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  • by Coral Beach
    The FDA and CDC continue investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to unpasteurized, raw milk cheese from RAW FARM LLC, formerly known as Organic Pasteurs. As this investigation continues, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to recommend that people not eat, sell, or serve… Continue Reading
  • by Darin Detwiler
    — OPINION — In the aftermath of the groundbreaking plea agreement with Family Dollar Stores LLC, entailing a fine and forfeiture totaling $41.675 million for storing food, drugs, medical devices, and cosmetics in unsanitary conditions, we are starkly reminded of the imperative for stringent regulatory enforcement within the domain of food safety. This agreement, representing… Continue Reading
  • by Dan Flynn
    Kicking deadlines down the road over government shutdowns is much like those punt kicks in the NFL playoffs.  They don’t generally win the game, but the skill involved is appreciated. Without another short-term deal; a partial federal government shutdown will commence at 12:01 a.m. Saturday for some government agencies. Government shutdowns are usually short or postponed… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Researchers in Germany have provided an initial evaluation into the microbial quality of plant-based “meat.” The microbiological status of 10 raw plant-based ground meat products was assessed. Items produced by different companies made from soy, pea, oats, or wheat were obtained in 2021 from Kiel, northern Germany stores. Total bacterial counts at the end of… Continue Reading
  • by Joe Whitworth
    Updated data in Europe shows resistance to commonly used antimicrobials was frequent in Salmonella and Campylobacter isolates from humans.  The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said findings and trends were consistent with previous years. When antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs in bacteria present in animals and food that cause human infections, it… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Roland Foods LLC of New York City is recalling a specific production code of Roland Tahini 100 percent Ground Sesame Seeds in 16-ounce bottles because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. “The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, which revealed… Continue Reading
  • by Dan Flynn
    Amos Miller makes his first state court appearance tomorrow since the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture searched his farm under a court-issued warrant. Miller, who claimed so-called “Sovereign Citizen” status as a defense in federal court, must appear at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 29 before Judge Thomas B. Sponaugle in Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County Court of Common… Continue Reading
  • by Coral Beach
    More children have been identified as patients in an outbreak of lead poisonings traced to certain cinnamon applesauce products. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention there are now 468 patients spread across 44 states. That’s up from the 422 patients identified in the previous update on Feb. 13. The implicated cinnamon applesauce… Continue Reading
  • by Joe Whitworth
    A European court has backed a decision by Greek authorities not to approve a product designed to prevent Listeria in certain products. The case involves Listex P100, a product from Dutch company Micreos, intended for use against Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat food of animal origin. The court ruled that the EU Commission must approve such a product…. Continue Reading
  • by Coral Beach
    The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has released its outbreak report for fiscal year 2023 and detailed the six investigations carried out during that time. The report covers Oct. 1, 2022, to Sept. 2023 and provides information about outbreaks that sickened more than 100 people with more than 30 hospitalizations. “While investigating outbreaks is… Continue Reading