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Outbreak spurs Loblaw to recall raw, frozen chicken products

Canadian grocery chain Loblaw Companies Ltd. recalled two different raw, frozen chicken products in the past two days because they tested positive for the outbreak strain of Salmonella that has infected people in three provinces. Several of the infected people reported eating the recalled products before becoming ill, according to an outbreak notice posted July… Continue Reading

E. coli outbreak sickens 8 in Norway; officials search for source

Norwegian authorities are investigating possible sources of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 which has affected eight people. Folkehelseinstituttet (Norwegian Institute of Public Health) reported the illnesses began last month, with patients spread across the country. None of them have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which can develop in people with severe infections. People can become… Continue Reading

U.S. officials watching international outbreak; no illnesses here

CDC and FDA consulting with European officials on deadly Listeria outbreak traced to vegetables

Federal officials in the United States are investigating the supply chain of frozen vegetables linked to a deadly, international Listeria outbreak. Nine people in Europe and one in Australia who were infected with the outbreak strain have died. Food safety officials in Europe reported earlier this week that the implicated frozen vegetables had been distributed… Continue Reading

Spanish officials investigating illnesses linked to chard, cheese

Two people have fallen ill in Spain after eating chard sold in jars. The product, packaged under the Ybarra brand, is suspected to contain high levels of tropane alkaloids. The Spanish Agency for Consumer Affairs, Food Safety and Nutrition (AECOSAN) reported that it was informed about the situation by health officials in Madrid. The agency said the… Continue Reading

107 countries received frozen vegetables recalled for Listeria

U.S., Canada among implicated countries; EU officials say traceability hindered by re-exporting

The U.S. and Canada are among more than 100 countries potentially affected by a recall of frozen vegetables due to Listeria monocytogenes. An outbreak traced to the vegetables from Greenyard Frozen has sickened 47 people in five European countries. Nine people have died. Greenyard, a producer of fresh, frozen and prepared fruits and vegetables linked to… Continue Reading