Investigations into several past outbreaks were discussed at a recent event on infectious diseases.

Presentations at the European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE) covered Salmonella, Listeria, Clostridium Perfringens, and botulism outbreaks.

ESCAIDE was held in November in Stockholm, Sweden, and remotely. It was organized by the European

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A global food safety network investigated 21 incidents between January and March this year.

Most events the International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) dealt with in the first quarter of 2019 involved a biological hazard. Five were because of Salmonella, three each because of Listeria monocytogenes and E. coli, and
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The case count in a Salmonella outbreak linked to rice milk formula has increased again, with 26 possible infections in France.

The French National Public Health Agency (Santé publique France) reported 12 confirmed cases of Salmonella Poona and another 14 under investigation. Luxembourg and Belgium also have one case each
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Laboratorios Ordesa S.A. has recalled rice milk formula made at a Spanish factory suspected to be the source of a Salmonella outbreak. Combined with the first two companies’ recalls, implicated baby formulas could have been sold in at least 18 countries via retailers and online sellers.

Company officials said only
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French authorities are investigating more than a dozen cases of Salmonella infection in babies less than 19 months old. The illnesses are linked to a rice milk formula made in Spain.

Of the 14 babies involved in the investigation, the French National Public Health Agency (Santé publique France) reports five
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Lactalis has recalled a brand of infant formula made at the same Spanish factory linked to a Salmonella outbreak in France. The withdrawal and recall measure concerns 16,300 boxes of Picot AR milk sold exclusively in pharmacies since Nov. 29, 2018.

Four babies have been sickened by Salmonella Poona with
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