Day: December 18, 2017

EU: Salmonella cases no longer falling

European Food Safety Authority: Cases of Salmonella Enteritidis acquired in the EU have increased in humans by 3% since 2014 says the report, which is compiled by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). In laying hens, the prevalence increased from 0.7% to 1.21% over the same period.

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Day: December 18, 2017

UK: IBM, Walmart & JD use blockchain to target food safety in China

Food & Drink International: Not content with its earlier blockchain announcement, computer giant IBM has joined forces with Walmart, JD.com and Tsinghua University National Engineering Laboratory for E-Commerce Technologies in a Blockchain Food Safety Alliance. The consortium will kick off with a collaboration designed to enhance food tracking, traceability and safety in China, to achieve greater transparency across the food supply chain.
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Day: December 18, 2017

CA: One dead; E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce spreading

Food Safety News: One person is dead, two more provinces are reporting illnesses and nine more people are confirmed sick, but no one has recalled any products, named any brands, or identified any retailers who sold fresh romaine lettuce that is implicated in an E. coli outbreak in Canada.
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