Category Archives: food handler

India – Kuttu causes food poisoning in Haryana, leaves 180 people ill

The Print

Yamunanagar: At least 180 people were taken ill due to food poisoning in Yamunanagar and Jagadhri towns of this district, health officials said on Thursday.

The officials said the people were admitted to civil hospitals at Jagadhri and Yamunanagar after they complained of vomiting and abdominal pain.

USA – Fuji Foods Sushi Facility Receives FDA Warning Letter For Listeria

Food Poisoning Bulletin

Fuji Foods sushi facility has received an FDA warning letter for Listeria contamination in their facility. That company, located at 121 Liberty Street in Brockton, Massachusetts, recalled ready-to-eat sushi, salads, and spring rolls under the brand names Trader Joes and Okami on November 27, 2019 for Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses were reported in connection with that recall.


UK- Scotland – Recall of Cumberland Sausages from O Flynns Gourmet Sausage Company Due to the Presence of Salmonella


Category 2: For Information
Alert Notification: 2020.19
Product: O’Flynn’s Gourmet Sausage Company Cumberland Sausages;
pack size: 360g and 5kg
Batch Code: 200318

‘Use by’ date: 28.03.2020
Country Of Origin: Ireland


O’Flynn’s Gourmet Sausage Company is recalling the above batch of Cumberland sausages due to the presence of Salmonella. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batch.

Cumberland sausages label 1
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Research – Human foodborne listeriosis in England and Wales, 1981 to 2015

Cambridge Press

Almost all cases of human listeriosis are foodborne, however the proportion where specific exposures are identified is small. Between 1981 and 2015, 5252 human listeriosis cases were reported in England and Wales. The purpose of this study was to summarise data where consumption of specific foods was identified with transmission and these comprised 11 sporadic cases and 17 outbreaks. There was a single outbreak in the community of 378 cases (7% of the total) which was associated with pâté consumption and 112 cases (2% of the total) attributed to specific foods in all the other incidents. The proportion of food-attributed cases increased during this study with improvements in typing methods for Listeria monocytogenes. Ten incidents (one sporadic case and nine outbreaks of 2–9 cases over 4 days to 32 months) occurred in hospitals: all were associated with the consumption of pre-prepared sandwiches. The 18 community incidents comprised eight outbreaks (seven of between 3 and 17 cases) and 10 sporadic cases: food of animal origin was implicated in 16 of the incidents (sliced or potted meats, pork pies, pâté, liver, chicken, crab-meat, butter and soft cheese) and food of non-animal origin in the remaining two (olives and vegetable rennet).

USA – Clover Sprouts E. coli O103 Outbreak Updated: 39 Sick, 2 Hospitalized

Food Poisoning Bulletin

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated the clover sprouts E. coli O103 outbreak that is associated with Jimmy John’s restaurants and Chicago Indoor Garden raw clover sprouts. Since the last update on February 26, 2020, 25 more patients who live in two states have been identified. Twenty-four of the new patients live in Utah, and Florida has been added to the state count.

Australia – Salmonella – Salad Products


Foodies Choice Gourmet Greek Salad with Quinoa + Kale

​Date published: 20 March 2020

Product information

Fresh Frontier is conducting a recall of Foodies Choice Gourmet Greek Salad with Quinoa + Kale. The product has been available for sale at IGA, Farmer Jacks, Gilberts Fresh, Rawsters, and SUPA IGA in Western Australia.

Date markings

USE BY 23/3/2020, 24/3/2020, 25/3/2020

Fresh Frontier Gourmet Greek Salad


The recall is due to microbial (Salmonella) contamination.

Food safety hazard

Food products contaminated with Salmonella may cause illness if consumed.

Country of origin


What to do​

Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice and should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For further information please contact:

Fresh Frontier
08 6162 9958

RASFF Alert- Salmonella – Foodborne Outbreak – Frozen Chicken Meat


RASFF – foodborne outbreak caused by and Salmonella enterica ser. Virchow (presence /25g) in frozen chicken meat from Brazil, via Austria in the Netherlands