Officials in the United Kingdom are looking into an E. coli outbreak linked to chili sticks that has affected five people.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA), Food Standards Scotland (FSS) and UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) are investigating the outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O157 with five cases.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for experts to contribute to work on the economic impact of foodborne diseases. 

WHO is in the process of updating global estimates on the public health burden of foodborne infections. This will look at patients, deaths, and disability-adjusted life year (DALY) loss from

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The problem of unsafe food has yet to get the global attention and resources it deserves, according to an expert cited in a new film.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Feed The Future program, Evidence and Action Towards Safe Nutritious Food (EatSafe), documentary focuses on traditional markets, known

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Researchers have estimated the burden of foodborne disease caused by certain hazards in two African countries and the role of specific foods.

The work covered illnesses from beef, dairy, poultry meat, and vegetables because of Campylobacter, E. coli, and Salmonella in Ethiopia and Burkina Faso.

Scientists demonstrated how World Health

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Food systems must be transformed urgently to improve food safety and health, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

WHO said multiple problems are negatively affecting health including zoonotic pathogens that spread between animals and humans.

The current system is “failing” with foodborne diseases widespread, and unhealthy diets and malnutrition

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has set out a plan that it hopes will help reduce the burden of foodborne disease.

WHO officially launched its food safety strategy for 2022 to 2030 this week and pledged support for countries to implement it. The agency was asked to update a 2002

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Foodborne illness costs Australia almost AUD $2.5 billion annually, according to updated estimates.

Figures show the scale of the problem is $2.44 billion (U.S. $1.58 billion) each year. The largest component is lost productivity because of non-fatal illnesses, followed by premature mortality and direct costs including hospitalizations and other healthcare

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