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Multistate E. coli Outbreak Linked to New England Meat Producer
September 29, 2016
Multistate E. coli Outbreak Linked to New England Meat Producer

A multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 (STEC O157:H7) infections is currently being investigated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

FDA Updates Food Facility Registration Product Categories in Guidance
September 27, 2016
FDA Updates Food Facility Registration Product Categories in Guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued updated guidance today that will help enhance FDA’s ability to respond quickly and accurately to food-related emergencies by updating the food product categories that companies can select when registering with the agency.

Another Listeria Recall for Blue Bell Ice Cream
September 22, 2016
Another Listeria Recall for Blue Bell Ice Cream

Blue Bell Creameries is recalling packages of ice cream containing chocolate chip cookie dough due to the possibility of Listeria contamination.

New Campaign Sheds Light on Chipotle’s Improved Food Safety Program
September 21, 2016
New Campaign Sheds Light on Chipotle’s Improved Food Safety Program

Today, Chipotle launched a new marketing campaign aimed at reassuring consumers that their food is safe to eat.

Trump to Limit Role of “FDA Food Police”
September 16, 2016
Trump to Limit Role of “FDA Food Police”

Yesterday, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign team released a list of “specific regulations to be eliminated” if the Republican nominee is elected to the White House come November 8th.

EFSA: White Food Coloring Chemical Poses No Consumer Health Concerns
September 14, 2016
EFSA: White Food Coloring Chemical Poses No Consumer Health Concerns
The 5-Second Rule is Bogus, Say Rutgers Researchers
September 12, 2016
The 5-Second Rule is Bogus, Say Rutgers Researchers

Rutgers University researchers have found that the popular notion of the 5-second rule isn't actually accurate.

$21 Million of FSMA Help Going to 42 States, Courtesy of FDA
September 9, 2016
$21 Million of FSMA Help Going to 42 States, Courtesy of FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will be awarding $21.8 million to support 42 states with implementing the agency's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) produce safety rule. 

Chipotle Settles with Sickened Customers One Year After E. coli, Norovirus Outbreaks
September 9, 2016
Chipotle Settles with Sickened Customers One Year After E. coli, Norovirus Outbreaks

Chipotle Mexican Grill has reportedly reached a settlement with more than 100 customers who fell ill after the chain suffered a series of foodborne outbreak last year.

CDC Links Hepatitis A Outbreak to Strawberries from Egypt
September 7, 2016
CDC Links Hepatitis A Outbreak to Strawberries from Egypt

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and multiple state public health officials are investigating the origin of a multistate Hepatitis A outbreak linked to strawberries.

Hurricane Hermine Prompts New USDA Food Safety Advice
September 2, 2016
Hurricane Hermine Prompts New USDA Food Safety Advice

Just over a week after flood waters wreaked havoc on Louisiana, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is again sharing life-saving food safety advice, this time for residents in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas as Hurricane Hermine makes landfall.

Survey: Despite the Risks, Brits Prefer Undercooked Hamburgers
August 31, 2016
Survey: Despite the Risks, Brits Prefer Undercooked Hamburgers

Research conducted by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) last summer reveals that over 5 million citizens of Great Britain are at risk for foodborne illness linked to undercooked hamburgers. The survey results were released just as the UK was celebrating National Burger Day last week.

Listeria Recall Affects Major U.S. Food Retailers
August 29, 2016
Listeria Recall Affects Major U.S. Food Retailers

Country Fresh--a Houston, TX food producer--has recalled 30,000 cases of fresh cut vegetables and other products like pico de gallo that are sold at big name retailers. The food items are possibly contaminated with Listeria.

Leafy Greens Added to CDC’s Foodborne Illness Questionnaire
August 26, 2016
Leafy Greens Added to CDC’s Foodborne Illness Questionnaire

After a Listeria outbreak involving bagged salads produced by Dole, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now including leafy greens on food history questionnaires that are used to interview foodborne illness patients.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Responds to FDA Warning Letter
August 25, 2016
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Responds to FDA Warning Letter

Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter to a Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream manufacturing plant in Columbus, OH because they had uncovered Listeria in the facility.

Some FSMA Compliance Dates Extended by FDA
August 24, 2016
Some FSMA Compliance Dates Extended by FDA

Yesterday, the FDA issued a final rule that extends and clarifies the compliance dates for certain provisions in four of the seven foundational rules.

USDA Updates Food Safety Tips for Flood Affected Areas
August 23, 2016
USDA Updates Food Safety Tips for Flood Affected Areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has refreshed its list of recommendations to avoid foodborne illness for those impacted by recent flooding, specifically in the state of Louisiana.

FSIS Report Covers 16 Years of Salmonella Trends
August 18, 2016
FSIS Report Covers 16 Years of Salmonella Trends

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has released a detailed report outlining 16 years worth of Salmonella data.

FDA Rules on GRAS Ingredients
August 12, 2016
FDA Rules on GRAS Ingredients

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule outlining the criteria that will decide whether or not an ingredient meant for use in human or animal food is generally recognized as safe (GRAS).

FDA: Denver Sprouts Company Linked to Multistate Outbreak
August 10, 2016
FDA: Denver Sprouts Company Linked to Multistate Outbreak

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella has been linked to a Denver, CO-based sprout company. At least 30 people have fallen ill and five were hospitalized after consuming alfalfa sprouts originating from Sprouts Extraordinaire.

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