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Disinfection by-products: check them out!
Ever since Dr. John Snow established in 1854 that water could be a mode of transmission for deadly diseases such as cholera, water disinfection is a basic requirement in all drinking water treatment process....
Genetic Sequencing Sheds Light on Overlooked Pathogen
Illness from the bacteria Bacillus cereus can mimic the stomach flu, which is why it may not get as much research attention as pathogens such as Listeria and Salmonella, which are more likely to have severe and sometimes fatal health outcomes.
Poppy Seeds can Kill – Manufacturers and Retailers be Forewarned
The State of Arkansas is stepping up as a leader and pushing responsible retailers to stop selling a defective and potentially deadly product. Hopefully the FDA will act as well as the DEA.
How to ensure batch traceability in your food process
The ability for food manufacturers to recall contaminated food products was publicly tested last year in the Listeriosis outbreak. In addition to processed meat products, frozen corn and eggs were also whipped off shelves following reports of other food borne hazards.
The role of the CEO in your food safety internal audit programme
Internal audits are a mandatory requirement of all the FSMS standards such as FSSC 22000, BRC and even national retail standards and this management tool should be implemented to support corporate governance activities and not just ticking a box for food safety expectations...
The one year anniversary of the listeriosis outbreak
This week we mark one year since the Department of Health confirmed they had identified the source of the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa - the largest outbreak of listeriosis in the world to date.
FDA Releases its Strategy for the Safety of Imported Food
Agency outlines multi-layer approach to ensuring that food imports are safe.In February, FDA released its “Strategy for the Safety of Imported Food” outlining the agency’s comprehensive approach to helping ensure the safety of food imported into the United States...
Kratom research shows huge increase in calls to poison centers; another recall initiated
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.
Europe sees rise in trichinellosis cases
The number of trichinellosis cases in Europe increased by more than 50 from 2016 to 2017 following several years of decline.For 2016, 13 countries reported 166 infections and 101 confirmed cases. In 2017, 15 countries had...
Scottish cheesemakers challenge guidance on raw milk in their products
Five Scottish companies have launched a fundraising campaign for legal fees to challenge new inspection and enforcement guidance, including food safety measures, regarding raw milk cheese.
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