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Threat from turkey products continues; CDC issues ‘final’ update

Federal officials say new outbreak cases of Salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products have dropped significantly since the deadly outbreak was detected. As of today, 358 people in 42 states have been confirmed infected. In its “final” outbreak update, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this afternoon said additional illnesses are likely to... Continue Reading Read More

Conagra Brands Announces Recall of a Limited Amount of Hunt’s Tomato Paste Cans Due to Potential Presence of Mold

Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Hunt’s Tomato Paste No Salt Added six ounce cans. After the canning process, the final product could have been damaged, creating the potential for mold. Conagra Brands became aware of the issue after receiving calls from consumers. Read More

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

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

Some say lettuce labels won’t protect consumers despite FDA promises

A day after the FDA and industry unveiled their cooperative plan for labeling romaine lettuce with harvest dates and regions, an iconic consumer advocacy organization and the chair of the Congressional Food Safety Caucus say the voluntary program has no teeth and labels will have virtually no impact on public safety. The commissioner of the... Continue Reading Read More

Clemson researchers target vomit cleanup methods in new norovirus research

Ever since that time in 2008 when one of Amy’s French students barfed in class, we’ve sorta been obsessed with, what is the proper way to clean up barf? Especially if norovirus is involved. The previous story gives an idea … Continue reading Read More

Wild mushrooms poisonings in France prompt warning

Almost 250 cases of poisonings due to wild mushroom consumption have been reported in France in the past few weeks. From July to mid-October this year, poison control centers recorded between five and 60 cases a week but 249 poisoning cases have been recorded in recent weeks. Seven serious cases have been noted since July... Continue Reading Read More

Eight illnesses reported as 80,000 kg of tuna seized

More than 80,000 kilograms of illicit Bluefin tuna has been seized in Spain and several cases of food poisoning reported due to fish being stored in unsanitary conditions. Eight cases were detected after eating the tuna due to the degradation of proteins from the unhygienic conditions in which it was stored. Scombroid food poisoning can... Continue Reading Read More

Food safety at Trump-Kim Summit is responsibility of Singapore’s AVA

If President Donald J. Trump or North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un desire some home-cooking today waiting for tomorrow’s big summit, they’ll have no problem finding plenty of American and Korean foods in Singapore.  And they can rest assured about food safety during their visit to the Republic of Singapore, the city-state of 5.6... Continue Reading Read More

Caito Foods, LLC Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Cut Melon Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fresh-cut mixed fruit containing one of these melons, produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, because these products have the potential to be contam... Read More