The Brazilian Federal Police has begun the latest investigation into the meat industry

Brazilian meat industry under further investigation

By Aidan Fortune

Brazilian authorities have re-ignited their investigation into the meat industry, with a probe into processor BRF SA as well as laboratories accused of covering up salmonella in chicken.

Researchers have used bacteriophages to destroy salmonella cells

Scientists find defence for deadly pathogen

By Oscar Rousseau

Academics at the University of Nevada in the US have reduced salmonella in meat products by up to 90% after research into new pathogen prevention systems. 

FSIS will begin assessment to the performance standards 90 days after publication in the Federal Register

includes reaction from Safe Food Coalition

USDA targets reduction of Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry

By Joseph James Whitworth

The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) has finalized federal standards that it estimates will prevent an average of 50,000 illnesses annually.

Almost one third (30%) of all deaths from foodborne diseases are in children under the age of five years, said WHO

WHO: One in 10 hit by foodborne illness each year

By Joseph James Whitworth

Each year as many as 600 million, or almost one in 10 people in the world, fall ill after consuming contaminated food, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Concern over a cluster of salmonella enteritidis illnesses has sparked the recall

Major US chicken product recall

By Michelle Perrett

US company Aspen Foods, is recalling 1,978,680 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken that may be contaminated with salmonella enteritidis.

FDA wants tech ideas to fight foodborne illness. Picture: FDA/Flickr

FDA launches food safety challenge

FDA: We have a lot of answers, but not all of them

By Joseph James Whitworth

The US Food and Drug Administration is asking for potential breakthrough ideas on Salmonella in fresh produce with a total prize pool of $500,000.

Salmonella action plan welcomed by US meat industry

US meat industry welcomes salmonella action plan

By Poorna Rodrigo

The American meat industry has welcomed the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) newly introduced ‘Salmonella Action Plan’.

Four officials of PCA charged relating to salmonella-tainted peanuts

PCA officials indicted in salmonella outbreak

By Joe Whitworth

Four former officials of the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) have been indicted on charges relating to the contamination of peanuts with salmonella in 2009, according to the US Justice Department.

Food Recalls 2012

The recalls that have hit the headlines in 2012

Recalls of 2012: A recap

By Joe Whitworth

This year has been quite eventful for recalls of food and beverage products, some due to foodborne contamination and others due to packaging faults.

US clamps down on poultry hygiene

US clamps down on poultry hygiene

The US is tightening hygiene controls on ground and mechanically-separated poultry in the wake of several salmonella outbreaks linked to these products.

Cargill recalls ground beef after Salmonella outbreak

Cargill recalls ground beef after Salmonella outbreak

By Carina Perkins

US meat processor Cargill Meat Solutions has been forced to recall nearly 30,000lb of fresh ground beef products after they were linked to a Salmonella outbreak that left 33 people ill.

FDA guidance urges food firm Salmonella test caution

FDA guidance urges food firm Salmonella test caution

By Mark Astley

US food safety authorities have urged food manufacturers, processors, packager and distributors to “be aware” of the potential for false results when testing for Salmonella species (Salmonella spp.).

‘Infodemiology’ on the rise to tackle foodborne illness outbreaks

‘Infodemiology’ on the rise to tackle foodborne illness outbreaks

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Analyzing the distribution, or epidemiology, of foodborne illnesses is a standard tool in controlling outbreaks, but infodemiology – the analysis of information distributed on the internet – could help minimize the impact of outbreaks in the future.

US egg Salmonella prevention guidance issued

US egg Salmonella prevention guidance issued

By Mark Astley

New US guidance on the prevention of Salmonella Enteritidis in eggs through improved bio-security measures has been published, with the intention of preventing cross contamination.


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