|U.S. audit finds food safety problems continue for Brazil’s meat|
Added: 16.11.2017 0:02 | 0 views | 0 comments
The first U.S. audit of Brazil’s food safety system since Operation Weak Flesh exposed corruption in the South American nation’s meat industry fell short of being clean. In transmitting the audit on Nov. 9, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) told Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) that more work needs...
|Briefly: Dirty Down Under — drug awareness — IAFP deadline|
Added: 15.11.2017 0:26 | 0 views | 0 comments
Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of iwaspoisoned.com. Brucella cases underscore this week’s theme Two cases of antibiotic-resistant brucellosis linked to unpasteurized, raw milk —...
|Survey probes food industry fears about food safety changes|
Added: 10.11.2017 0:00 | 5 views | 0 comments
What keeps food safety and quality operators up at night? Its a question about feelings not usually included in an industry survey, but the folks at The Acheson Group and Safety Chain Software asked it in their 2017 Food Safety & Quality Operations survey. The Acheson/Safety Chain probe into these fears found the Food Safety Modernization...
|Irish raw milk cheese recalled around world because of Listeria|
Added: 08.11.2017 1:11 | 5 views | 0 comments
A Listeria related recall in mid-October of organic, raw milk cheddar cheese announced by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland has made it half way around the world, with authorities in Hong Kong posting a recall this week of the cheese sold under the brand of The Little Milk Co. No such announcements have yet...
|Pesticide report shows no residue on 50% of U.S. food tested|
Added: 07.11.2017 0:43 | 10 views | 0 comments
The annual analysis of pesticide residues in domestic and imported foods, with the results for fiscal year 2015 showing 98 percent of tested foods produced in the United States do not violate federal limits. Of the 835 domestic food samples tested from 39 states, almost half, 49.8 percent, were completely free of pesticides for the...
|True North recalls Toppers brand salmon for Listeria risk|
Added: 06.11.2017 0:30 | 13 views | 0 comments
True North Salmon Co. Ltd. is recalling True North Seafood Co. branded “Toppers Smoked Salmon Flakes” seasoned with lemon and dill because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The problem was discovered during routine testing by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which is advising that no one should consume the recalled product. Consumers can identify the...
|FDA sends warnings to seafood processor, catering service|
Added: 06.11.2017 0:00 | 15 views | 0 comments
A seafood processor in Panama, and a ready-to-eat food manufacturer in Tennessee are both on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of federal food safety rules. The FDA sent the warning letters to the companies in July and September, and posted them for public view in recent days. Companies are allowed 15 working days to respond to...
|UPDATED: Canada recalls salmon caviar for botulism concerns|
Added: 04.11.2017 1:23 | 5 views | 0 comments
UPDATED CONTENT Nov. 3 — The CFIA posted an expanded recall, indicating the recalled caviar may have been distributed nationwide. For the second time in two weeks, International House of Caviar Ltd. is recalling a product because of a risk of botulism poisoning. Canadian inspectors discovered the problem with the “Chum Salmon” caviar during an ongoing investigation...
|CDC reports Salmonella outbreaks traced to papayas likely over|
Added: 04.11.2017 0:01 | 3 views | 0 comments
A collection of four Salmonella outbreaks traced to Mexican papayas appears to be over, according to federal officials who report at least 251 people across 25 states were sickened, including two who died. “Each outbreak was linked to papayas imported from a different farm in Mexico,” according to final outbreak updates posted Friday by the...
|E. coli consensus is goal of top scientists meeting at Penn State|
Added: 03.11.2017 0:00 | 5 views | 0 comments
Some of the world’s top scientists are gathering at Penn State next week for an invitation-only workshop to discuss how to reach a consensus on techniques to identify new serotypes of E. coli. Penn State’s 50-year-old E. coli Reference Center is hosting the international meeting. “We hope the workshop here can lead to a consensus,” said...
|Canada recalls salmon caviar for botulism concerns|
Added: 03.11.2017 0:00 | 14 views | 0 comments
For the second time in two weeks, International House of Caviar Ltd. is recalling a product because of a risk of botulism poisoning. Canadian inspectors discovered the problem with the “Chum Salmon” caviar during an ongoing investigation related to the company’s Oct. 19 recall of its IHOC Rainbow Trout” caviar, according to a recall notice posted...
|E coli O55:H7 bacteria is making people sick again in the U.K.|
Added: 02.11.2017 0:00 | 2 views | 0 comments
No country wants to learn an E. coli serotype not previously associated much with human illness is making people sick — again. Especially when it wasn’t ever known to be a resident strain in the country until three years ago. The new reality in the United Kingdom is the O55:H7 serotype, which scientists say is...
|Staphylococcus illnesses prompt recall of frozen chicken strips|
Added: 02.11.2017 0:00 | 3 views | 0 comments
Consumer complaints and illnesses have prompted a recall of Maple Leaf Foods chicken strips because of potential contamination with the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. Retailers across Canada received the frozen chicken breast strips, which have the best-before date of Sept. 29, 2018, according to the recall notice posted Wednesday by the Canadian Food Inspection...
|EFSA says wild birds spread avian flu to E.U. member states|
Added: 26.10.2017 0:00 | 24 views | 0 comments
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says migratory wild birds are spreading avian influenza around the globe. The Parma, Italy-based food safety agency figures migration routes crossing the north-eastern and eastern EU borders are the most likely pathway for avian flu entering the continent. In the United States, experts at the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service say...
|Ripples of recalls for freshcut produce; FDA sets up web page|
Added: 25.10.2017 0:00 | 3 views | 0 comments
With more companies posting recalls for freshcut vegetables daily — including products sold to schools — the impact of Mann Packing’s Oct. 19 produce recall continues to ripple through the North American food chain. At least nine retailers and three produce companies initiated U.S. recalls in recent days because their products were made with freshcut...
|Exotic says JBS weathered the crisis; public offering possible|
Added: 25.10.2017 0:00 | 3 views | 0 comments
The Chinese symbol for crisis is made up of symbols for both danger and opportunity. And the Brazilian meat packing giant JBS S.A. has certainly been in a crisis during most of 2017, but an investment banker with expertise in emerging markets says there is an opportunity now in JBS, especially in acquiring its bonds....
|Food safety reprieve: Ag secretary pauses plan to move Codex|
Added: 24.10.2017 0:00 | 3 views | 0 comments
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, for the moment, has backed off his controversial plan to transfer the U.S. Codex Office, which works on international food standards, from USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to a new trade office in the department. In a letter to Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-KS, Perdue said there are two...
|Freshcut veggies recalled across U.S. and Canada for Listeria|
Added: 20.10.2017 0:34 | 3 views | 0 comments
Neither U.S. nor Canadian officials had posted it as of Thursday night, but a news release from Mann Packing Co. Inc. recalled almost 150 freshcut vegetable products nationwide in both countries because of a positive test showing Listeria contamination. The recall includes a wide variety of “minimally processed vegetable products” packaged under several brands, including...
|Firm ripened Comté cheese recalled in Canada for Listeria|
Added: 19.10.2017 2:05 | 3 views | 0 comments
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency posted a recall yesterday of firm ripened Comté cheese at the request of Agropur Cooperative. The company cited possible Listeria contamination as the reason for the recall. Agropur Cooperative distributed their Agropur Import Collection brand cheese to unidentified stores located across the nation. No other details about how the possible contamination was discovered were included in the recall notice. “The recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)...
|More sick, 1 possible death in Salmonella outbreak in Canada|
Added: 19.10.2017 0:43 | 2 views | 0 comments
Canadian health officials are urging consumers to check their homes for certain frozen “Janes Pub Style” breaded chicken because DNA tests have matched Salmonella in the products to victims of a nationwide outbreak, which already may have killed one person. Consumers should not eat the products, according to a Wednesday update from the Public Health...