Research – Campylobacter, Vibrio, E. coli, Listeria, Salmonella, Shigella, Cryptoporidium, Cyclospora and Yersinia

Food Poisoning Journal

FoodNet conducts active, population-based surveillance for laboratory-confirmed infections caused by Campylobacter, Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora, Listeria, Salmonella, Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157 and non-O157, Shigella, Vibrio, and Yersinia in 10 sites covering approximately 15% of the U.S. population. For information on those bugs, see www.foodborneillness.com.

Finland – Number of Food Product Withdrawals in Recent Years

EVRIA

According to the data of Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira, the withdrawals of food products have been on the increase in recent years. Data on withdrawals have been recorded more systematically since 2006. The recording of data has become somewhat more explicit over time, which means that the statistics of different years are not necessarily fully comparable. This should be taken into account when analysing the results. Statistics are useful, however, in providing information about the development of the trend.

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Number of food product withdrawals in 2006–2013

France – Sliced Smoked Salmon and Salmon Steak Mi –Fumé Recalled – Listeria monocytogenes

HACCP Europa

King Sea Food is recalling Sliced ​​Smoked Salmon and Salmon Steak Mi –Fumé (Tranches de Saumon Fumé / Pavé de Saumon Mi-Fumé) of the following brands Fjord King, Loste, Nature, Oceane, Safa because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

 

Research – Bacteria survive longer in contact lens cleaning solution than previously thought, study shows

Science Daily

Each year in the UK, bacterial infections cause around 6,000 cases of a severe eye condition known as microbial keratitis – an inflammation and ulceration of the cornea that can lead to loss of vision. The use of contact lenses has been identified as a particular risk factor for microbial keratitis. New research shows that a bacterial strain associated with more severe infections shows enhanced resistance to a common contact lens disinfectant solution.

India – Suspected Food Poisoning – Pizza’s – Burgers ?

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HYDERABAD: Around 20 persons including women and children were hospitalized for suspected food-poisoning after they ate pizzas and burgers from a bakery at Hafeezbabanagar area here, civic and police officials said on Wednesday.

The affected persons had purchased the items on March 29 and after consuming it started complaining of stomach pain, vomiting and loose motions, they said.

“After they fell ill they were admitted to different hospitals in the city since Monday. A team of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) also visited the bakery and collected food samples. The police were informed about the matter only yesterday,” the officials said.

USA – Expanded Recall – Mouthwash – Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Food Safety News pseud

Natural Organics, Inc. is expanding its April 3, 2014 recall of Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Mouthwash for bacterial contamination. Consumers who have purchased this product should not use it as the bacterial contaminant, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, could pose a health risk. At the time of the recall, illnesses had not been reported

Canada – Updated Recall Organic Black Peppercorns – Salmonella

CFIA CIFA

The food recall warning issued on April 5, 2014 has been updated to include additional product information.

Noah’s Natural Foods is recalling organic black peppercorns from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold from bulk at the Noah’s Natural Foods locations indicated in the table below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Code(s) on Product Additional Info
No brand
(sold from bulk)
Peppercorn, Black (Organic) Feb. 13, 2014 until April 11, 2014, inclusive Noah’s Natural Foods @ 322 Bloor St. West, Toronto
No brand
(sold from bulk)
Peppercorn, Black (Organic) Feb. 2014 until mid-March 2014 Noah’s Natural Foods @ 2395 Yonge St., Toronto