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Suspected metal, E.coli and chemical contamination have sparked meat recall in the US

Multiple meat recalls hit America

By Aidan Fortune

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has reported three major meat recalls in the country over the past three days.

Investigations are ongoing to determine the outbreak source

E.coli O157 sickens 24 in Canada

By Joseph James Whitworth

The source of an outbreak of E.coli O157 which has sickened 24 people has yet to be found, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

Canadian government strengthens food safety enforcement

Canada beefs up meat safety

By Joseph James Whitworth

Canada is to introduce penalties for businesses that fail to respect meat safety requirements.

Irish firm offers heat resistant probiotics for infant formula

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Irish firm offers (cheaper) heat resistant probiotics for infant formula

By Shane STARLING

Irish biotech start-up AnaBio Technologies is in advanced negotiations with major infant formula makers interested in its encapsulation technologies that can blend probiotics and minerals into heat treated products at cost-effective prices.

USDA explores faster E.coli detection method

USDA explores faster E.coli detection method

By Joe Whitworth

A new real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) system offers a “promising method” for testing for shiga toxin-producing E.coli (STEC) in food samples, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

RapidFinder™ offers fast detection of E.coli in raw beef

Rapid E.coli detection developed by US firm

US biotechnology company Life Technologies has developed a new E.coli detection system, which it claims dramatically reduces testing times for detection of multiple strains of the deadly bug in raw beef.

E.coli testing changes cause concern for US

E.coli testing changes cause concern for US

By Leah Germain

Meat industry experts are calling the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) latest plan to test domestic and imported ground beef products for six different strains of E coli unnecessary and a waste of resources.

USDA delays controversial E.coli law

USDA delays controversial E.coli law

By Carina Perkins

The USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that it will delay the implementation of a controversial programme to test beef products for non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC).

Nestle USA heat-treated flour switch planned for months

Nestle USA heat-treated flour switch planned for months

By Rory Harrington

Nestle USA said the switch to heat-treated flour in the production of its Toll House dough has been planned since late summer and confirmed it had yet to find the source of the E.coli detected in its samples.

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