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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 […]

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal safety, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Food Safety

Beyond drug-resistant bacteria – Journal of Environmental Quality Manure management is serious business for a meat-hungry world. A single cow, depending on its size, can generate between 43 and 120 pounds […]

Safety matters: Poultry

In the United Kingdom (UK) this week, we are celebrating Food Safety Week (June 16–22). This year, the annual awareness campaign is focused on the safety of raw chicken and foodborne pathogen risks from not storing, preparing or handling properly.

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14 food allergens must appear on UK labels by end of 2014

We are currently in the middle of #AllergyWeek in the United Kingdom (UK), which started on April 28 and will end on May 4. With an estimated 21 million people in the UK affected by at least one type of food allergy, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) says that allergies are a growing health concern. […]