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Importer finally recalls papayas linked to... A week after Maryland officials issued a public warning linking Caribeña  brand maradol papayas to a Salmonella outbreak, produce distributor Grande Produce LLC finally went public with a recall of the implicated fruit. In the company’s recall notice, posted late Wednesday by the Food and Drug Administration, Grande Produce of San Juan, TX, reported it... Continue Reading

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EU to set acrylamide benchmarks in 2018:... The European Union and the United States are taking different approaches to a fairly recently discovered chemical that’s been in food as long as men and women have been cooking with fire. By 2018, Europe will likely be enforcing mandatory limits on acrylamide in food. In 2016 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration came out with non-binding... Continue Reading

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Supermarket fish tank sends man to hospital... For the second time in less than a year a fish tank in a grocery store is believed to be the source of infection in Seattle, this time requiring a man to be hospitalized. On Tuesday Seattle-King County Public Health reported that a King County resident who cut his hand while preparing fresh fish from a grocery... Continue Reading

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Grillin’ in the C-Suite at Chipotle; second... Chicken isn’t the only thing on the grill at Chipotle. Less than 24 hours after telling investors about their bright future, Chipotle Mexican Grill executives revealed that they have received another federal Grand Jury subpoena related to “company-wide food safety matters dating back to Jan. 1, 2013. Federal officers served the most recent subpoena on... Continue Reading

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D&D Foods recalls almost 9 tons of pizzas made... Omaha’s D & D Foods Inc. has recalled 17,847 pounds of pepperoni pizza products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products contain soy lecithin, a known allergen which is not declared on the product labels. It is a Class II recall... Continue Reading

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Chipotle blames restaurant staff for outbreak;... The summertime fall of Chipotle’s stock, which began a week ago when customers reported a norovirus outbreak, isn’t reflected in the chain’s 2Q financials. But foodborne illnesses past and present were an undercurrent Tuesday during an investors’ conference call with executives. Founder and CEO Steve Ells alluded to the cause of the norovirus outbreak among... Continue Reading

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Appeals court will hear oral arguments in PCA... The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta will hear oral arguments in the appeals of the criminal convictions and sentences of Peanut Corporation of America’s imprisoned executives. Attorneys for both the government and the defendants — former PCA chief executive Stewart Parnell, his peanut broker brother Michael Parnell, and quality control manager Mary Wilkerson... Continue Reading

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Hantavirus infection confirmed; mice can... The California Department of Public Health is reporting that a Northern California man has been diagnosed with hantavirus after rodent exposure. The warning, posted Tuesday, reminds the public that rodents and other animals can easily contaminate food and food preparation surfaces with the hantavirus and plague. There have been 73 hantavirus infections in California and 659 cases... Continue Reading

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Distributor recalled papaya for Salmonella;... UPDATE 1 a.m. EDT July 26: Officials with Grande Produce LLC did not respond to multiple requests for comment Tuesday. The CDC posted an outbreak update Tuesday, with the victim count holding at one dead and 46 others sickened.  Grande Produce LLC, the importer of Caribeña brand Maradol papayas linked to a deadly and ongoing Salmonella... Continue Reading

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E. coli outbreak source unknown, but ground... Public health officials have ruled out ground beef as the likely source of an E. coli outbreak in southwest Utah, but they have not been able to pinpoint the source of the bacteria, which has already killed two children. “While the investigation continues into a source for this E. coli outbreak, we’ve determined ground beef is not... Continue Reading

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Food safety regulation in UK to undergo change... What’s going to happen after food safety in the United Kingdom is separated by Brexit from the European Food Safety Authority’s mothership in Parma, Italy? “Along with the EU (European Union) Exit, changing the way food businesses are regulated is one of our two key priorities for the years ahead,” says Heather Hancock, chairman of... Continue Reading

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EFSA seeks comments on draft about Listeria... The recent upward trend of human listeriosis cases in Europe is behind the European Food Safety Authority’s opening of a new round of “public consultation” on its scientific opinion regarding the contamination of ready-to-eat (RTE) foods with Listeria monocytogenes and the related human health risks. Experts on an EFSA Panel on Biological Hazards investigated the... Continue Reading

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Health director reports Chipotle employees were... With at least 135 customers of a Virginia Chipotle Mexican Grill reporting they became ill after eating there July 13-16, the corporation is said to be “taking care of” the victims. Lab results from tests of two customers have confirmed they were sickened by the same strain of norovirus, a highly contagious pathogen that is... Continue Reading

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Stefano’s Foods recalls 981 pounds of... The Charlotte, NC-based Stefano’s Foods Inc. has recalled 981 pounds of Stromboli products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to  the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The product contains eggs, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. The frozen meatball Stromboli items, produced on June... Continue Reading

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Bush’s Best recalls beans because can seams... Bush Brothers & Co. is recalling three flavors of canned baked beans from retailers nationwide after discovering defective side seams in some cans, which could allow the beans to spoil or become contaminated with pathogens. “This recall was initiated after our internal quality assurance checks identified the issue. Subsequent investigations indicated a temporary quality issue... Continue Reading

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