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Dozens on school trip sent to hospitals; norovirus suspected

Four dozen British teens and three adults ended up in hospitals in Washington D.C. this past weekend during a school trip that began in New York City. Although all of the students and adults were not exhibiting symptoms, at least a dozen were so sick with classic food poisoning symptoms that public officials in the… Continue Reading

Briefly: Dating game — Info shortage — Down the drain

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of Alchemy Systems. Ignoring the dates across the pond Billing it as a move to reduce food waste, 125 East of… Continue Reading

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TripAdvisor accused of cutting food safety reviews — Pathogens discriminate — What's your bag?

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of iwaspoisoned.com. TripAdvisor deleted reviews about food poisoning TripAdvisor is under fire for allegedly censoring consumers’ warnings about injuries, assaults… Continue Reading

FSA releases food incident details for final quarter of 2016

In the final quarter of 2016, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for the United Kingdom issued 34 food notices, including 17 for allergy alerts. Milk, nuts and gluten were the top three undeclared allergens named. In its wrap-up for the October to December quarter, FSA reported food notices include information on investigations the agency supported that… Continue Reading

Superbug reportedly found in UK supermarket pork products

A British newspaper has reported that tests on pork products sold at two major UK supermarket chains found three samples contaminated with a livestock strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. According to The Guardian newspaper, the test results raise concerns that the country “is on the brink of another food scandal” similar to recent revelations of Campylobacter, Salmonella… Continue Reading

38 Sickened in UK E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Prepackaged Salad

Health officials in England are tracking an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to prepackaged salad that has sickened 38 people. The Verocytotoxigenic E. coli (VTEC) cases were first identified in early August 2015 by whole genome sequencing. As of Sept. 3, the cluster includes 38 confirmed cases, with one additional probable case and four possible cases for… Continue Reading

UK Launches Campylobacter Education Campaign

To kick off Food Safety Week on Monday, Britain’s Food Standards Agency launched a campaign to educate consumers about Campylobacter and particularly to get consumers to stop washing raw chicken in order to reduce the risk of infection. The call comes as new figures show that 44 percent of people always wash chicken before cooking… Continue Reading

Nine Hospitalized in British Salmonella Outbreak

British public-health investigators are tracking the source of a Salmonella outbreak which has put nine people in the hospital and sickened 57. Those who became ill range in age from an infant to an 87-year-old. The U.K. government’s Food Standards Agency reported Thursday that cooked ham from small independent butchers may be the source of… Continue Reading