Latest Food safety News

Woman dies in Spain as listeria-in-pork outbreak sickens 114

Aug. 20, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Health authorities in Spain are on high alert after a 90-year-old woman died amid a listeria outbreak in the southern region of Andalusia that has affected more than 110 people. José Miguel Cisneros, director of the infectious disease department at Seville's Virgen del Rocío...

Some Apple laptops banned from airline flights for fire risk

Aug. 14, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

Federal safety officials have banned some Apple laptops from airline flights after Apple recalled the batteries because they could catch fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement Wednesday that it alerted airlines last month about the recall involving batteries for some Apple MacBook Pro...

Fresh from the lab: Startups make meat that avoids slaughter

Jul. 9, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

EMERYVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Uma Valeti slices into a pan-fried chicken cutlet in the kitchen of his startup, Memphis Meats. He sniffs the tender morsel on his fork before taking a bite. He chews slowly, absorbing the taste. "Our chicken is chicken ... you've got to taste it to believe it," Valeti says. This...

More than 200 fall ill after eating at Imelda Marcos party

Jul. 3, 2019 6:58 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 240 people were brought to hospitals in the Philippine capital Wednesday with suspected food poisoning in an event celebrating the 90th birthday of former first lady Imelda Marcos. Bryant Wong, a disaster-response officer, said dozens of ambulances transported at least...

Vegetables recalled over possible listeria contamination

Jul. 2, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Fresh vegetable products distributed across the nation under several brand names have been voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer. Growers Express says in a statement the products that include packaged varieties of butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini and a butternut-squash...

Apple recalls some MacBook Pro laptops due to fire hazard

Jun. 27, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is recalling some MacBook Pro laptops due to a fire hazard. The batteries in the laptops can overheat, posing a safety risk. The recalled MacBook Pros have a screen that measures 15-inches diagonally and were sold between September 2015 through February 2017 in the U.S. and Canada...

North Carolina company announces recall of frozen sausage

Jun. 24, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say a North Carolina-based food processor is recalling more than 800 pounds (363 kilograms) of ready-to-eat frozen andouille sausage which may be contaminated with metal. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday that the...