Food Safety News

September 25, 2022
Europe sees large drop in E. coli infections in 2020

There was a big fall in the number of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infections in Europe in 2020, according to recently published data. In 2020, 4,824 confirmed STEC infections were reported. This is down from 8,339 in 2019. STEC infection is mainly acquired through consumption of contaminated food or water and contact with animals... Continue Reading

September 24, 2022
FDA warns about Mother’s Touch baby formula that does not conform to standards

On Sept. 16, 2022, Mother’s Touch initiated a recall of its Mother’s Touch Baby Formula because the product did not conform to the FDA’s infant formula standards. This week the FDA emphasized the problem in a public alert. While Mother’s Touch is advising consumers in their notice that parents and caregivers who have unused containers... Continue Reading

September 24, 2022
Scientists find large gap in anisakis estimates and official statistics

Researchers have estimated that Japan had around 20,000 anisakiasis cases each year in 2018 and 2019. These figures are much higher than official data. Anisakiasis is a parasitic disease caused by anisakid worms. Transmission occurs when infective larvae are ingested from fish or squid that are eaten raw or undercooked. The Japanese consume large quantities... Continue Reading

September 23, 2022
Nearly 200 sick in UK E. coli O157 outbreak

Public health officials in the United Kingdom are investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157 that has sickened almost 200 people in a month. Since early September, 192 genetically linked cases of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O157 have been identified in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. The majority of people sick are adults... Continue Reading

Recalls

September 24, 2022
Behrmann Meat and Processing Inc. Recalls Various Ready-to-Eat Meat Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2022 - Behrmann Meat and Processing Inc., an Albers, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 87,382 pounds of various ready-to-eat (RTE) meat products that may be adulterated with...
September 24, 2022
TreeHouse Foods Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain Tuscan Garden Restaurant Style Italian Dressing Due to Undeclared Wheat and Soy
OAK BROOK, Ill. (September 23, 2022) - TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) is voluntarily recalling one lot of Restaurant Style Italian Dressing sold under the brand name Tuscan Garden. This recall is being conducted because the product is labeled as Restaurant Style Italian Dressing, while some of th
September 23, 2022
Empanadas Valrico Inc. Recalls Beef and Chicken Empanada Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2022 - Empanadas Valrico Inc., a Sarasota, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,247 pounds of beef and chicken empanada products that were produced without the benefit of...
September 23, 2022
Van Law Food Products Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy and Wheat in Product Expanded
VanLaw Food Products Inc. is expanding its recall of Whole Foods Market 365 Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing because it contains undeclared Soy and Wheat allergens. The recall is being expanded to include Whole Foods Market 365 Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing with a BEST IF USED BY DATE of SEP 21 22 th