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Outbreak alert: Listeria in the United Kingdom, parasites in the United States

Foodborne illness outbreaks — and the resulting food product recalls — have garnered no small amount of attention in the news in recent weeks. Here are two of the bigger ones.

Listeria in frozen vegetables

A major supermarket supplier in the United Kingdom has recalled 43 frozen vegetable products due to the risk of Listeria […]

FDA bans some cilantro imported from Mexico

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced earlier this week it has issued a ban on some cilantro imported from Mexico. This comes after an investigation was launched which discovered that the imported vegetable was responsible for hundreds of reported intestinal illnesses in the U.S. dating back to 2012.

A recent article states that since […]