New Zealand botulism scare triggers recall of up to 1,000 tons of dairy items in 7 countries

New Zealand Herald, Greg Bowker/Associated Press – In this Oct 14, 2004 photo, Fonterra’s Hautapu dairy factory is seen in the Waikato, New Zealand. New Zealand authorities have triggered a global recall of up to 1,000 tons of dairy products across seven countries after Fonterra, the world’s fourth-largest dairy company, announced tests had turned up a type of bacteria that could cause botulism. New Zealand’s Ministry of Primary

By Associated Press, Published: August 2

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand authorities have triggered a global recall of up to 1,000 tons of dairy products across seven countries after dairy giant Fonterra announced tests had turned up a type of bacteria that could cause botulism.

New Zealand’s Ministry of Primary Industries said Saturday that the tainted products include infant formula, sports drinks, protein drinks and other beverages. It said countries affected beside New Zealand include China, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Saudi Arabia.

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50,000 pounds of ground beef recalled due to positive E.coli test

Kansas-based National Beef Packing Co. issued the voluntary recall after a 10-pound sample of its beef tested positive for E.coli. No illnesses have been reported. The company also issued a large beef recall in June.

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The 50,000 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated were shipped to retailers, wholesalers and food service distributors nationwide.

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The 50,000 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated were shipped to retailers, wholesalers and food service distributors nationwide.

A Kansas company has issued a massive recall of ground beef products after some tested positive for E.coli.

National Beef Packing Co. voluntarily recalled over 50,000 pounds of ground beef after a strain of the bacteria was found in one 10-pound sample, the company said Wednesday in a statement issued on its website. No illnesses have yet been reported.

The products in question were produced July 18 with a use by/freeze by date of August 7 and shipped to retailers, wholesalers and food service distributors nationwide.

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