The FDA has declared tara flour as a not “Generally Recognized As Safe” food and banned its use and importation in the United States. The action comes almost two years after an outbreak linked to the ingredient.

The flour was the implicated ingredient in Daily Harvest French Lentil + Leek Crumbles

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Researchers have shared details about how a Listeria outbreak in Switzerland in 2022 traced to fish was solved.

In the summer of 2022, the Federal Office of Public Health (OFSP) noticed increased reports of listeriosis cases, indicating a possible outbreak.

Twenty Listeria monocytogenes patient isolates were found to belong to an

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The number of Salmonella cases in England has returned to pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels and 11 outbreaks were reported in 2022.

Salmonella Enteritidis went back to being the most frequently reported serovar and Salmonella Typhimurium infections also increased, said the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).

In 2022, there were 8,125 Salmonella

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Researchers have shared details on one of the largest national Salmonella outbreaks in Sweden that was likely caused by produce.

The Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak involved more than 100 confirmed cases in Sweden, and other infections were recorded in Finland, the United Kingdom, Denmark, and Norway.

109 cases with symptom onset between Sept.

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More details about the impact of seven kinds of foodborne infections in Europe in 2022 have been released.

The reports cover Campylobacter, Salmonella, Yersinia, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), Listeria, Shigella, and Hepatitis A. They were published by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Listeria and STEC are

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The number of E. coli, Salmonella, Campylobacter, and Listeria infections have gone up in Ireland, according to 2022 data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).

During the COVID-19 pandemic, reporting rates for giardiasis, listeriosis, norovirus, rotavirus, salmonellosis, shigellosis, and toxoplasmosis in Ireland decreased compared to pre-pandemic levels. Still, rates

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