Food Safety

EFSA believes cucumbers may be the source of a multi-country Salmonella outbreak ©iStock

EU multi-country Salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers

By Katy Askew

European food safety regulators have linked a multi-country outbreak of Salmonella enterica, subspecies S. Agona, to ready-to-eat foods containing cucumbers but have been unable to nail down the precise source of contamination.

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EU court says crops obtained by mutagenesis are GMOs

By Jane Byrne

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled on the so-called new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs). It said crops obtained by mutagenesis are GMOs as the techniques and methods of mutagenesis alter the genetic material of a plant in a way that does...

Recalls from around Europe

Food safety recall round-up, 14-20 July

Unilever, Findus, Green Yard recalls

By Katy Askew

Additional products continued to be pulled from the shelves as part of Green Yard Food's pan-European recall of frozen vegetables produced at its Hungarian facility.

Greenyard counts the cost of a massive recall linked to nine deaths ©iStock

Greenyard sees cost of fatal Listeria recall topping €30m

By Katy Askew

Greenyard Foods has estimated that the cost of its massive Listeria recall will total at least €30m after the Belgian vegetable processor was forced to pull frozen vegetables processed at its Hungarian production plant from shelves across Europe.

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Food safety recall round-up, 7-13 July

Listeria, Salmonella and Clostridium botulinum recalls

By Katy Askew

The Greenyard Foods recall continued to expand this week, with retailers forced to pull products from the shelves in further European markets due to fears that frozen vegetable products could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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