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  • by Joe Whitworth
    Three people have died and more than 60 have fallen ill in a serious Listeria outbreak in Italy. The Ministry of Health (Ministero della Salute) said there had been an increase in cases of listeriosis in various Italian regions, because of contamination of food by Listeria monocytogenes. Investigations have revealed a connection between some of… Continue Reading
  • by Coral Beach
    A group of cattle ranchers is pushing hard for reforms on country-of-origin-labeling, known as COOL, and the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture says he is already working on the situation. R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America is out with a new poll of voters that the group says shows “overwhelming” support for mandatory COOL legislation. “Too many… Continue Reading
  • by Guest Contributor
    This is an excerpt from a letter sent to President Biden earlier this month by a coalition of 150 groups. The topic of the letter was the upcoming negotiation of the Farm Bill, which includes many topics. Here is the section of the letter pertaining to food safety.  Every five years, Congress reauthorizes the Farm… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Detections of Salmonella in raw meat-based pet food in the United Kingdom have hit their highest ever level, according to a report. This poses a risk to people who handle it. Data on Salmonella reports from livestock species and in feed and pet food in England, Wales and Scotland was collected by the Animal and… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Keswick Creamery at Carrock Farms LLC of Newburg, PA, is recalling various raw and pasteurized cheese products because all products manufactured by the firm have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products were distributed to farm stores and farmers markets in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania. The recall was initiated… Continue Reading
  • by STOP Foodborne Illness
    — OPINION — Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published the results of its internal review of the agency’s actions — and inaction — in connection with the February 2022 recall of powdered infant formula manufactured by Abbott Nutrition’s plant in Sturgis, MI. The FDA’s self-evaluation paints a grim picture. The report documents… Continue Reading
  • by Joe Whitworth
    Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has warned of major food safety and standards risks if the United Kingdom scraps certain European rules. The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill covers more than 2,400 pieces of EU legislation. These regulations were kept in UK law at the end of the Brexit transition period. The Bill includes a date… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    A Salmonella outbreak in Denmark has ended without the source being identified although patient interviews pointed to chicken. From the end of March to early August, 22 people were infected with the same type of Salmonella Enteritidis. Patients included 15 men and seven women. They were between 8 and 59 years old with a median… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    The Food and Drug Administration is continuing its use of 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 to… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Behrmann Meat and Processing Inc., of Albers, IL, is recalling 87,382 pounds of various ready-to-eat (RTE) meat products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.  The problem was discovered through product and environmental testing performed by FSIS and the establishment, which identified Listeria… Continue Reading