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  • by News Desk
    There are only a few days left to register at the discounted price for the China International Food Safety and Quality Conference. The 15th Annual China International Food Safety and Quality (CIFSQ) Conference is in Beijing on Oct. 27 and 28. It is supported by the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). Before Sept. 30,… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are not issued until a company… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Swedish officials are trying to find the source of a national outbreak of Salmonella that has affected more than 30 people. From late August up to mid-September, 31 people across the country have fallen sick with Salmonella Coeln infections. The source of infection is suspected to be a food with a wide distribution in Sweden…. Continue Reading
  • by Coral Beach
    A month into an investigation of a Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak investigators have a lead and it’s pointing to cilantro as a possible cause behind the illnesses. As of Sept 21, there were 279 confirmed patients across 29 states, according to the Centers For Disease and Prevention. The agency first identified the outbreak on Sept 2… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Ajinomoto Foods North America Inc. of Hayward, CA, is recalling more than 16 tons of pounds of raw, frozen chicken and vegetable potsticker products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically clear flexible and hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. “The problem was discovered after the… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Nestle USA Inc. of Schaumburg, IL, is recalling almost 14 tons of frozen DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust pepperoni pizza because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains textured soy protein, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label…. Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Two studies in different European countries have both emphasized the need to improve consumer awareness and education to prevent botulism. The first study looked at epidemiological data on foodborne botulism in Western Romania over the past decade. Botulism poisoning is a rare illness caused by toxins produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Medical records from one… Continue Reading
  • by Bill Marler
    Opinion The RCAHD is currently investigating nine cases of hepatitis A associated with this exposure. An employee who worked at three Famous Anthony’s restaurant locations in Roanoke has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. As a result, the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD) announced today that anyone who visited any of these three Famous… Continue Reading
  • by Coral Beach
    Laboratory testing has shown that norovirus is behind dozens of illnesses among students and staff at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. University officials have been working with public health officials since Sept. 21 when about a dozen students reported symptoms consistent with foodborne illnesses, specifically norovirus. “On Friday evening, our facilities team began deep cleaning… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    A food recall warning issued on Sept. 8 has been updated to include additional product information. European Butcher is recalling European Butcher brand Smoked Pork Hock from the marketplace because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation. Consumers should not consume the… Continue Reading