Meat recall for not being inspected
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Meat recall for not being inspected

Erie Meat Products Ltd., the importer of record in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, is recalling approximately 1,224 pounds of fully cooked chicken bologna products that were imported and distributed into the United States without the benefit of FSIS import reinspection, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). FSIS concerns that…

Publisher’s Platform: Does FDA have a HACCP program to protect produce?
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Publisher’s Platform: Does FDA have a HACCP program to protect produce?

Although yesterday’s FDA announcement (FDA Proposes Changes to Food Safety Modernization Act Rule for Enhance Safety of Agricultural Water Use on Produce) was a bit difficult to digest, I’m intrigued by FDA’s emphasis on water risk assessment prior to harvest and not water testing for pathogens. The FDA requires farms to conduct an annual water…

Proposed rule to regulate produce irrigation water doesn’t require pre-harvest testing
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Proposed rule to regulate produce irrigation water doesn’t require pre-harvest testing

Proposed FDA changes to produce growers’ food safety rules will alter the face of public safety, even though it would remove some water testing requirements. According to the agency’s top food safety official. “This technology is revolutionary, stated Frank Yiannas (FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response), during an interview with Food Safety News…

Multiple EU countries are affected by Salmonella epidemic
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Multiple EU countries are affected by Salmonella epidemic

At least four European countries were affected by the Salmonella outbreak. Investigators are still unable to identify the source. Thirteen people have fallen ill, eight in Denmark and one in Sweden. An unknown number were also sick in the Netherlands, Belgium, and other countries. National authorities informed the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control,…

Butz vs APHA: The Fallacy of APHA
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Butz vs APHA: The Fallacy of APHA

Frequently, APHA vs Butz (1974) is cited as a reason that Salmonella cannot be declared an adulterant. This decision was partly based on an unsubstantiated scientific opinion that was contrary to the following, current, and previous science. This column will examine the history of science. In 1969, The National Academy of Science (NAS) Committee on…

U.S. food safety concerns are top of NEHA’s key environmental health’ statement
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U.S. food safety concerns are top of NEHA’s key environmental health’ statement

The Denver-based National Environmental Health Association has carefully crafted a number of policy statements to address concerns raised by industry and professionals in the field of environmental health. The full policy statements are available at https://www.neha.org/government-affairs/neha-policy-statements . NEHA represents more than 6,600 governmental, private, academic, and uniformed services sector environmental health professionals in the U.S.…

Man is jailed for operating a meat operation in a car wash
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Man is jailed for operating a meat operation in a car wash

A man has been given a 10-month jail sentence in England after pleading guilty to 39 food hygiene offences. Gent Jakupi, New Park St. Devizes, and Andover Road in Ludgershall, pleaded guilty to the charges at Swindon Magistrates Court, October, and was sentenced at Swindon Crown Court. Charges refer to the conditions and method in…

BUSINESS: Get Ready For Wedding Season With Mann Sey’s One Minute Sarees
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BUSINESS: Get Ready For Wedding Season With Mann Sey’s One Minute Sarees

Mann Sey is a South Asian fashion brand that aspires to translate sophisticated Indian heritage and culture into effortless designs New York City, New York Dec 2, 2021 (Issuewire.com)  – Mann Sey, an Indian fashion brand based in the U.S. is looking to expand its reach. The brand designed by a mother-daughter trio is taking off…

BUSINESS: Madi Simons Impresses With His Song “LOVE IS A HEALING”
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BUSINESS: Madi Simons Impresses With His Song “LOVE IS A HEALING”

The California reggae singer Madi Simmons captures the real essence the reggae music in his latest song ‘LOVE IS A HEALING’ and delivers in his natural style. California City, California Dec 1, 2021 (Issuewire.com)  – The artist Madi Simmons has got a wide range of musical sense. Through his music he tries to take the audience to a…

FOOD SAFETY: APHIS collaborates with APHIS on antimicrobial resistance study
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FOOD SAFETY: APHIS collaborates with APHIS on antimicrobial resistance study

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has launched a new collaboration to study resistance and antimicrobial use on Midwest commercial swine farms. Each year, in the United States at least 2.8million people get infected by antibiotic-resistant bacteria and fungi. More than 35,000 people die as a result. According to the federal Centers for…

FOOD SAFETY: As FDA begins traceback, the Salmonella outbreak cases increase; no food specific
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FOOD SAFETY: As FDA begins traceback, the Salmonella outbreak cases increase; no food specific

Another nine people have been infected by a Salmonella epidemic of unknown origin according to an update from Food and Drug Administration. The case count for the Salmonella Javiana outbreak linked to an unknown source has increased to 28 cases, up from the 19 reported on Nov. 24. The FDA has not yet reported the…

FOOD SAFETY: Sweden evaluates the impact of climate change upon food safety
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FOOD SAFETY: Sweden evaluates the impact of climate change upon food safety

Climate change impacts, such as higher average temperatures and greater rainfall or droughts, could increase the incidence of certain pathogens according to a report by the Swedish Food Agency (Livsmedelsverket). The report also examines the potential hazards to different food types due to climate change. A focus is on Sweden and how they can be…

FOOD SAFETY: FDA conducts on-site inspections regarding outbreaks from organic spinach
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FOOD SAFETY: FDA conducts on-site inspections regarding outbreaks from organic spinach

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 started product traceback and sample-testing, which indicated a connection to Josie’s Organics organic baby spinach, but it did…

FOOD SAFETY: Norway inspects salmon producers’ Listeria controls; discovers challenges
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FOOD SAFETY: Norway inspects salmon producers’ Listeria controls; discovers challenges

According to a Norwegian study, Listeria is found in salmon production environments as well as on fish. Researchers found that fish with low levels Listeria monocytogenes can enter downstream supplies. Therefore, it is important to maintain the cold chain during transport and further processing in order to prevent growth of the final products. The Institute…

BUSINESS: Actors, Entrepreneurs, School Friends And Husband – Wife…Prasika!
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BUSINESS: Actors, Entrepreneurs, School Friends And Husband – Wife…Prasika!

Viral Couple Prasad & Deepika Vedpathak known as Prasika. Mumbai, Maharashtra Nov 30, 2021 (Issuewire.com)  – Not often do you come across school friends who work together and create successful startups, How often do you find them living together as Husband & Wife ? Seldom right. Here is a power couple whose childhood love has helped…

FOOD SAFETY: Letter from the Editor: What’s in Focus for 2022
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FOOD SAFETY: Letter from the Editor: What’s in Focus for 2022

? Opinion This time has reminded me of the first time I went to the movies. They used a simple technique back then to create a blurred image on the screen, which quickly became sharp. The blurring we saw during the pandemic years also becomes sharper with time. Our focus is now improving. It is…

FOOD SAFETY: EU survey on herbs & spices finds fraud, dyes and extraneous material. There are also allergen risks
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FOOD SAFETY: EU survey on herbs & spices finds fraud, dyes and extraneous material. There are also allergen risks

A European survey has revealed potential adulteration, illegal colors and allergens in herb and spice authenticity. The work was overseen by DG SANTE, the European Commission’s health and safety body, and carried out in 21 EU member states, Switzerland and Norway. Technical support came from the Joint Research Centre, an agency that provides scientific advice…

FOOD SAFETY: Cadmium is a concern for spinach
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FOOD SAFETY: Cadmium is a concern for spinach

. The consumer protection group As You Sow claims it has new testing data showing cadmium, a non-essential heavy metal, in a range of spinach products. Results from the extensive testing, prompted As You Sow to file legal notices under California’s Toxic Enforcement Act over more than 20 companies whose spinach products contain cadmium. The…

FOOD SAFETY: E.coli in lamb and flour triggers warning in Germany
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FOOD SAFETY: E.coli in lamb and flour triggers warning in Germany

German authorities have issued a warning after E.coli was discovered in lamb and flour. Basic kitchen hygiene rules, such as the use of different cutting boards for vegetables and raw meat, should be observed. Proper cooking is the best way to prevent food poisoning from E. coli. As part of zoonosis monitoring in Germany in…

FOOD SAFETY: Listeria found in goat cheese by an inspection agency prompts recall in Canada
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FOOD SAFETY: Listeria found in goat cheese by an inspection agency prompts recall in Canada

Great Lakes Goat Dairy is recalling Great Lakes Goat Dairy brands “Herb & Garlic Goat Cheese”, and “Aged Cheddar Goat Cheese” due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This recall was initiated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s inspection activity, according to the recall notice published by the agency. There is concern that consumers may have…

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