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  • by Dan Flynn
    The State of California has until April 2 to respond to a Petition for a writ of certiorari filed with the U.S. Supreme Court by the North American Meat Institute (NAMI). Attorneys for NAMI say enactment of California’s Proposition 12 demands the Supreme Court answer a question raised by the so-called Farm Animal Confinement Initiative. That… Continue Reading
  • by Joe Whitworth
    The decline in testing referrals for certain diseases during the coronavirus pandemic was greatest for foodborne and waterborne infections, according to an analysis in Norway. The project compares the number of referrals for diagnostic testing of selected notifiable pathogens and the proportion that tested positive during six months of the COVID-19 pandemic — March to… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    The Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) is hosting the Consumer Food Safety Education Virtual Conference, March 9-12. The conference is dedicated to consumer food safety education. “COVID-19 has us shining a spotlight on home meal preparation, hand hygiene and food delivery,” said Shelley Feist, executive director of PFSE. “This event offers up new data… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Irish officials investigated almost 50 unregistered food businesses in 2020 which is more than double the figure from the year before. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) was part of enquiries into 47 unregistered firms this past year compared to 19 in 2019. Investigations resulted in 17 tons of unfit or unsafe food taken… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    The table below shows outbreak investigations being managed by FDA’s CORE Response Teams so far this year. 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… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Bravo Packing Inc. of Carneys Point, NJ, is recalling all of its raw frozen pet food — ground beef and  “Performance Dog” — after tests showed contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. The FDA is urging consumers to take extra care if they have any of the recalled dog food in their homes because there… Continue Reading
  • by Dan Flynn
    Food Safety News has learned that brothers Stewart and Michael Parnell are quietly working for “compassionate release” under the First Step Act, which is a Trump-era prison reform that has seen thousands released from federal prisons. The Parnells were convicted in a jury trial in 2014 for multiple federal felonies associated with a deadly 2008… Continue Reading
  • by Joe Whitworth
    Campylobacter, Salmonella and E. coli infections declined in Europe but Listeria monocytogenes infections went up in 2019, according to figures from the zoonoses report. Campylobacteriosis was the top infection followed by Salmonellosis, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), yersiniosis and listeriosis, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Abstracts from a cancelled event have been issued on outbreaks in Brazil, Pakistan and Malaysia. The conference abstracts were scheduled to be presented at the International Congress on Infectious Diseases in September 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but the gathering was called off because of the coronavirus pandemic. Studies in the International Journal of Infectious… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    A California company is recalling almost 300,000 pounds of ready-to-eat corned beef that was imported and distributed in the United States without the benefit of import re-inspection, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Milky Way International Trading Corp., doing business as MW Polar of Norwalk, CA, imported the corned beef from… Continue Reading