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Treating virulent strain of Salmonella as adulterant in largest beef recall in history

04 October 2018

Yesterdayâ??s big beef recall is the largest in history for possible Salmonella contamination, says retired USDA microbiologist Carl Custer.  â??Never such a massive recall on ground beef related to

U.S. representative wants to know what FDA is doing to ensure egg safety

04 October 2018

A day after the CDC reported two dozen more people have been confirmed with Salmonella infections traced to eggs, a member of Congress asked the head of the Food and Drug Administration to explain wha

Will the foodservice industry ever knock down itâ??s brick wall of denial?

04 October 2018

Opinion Day after day, I watch the list of foodborne illness casualties accumulate.  As a food safety expert, I receive a ridiculous number of recall alerts and foodborne illness outbreak notices dai

JBS in massive beef recall over 16-state Salmonella outbreak with 57 illnesses

04 October 2018

Raw ground beef is the probable source of a new 16-state Salmonella outbreak involving 57 illnesses, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thur

Test shows Listeria monocytogenes in smoked salmon; recall underway

03 October 2018

Canadian food safety officials are investigating smoked salmon marketed by Monsieur Ã?mile Smokehouse after government testing found Listeria monocytogenes in the companyâ??s product. The Canadian Foo

Africa sets sights on tackling foodborne disease burden

03 October 2018

An index to help tackle the burden of foodborne diseases in Africa launched this week. The African Food Safety Index (AFSI) was unveiled by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation

Listeria illnesses spurs recall of ready-to-eat ham products; one person dead

03 October 2018

Smithfield, NC-based Johnston County Hams Inc. initiated a recall on Wednesday of more than 89,000 pounds of ready-to-eat ham in relation to Listeria monocytogenes infections. Some of the recalled pro

FDA enforcement delay provides time to educate produce growers on safety

03 October 2018

Opinion Editorâ??s note: The FDA’s Scott Gottlieb and Stephen Ostroff each present views on fresh produce safety in this column.  By Scott Gottlieb Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Admi

New Zealand ready to review regulations for raw milk sales

03 October 2018

Two and half years ago, the government of New Zealand struck a blow for food safety by limiting raw milk sales to registered dairy farms where farm gate purchases and home delivery are permitted. The

CDC, FDA urge public to look for Gravel Ridge eggs; more states report illnesses

02 October 2018

During the past three weeks public health officers confirmed another two dozen people with Salmonella Enteritidis infections in an outbreak traced to cage-free eggs from Gravel Ridge Farms. Federal an

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