Random testing has found Hepatitis A in Western Family brand fresh pineapple chunks, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).
The impact of climate change on emergence and spread of infectious diseases could be greater than previously thought, according to University of Liverpool research.
BioGX has established European operations in Amsterdam, Netherlands as it targets growth in the region.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has highlighted emergency prevention methods and tools to improve food safety and security.
Leading food scientist Johanna Fink-Gremmels has warned that if meat-producing livestock is infected with a disease and requires treatment there are “no alternatives to antibiotics”.
Meridian Bioscience has amended a license agreement with Eiken Chemical Co. to expand to animal, food and water testing.
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have made further progress on their global programme to eradicate the viral disease Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR).
Beef producers in Uganda’s Karamoja region have benefited from a livestock vaccination plan, spearheaded by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Ukraine has been rocked by an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) which has left more than 700 pigs at risk of catching the highly contagious disease.
Visitors to the Olympics and Paralympics Summer Games in Rio, Brazil will be most at risk of gastrointestinal illness and vector-borne infections, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
Virulence gene profile and patients’ age are major determinants of haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) development, according to a study in Norway.
An EU project designed to speed up the detection and response times for human and animal disease outbreaks has been awarded more than €20 million.
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has appointed Dr Matthew Gilmour as scientific director general National Public Health Laboratories.
Pig producers in Denmark are to invest between DKK10-15m in a new state-of-the-art cleaning facility in a bid to prevent infectious diseases from spreading to its pig units.
A global gathering of vets and scientists are meeting to discuss the challenges of gathering health information on wild animals, at the European Wildlife Disease Association Conference this week (25-29 August 2014).
Three out of seven strains of Salmonella from an outbreak that has sickened more than 300 people are resistant to multiple antibiotics, said the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
African swine fever outbreak in Belarus
African swine fever has spread to Belarus, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has reported.
Legislation and mass poultry vaccination programmes have led to a decline in salmonella cases since the 1990s according to a UK-based researcher.
Through mapping human-animal diseases (zoonoses), such as tuberculosis, a new study has revealed that just 13 zoonoses are responsible for 2.2m human deaths a year.
France leads animal welfare consortium
The French national institute for agricultural research (INRA) is co-ordinating a pan-European effort to improve animal welfare in the EU.
Employee with Hep A leads to recall for Aussie firm
Darling Downs Foods, one of Australia's biggest meat processors,
issued a voluntary recall of 17 product lines this week, after an
employee was hospitalised with the hepatitis A virus.
New names at the FSA's microbiological safety committee
The UK's FSA has announced three new appointments to the advisory
committee on the microbiological safety of food (ACMSF).
China turns blind eye to foot and mouth allegations
Officials continue to remain tight-lipped over reports of a foot
and mouth (FMD) outbreak outside Beijing - as the country takes
precautions to avoid another bird flu pandemic, Tom Armitage
Dutch fear flu return
The Dutch government has ordered the culling of 600 ducks on a farm
after routine blood tests showed signs of antibodies to a mild
strain of bird flu. There are fears of a return of the virus that
devastated much of northern Europe's...
Is bird flu the next SARS?
Experts in Asia are predicting that the bird flu outbreak is
threatening to evolve into a situation similar to that of the
recent SARS outbreak, as the disease appears to show no signs of
abating. Meanwhile in Europe strict measures...
Birds to be cured not culled?
The Netherlands, the world's fourth largest poultry exporter could
be facing another bird epidemic this week as the cure for blackhead
disease found in two turkeys has been banned.
French cattle cleared of contagious disease
Follow-up tests came back negative on five cattle shipped to
Britain from France that had shown signs of the contagious
livestock disease brucellosis, France's farm ministry said last
Britain hopes for FMD free zone
Britain will ask this week to be designated free of foot-and-mouth
disease, so ending costly international trade sanctions imposed
during last year's epidemic, officials said on Monday.
US experts urge people to avoid eating raw sprouts
People, particularly young children, the elderly and those with
weak immune systems, should avoid eating raw sprouts because the
crunchy, protein-packed foods could cause salmonella and other
possibly fatal infections, U.S. federal...
British farm groups request inquiry on FMD
British animal welfare groups and farmers renewed calls on August 1
for the government to hold a public inquiry into Britain's
foot-and-mouth epidemic and demanded new measures to stamp out the
Britain strengthening testing for foot-and-mouth
On July 3, Britain said it would increase blood testing on cattle
and sheep for foot-and-mouth disease in a effort to end the more
Mad Cow disease theory disputed
High levels of manganese in the environment, not infected beef,
could be respsonsible for the human version of mad cow disease
(vCJD), a Cambridge researcher...
UK considers vaccine
As Britain prepared to slaughter hundreds of thousands more healthy
sheep that may have been exposed to foot-and-mouth disease, the
Sri Lanka tightens food safety policy
The Health Ministry in Sri Lanka is to launch a National Policy on
food safety from next year to ensure that foods available at hotels
and fast food centres...