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  • by Joe Whitworth
    A specialist from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed how the authority is using data science to identify emerging risks by using a variety of sources and analytics techniques. The aim is to help develop a picture of the food system, its safety, authenticity, and risks and vulnerabilities, so issues can be better managed…. Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    The table below shows outbreak investigations being managed by FDA’s CORE Response Teams. The investigations are in a variety of stages. Some outbreaks have limited information with investigations ongoing, others may be near completion. The Food and Drug Administration will issue public health advisories for outbreak investigations that have resulted in specific, actionable steps for consumers… Continue Reading
  • by Chris Koger
    Companies serving different segments of the food supply chain faced chaotic weeks early in the COVID-19 pandemic, but regardless of those challenges, mandates for food safety and product quality did not change. Representatives of foodservice, retail and an industry association talked about their pandemic experiences and the difficulty in responding to the crisis during a… Continue Reading
  • by Coral Beach
    Despite modern communications, local, state, and federal food safety staff still cannot share data because of logistics and regulations. But so-called mutual reliance is closer to reality than it’s ever been. Panelists from all levels of government came together this afternoon to discuss what’s left to do and what mutual reliance will mean to public… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    An E. coli O157 outbreak thought to be linked to fresh organic produce is spreading in Washington State, having infected people in four counties as of this afternoon. “The outbreak currently includes six confirmed cases across Benton County (1), King County (3), Snohomish County (1) and Walla Walla County (1),” according to the Washington Department… Continue Reading
  • by Dan Flynn
    For the 10th year, a panel of the nation’s top food safety officials spoke Wednesday to more than 300 virtual Food Safety Summit attendees.    Food and Drug Administration Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas told the virtual audience that it is also the 10th anniversary of the Food Safety Modernization Act. Yiannas, who runs the FDA’s Food… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    A current foodborne outbreak has caused the closure of school buildings for at least two weeks in Camden County, NJ. On May 6, the district’s employees experienced symptoms of foodborne illness after attending a luncheon catered by an outside vendor. As of the posting of this article, the exact pathogen is still unknown. However, the… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Fear of a Supreme Court review of California’s Proposition 12 has set the state’s congressional Democrats on a different strategy. They want to recall the amicus curiae briefs the federal government dropped last year in North American Meat Institute v. Becerra in the Supreme Court and National Pork Producers  Council v.  Ross in the Ninth Circuit…. Continue Reading
  • by Joe Whitworth
    Bacon and other cured pork meats have been identified as risk factors for hepatitis E virus (HEV) in England by researchers. They found consuming bacon, cured pork meats, and pigs’ liver were significantly associated with HEV infection, confirming previous links to processed pork products. Scientists investigated risk factors for HEV infections in the blood donor… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    The Food and Drug Administration uses import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed. Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. Click here to go to the FDA page with links for specific details… Continue Reading