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$867 billion Farm Bill now moving quickly... One of the last vestiges of bipartisanship in Congress began delivering its baby Tuesday. House and Senate agricultural conferees finally agreed on the 2018 Farm Bill, and by late afternoon it was sailing through the U.S. Senate on an 87-13 vote. There is precious little in the 807-page bill, with its $867 billion in planned... Continue Reading

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FDA renews warning about tahini amidst... Federal officials are again urging consumers to check their homes for recalled tahini products that are associated with an international outbreak of Salmonella infections. Product expiration dates initially reported by the recalling company were incorrect. Some of the tahini doesn’t expire until 2021. In the United States, five people from three states had been confirmed... Continue Reading

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Consumer advocates say UK ‘unprepared’ to... Existing agencies in the United Kingdom are unprepared to handle pesticide issues after Brexit, according to the Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK). A briefing paper, written by Josie Cohen, Nick Mole and Keith Tyrell from the UK charity, said the way the UK chooses to govern pesticides after leaving the European Union next year... Continue Reading

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NEA and AVA step up food safety checks during... The National Environment Agency (NEA) and Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) are to step up checks on food sites during the holiday season. The agencies told all operators and consumers to practice good food and personal hygiene because safe preparation and food handling will minimize the risk of food poisoning. As of Nov.... Continue Reading

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Stakeholders and lobbyists leave tracks at FSIS... The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s top two food safety officials met ten times with stakeholders and lobbyists over 21 days in October, according to the recently issued public calendar from the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Carmen Rottenberg, acting deputy Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety, and Paul Kiecker acting FSIS administrator kept... Continue Reading

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Complaints about metal pieces in Jimmy Dean... CTI Foods LLC is recalling almost 30,000 pounds of Jimmy Dean sausage links because consumers have reported finding pieces of metal in the product. Complete distribution details were not immdiately available. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported only that the sausage was sent to “an establishment in Tennessee where the product was further distributed to... Continue Reading

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Slight decline in UK chickens positive at top... The percentage of fresh whole chickens produced in the United Kingdom positive for the highest level of Campylobacter contamination has declined compared to earlier this year. For the top nine retailers, 3.5 percent of chickens samples tested from July to September this year carried more than 1,000 colony forming units per gram (cfu/g) of Campylobacter.... Continue Reading

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iwaspoisoned.com app gives the public and... The website iwaspoisoned.com, credited with helping to identify several high-profile foodborne illness outbreaks in recent years, has released an app designed to help people decide where to go when dining away from home. The app identifies restaurants with recent reports of food poisoning. Another feature allows users to easily upload photos of restaurant receipts and potentially dangerous food... Continue Reading

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CAHFSA and IAEA to cooperate on food safety The Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are set to work together in areas including food safety. The two parties signed an agreement in Vienna, Austria last month to cooperate in the use of nuclear science and technology for sustainable agricultural health and food safety in the... Continue Reading

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Smucker recalls 9Lives cat food; tests showed... The J.M. Smucker Co. is recalling canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine, also referred to as vitamin B1, in the food. Smucker distributed the food to retailers nationwide. Smucker’s officials initiated the recall, which is being carried out in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration, after internal finished product testing... Continue Reading

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