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  • by Coral Beach
    Federal officials are investigating a new outbreak of Salmonella infections, but the source of the pathogen is unknown. The Food and Drug Administration reports that 47 people are confirmed sick with Salmonella Typhimurium infections. The agency has not reported where the patients live. Traceback, on-site inspection, and sampling have not… Continue Reading
  • by Dan Flynn
    More than $3 billion has been spent by the states to eliminate those harmful “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.  Thirty-four states have considered 302 policies to protect people from the toxins, with 144 adopted in 28 states. Eleven states (ME, MA, MI, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, WA, and… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    An investigation in Ireland has shone a spotlight on the welfare of horses and how their meat can enter the food chain. Traceability, misuse of microchips, and fake passport issues were raised in a program by Irish broadcaster RTÉ, including undercover footage and microchip record analysis. In response, the Department… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Clasen Quality Chocolate Inc. of Madison, WI,  is recalling 4,383,201 pounds of chocolate and confectionery products because of potential Salmonella contamination. According to the details posted by the Food and Drugs Administration, the recall was initiated on May 3, 2024, and is ongoing. The recalled products were distributed in California,… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Cibona Foods Inc. is recalling Irresistibles brand Roasted Garlic – Caesar Aïolio because of possible bursting bottles. According to the Canada Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the recalled product was distributed in Ontario, Canada. Recalled product: Irresistible brand Roasted Garlic – Caesar Aïolio Consumers and retailers should not use, sell, serve… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Hudson Harvest of Germantown, NY, is recalling Hudson Harvest Tomato Basil Sauce because of reported swelling, leaking or bursting jars.  According to the recall, there is a possibility that the product has been under processed, which could lead to the potential for spoilage organisms or pathogens. The product was sold… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Pattison Food Group is recalling Western Family brand Pot Barley because of insects in the product. According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the recalled products were distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Yukon, Canada. Recalled product: Western Family — Pot Barley Consumers and retailers should not… Continue Reading
  • by Dan Flynn
    — OPINION — Consumer Reports publishes “On Health,” a very fine newsletter with tips on staying healthy.  One of the articles this month is “9 Surprising Ways to Prevent Food Poisoning.” One of the nine caught my eye: “Wash your grocery bags.” Wow! I thought. It has come down to… Continue Reading
  • by Joe Whitworth
    Fourteen deaths have been associated with a multi-country Listeria outbreak linked to fish products that has been ongoing for more than a decade. There have been 73 Listeria monocytogenes infections in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom since 2012. The 14 deaths have… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    The Food and Drug Administration continues using 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… Continue Reading