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More potato tampering in Nova Scotia
An Atlantic Superstore staff member stumbled across a nail inside a potato over the weekend at the grocery outlet’s Quinpool Road location, Halifax Regional Police warned May 25.“An employee of the Superstore was inspecting these bags when he observed what he believed to be a potato stuck with some kind of.....
Sweden: Frozen berry sales up despite scare
Less than two weeks after imported frozen berries were confirmed as the source of a vomiting bug which killed three pensioners and made more than seventy people fall ill, one of Sweden's largest supermarket chains has told The Local it has seen an increase in sales of similar products.Asked if fewer people.....
Russia prevents entry of 20 tonnes of Egyptian oranges
According to reports from the quarantine office of the Novgorod region and the Republic of Mari El, Russia, 20 tonnes of Egyptian oranges were prevented entry last week because of the presence of agricultural pests, reports the Russian site "Vremya".The Office for Seed and Quality control of agricultural.....
Nuts remain main cause of recalls
Products made with nuts remain the biggest cause of food-related recalls even though a spate of outbreaks of the infectious bacteria listeria grabbed headlines in the food supply-chain industry over the past month.The first-quarter Recall Index, produced by Stericycle Expert Solutions, found that 19.4.....
Aurora Products recalls raw macadamia nuts
Aurora Products is recalling raw macadamia nuts packaged under the Aurora brand label and various store brand labels.The products may contain Salmonella.No illnesses have been reported to date.The recalled products were distributed to retail stores in Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware. Kentucky,.....
Norovirus in frozen blueberries
A warning to consumers: the norovirus pathogen has spread through the frozen blueberries of the brand “Picard”. Consumption of these berries can cause gastrointestinal disorder.The Luxembourger agency for food safety warns consumers against the deep frozen blueberries from “Picard”. The 450 gram package with.....
Ghana: Contaminated vegetables flood markets
A large chunk of vegetables on the open markets is reported to be highly chemical-contaminated due to the misapplication of agrochemicals during production, B&FT has been told.The reports of contamination compiled by the B&FT, on a visit to a number of famous vegetable producing areas and markets in.....
Oman: 138 tonnes of fruit and veg seized in Muscat
A total of 138 tonnes of vegetables and fruits were confiscated at the Central Market in Muscat, Oman, including 1,065 kilos of apples, 2,530 kilos of oranges, 25,460 kilos of carrots and 108 tonnes of potatoes that were no longer fit for consumption.4,558 inspection visits were carried out to stores selling.....
Russia bans entry to over 400 tonnes of Egyptian potatoes
The competent Russian authorities in the Russian port of Novorossiysk, on the Black Sea, have seized three shipments of Egyptian potatoes weighing 439.5 tonnes due the presence of living larvae from the sweet potato butterfly.According to the Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control Service, so far since.....
Sweden: Frozen berries confirmed as deadly bug source
Imported frozen raspberries used in a Sunday dessert at an elderly care home in southern Sweden have been confirmed as the source of a vomiting bug which led to the deaths of three pensioners and caused more than seventy people to fall ill.Norovirus, a winter vomiting bug, struck the care home in Ljungby a.....
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Latvia: 203 violations found in fruit, veg checks
The Food and Veterinary Service (PVS) in Lativa, checking the origin of fruits and vegetables in retail outlets, has found 203 cases violations, informs representative Anna Joffe.Checks were carried out in the period from March 9 to May 4 at 899 commercial enterprises, including 24 wholesale warehouses.In.....
UK: Potato products recalled over metal fragment fears
A mass recall of food products has been ordered by supermarkets including Tesco and Sainsbury's after a batch of potatoes used as ingredients in them was found to contain small pieces of metal.Tesco, Sainsbury's and the Food Standards Agency recalled a number of potato salads on Friday (May 8).A spokesman.....
Stricter inspections for Hong Kong terminal
Food safety authorities are planning to set up an inspection checkpoint at Kwai Chung container terminal to plug control loopholes that could have let contaminated fresh produce enter Hong Kong unchecked.The undersecretary for food and health, Professor Sophia Chan Siu-chee, admitted yesterday that the.....
Listeria outbreak 'wake-up call' for apple industry
Following the recent outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to caramel apples which killed seven people and hospitalized 34, the president of the U.S. Apple Association has called food safety the apple industry’s “top issue,” according to the Capital Press.Jim Bair, the association’s president, made the.....