Sweden has been hit by two different outbreaks of E. coli, with one of them affecting more than 100 people. A pizza ingredient is suspected, but investigations are ongoing.

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 has 105 confirmed cases while 13 people have been infected with E. coli O26.

A spokeswoman for Folkhälsomyndigheten (Public Health…

The scare about sewing needles in strawberries first identified in Australia has spread to New Zealand.

Officials with Countdown, a supermarket in New Zealand, said needles were found in a punnet of strawberries from Western Australia, which was bought in one of its supermarkets in Auckland. The Choice brand of strawberries was sold nationwide last…

A new edition of “Poisoned: The True Story of the Deadly E. Coli Outbreak That Changed the Way Americans Eat” by Jeff Benedict has been shipped to distributors by book publishers Thomson-Shore.

In the new edition, Benedict catches up with America’s best-known food safety lawyer in South Africa where the world’s largest ever listeriosis outbreak…

The Food and Drug Administration recently sent warning letters to a Nebraska dairy and a seafood processor in Thailand because inspectors found significant violations of U.S. food safety laws at their operations.

Businesses have 15 days to respond in writing to the FDA after receiving a warning letter. If they don’t correct the violations, the…

The federal government is taking comments for 30 days about whether China, Vietnam and Thailand should be listed in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) as eligible to export Siluriformes fish to the United States.

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is asking for comments about its newly proposed rule to open the United…

Consumer expectations and demands have a role to play in improving food safety in Africa, according to speakers at an event in Brussels this week.

The briefing in the Belgian city was organized by the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, with the European Commission (DG DEVCO and DG SANTE), the ACP Secretariat,…

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…

A food chain assurance system in the United Kingdom is to undergo an overhaul to maintain consumer trust following criticism aimed at it and incidents in the sector.

Red Tractor is a food standards program established in 2000 covering animal welfare, safety, traceability and environment protection and is managed by Assured Food Standards. A new…

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has found Thailand’s food safety inspection system for fish of the order Siluriformes (catfish) to be equivalent to that of the United States. Thailand joins China and Vietnam in achieving equivalency status for catfish. Another dozen or more countries also export catfish to the U.S. by providing additional information for…

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…

A company in Canada is recalling its coleslaw because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Belleisle Foods Ltd. distributed the coleslaw in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, according to the recall notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

“Consumers should not consume the recalled product,” the notice…