Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

Produce caused the most illnesses and had the largest number of outbreaks

CSPI calls for better outbreak surveillance system

By Joseph James Whitworth

Improvements in surveillance systems are being undermined by developments in disease diagnosis and inconsistent reporting by state public health departments, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).

Don't miss out, FQN's roundtable discussion is coming!

FQN Food Outbreak roundtable TODAY!

FQN to host roundtable on foodborne outbreaks

By Joseph James Whitworth

FoodQualityNews is to host a roundtable debate today on the challenges, impacts and actions to tackle foodborne outbreaks.

Recalls: Choking hazards, allergens, and glass


Recalls: Choking hazards, allergens, and glass


In this, the latest edition of's recall round-up gallery, we've got choking hazards, glass contamination, allergens, and Clostridium botulinum.

FQN looks at the headlines so far in 2014

Food safety and quality control news you may have missed

Review of recalls, research, outbreaks and industry

By Joseph James Whitworth

As we enter the final few months of 2014, FoodQualityNews takes a look back at what has hit the headlines this year.

FoodQualityNews food recalls 29 Aug - 4 Sept

Food Safety recall round-up 29 August - 4 September

Recalls: Pathogens, plastic and allergens

By Joseph James Whitworth

This week in the recall round-up gallery the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to Norway, France, Belgium  Australia, New Zealand the UK and the US.

Foodborne illness associated with berries

Foodborne illness from berries mapped

By Joseph James Whitworth

A reference guide for people concerned about the safety of fresh and frozen berry products has been created by researchers.

Food safety reform: Not a century too soon

Food safety reform: Not a century too soon

On a summer’s day in 1906 Theodore Roosevelt pushed through new food safety regulation. The Food and Drugs Act passed that day over 100 years ago was the last time the US food safety system was modernized.


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