Proposed changes in an FDA rule for produce growers regarding food safety measures will change the face of public health even though it would eliminate some water testing requirements, according to the agency’s top food safety official.
At least four European countries have been affected by a Salmonella outbreak with investigators as yet unable to determine the source.
Thirteen people have fallen ill in Iceland, eight in Denmark, one in Sweden and an unknown number of people…
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Frequently, APHA vs Butz (1974) is cited as a reason that Salmonella cannot be declared an adulterant. That decision was based in part on an unsubstantiated political opinion contrary to previous, contemporary, and following science. This column will discuss…
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The Denver-based National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) has researched and carefully crafted a series of new policy statements in response to concerns from environmental health professionals and industry.
The full policy statements are available at https://www.neha.org/government-affairs/neha-policy-statements . NEHA represents more…
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A man has been given a 10-month jail sentence in England after pleading guilty to 39 food hygiene offences.
Gent Jakupi of New Park St, Devizes and Andover Road, Ludgershall, pleaded guilty at Swindon Magistrates Court in October.
The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has begun a new collaborative effort to study antimicrobial use and resistance on commercial swine farms in the Midwest.
Each year in the United States, at least 2.8 million people are…
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Nine more people are sick in a Salmonella outbreak of unknown origin, according to an update from the Food and Drug Administration.
The case count for the Salmonella Javiana outbreak linked to an unknown source has increased to 28 cases,…
Continue Reading Salmonella outbreak case count grows as FDA begins traceback; no food specified
Climate change impacts such as higher average temperatures and more rain or droughts could increase the occurrence of some pathogens, according to a report from the Swedish Food Agency (Livsmedelsverket).
The report also looks at the hazards that may become…
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The investigation into an E. Coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to baby spinach is in the on-site inspection phase for at least one company, according to an update from the Food and Drug Administration.
The FDA had already begun product traceback…
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Listeria can be found in salmon production environments and on fish, according to a study in Norway.
Researchers said fish with low levels of Listeria monocytogenes could enter the downstream supply so maintaining the cold chain during transportation and further processing is…
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