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  • by Coral Beach
    A multistate outbreak of Cyclospora infections linked to salad products that were made by Fresh Express bagged salad and is under investigation is over, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The outbreak included Fresh Express-branded products as well as products made by Fresh Express for retail store brands sold at ALDI, Giant… Continue Reading
  • by Dan Flynn
    Howard Mora and Alan Buxbaum, co-owners of Stein Meat Products Inc. in Brooklyn, NY, are scheduled to be sentenced next year after recently entering  guilty pleas for a scheme to turn “Choice” beef into “Prime.” Mora, 68, and Buxbaum, 66, must appear for sentencing at 11 a.m., Jan. 7, 2021, in federal court in Brooklyn… Continue Reading
  • by Joe Whitworth
    The factory of a sandwich producer in England linked to an illness was contaminated by Listeria for almost three years, a report into the incident has found. In July 2017, Listeria monocytogenes was isolated from the blood of a 53-year-old in a hospital in Yorkshire and Humberside with an underlying health condition. The man had… Continue Reading
  • by Joe Whitworth
    Australians have been warned about the potential risks of buying and selling food on social media websites. The Food Safety Information Council (FSIC) said food is being prepared in unregulated home kitchens and offered on social media sites such as Facebook and WeChat. The health promotion charity said the practice has increased significantly since the… Continue Reading
  • by Coral Beach
    U.S. officials have linked recalled black fungus to a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened dozens of people in 10 states. The edible fungus is also known as wood ear mushrooms. At least 41 patients are reported in the outbreak according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outbreak announcement today. Many of them reported… Continue Reading
  • by Dan Flynn
    The new Consumer Reports soon hitting mailboxes returns to one of CR’s old mainstays—Safe drinking water. In short order, it teaches how to check on your tap water, discloses test results for 45 bottled water brands, and runs down the facts on water filters. It was 45 years ago that Consumer Reports (CR) helped Congress enact… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration earlier this week issued a proposed rule naming certain high-risk foods, it also settled a 2018 lawsuit with the Center for Food Safety that requires FDA to meet deadlines and reporting requirements as mandated by the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). FDA’s proposed rule establishing additional traceability… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    The World Health Organization (WHO) is requesting data on methylmercury and total mercury in certain fish species. Fish types for which maximum limits have already been established are excluded. People are mainly exposed to methylmercury when they eat fish and shellfish that contain the compound. It can adversely affect a baby’s growing brain and nervous… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    A California company has initiated a recall for imported dried fungus because state officials found Salmonella in the food product. Wismettac Asian Foods Inc., Santa Fe Springs, CA, is recalling Shirakiku brand imported dried fungus, also known as black fungus or kikurage, from restaurants in 31 states, the District of Columbia and one Canadian province…. Continue Reading
  • by Dan Flynn
    Opinion The Meat & Poultry Daily News recently did a question and answer session with Paul Kiecker, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service Administrator since last March 12.  It’s worth reading in its entirety at M&P,  and I am going to steal some quotes here. Kiecker certainly deserves the attention for rising to the top… Continue Reading