Food safety

Michigan consumers warned of produce contaminated with human waste

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is advising consumers not to eat any Kuntry Gardens produce or products containing produce from Kuntry Gardens of…

Cyprus-mail.com

Cyprus: Herbs recalled after failure to list potential allergen

Yesterday, the Cypriot Health Ministry’s Public Health Service recalled basil and mint from two brands because of a failure to list a potential allergen among ingredients. Both herbs were found to contain celery, which is an allergen and could potentially cause issues to those allergic to it. The…

APHIS authorizes the importation of fresh pummelo fruit from Vietnam into the US

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is authorizing the importation of pummelo fruit (Citrus maxima Merrill) from Vietnam…

Pams frozen berries recalled after seven people hospitalised with Hep A

Six Pams-brand frozen berry products have been recalled across New Zealand due to a potential link to recent cases of Hepatitis A. According to New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) deputy director-general Vincent Arbuckle, the recall is precautionary as an investigation into the source of several community…

DiMuto

“The impact of visibility on global trade flows is rising”

Visibility has a significant impact on trade flows. For all parties involved, it is important to get a harmonized, unified view of trade activity across all trade lanes so that more informed decisions can be made. As one of the leading market players, DiMuto simplifies every step of the global agrifood…

Nigerian counties rally against GMO imports

More than 30 different products -mostly imported from USA, China, India and South Africa- labelled to be produced with genetically modified ingredients have been found in…

APHIS’ Plant Protection and Quarantine implements risk-based sampling for bananas and plantains at US ports of entry

APHIS’ Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will begin risk-based sampling (RBS) on banana and…

Frozen berries Hepatitis A scare might boost local fresh berry sales

The berry industry is likely to benefit from the recent hepatitis A scare from imported frozen berries. Last week, the Ministry for Primary Industries warned berry lovers that…

K-Fresh Fresh Produce brand Enoki Mushroom recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

The K-Fresh Fresh Produce brand Enoki Mushroom is being recalled from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product has been sold in British Columbia and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories. If you think you became sick from consuming a…

Environmental Protection Authority -New Zealand

Public and industry views on kiwifruit spray released

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has released a summary report of submissions about hydrogen cyanamide, a key chemical used in the kiwifruit industry. Hydrogen…

Taiwan customs seize Chilean apples due to pesticide levels

According to the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (FDA), seven shipments of fresh apples from Chile were recently seized at Taiwan's border, after the detection of a banned…

India: AI model to separate low-quality food produce from the market

Many Indians are worried about the quality of the vegetables and fruits they buy. Pesticides and other agri chemicals are factors of concern as well. That is why Amazon India…

Various brands of salad products recalled due to pieces of plastic

A long list representing various brands of salad products has been recalled due to pieces of plastic. Products from the following brands were involved: Compliments,…

GHGA recalls various ready-to-eat vegetable products due to possible Listeria Monocytogenes contamination

GHGA is recalling various products (see chart below) due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No other GHGA products are affected by this recall.…

CGA releases “AusCherrySure” an MRL app to help growers comply with export regulations

Cherry growers who export must comply with a different set of maximum residue levels (MRLs) for each country. MRLs also change quickly and frequently, necessitating frequent…

Australia's first forum held to assist the fresh produce industry grow with phytosanitary irradiation

More than 150 people attended Australia's first phytosanitary irradiation forum in Melbourne today, with the aim of ensuring that the treatment continues to be developed effectively to protect and grow Australia’s horticultural industry. Phytosanitary irradiation use in Australia has grown significantly…

"Less food waste does make a difference"

One out of every three kilograms of food in the world is wasted. "Hence, preventing food waste is equally important for the climate as reducing the consumption of meat," says Toine Timmermans, program manager of sustainable food chains at WUR. Timmermans' eye was drawn to a remarkable quote on reducing…

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FDA to conduct on-farm surveillance sampling of Salinas Valley leafy greens

As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Leafy Greens STEC Action Plan, the agency will conduct on-farm surveillance sampling of leafy greens grown in the Salinas…

Groen Agro Control becomes Normec Groen Agro Control

Last year Groen Agro Control became part of Normec Foodcare. This has led to a unique combination of expertise in the different fields of quality management. The next step…

Mexican papaya industry propels sector-wide food safety evolution

Over the years, striving for best practices, the Mexican papaya industry has faced its shortcomings with honesty and transparency. This has now resulted in a robust…

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Enoki Mushroom recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a recall for Enoki mushrooms distributed by WK Produce due to a possible Listeria contamination. The product was sold in 150g packages in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario and may also have been distributed nationally. Customers are being told to either…

Qatar: Ministry of Public Health warns against possible E. coli contaminated leafy vegetables

The Qatari Ministry of Public Health is warning consumers against consuming leafy vegetable products, spinach or arugula, of a certain brand and origin due to possible…

Tai Phat Wholesalers LLC recalls “Three Coins Dried Mushrooms” due to possible health risk

Tai Phat Wholesalers LLC of Capitol Heights, MD is recalling 4 types of packages of its “Three Coins Dried Mushrooms” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and…

E. coli case linked to Wendy’s romaine expands to Indiana

As the number of infections has grown, the E. coli outbreak linked to Wendy’s sandwich romaine has expanded to another state: Indiana. The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease…

Marler Clark also files as likely cases rise to 133

Ron Simon & Associates files first lawsuit in Wendy's E. Coli outbreak

The national food poisoning law firm of Ron Simon & Associates, along with Dion G. Rassias and Jill Johnston of The Beasley Firm LLC, has filed a lawsuit in the Wendy's E.…

FDA and Mexican counterparts report progress in food safety at Second Annual Partnership Meeting

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its regulatory counterparts in Mexico – the Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) and the…

Due to pouch containing pecan pieces

South Georgia Pecan Co. recalls Great Value 4oz. Walnut chopped pouches

South Georgia Pecan Co. is recalling Great Value Walnut Chopped 4oz. Pouches Lot #29329 Best If Used By April 29, 2023 due to pouches containing pecan pieces instead of walnuts. This recall has been initiated due to mislabeling issue where a packaging run of pecans was labeled as Chopped Walnuts. People…

Recall of a batch of Ardo Frozen Fruitberry Mix due to presence of Hepatitis A

A batch of Ardo Frozen Fruitberry Mix is being recalled due to the presence of hepatitis A. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batch. Hepatitis A infection is an acute disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus. Symptoms include fever, loss of appetite,…

Recalled products were distributed domestically and internationally

Blue Diamond Growers recalls almonds after testing finds Salmonella

Blue Diamond Growers told Food Safety News that 100 percent of the potentially impacted whole brown almonds involved in the recall were recovered. Additionally, the almonds…

Morrisons Mango & Morrisons Mango Fingers

UK: Morrisons urgently recalls fruit over fears it could contain Salmonella

According to the Food Standards Agency, Morrisons are now taking safety steps by recalling two of their popular fruit products as they could contain Salmonella. A food alert, covering Scotland, England and Wales, read: "Morrisons has taken the precautionary step of recalling Morrisons Mango and Morrisons…

Sunfrost

Sunfrost recalls frozen string beans after part of a snake was found

Israeli frozen vegetable company Sunfrost has recalled frozen cut string beans after a piece of a snake was found in one of the packets. Following instructions from the Ministry of Health, the company is asking for customers to return 800 gram packages of cut string beans with barcode 729000012104720 for…

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Australia: Innovative biosecurity solutions put to the test

Around $5 million will be spent over the coming year on projects using cutting-edge science to help boost Australia's biosecurity capabilities. Department of Agriculture,…

Possibly linked to sandwiches with romaine lettuce at Wendy’s restaurants in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania

E. coli outbreak with unknown food source

A specific food has not yet been confirmed as the source of this outbreak, but many sick people reported eating sandwiches with romaine lettuce at Wendy’s restaurants in…

Taiwan blocks Chinese fruit and veg due to excessive pesticide residues

Four shipments of agricultural produce from China were blocked by customs over the past week after being found to contain excessive levels of pesticide residue. In the weekly…

Can melon, watermelon, papaya, or pineapple be sold in halves in places where the temperature is below 25°C?

The Scientific Committee of the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) has answered this question that arises every summer when fruit pieces such as watermelons,…

FDA’s new proposed food-safety agri water rule may be too complex

Some farmers were dumbfounded when they heard about the FDA’s sudden and unexpected change in food safety requirements for the use of agricultural water before harvesting a…

Watermelon suspected in Norwegian Salmonella outbreak

A Salmonella outbreak in Norway with almost 20 people sick has been linked to watermelon. Folkehelseinstituttet (FHI) reported that of 13 ill people interviewed so far, all of…

LA UNIÓ

"The EC proposal to reduce plant health puts food safety at risk and offers no alternatives"

LA UNIÓ stated that -after reviewing the changes that the European Commission wants to introduce in the legislative framework on the sustainable use of plant protection products, opting for regulation instead of the current directive and setting excessive objectives regarding the term and methods of…

TOMI advances SteraMist Disinfection in the food safety industry

TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc.®, a global company specializing in disinfection and decontamination solutions, announces that TOMI’s SteraMist disinfection continues to…

EU database shows sharp increase in pesticides on food imports from Turkey

The EU food safety system has received a record-high number of notifications of pesticide residues found in food products imported from Turkey in the first half of the year.…

UPV/EHU

EFSA presents study on adjusting pesticide regulation and use in European soils

The European Food and Safety Authority has developed a guide and a software tool called the Persistence in Soil Analytical Model (PERSAM) to carry out exposure assessments in soil. Until now, the PERSAM program “has helped to calculate the concentration that could be anticipated of a given application of…

Qatar: Ministry destroys 78 vegetable consignments due to violations

Qatar’s Ministry of Municipality has destroyed 78 consignments weighing 36.68 tons during inspections in the month of July, as these shipments violated the Agricultural…

EU increases checks on Kenyan fresh produce imports

Europe has lowered the detection threshold for chemical residues and pests on Kenya’s produce. It is a move that will raise the level of checks on exports of fresh produce.…

FDA issues country-wide import alert for enoki mushrooms from the Republic of Korea

The FDA has announced that its Import Divisions may detain without physical examination importations of enoki mushrooms from the Republic of Korea (ROK).  This country-wide import…

Canada again puts import requirements on US romaine lettuce

For the second year in a row, Canada has put import requirements on US romaine lettuce because of several E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks linked to that product. These requirements…


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