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  • by Bill Marler
    Opinion I am a trial lawyer who has for the last 30 years built a practice on food pathogens. Since the Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak in 1993, I have represented thousands of families who were devastated for doing what we all do every day – eat food.  In those 30 years a variety of members… Continue Reading
  • by Coral Beach
    Pregnant women shouldn’t eat canned tuna and children and adults should eat less that the FDA recommends according to new research by Consumer Reports. The organization tested five brands of tuna to check mercury levels. Consumer Reports (CR) tested Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea, Starkist, Safe Catch and Wild Planet in cans. Pouch containers… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Ahead of the State of the Union, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) was out with its own “key achievements” for 2022 that it said “further protected public health through food safety; created more and better market opportunities; and advanced racial justice, equity, and opportunity.” Reducing Illnesses Linked to Salmonella in PoultryAfter announcing it would reevaluate… Continue Reading
  • by Joe Whitworth
    Experts have identified and evaluated ways to reduce foodborne illness associated with sprouts. They reviewed studies as well as guidelines from authorities and industry associations with findings published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). In 2019, the Codex Alimentarius Commission approved new work to… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Ukraine is moderately prepared to meet EU requirements in the area of food safety, according to the European Commission. Details come from reports published by the EU Commission assessing the capacity of Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia to meet the obligations of EU membership. Moldova and Georgia applied to be member states in March 2022. Ukraine… Continue Reading
  • by Coral Beach
    The J.M. Smucker company has five working days left to respond to an FDA warning letter about conditions in its Jif peanut butter plant that was the source of a Salmonella outbreak in 2022. If the Valentine’s Day deadline is not met, the iconic company will be in the crosshairs of the Food and Drug… Continue Reading
  • by Dan Flynn
    CBD, the second most prevalent active ingredient in marijuana, is readily obtainable just about everywhere in the United States. By itself, it does not cause a “high” and the World Health Organization finds no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has decided there… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Researchers have looked at the burden of Salmonella in children in Portugal to help improve knowledge of the pathogen in the country. The study aimed to characterize, from an epidemiological, microbiological, and clinical perspective, cases of Salmonella among children. In Portugal, from 2011 to 2014, 785 Salmonella infections were reported with more than 80 percent in… Continue Reading
  • by Joe Whitworth
    Chinese officials recorded almost 500 mushroom poisoning outbreaks in 2022 with 28 associated deaths. This past year, China CDC investigated 482 incidents of mushroom poisoning across 21 regions. This resulted in 1,332 patients and 28 deaths. Incidents and patients were more than in 2019 and 2021 but fewer than in 2020, while deaths slightly increased. Mushroom… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    The Dietary Guidelines for Americans were last updated just as the pandemic got underway and they got very little attention. This time, it’s likely to be different when the public process gets underway. next week. The inaugural meeting of the advisory Committee (See the list of members here) is scheduled for Feb. 9-10 and will… Continue Reading