Food Safety News - 09/01/2021

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Study assesses Belgium’s Salmonella surveillance
By Joe Whitworth on Sep 01, 2021 12:03 am
Researchers have evaluated Belgium’s surveillance system for Salmonella infections and the potential role of whole genome sequencing. Surveillance of salmonellosis in Belgium depends on voluntary referral of human Salmonella isolates to the National Reference Center (NRC). Isolates are accompanied by a form with epidemiological information that includes the age, gender, and postal code of the patient, associated... Continue Reading

Europe sets new ergot alkaloids limits
By News Desk on Sep 01, 2021 12:01 am
The European Commission is to introduce new rules around a type of mycotoxin in certain food products. The limits are for ergot alkaloids in barley, wheat, spelt, rye and oats and processed cereal-based food for infants and young children. There are also changes to the legislation for ergot sclerotia, which contain ergot alkaloids. Lower levels of... Continue Reading

Freshline Foods expands recall of ‘noodles’ because of Listeria tests
By News Desk on Aug 31, 2021 06:01 pm
Freshline Foods Ltd. has expanded its recall of “veggie” noodles because of the risk of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers who have the recalled products in their homes should dispose of them immediately, according to a recall notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The recall is the result of CFIA testing. Distribution... Continue Reading

Company recalls enoki mushrooms in Canada because of Listeria risk
By News Desk on Aug 31, 2021 05:37 pm
T-Brother Food & Trading Ltd. is recalling Soo brand enoki mushrooms because testing has shown they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers who have the mushrooms in their homes should immediately discard them, according to a recall notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Distribution details are incomplete, but it is known for... Continue Reading

County continues to search for cause of E. coli outbreak in Oregon
By Coral Beach on Aug 31, 2021 12:45 pm
County officials in Oregon have little to report on their investigation of an E. Coli outbreak that has now sickened at least 16 people. At least a dozen of the patients have been so sick that they have been admitted to hospitals, according to a statement from the Jackson County Public Health Department. Reports of... Continue Reading is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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