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Canada issues nationwide recall of salmon roe due to botulism

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has updated and broadened a recall of salmon roe for the second time, urging consumers to not eat the salmon eggs because of the possibility of getting botulism.

Online recall of Island Soups Co. Inc. soups because of botulism

Island Soups Co. Inc. is recalling six of its soups because federal inspectors found the company does not have sufficient records to show the soups were processed to prevent the growth of Clostridium botulism.

Botulism affecting Spain’s waterbirds

Madrid - A large number of waterbirds have been killed in Spain in recent years due to the bacterial disease botulism. It is thought the infection is being spread by an invasive species of water snail.

One woman dead, 18 sick with botulism linked to church potluck

Lancaster - A suspected botulism outbreak linked to a Ohio church potluck has killed one person and sickened at least 18 others, health officials said Wednesday.

Deadly toxins found improperly stored, forgotten in NIH, FDA labs

Bethesda - Officials are confirming that an alarming number of improperly stored vials containing highly dangerous pathogens have been located in various federal government laboratories.

Scientists find a way to block botulism poisoning

Scientists have discovered how bacterial toxins that cause food-borne botulism are absorbed through the intestinal lining and into the bloodstream. The study offers insight into developing new approaches for blocking this poisonous substance.

Fighting food-poisoning: taking on botulism

Irvine - The means by which bacterial toxins that cause food-borne botulism are absorbed through the intestinal lining and into the bloodstream has been discovered by researchers. This could lead to a new way of blocking the toxin.

Secret botulism paper revealed

The discovery of a new form of the deadly botulinum toxin gets published. However, its sequence is hidden. This is the first time that the sequence of a newly-discovered protein has not been revealed in a science paper that announces the finding.

Olives recalled due to botulism risk

Bel Frantoio brand Mediterranean Olives have been recalled across the U.S. because they have the potential to be contaminated with the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.

Warning issued over Loyd Grossman korma sauce containing botulism

The Food Standards Agency have released a warning against using a brand of korma sauce after finding that a jar was contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Two people have been hospitalised.

FDA recall of Amish Wedding Foods butter products Special

Millersburg - A traditional Amish wedding involves food preparation that starts a year before the wedding. Only their very best recipes are on the reception table, hence the name Amish Wedding. Today their very best recipes prepared up to a year ago are being recalled.

Botulism Risk from Ungutted, Salt-Cured Alewives (Gaspereaux) Fish

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning retailers and food service operators not to offer for sale ungutted, salt-cured alewives (also called gaspereaux fish) from Michel & Charles LeBlanc Fisheries Ltd., CAP-PELÈ, New Brunswick, Canada.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Issues Health Hazard Alert

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume Olivier brand Parmesan & Asiago Dip with Garlic & Basil described below because the product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum.

Food importer recalls olives fearing botulism

Marcella's Garden brand olives are being voluntarily recalled from stores across Canada by a food importer saying the products may contain botulism.

FDA Warns Of Baby Food Botulism Risk

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use certain jars of Earth’s Best Organic 2 Apple Peach Barley Wholesome Breakfast baby food...

Dying to Look Good

Unregulated use of botulism injures 4

A Possible Lead To Mystery Of Sudden Crib Death

Goettingen, Germany (dpa) - It is a moment which all parents dread: Totally unexpectedly, their infant baby is lying dead in its bed, the victim of sudden crib death.Medical scientists, theorising over the years about what is the cause behind the some ...

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Island Soups Company products. Only six varieties are being recalled.
Island Soups Company products. Only six varieties are being recalled.
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