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Inadequate Cooking and Handling Partly to Blame for Persistent Salmonella Illnesses in Canada
September 14, 2018
Inadequate Cooking and Handling Partly to Blame for Persistent Salmonella Illnesses in Canada

To help combat these ongoing illnesses, the Government of Canada is partnering with the food manufacturing industry and food retailers to reduce Salmonella in frozen raw breaded chicken products produced on or after April 1, 2019, to below detectable amounts, thereby reducing the risk of illness for everyone who handles or consumes these types of products.

USDA Offers Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Hurricane Florence
September 13, 2018
USDA Offers Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Hurricane Florence

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Florence.

Salmonella Outbreak in Southeast Region Linked to Eggs from Alabama Farm
September 11, 2018
Salmonella Outbreak in Southeast Region Linked to Eggs from Alabama Farm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with various local and state partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to shell eggs.

First Certification Body Accredited Under FDA’s Third-Party Program
September 6, 2018
First Certification Body Accredited Under FDA’s Third-Party Program

Perry Johnson Registrars Food Safety, Inc. of Troy, MI has become the first certification body to be accredited under FDA’s Accredited Third-Party Certification Program for the following program scopes: Produce Safety; Preventive Controls for Human Food; Juice HACCP, and Seafood HACCP.

Cilantro From U.S. and Mexico Test Positive for Cyclospora Parasite
September 5, 2018
Cilantro From U.S. and Mexico Test Positive for Cyclospora Parasite

Recently, FDA added a new test to an ongoing sampling project: Cyclospora cayetanensis. The agency has a new analytical testing method for this parasite.

South Africa’s Deadly Listeria Outbreak Declared Over
September 4, 2018
South Africa’s Deadly Listeria Outbreak Declared Over

South Africa’s health minister declared an end to the listeriosis outbreak caused by ready-to-eat (RTE) deli meat. As of the last Situation Report, released in July 2018, there were 1,060 laboratory-confirmed cases and 216 deaths.

17 Illnesses and 1 Death in Kosher Chicken Salmonella Outbreak
August 30, 2018
17 Illnesses and 1 Death in Kosher Chicken Salmonella Outbreak

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS), along with Empire Kosher Poultry, Inc., issued a public health alert warning consumers about possible Salmonella contamination in raw, kosher chicken products.

FDA: Avoid Frozen Desserts and Drinks Made with Liquid Nitrogen
August 30, 2018
FDA: Avoid Frozen Desserts and Drinks Made with Liquid Nitrogen

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is telling consumers and retailers to avoid eating, selling, or handling food products that are prepared by adding liquid nitrogen at the point of sale, immediately before consumption.

USDA FSIS Clears Up Inaccurate Media Reports Regarding Poultry Sampling Results
August 29, 2018
USDA FSIS Clears Up Inaccurate Media Reports Regarding Poultry Sampling Results

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), in a letter authored by Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety Carmen Rottenberg, is clearing up faulty information that was disseminated last year regarding poultry sampling test results.

Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews Frank Yiannas, Walmart's VP of Food Safety
August 28, 2018
Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews Frank Yiannas, Walmart's VP of Food Safety

In this interview, Frank Yiannas shares how Walmart approaches food safety and culture.

FDA Recognizes IAS as Accreditation Body Under FSMA Program
August 24, 2018
FDA Recognizes IAS as Accreditation Body Under FSMA Program

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has recognized Brea, CA-based International Accreditation Services (IAS) as an accreditation body under the Accredited Third-Party Certification Program for a period of 5 years.

Study: Listeriosis Outbreaks Go Undetected in the EU; Whole-Genome Sequencing Can Help
August 22, 2018
Study: Listeriosis Outbreaks Go Undetected in the EU; Whole-Genome Sequencing Can Help

A study conducted by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has found that most listeriosis outbreaks go undetected.

Ireland Cracks Down on Restaurants Serving Undercooked Beef Burgers
August 16, 2018
Ireland Cracks Down on Restaurants Serving Undercooked Beef Burgers

In a July 31st notice, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) warned restaurants and other foodservice establishments about the dangers of not properly cooking minced beef burgers.

Court Order Bans EPA’s Use of Widely Used, Potentially Harmful Pesticide
August 14, 2018
Court Order Bans EPA’s Use of Widely Used, Potentially Harmful Pesticide

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been ordered by the Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to ban the use of chlorpyrifos, a commonly used pesticide for various fruit, nut, and vegetable crops.

USDA Survey: Produce Growers and Food Safety Before FSMA Implementation
August 9, 2018
USDA Survey: Produce Growers and Food Safety Before FSMA Implementation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a summary of a study entitled Before Implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Rule: A Survey of U.S. Produce Growers.

Dole Brand Spinach Recalled in Canada for Possible Listeria Contamination
August 9, 2018
Dole Brand Spinach Recalled in Canada for Possible Listeria Contamination

In Canada, Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. has recalled Dole brand Baby Spinach with Tender Reds from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Romaine Lettuce Outbreak: FDA Identifies Cattle Operation Near Contaminated Canal Water
August 7, 2018
Romaine Lettuce Outbreak: FDA Identifies Cattle Operation Near Contaminated Canal Water

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the newly formed Leafy Greens Food Safety Task Force, met for 2 days to share preliminary hypotheses from the Environmental Assessment in the Yuma, AZ, growing region to facilitate conversations with state and local officials, industry and local growers on the hypotheses and associated actions necessary to prevent such an outbreak from occurring again.

FDA Update on FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule
August 2, 2018
FDA Update on FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule

On July 31, a letter about the progress made thus far on the Produce Safety Rule mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was published by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.

Chipotle Store Temporarily Closes Amid Hundreds of Foodborne Illness Complaints
Chipotle Store Temporarily Closes Amid Hundreds of Foodborne Illness Complaints

This week, Chipotle Mexican Grill faced yet another food safety failure, this time in the Columbus, OH, area.

CDC: Norovirus, Chicken, Fish, and Dairy are Top Foodborne Illness Causes and Sources
July 30, 2018
CDC: Norovirus, Chicken, Fish, and Dairy are Top Foodborne Illness Causes and Sources

Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data on foodborne illness in Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks--United States, 2009-2015.

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