Coral Beach

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Managing Editor Coral Beach is a print journalist with more than 30 years experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, trade publications and freelance clients including the Kansas City Star, the Independence Examiner and Land Line Magazine. Before joining Food Safety News, Beach was a reporter for The Packer newspaper, an online and broadsheet trade publication covering the fresh produce industry in North America. During her time at The Packer, Beach specialized in food safety topics related to legislation, regulation, recalls and foodborne illness outbreaks. A Jayhawk by birth and education, Beach earned her bachelor’s of science in journalism from the University of Kansas. She enjoys playing trumpet in a community concert band and hanging our with her sister Sandy Beach at the beach house.

Latest Articles

Golden Pearl Mushrooms Ltd. is recalling GPM brand Pea Shoots from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below, according to a notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Golden Pearl Mushrooms distributed the raw pea shoots to retailers in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. The recall was triggered by CFIA test results. The agency is conducting a food safety investigation, which…
Public health officials say a Salmonella outbreak traced to ground beef from the world’s largest beef producer is technically over, but there is a continuing threat because unknowing consumers likely still have some of the implicated meat in their home freezers. With 403 laboratory-confirmed patients across 30 states, the outbreak spanned at least five months, according to the final outbreak report posted March 22 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health officials did…
Canadian officials have posted the 13th recall notice related to more than a dozen Salmonella outbreaks — some ongoing — in their country in the past 22 months. Investigators have traced the outbreaks to frozen breaded chicken nuggets, patties and similar products. In the latest recall, posted March 21, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency urged consumers to check their homes for certain Janes brand “Pub Style – Chicken Nuggets – Breaded Chicken Cutlettes” and…
A man who has been seeking changes to U.S. law since his son died from morphine intoxication in 2016 expects to see bills filed in April. His son wasn’t using drugs. It was unwashed poppy seeds, bought on Amazon.com and brewed as tea, that killed him. The draft legislation expected to be introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate in early April. It would establish the definition of unwashed poppy seeds as “poppy…
Opinion The Food and Drug Administration has posted a recall notice for some of Pillsbury’s flour, which the company sent to its business partners a week ago. As you may recall, I reported earlier this week about the company’s failure to go public with the recall and the positive Salmonella test behind it. Grocery store owners were on it, though, with at least three well known chains posting the recall on their websites as soon…
Opinion There’s a new ground beef in town. Its proud father is working to make sure folks know it for what it is. Ground beef. The father? Eldon Roth. As far as I know, Roth didn’t enter the “Twilight Zone” to find his latest progeny. But, a line from Rod Serling’s famous Zone intro describes the context in which it was conceived: “It lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his…
Editor’s note: This story, originally posted March 12, 2019, at 5:45 p.m. EDT, has been updated throughout to include comments from the company. The parent company of Pillsbury posted a recall notice on its website today (March 12), four days after notifying some grocery chains that certain lots of Pillsbury flour in 5-pound bags might be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Hometown Food Co. Inc. responded to questions from Food Safety News regarding the recall and circumstances…
St. Patrick’s Day is the deadline to apply for the Dave Theno Food Safety Fellowship, which provides an undergraduate from a U.S. Land Grant University a $25,000 salary for a year of work with the non-profit group Stop Foodborne Illness. Applicants for the 2019-20 fellowship must have graduated between 2016 and 2019 with a food science or animal science bachelors degree. Preference will be given to those seeking a career in food industry or food…
Two grocery chains are reporting that the parent company of the Pillsbury Co. has initiated a nationwide recall of flour packaged under the iconic brand because of possible Salmonella contamination. However, neither Pillsbury nor its owner Hometown Food Co. had posted the recall on their websites, or with the Food and Drug Administration, as of last night.  The Publix and Winn-Dixie grocery chains both posted the recall information on their websites Friday. Neither chain reported…
Another kratom recall is underway, adding to the long list of such products recalled for Salmonella risks. The new recall follows a research report showing a 52-fold increase in kratom reports at poison control centers from 2011 to 2017. The research report, published in the Journal of Clinical Toxicology, points to a 41-state Salmonella outbreak traced to kratom products as evidence of increasing problems with the substance. The outbreak from January 2017 through May 2018…