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A food chain assurance system in the United Kingdom is to undergo an overhaul to maintain consumer trust following criticism aimed at it and incidents in the sector.

Red Tractor is a food standards program established in 2000 covering animal welfare, safety, traceability and environment protection and is managed by Assured Food Standards. A new…

Spanish authorities have seized ingredients hidden in sewers and trash bins that were used to make mojitos at a tourist hot spot.

La Guardia Civil carried out controls on beaches of the Barcelona coast in recent weeks and identified 18 people involved with making and selling the alcoholic cocktail. The drinks were made with ingredients…

La Luz Mexican Grill Inc., an Old Town Fort Collins, CO, restaurant associated with a local Salmonella outbreak that sickened at least 30 of its customers, has gone out of business.

The restaurant at 200 Walnut St. in Fort Collins re-opened Sept. 11 after a temporary closure of almost three weeks because of a Larimer…

A company in Canada is recalling its coleslaw because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Belleisle Foods Ltd. distributed the coleslaw in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, according to the recall notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

“Consumers should not consume the recalled product,” the notice…

Canada’s Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health is warning the public about the risk of Salmonella illnesses from frozen raw breaded chicken products.

“Canadians need to be aware that even though these products may appear to be cooked, they are not,” the Council for Chief Medical Officers of Health warned. The Council’s top officers,…

The possible presence of a poisonous mushroom variety has prompted a product recall in two countries.

Funghi Porcini Secchi Speciali of the Baresa brand is packaged in 30-gram packs with lot number and the expiration date of AS. 30.03.19.

The recalled product was exported from Italy and was distributed to Malta for sale in Lidl…

Future Seafoods Inc. has initiated a recall of its Malpeque oysters after Canadian officials found Salmonella contamination in a test sample.

No illnesses have been confirmed in connection with the oysters, according to a recall notice posted Sept. 17 by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The recall notice did not specify whether the oysters…

New rules that tighten restrictions on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact materials in the European Union have entered into force this month.

The regulation lowers the specific migration limit (SML), which is the amount of the substance that can migrate from food contact materials (FCMs) into the food, from 0.6 mg…

E. coli infection played a role in the deaths of two British tourists in Egypt, according to the country’s authorities.

John and Susan Cooper, from Burnley in England, died while on holiday at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic hotel in the resort of Hurghada in August. The Egyptian general prosecutor, Nabil Sadek, issued a statement saying…

Xenia, OH-based Bob Evans Farms Inc. late Thursday recalled more than 23 tons pounds of pork sausage link products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of clear hard plastic, according to the UUSDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). It is a Class II recall because the probability of adverse health consequences …