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  • by News Desk
    Health officials in Ireland are investigating an E. coli O26 outbreak at a childcare facility. Officials with the Department of Public Health Mid-West of the Health Service Executive (HSE) said the agency is managing the outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) and highlighted the importance of effective hand hygiene and well water treatment. The agency… Continue Reading
  • by Joe Whitworth
    Belgium’s system to prevent microbiological risks before and during harvest of certain foods has been criticized by the EU’s health and safety body. Officials in Belgium disagree. A DG Sante audit found Belgium’s program is not designed to identify businesses that don’t have measures to stop the risk of contamination at these stages of production… 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
  • by News Desk
    Local media in the Seattle area are reporting the a woman found a dead lizard in her restaurant salad. Maniza Qureshi reported the incident to Seattle & King County Public Health after the shocking experience with a lunchtime salad from an Evergreens restaurant. “No other complaints of foreign items in the salad have been received… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Whole Foods Market is recalling Cahill Cheddar Porter and Whiskey Cheddar Cheeses in 22 states because of a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.  The issue was discovered when Whole Foods Market was notified by a distributor of a positive test result for the bacterial pathogen, according to the company’s recall notice posted by the Food… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    A King County, WA, food inspector shut down five food stands at Seattle’s Alki Beach on Saturday for operating without a valid permit. The Public Health food inspector found the five food establishments operating at Alki Beach in Seattle without a valid food establishment permit on Saturday, July 24th, and were directed to immediately cease… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    McCormick & Company Inc. is recalling McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning, McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning and Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning because of possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was shipped to 32 states: Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina,… Continue Reading
  • by Dan Flynn
    Stewart Parnell, 67, and Michael Parnell, 62, have returned to their low and medium secure lockups after appearing for their motion hearings last month at the C.B. King Courthouse in Albany, GA. Transcripts of those proceedings also became available to the parties, kicking off the written arguments for U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Q. Langstaff. Ultimately,… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for data on two heavy metals in a range of food types. The first covers methylmercury and total mercury in orange roughy, pink cusk-eel and all toothfish and the second is on lead in cereal-based foods and ready-to-eat meals for infants and young children; dried spices and culinary… Continue Reading
  • by Joe Whitworth
    More than 450 foodborne outbreaks were reported over a three-year period in Australia, according to a new study. The 452 confirmed and suspected foodborne outbreaks affected 7,361 people, caused 705 hospitalizations and 18 deaths from 2013 to 2015. Salmonella was the main agent identified and restaurants were the most frequently-reported food preparation setting. There were… Continue Reading