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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

U.K. retailers report chicken campylobacter levels for Q1

The top nine retailers across the United Kingdom have now published their latest testing results on campylobacter contamination in UK-produced fresh whole chickens (covering samples tested from January to March), according to the June 15 report by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). The latest figures show that on average, across the major retailers, 3.8 percent of… Continue Reading

UK food safety pilot program lets some stores, pubs police themselves

In announcing plans to shift food safety regulation away from a “one-size-fits-all” approach, the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency also announced it has designed a three-month pilot program that will allow certain big retailers and restaurants to oversee their own food safety operations. “For many years we’ve had an inspection model that includes sending local authority inspectors to… Continue Reading

UK Retailer Sets Aggressive Targets for Campylobacter Reduction in Chicken

Tesco has made some of the strongest progress among U.K. retailers with regard to reducing Campylobacter levels in store-bought chicken — currently a major problem in the country, where 73 percent of chicken sold in stores is contaminated with the bacteria. Despite its progress, the company is making continued pledges to reduce Campylobacter rates and is now setting… Continue Reading

‘Hygiene Failings’ Under Investigation at UK Poultry Processing Plants

A five-month Guardian investigation which uncovered “hygiene failings” at two of the largest UK poultry processors has prompted the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and three major supermarkets in the UK to launch their own inquiries. The allegations have been directed at two factories owned by 2 Sisters Food Group which supply fresh chicken and chicken… Continue Reading