Clostridium Botulinum

Raw cured bacon is one of the foods that could be affected by the guidance

New botulinum guidance could hit cured meat shelf-life

By Rick Pendrous

Cured meat manufacturers are worried that revised guidance for manufacturers from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) on controlling the dangerous bacterium Clostridium botulinum in their products could result in dramatically reduced shelf-life.

Campylobacter and Clostridium botulinum have both forced food recalls in the past week

Food poisoning bugs force recalls

By James Ridler

Campylobacter contamination has forced the recall of cooked chicken products sold by Tesco, while Clostridium botulinum contamination fears led to the recall of products sold by Lidl and Marks & Spencer (M&S).

Chilled food safety will be improved after new research on Clostridium botulinum

New data reveals botulism food risk

By Rick Pendrous

Predictions about the risk of food poisoning from products contaminated with the spore-forming bacterium Clostridium botulinum (C.botulinum) will be more accurate, following research from the Norwich-based Institute of Food Research (IFR).

Clostridium botulinum is the most deadly toxin known to the Institute of Food Research

Scientific breakthrough in control of deadly pathogen

By Laurence Gibbons

Scientists believe they may have found a new weapon in the fight to control the deadly foodborne pathogen Clostridium botulinum, as they have discovered genes that are crucial for its germination.

The mystery as to how the jar of Loyd Grossman's sauce became contaminated continues

FSA no closer to solving Premier Botulism case

By Dan Colombini

The Premier Foods botulism case is no closer to being solved, despite the completion of “extensive” research, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed.

Experts are still no clearer on where contamination occured

Premier botulism scare ‘a complete mystery’

By Dan Colombini

Nearly a month after Premier Foods’ Loyd Grossman botulism scare, which left three children in hospital, scientists are no closer to locating the source of the contamination.

Keep it on the shelf

Keep it on the shelf

By Rod Addy

Victory for four-year campaign as 10-day shelf-life is reinstated


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