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Fish and chicken were associated with the most outbreaks. Picture: ©iStock/shotsstudio

Fish and chicken associated with most outbreaks

By Joseph James Whitworth

Fish and chicken remain the two categories associated with the most foodborne outbreaks, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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New case in botulism outbreak linked to fish

By Joseph James Whitworth

A new case of Clostridium botulism from fish, a jump in hepatitis A illnesses and investigations ending in US and Canada are outbreaks reported recently.

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Research round-up: Rapid Methods Europe 2016 special

By Joseph James Whitworth

FoodQualityNews went to Amsterdam to look at the posters that presented a sample of the latest research and work in food safety and quality.


Analysis of Italian E. coli O26 outbreak and HUS potential

By Joseph James Whitworth

Infections with Shiga toxin 2-producing E. coli (STEC) O26 have a high probability of progressing to haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and represent an emerging problem in Europe, according to an outbreak report.

Investigations suggested a strong association with mixed salad leaves

PLUS: Investigation into E. coli O157 outbreak linked to cheese continues

Source not identified as PHE declares outbreak over

By Joseph James Whitworth

An outbreak of E. coli O157 which sickened 161 people has ended, according to Public Health England (PHE).

FSA’s investigations are focusing on distribution of mixed salad leaves to wholesale and not supermarkets

PHE: E. coli O157 outbreak ‘subsiding’; source still unconfirmed

By Joseph James Whitworth

Public Health England (PHE), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the European Commission are involved in attempting to identify the source of an E. coli O157 outbreak in the UK.

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The latest update reported more than 100 people ill

PHE: E. coli O157 not yet detected in food samples

By Joseph James Whitworth

E. coli O157 has not yet been detected in any food samples, according to Public Health England (PHE) as it continues to investigate an outbreak linked to leafy salads.

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No specific link in two related EIEC outbreaks - study

By Joseph James Whitworth

Whole genome sequencing showed organisms isolated from case-patients in two UK outbreaks were genetically related but no specific epidemiologic link was identified, according to a synopsis.

Comment period extended for FDA produce risk assessment

FDA extends comment period on treated produce assessment

By Joseph James Whitworth

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended by 60 days the comment period on the risk of foodborne illness associated with eating produce from fields were raw manure is used as a fertilizer.

EAEC health risks evaluated by EFSA panel

EFSA investigates EAEC as foodborne pathogen

By Joseph James Whitworth

A panel of the European Food Safety Authority has identified surveillance and research needs for Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) as a foodborne pathogen.

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Issues to overcome before widespread use of WGS

By Joseph James Whitworth

Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) has been found to hold ‘significant potential’ to replace gold-standard typing methods such as PFGE for routine surveillance and detection of outbreaks.


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