Lactalis has been allowed to restart sales of infant formula made at a plant in France that was behind a Salmonella outbreak in 2017.

Authorities in Mayenne, a department in France, and the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food authorized the resumption of sales of the infant formula from the site in Craon almost nine…

Spanish authorities have seized ingredients hidden in sewers and trash bins that were used to make mojitos at a tourist hot spot.

La Guardia Civil carried out controls on beaches of the Barcelona coast in recent weeks and identified 18 people involved with making and selling the alcoholic cocktail. The drinks were made with ingredients…

Almost 4 percent of fresh whole chickens produced in the United Kingdom showed Campylobacter contamination above maximum tested levels, according to the latest results.

Testing from the top nine retailers in the UK on samples from April to June 2018 found 3.7 percent of chickens were carrying more than 1,000 colony forming units per gram…

E. coli infection played a role in the deaths of two British tourists in Egypt, according to the country’s authorities.

John and Susan Cooper, from Burnley in England, died while on holiday at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic hotel in the resort of Hurghada in August. The Egyptian general prosecutor, Nabil Sadek, issued a statement saying…

A Salmonella outbreak in an Australian state linked to alfalfa sprouts has eight confirmed cases. Testing of retail product confirmed Salmonella presence in a variety of alfalfa sprout products.

South Australians have been warned not to eat a number of alfalfa sprout products made by the Adelaide-based business Sunshine Sprouts after people became ill with…

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has found some stores in the country had “deficiencies” in procedures to withdraw or recall food.

An audit showed four stores had no processes in place to effectively deal with the withdrawal or recall of a food supplied by a local supplier, e.g. meat products, eggs, bread or confectionery.…

The European Commission is to appoint a new director-general in its health and food safety department from next month.

Anne Bucher, a French national, has worked for the Commission for 35 years across several departments and will head the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) beginning Oct. 1.

The DG SANTE is a…

The World Health Organization is encouraging all countries to look at how whole genome sequencing  can be used to improve their foodborne disease surveillance and response system.

Used as part of such a system, whole genome sequencing (WGS) can increase the speed with which illnesses and food contamination are detected and the detail in which…

A new agency has been created in Singapore to oversee food safety beginning in April next year.

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) will be under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR). It will bring together food-related functions currently handled by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), the National Environment Agency

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Increased use of ingredient-based analyses is being promoted by researchers after the method was used to identify the source of infection in an E. coli outbreak. 

Public Health England was alerted to an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O157 phage type (PT) 34 in July 2016…