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  • by Coral Beach
    The Food and Drug Administration’s first Deputy Commissioner for Human Foods, Jim Jones, started his work yesterday and sent the below letter to colleagues. FDA Commissioner Robert Calif appointed Jones after the agency’s embarrassing turmoil over the lack of a clear chain of command on the food side of its responsibilities. Internal staff and administrators,… Continue Reading
  • by Dan Flynn
    Come Sunday, Oct. 1, it seems just about everyone expects the government of the United States will run out of money or at least the authority to keep spending it. And it all comes just ahead of a week that is feeling like a runaway bobsled with no one in control. Shutdown Sunday will happen,… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Authorities in Finland are investigating a recent increase in Salmonella Enteritidis infections. The Finnish Food Authority (Ruokavirasto) and the National Institute of Health and Welfare (THL) reported that 50 people have become ill from across the country during August and September. In 2022, only five domestically acquired Salmonella Enteritidis infections were recorded in the same… Continue Reading
  • by Joe Whitworth
    There was a significant increase in the number of outbreaks and people sick in them in 2022 in the Netherlands, according to recent figures. In 2022, 1,165 outbreaks were reported, with 4,470 people falling ill. In 2021, there were 838 outbreaks with 3,517 cases. The specific causes of the rise are uncertain but could be… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Costco is recalling Organic Chicken Bone Broth sold between Sept.8, 2022, through Sept. 22, 2023. “The product may have the potential for non-pathogenic microbial contamination, which may result in product bloating, shortened shelf-life, and potential for early spoilage,” according to a recall letter sent to Costco shoppers. Description: Culinary Treasures 32oz Organic Chicken Bone Broth… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Del Valle Import and Export LLC, a distributor and importer in Kenner, LA, is recalling 1,271 pounds of ready-to-eat pork chicharrones that were imported from Honduras, a country ineligible to export pork products to the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. “FSIS is concerned that some… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Ararat Trading (2002) Corp. is recalling Ararat brand Tahina from the marketplace because of possible Salmonella contamination. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. According to the CFIA, the recalled products were distributed in Ontario and Quebec, Canada. Recalled products: Brand Product Size UPC Codes Ararat Tahina 600 g 8… Continue Reading
  • by U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Dr. Kenneth Clevenger completed his undergraduate requirements at what is now known as the University of Texas at Arlington. After receiving his associate degree in animal science, he transferred to Texas A&M University and earned a bachelor’s degree in the same discipline. After graduating with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M College… Continue Reading
  • by Joe Whitworth
    According to the latest data, there has been an annual decline in the number of incidents and recalls handled by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). The FSA unit that deals with incident response and prevention said challenges include the increasing demands of foodborne outbreak management, the need to adapt after Britain’s EU exit, and the… Continue Reading
  • by Jonan Pilet
    Researchers from the Florida State University College of Medicine have unveiled findings from an ongoing study revealing a potential link between aspartame consumption and learning and memory deficits in mice.  Aspartame is an artificial sweetener widely used in various food and beverage products since the 1980s. It is commonly found in diet drinks, chewing gum,… Continue Reading