coli infections be reported to authorities, so case counts can be inaccurate. French authorities earlier reported an outbreak of E. coli O26...

  • More French Cheese Recalled – Listeria

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting the public to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination of l’Explorateur soft ripened cheese. This pasteurized, cow’s milk cheese was made by in St. Simeon, France and distributed throughout the U.S. The FDA advises consumers and retailers to not eat, sell, or serve cheese labeled as l’Explorateur. L’Explorateur...

  • French Listeria cases linked to cheese company

    Several people in France are part of a Listeria outbreak linked to eating cheese made by one company. Santé publique France, the public health agency, identified cases of Listeria infection in people who consumed cheese made by Fromagère de la Brie. Food Safety News has contacted the agency to confirm details of the outbreak. The...

  • Survey finds slow take-up of digital methods to enhance food safety

    Less than one in 10 companies said new digital technology is playing a role to a “great extent’ in food safety, according to a survey of more than 1,600 industry experts. The survey by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and DNV GL, a certification body, found that almost four in 10 plan to use...

  • Two raw milk cheeses suspected in 2015-16 Salmonella outbreak

    Researchers have provided more detail on one of the largest Salmonella Dublin outbreaks in France in recent years linked to raw milk cheese. In January 2016, the National Reference Center for Salmonella reported to Santé Publique France, the national public health agency, an increase in Salmonella Dublin infections across the country, with 37 isolates identified...

  • Lactalis restarts sales from plant linked to Salmonella outbreak

    Lactalis has been allowed to restart sales of infant formula made at a plant in France that was behind a Salmonella outbreak in 2017. Authorities in Mayenne, a department in France, and the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food authorized the resumption of sales of the infant formula from the site in Craon almost nine...

  • Salmonella outbreak in France linked to raw milk goat cheese

    More than 20 people are sick in France as part of a Salmonella outbreak suspected to be caused by raw milk goat cheese. The implicated cheese was also distributed to Belgium, Côte d’Ivoire, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Luxembourg, Spain and the United Kingdom. Investigations by French health authorities found about 20 salmonellosis cases linked to consumption of “Pélardon” products made by...

  • EC backs France after Salmonella infant formula alert

    The European Commission has said France acted correctly when issuing an alert for a suspected foodborne outbreak caused by infant formula from Ireland despite further investigations revealing it was not the source of illnesses. Alerted by consumer complaints, French authorities reported four cases of Salmonellosis in infants to the Rapid Alert System for Food and...

  • Measures proposed to prevent repeat of baby formula crisis

    A raft of measures have been proposed in France to avoid a repeat of incidents such as the Salmonella outbreak traced to Lactalis infant formula in 2017. The parliamentary group charged with the inquiry made 49 recommendations including creation of a food safety police agency to manage issues throughout the supply chain and stronger penal...

  • French baby formula scandal broadens; retailers blame Lactalis

    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...

  • Paris prosecutors launch probe into dairy’s Salmonella problem

    Paris prosecutors with expertise in public health have launched an investigation into a salmonella outbreak associated with an international recall of baby milk sold by Lactalis, one of the world’s largest dairies based in western France. The baby milk recall is the largest since the melamine scandal rocked China a decade ago. Prosecutors are investigating...

  • European Salmonella Outbreak Likely Linked to Eggs

    The British national Salmonella outbreak which has struck down nearly 250 people across the country could be traced back to a single source of eggs. Three people who contracted Salmonella at Birmingham hospital have died. Public Health England (PHE) is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis PT14b in England that is possibly linked to outbreaks...

  • A nasty bug, Salmonella I:4,5,12i:-, needs a name – Salmonella Firefly perhaps?

    According to a report just released by the Health Department, as of May 5, 2013 at least 196 patrons and 4 employees of Firefly who consumed food and/or drinks at Firefly restaurant during April 21-26, 2013 have been determined to be confirmed or probable cases of Salmonella I:4,5,12i:- infection.  Perhaps we should call it “Salmonella Firefly?” ...

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