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West Australia salmonella cases not linked to lettuce
Five cases of salmonella in Western Australia are not linked to contaminated lettuce from Victoria, the health department says.A WA Health Department spokeswoman said although the local cases were the same, relatively common strain of salmonella, the tainted lettuce was not sold in WA.It is not yet known.....
Spain: Andalusian citrus fruits are free from greening disease
Andalusia's citrus farms are currently "free" of any major diseases, as stressed by the General Director of Agricultural and Livestock Production, Rafael Olvera.Olvera was in Huelva to take part in the opening of a technical seminar on citrus greening disease (Huanglongbing or HLB), which specifically.....
Thailand stops Australian salad imports
Following a warning from a UN agency concerning the recent salmonella outbreak, Thailand has halted the imports of Australian pre-packed salads from a Victorian producer. The ban threatens millions of dollars of fresh food imports into Thailand and puts at risk Australia's high food safety record.Suwannachai.....
Canadian Dole salad listeria outbreak numbers increase
So far there have been 11 cases of illnesses related to the Dole salad listeria outbreak in Canada. The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with federal and provincial public health partners, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration to investigate the.....
Organic shipper recalls nuts over Salmonella concerns
Braga Organic Farms of Madera, Calif., has voluntarily recalled pistachios and other products over possible Salmonella contamination concerns. The problem came to light when a routine testing by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in a one-pound package of raw pistachio kernels purchased.....
CDC: Chipotle E. coli outbreaks over; cause unknown
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the two most recent outbreaks of E. coli linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants appear to be over, but the root cause of the infections has not been determined.Testing of fresh produce, meat and other foods from Chipotle restaurants has not.....
US: Salmonella outbreak continues to spread following cucumber recall
A new report reveals that salmonella-contaminated cucumbers are continuing to sicken hundreds of Americans.According to the Centers for Disease Control, 50 more salmonella-related illnesses and two deaths have been reported across sixteen states since November. This brings the total number of confirmed.....
Three more people sickened in Dole listeria outbreak
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) three more people have been reported ill due to a multi-state listeria outbreak linked to packaged salads produced by Dole Food Company Inc.The people who were reported ill were from Connecticut, Missouri, and New York, the CDC said.As of.....
Mold on fruit and vegetables
Producers deny all allegations
This week the North German Broadcaster (NDR) reported that rotten fruit and vegetables can be found in many supermarkets and discount grocery stores. FreshPlaza reported this news too. The NDR program ‘Market’ showed that, in random samples, rotten fruit was found in 15 of the 17 tested Aldi, Edeka, Lidl and.....
US: Massive Salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers has spread to 39 states
The massive salmonella outbreak connected to cucumbers has spread to 39 states and six people have died, the Centers for Disease Control announced in a Tuesday update. It's the CDC's first update since November 19, and in the interim 50 illnesses have been reported in 16 states. In total, 888 cases of.....
Washington State Tree Fruit Association donates for produce safety
The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) today announced it has received a $750,000 commitment from Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA), the trade group representing all segments of the tree fruit industry in the state of Washington. The pledge is part of the Campaign for Produce Safety, a major.....
Spain: Control measures for citrus greening
A program with the eradication and control measures to be adopted in case of the detection of bacteria, the vector or both has been prepared and movement restrictions have been established.There is consequently a commitment to the early detection of the disease and effective actions have been set to prevent.....
Dole voluntarily recalls bagged salads over listeria outbreak
Experts warn that the deadly listeria outbreak, which has killed one person in the U.S and left another 11 hospitalized, has been linkedto several brands of bagged salad. As a result Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc., is temporarily suspending operations at its Springfield, Ohio production facility, and is.....
Mexico: Biofungicide use boosts mango exports
A team of specialists from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) has produced the first fungicide developed in the country. The product was subjected to various tests and those carried out for the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) showed.....