Food Safety News

Recommendations made in strawberry tampering report

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 05:03:50 +0000

The government’s response to tampering of Australian strawberries with needles this past year was timely but areas to improve have been identified in a Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) report. These include centralizing incident coordination to include relevant government agencies such as police, and improving the consistency and messaging associated with such an event.... Continue Reading

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One heck of a way to run a government

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 05:03:41 +0000

Opinion Dr. Elisabeth Hagen left the USDA in December of 2013, leaving the position of the USDA’s Undersecretary for Food Safety vacant and President Obama chose not to fill it for the remainder of his term. Trump got Ted McKinney in as the USDA’s Undersecretary for Agriculture Trade and Foreign Affairs and my old friend... Continue Reading

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Nature’s Path Foods recalls cereals containing undeclared gluten

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 22:29:15 +0000

Nature’s Path Foods, a privately held, family-owned company, producing USDA and Canadian Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified breakfast and snack foods sold in grocery and natural food stores in over 50 countries around the world recalled a specific production run of EnviroKidz Choco Chimps, Gorilla Munch and Jungle Munch cereals for they may contain... Continue Reading

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Smoked silver salmon in jars recalled over botulism fears

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 21:58:15 +0000

Wasilla, AK-based Smoked Alaska Seafoods Inc. has recalled all jars and cans of Smoked Silver Salmon in 6.5 oz. containers with the production code of AL81111133 on the bottom of the jar/can because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned... Continue Reading

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Six-month old Salmonella outbreak from raw turkey continues to expand

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 21:41:16 +0000

The deadly multistate outbreak of multiple drug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products continues to expand, according to the latest update from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. The outbreak dates back to last July and the most recent of four associated recalls occurred only two weeks ago.  According... Continue Reading

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Cheese made with raw milk from TB-positive herd recalled; two other cheese recalls are unrelated

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 05:03:44 +0000

Corleggy Cheese has recalled two cheeses in Ireland made withunpasteurized milk from a herd in which animals tested positive for tuberculosis (TB). Mycobacterium bovis causes TB in cattle and consumption of contaminated dairy products can cause human TB. Cavanbert raw cows’ milk cheese with best before dates up to Feb. 14, 2019, and Drumlin cheese... Continue Reading

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