Monthly Archives March 2019

Raw milk defenders go to Ontario’s Superior Court with funds raised online

A Go Fund Me campaign is almost half-way towards a $175,000 fund-raising goal to finance the court defense of the constitutional rights of raw milk consumers in Canada. The online funding raising campaign has raised $80,011 with its most recent contribution coming from a South Western Ontario herd share agreement, which kicked in $2,212. Elise... Continue Reading Read More

More than 130 deaths in Europe linked to Salmonella in 2016

More than 130 people died due to Salmonella infection in Europe in 2016, according to a report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Salmonellosis is the second most commonly reported gastrointestinal infection and 95,326 laboratory-confirmed cases were reported in 2016 and 134 were fatal. Notification rates have stabilized in the last... Continue Reading Read More

Import Alert for Mexican papayas over widespread Salmonella contamination

The conditions that two years ago led to a deadly multistate salmonella outbreak due to  Maradoly papayas imported from Mexico remain largely unchanged. imported papayas from Mexico remain under an import alert issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that permits U.S. ports of entry to detain the Mexican produce without physical examination.  FDA’s... Continue Reading Read More

Reduced on-farm biodiversity may have negative food safety impact

Dung beetles and soil bacteria on farms could help suppress E. coli and other harmful pathogens, according to research. The study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology found improved food safety may be enhanced by on‐farm biodiversity and the current view that farm simplification helps may undervalue natural resistance to human-pathogen survival. Growers are... Continue Reading Read More

FDA finds Salmonella in three lots of Darwin’s raw dog food; cautions pet owners

The U.S. Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) cautioned pet owners not to feed certain Darwin’s Natural Pet Products raw dog foods after finding Salmonella in the products. FDA collected and analyzed unopened packages from the products in response to a consumer complaint. The products were manufactured by Arrow Reliance, Inc. (Arrow), a company based in... Continue Reading Read More

Updated Food Recall Warning (Salmonella) – Lee’s Tea brand Teas

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Hill’s expanded dog food recall impacts pet families worldwide

Hill’s Pet Nutrition (Hill’s) expanded its worldwide recall late last week to include 85 total lots of 33 varieties of canned, wet dog food, according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall notice dated March 21, 2019. The recall impacts Hill’s customers in at least 78 countries, according to information posted on Hill’s... Continue Reading Read More

From the duh files: How well do you understand irrigation water risk management?

Doug Grant of The Packer writes food safety outbreaks have a massive effect not only on growers, but on all stakeholders throughout the fresh produce supply chain. Irrigation water has been identified over the years as a likely cause of … Continue reading Read More

More frozen breaded chicken nuggets recalled in connection with outbreak

Canadian officials have posted the 13th recall notice related to more than a dozen Salmonella outbreaks — some ongoing — in their country in the past 22 months. Investigators have traced the outbreaks to frozen breaded chicken nuggets, patties and similar products. In the latest recall, posted March 21, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency urged... Continue Reading Read More

Hill’s expands pet food recall in U.S. and Canada because of excess Vitamin D

Hill’s Pet Nutrition has expanded its recall of canned dog food because of the presence of elevated levels of Vitamin D. Pet owners who purchased any of the recalled products should discontinue feeding them to their pets, and should dispose of the products immediately. The expanded recall, which includes additional products as well as additional Date/Lot... Continue Reading Read More