Salmonella in eggs has led to separate recalls in three European countries in a timely reminder for vigilance after a recent rise in infections from the pathogen ended a decade of decline.

Alerts were made in Germany, Italy, and Malta but no illnesses have been reported. The annual report on zoonotic diseases published at the…

In the past week, another 41 people were confirmed infected by Cyclospora parasites in an outbreak traced to Fresh Express salad mix used in salads sold by McDonald’s.

Of the 436 sick people, 20 have had such severe symptoms that they had to be admitted to hospitals, according to this week’s update from the Centers…

A national ban on chlorpyrifos — widely used in U.S. agriculture — is back on after a 2-to-1 ruling published Thursday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 60 days to “revoke all tolerances” and “cancel all registrations” for the pesticide.

Writing for the majority, Judge…

The USDA has given more than $450,000 for a research project designed to increase the safety of certain commercially farmed oysters from the Gulf Coast that are “bound for the premium half-shell market.”

A marine scientist at Auburn University, Bill Walton, is known as one of the driving forces behind the Gulf Coast’s up-and-coming, off-bottom…

Pinty’s Delicious Foods Inc. is recalling an undisclosed amount of refrigerated chicken strips because government testing in Canada found Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of the product.

The Pitney’s brand “Oven Roasted Chicken Breast Strips” subject to the recall may not look, smell or taste bad, but they could cause serious illnesses, according to the…

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations are working to help improve the food safety system in Belarus.

Governmental representatives met for five days of talks in Minsk earlier this month to conclude a previous project and set priorities for future work. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is attempting to understand the…

Public Health England is investigating an increase in Cyclospora infections for the fourth successive year. Up to early August, 57 cases had been reported in England, Scotland and Wales, of which 46 had travelled to Mexico.

Where information is known, people who were infected stayed at several different hotels in the Cancun and Riviera Maya…

The detailed agenda won’t be available under sometime after Labor Day, but the National Organic Standards Board Is scheduled to meet Oct. 24-26 at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel in St. Paul. MN. The federal advisory group typically meets twice a year.

The meetings are open to the public, and no registration is required,…

Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. is recalling an undisclosed amount of baby spinach packaged salad because Canadian officials found Listeria monocytogenes contamination in a sample.

The company distributed the implicated fresh spinach product to New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Possibly National, Prince Edward Island. The recall notice did not include names of retailers…