Clostridium perfringens

A former chef of a pub in England has been given a four-month suspended jail sentence in connection with an incident that killed one person and sickened more than 30 in 2018.

John Croucher, the former head chef at the Crewe Arms in Northamptonshire, was sentenced this past week at
Continue Reading Suspended sentence for chef after 1 dead and 30 sick from shepherd’s pie

The Anchorage Daily News reports that Alaska health officials have traced the source of a foodborne illness outbreak that sickened dozens of hospital workers in Homer to a single item

The Department of Health and Social Services said in a release Monday that it was Cubano sandwiches.  Experts who investigated

Continue Reading Cubano sandwiches with Clostridium perfringens found in Alaska investigation

The number of infections from gastrointestinal viruses dropped but bacterial pathogen reports did not go down much in South Korea during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a study.

Such viruses are mainly caused by the fecal-to-oral route and require direct contact among people while bacterial pathogens have food transmission as
Continue Reading Study shows different COVID-19 impact on infections from viruses and bacteria

The number of foodborne outbreaks in Switzerland almost halved in 2020 compared to the year before.

Only 13 outbreaks were reported following the consumption of food this past year versus 23 in 2019.

Overall, more than 161 people became ill and at least 36 were hospitalized. Ten deaths were recorded
Continue Reading Swiss outbreaks fall but 10 die from listeriosis; survey shows public interest in food safety

Researchers have estimated there are 180 deaths per year in the United Kingdom caused by foodborne diseases from 11 pathogens.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) estimates that about 2.4 million cases of foodborne illness occur every year in the UK.

Foodborne norovirus is projected to cause 56 deaths per year,
Continue Reading Research shows estimated 180 deaths per year in UK because of foodborne illness