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More Cyclospora infections in outbreak linked... New parasitic infections linked to Del Monte brand pre-cut fresh vegetables continue to be reported even though the multi-national company initiated a recall on June 8. At least 144 people are confirmed to be infected by Cyclospora, a microscopic parasite, according to an outbreak update posted June 21 by the Centers for Disease Control and... Continue Reading

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NC restaurant remains open after E. coli... The Mexico Viejo restaurant in Taylorville, NC, about 60 miles north of Charlotte, remained open Friday after as many as 45 customers reported illnesses to the local health department. Officials from the Alexander County Health Department said on Friday that one E. coli infection has been confirmed. One person was hospitalized due to the illness.... Continue Reading

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129 tons of pork lard products recalled for... Skokie, IL-based Quay Corp. is recalling approximately 258,121 pounds of pork lard products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The shelf stable packaged pork lard products were produced on July 29, 2016, through June 22, 2018. The following products... Continue Reading

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U.S. follows Canada with recall of Now Real... A snack mix sold under the Now Real Food brand that was recalled in Canada a few days ago is now being recalled in the United States because clover seeds in the product are implicated in Salmonella outbreak investigations. In a recall notice for Now Real Food brand Zesty Sprouting Mix that was posted Thursday... Continue Reading

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Trump wants a single federal food safety agency... President Donald J. Trump wants to consolidate federal food safety under a single agency housed in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. President Barack Obama also wanted to consolidate food safety, only he preferred housing it in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Food and Drug Administration. Obama failed because Congress... Continue Reading

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Beef pastrami recalled after company discovers... An Iowa company is recalling more than a ton of beef pastrami after a consumer complaint spurred tests that showed enough curing solution may not have been used during production. Agri Star Meat and Poultry LLC of Postville, IA, reported the problem to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Thursday, according to the... Continue Reading

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Texas company recalls raw, frozen ground beef... Texas Naturals Meats is recalling almost 500 pounds of raw frozen ground beef that was produced almost a year ago because its own tests this week returned positive results for E. coli O103. The recalled “Green Fields Farms Rogers Texas Ground Beef” sparked concern at the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) because its... Continue Reading

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Researchers warn against raw milk, cheese after... Research recently published by scientists in The Netherlands shows that E. coli and Campylobacter bacteria are so common on goat and sheep dairy farms that pasteurization is necessary to prevent contamination of raw milk and products made with it. The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment and the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority joined forces... Continue Reading

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Appellate mandate ends biggest food safety... It’s over. After 1,952 days in federal trial and appellate courts, the case of the United States versus Stewart and Michael Parnell et al is no longer active. It became history Wednesday when David J. Smith, Clerk of Court for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, entered as the mandate or final... Continue Reading

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Virulent Newcastle Disease means backyard... Homeowners with backyard chickens have now given federal agriculture officials reason to worry. A contagious viral disease affecting the respiratory, nervous and digestive systems of birds and poultry is spreading through backyard exhibition chickens in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties in California. Virulent Newcastle Disease or vND is not a foodborne illness, but humans working with... Continue Reading

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New cases of salmonellosis reported in... Ten more people are sick in a Salmonella outbreak that has spread to two more states. Pre-cut melons are implicated, according to public health officials who renewed their public warnings yesterday about the fresh fruit products. The 10 new confirmed cases of Salmonella Adelaide bring the outbreak count to 70 victims across seven states. Out... Continue Reading

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Canada reports more ill in outbreak traced to... An outbreak in Canada that has been traced to raw, frozen chicken patties is continuing to make people sick, with nine new cases confirmed by federal officials. The new cases brings the number of ill people to 68. At least 15 people have been so sick they were admitted to hospitals, according to an update... Continue Reading

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High-pressure pasteurization facility focuses... A Michigan couple is killing foodborne pathogens and extending the shelf life of foods while making their state home to one of the largest high-pressure processing machines in the world. Garden Fresh Gourmet’s founders have the Great Lakes HPP Food Innovation Center officially up and running. High-pressure pasteurization (HPP) can kill a variety of pathogens in food. The process, which... Continue Reading

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Canada changing beer standard to help brewers,... Changes sought by brewers to Canada’s National Beer Standard are open for comments during the next 90 days, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Beer is one of the industries that made Canada great again and again as its 817 brewing facilities account for 84 percent of the beer purchased in Canada. Domestic wines... Continue Reading

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Investigators link raw milk cheese to E. coli... Investigators in France have confirmed a link between the cases of several children with a disease that destroys blood-clotting cells, causes low red blood counts and kidney failure and the consumption of cheese made with raw milk. The investigations carried out by Santé Publique France have confirmed an epidemiological link between these cases and the... Continue Reading

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