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European Egg Scandal Widens

The European Union said Friday [July 11] that it plans to hold an extraordinary meeting late next month over a growing tainted egg scandal as it revealed that products contaminated with an insecticide have now spread to 17 countries. Millions …

UK Hikes Estimate of Pesticide Contaminated Eggs; No Public Health Risk Expected

The U.K. raised its estimate of eggs contaminated by the unauthorized pesticide fipronil, with the outbreak believed to have affected some products made by major supermarkets. “We have now established that more eggs from affected farms than previously identified came …

European Egg Contamination Is ‘Criminal’: German Agricultural Minister

Germany’s agriculture minister said on Tuesday that the contamination of millions of eggs with a potentially harmful insecticide was “criminal,” as authorities in several European countries continued to investigate the food safety scare. Retailers in several European countries have pulled …

Egg Contamination Leads to Widespread Cull of Hens in Europe

Millions of hens may need to be culled in the Netherlands after traces of a potentially harmful insecticide were found in eggs, a Dutch farming group said, ratcheting up the strain on a sector still reeling from a bird flu …

Officials Warn of Spike in Food-Borne Illness in Texas

State health officials are warning of an increase in Texas in the number of people who’ve contracted a food-borne illness often linked to imported produce. The Department of State Health Services says 68 cases of cyclosporiasis have been reported in …

Arkansas’ Tyson Foods Installs Video, Bird Welfare Checks in Poultry Operations

Tyson Foods has installed video cameras in key areas of its poultry operations and will test new ways to slaughter birds — not in response to previous “gotcha” moments but under a corporate philosophy that notes its role as a …

Wisconsin Norovirus Outbreak Caused by Contaminated Food

Heath officials have determined the source of a norovirus that sickened dozens of people attending a festival at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds last month. Wisconsin Department of Health Services spokeswoman Jennifer Miller tells the Leader-Telegram the gastroenteritis outbreak at …

Arkansas’ Tyson Foods Recalls Nearly 2.5M Pounds of Chicken Products

Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 2.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken due to an unlabeled allergen. The company, based in Springdale, Arkansas, says the recall was made after it was notified June 6 by a supplier that the bread …

Dole Settles Suits Over Salad-Related Listeria Outbreak

Court documents show that Dole Fresh Foods has recently settled two lawsuits filed by families of people stricken by a listeria outbreak after eating salads packaged in Ohio. The Springfield News-Sun reports settlement terms weren’t disclosed by the company or …

Ready-to-Eat Ham Products Made in Tennessee Recalled

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a Memphis meat packer has recalled some ready-to-eat ham products due to possible bacterial contamination. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a news release Tuesday that the recall includes ready-to-eat hickory …