News in Brief
An outbreak of E. coli O157 has been linked to raw (unpasteurised) milk from an Isle of Wight farm.
Errington Cheese is set for another procedural hearing in the battle to prove its product is safe to eat.
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has called a local council’s decision to allow certain Errington Cheese products back on the market ‘premature’.
Errington Cheese has been halted in plans to go back to market after a link to an E. coli outbreak last year.
Errington Cheese is planning to put some of its products back on the market after authorities prohibited sales following an E. coli outbreak last year.
Errington Cheese has welcomed findings from a specialist dairy testing lab that its cheeses did not contain E. coli O157 implicated in an outbreak which sickened more than 20 people.
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has ordered all cheese from Errington Cheese to be pulled from distribution after detection of O157 and non-O157 strains of E. coli.
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has ordered the withdrawal of a cheese produced by the same firm it linked to an earlier E. coli outbreak.
A child has died after an E. coli O157 outbreak in Scotland, according to Health Protection Scotland (HPS).
PLUS: Chapel Hill Creamery linked to outbreak of Salmonella
Health Protection Scotland (HPS) is investigating 16 cases of E. coli O157 linked to blue cheese made from unpasteurised milk.
Raw milk cheese had less than a 1% contamination rate for Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, E. coli O157:H7 and Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), according to testing data from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
A civil complaint has been filed against S. Serra Cheese Company of Clinton Township, Michigan to prevent the distribution of adulterated cheese, according to the US Department of Justice (DOJ).
Dairy Goat Products Coop is recalling its Raw Milk Mild Cheddar Cheese Lot Code 103-114 because it may be contaminated with Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O111:H8 bacteria.
A paper device, only slightly larger than a postage stamp, could detect pathogens including E.coli thanks to research from the University of Alberta, Canada.
Organic dairy Stonyfield has extended its April 2014 recall of potentially-contaminate YoBaby yogurt after being “informed” that more than 1,300 six-packs, supposedly in quarantine, were still on shelves.
Organic yogurt giant Stonyfield is recalling cups of its YoBaby brand yogurt from 122 stores across the US over fears the products may be contaminated with coliform bacteria.
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Irish biotech start-up AnaBio Technologies is in advanced negotiations with major infant formula makers interested in its encapsulation technologies that can blend probiotics and minerals into heat treated products at cost-effective prices.
TEAGASC SCIENTIST SAYS NEW PROBIOTIC CUTS CHOLESTEROL
Irish scientists working with gut bacteria – microbiota – have found 'exciting opportunities' for value-added dairy products, according to the head of biotechnology at Ireland’s largest food research center.
Current US regulations governing the manufacture of cheese made using unpasteurised milk “appear adequate” for producing microbiologically safe products, a study has claimed.
DuPont and USDA team up to tackle emerging food safety threat
A new joint project between DuPont Qualicon and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) aims to develop testing to detect hard-to-identify strains of E.coli that are not regulated and have been causing increasing instances of food contamination.
Campden reports on health risks from contaminated cheese
Campden BRI has revealed that there could be a problem regarding the health risks posed by Escherichia coli O157 and Mycobacterium bovis in cheeses made from unpasteurised milk.
Probiotic 'bar-code' could boost strain identification
Identifying the bacteria in a food product – be they probiotic or pathogenic – may be as easy as reading a bar-code, according to a novel technique called optical mapping.
Copper alloys surfaces touted as pathogen killers
Three types of alloy surfaces containing at least 90 per cent
copper completely eliminate E. coli O157:H7, according to an
ongoing UK study of the pathogen-killing properties of the metal.
National Foods recalls milk with E.coli risk
Australian dairy National Foods has recalled several thousand
litres of its Pura brand milk, citing fears that it could be
contaminated with the E.coli bacteria.
Nano napkin detects pathogens with a swipe
A new biodegradable napkin under development uses nanotechnology to
detect contamination in food products.
Temperture changes and the threat of E. coli growth
A new report indicates that temperature fluctuations during fresh
ground beef production do not increase the presence of E. coli.
Cranberry reduces pathogens in minced beef say researchers
Adding cranberry concentrate to raw minced beef significantly
reduces the growth of common food-borne pathogens, according to new
Handheld sensor detects pathogens within 10 minutes
A handheld sensor could help food companies quickly detect within
10 minutes whether their products are laden with Escherichia coli
or listeria -- before they are shipped out of the plant.
Vaccines to fight food pathogens
Vaccines to combat a number of foodborne pathogens such as Listeria
could be commercially available in the near future, a breakthrough
which would "greatly enhance human health and wellbeing
worldwide," according to US researchers.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has released
information aimed at advising dairy farmers on best food safety
A glass of milk a day keeps diarrhoea at bay?
Taking supplements of calcium could help the body fight E
coli, the bacteria often responsible for traveller's diarrhoea,
and a cause of illness in children and the elderly in developing
Milk protein to fight meat bacteria
The US Food and Drug Administration has said that it is safe to
spray lactoferrin, a milk protein, on to beef carcasses to fight
disease-causing bacteria such as E. coli 0157:H7.
Probiotic bacteria at weaning may help alleviate allergy in infants
Probiotics or 'friendly' bacteria given to babies during weaning
may help alleviate the symptoms of eczema, according to research
published in the British journal Gut.