The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced May 27 that it has received reports of 50 new Salmonella Heidelberg infections likely related to Foster Farms chicken since April 9. The agency said it is continuing its investigation of this outbreak, in which 574 persons infected with Salmonella Heidelberg have been reported from 27 states and Puerto Rico since March 1, 2013.
The food safety agency Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) this month issued a Food Industry Recall Protocol, which provides information on recalling food in Australia and guidance for food businesses on developing a written food recall plan.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending the comment period on a food safety rule intended to prevent contamination during transit.
U.S. health officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (E. coli) O121 infections linked to raw clover sprouts that have sickened as many as 10 people, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced May 22.
Health officials are concerned that as many as 5,000 people could have been exposed to hepatitis A at a Red Robin restaurant in Springfield, MO, after a worker was diagnosed with the virus.
An Iowa company and two executives were charged Wednesday [May 21] with selling the eggs responsible for a 2010 salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands of people and led to an unprecedented recall of 550 million eggs.
General public concern about food safety has shown a marked increase over the past two years, according to a recent survey by Chicago-based consultancy Technomic. In a poll conducted in mid-July, Technomic found that 40 percent of consumers were “extremely concerned” about food safety issues in restaurants.