Food Recalls


Mislabelled Coconut Drink Linked to 10-Year-Old’s Death

A Sydney importer pled guilty to food labelling charges after a 10-year-old child died from an allergic reaction he suffered after drinking a mislabelled coconut drink.

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CEO Sentenced to 28 Years Jail for Deadly Salmonella Outbreak

The CEO of the peanut company responsible for the US’s 2008-9 deadly salmonella outbreak has been sentenced to a history-making 28 years jail.

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More than 400 Sickened in Deadly Salmonella Outbreak

With two dead, 91 hospitalised and 418 reported cases, the effects of the United States’ recent salmonella outbreak continue to be felt around the country.

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Venomous Spiders Cause Mexican Grape Recall

Produce stores in New Zealand are recalling imported Mexican grapes after ten venomous spiders, including black widows, were found in bags of the fruit.

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Noodle Ban Set to Cost Maggi $250 Million

The current bans on Maggi instant noodle products in India are estimated to cost the company more than $250 million in product losses and brand damage.

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Record Fines for Peanut Butter Scandal

A new record has been set for the largest ever fine in a criminal food safety case. ConAgra Foods will plead guilty to federal charges and pay a whopping AUD $14.2 million in fines for their involvement in the 2006-07 US salmonella outbreak.

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US Food Safety Takes a Catastrophe to Change

According to recent history it takes a catastrophe to bring about change to food safety legislation in the US. Experts say current progress towards better national food safety is not being made fast enough and one has even claimed, ‘we need bodies in the streets before we get it.’

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Jail Time for Egg Fraud Executives

US Egg company fined almost $7 million dollars and top-tier executives sentenced to serve jail time for bribery, fraud and breaching food safety laws. Eggs laced with poisonous bacteria were knowingly sold to customers and made almost 2000 people very sick.

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Mandatory Reporting Scrapped for Food Deaths

New laws set to be introduced in Australia will mean that any death or illness caused in a food-related incident will no longer be required to be reported to authorities by the food business responsible.

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Easter Bunny Recall Affects Australians with Nut Allergies

Target Australia has recalled a number of Easter treats on a national scale, due to the possible presence of undeclared nut allergens.

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