Day: September 1, 2014

Call for submissions – Application A1092 Irradiation of Specific Fruits & Vegetables

FSANZ has assessed an Application made by the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry to seek permission to irradiate apple, apricot, cherry, nectarine, peach, plum, honeydew, rockmelon, scallopini1, strawberry, table grape and zucchini (courgette) for phytosanitary purposes and has prepared a draft food regulatory measure. Pursuant to section 31 of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 (FSANZ Act), FSANZ now calls for submissions to assist consideration of the draft food regulatory measure.
For information about making a submission, visit the FSANZ website at information for submitters.

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Day: September 1, 2014

Green Cabbage Likely Caused Minnesota’s Recent E. Coli O111 Outbreak

Food Safety News writes: The 15 cases of E. coli O111 reported in Minnesota this summer were probably linked to green whole head cabbage, says the state’s health department.
Health officials’ routine monitoring identified the cases of illness associated with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O111. Bacterial isolates from all of the cases had the same DNA fingerprint.
Read the full article at foodsafetynews.com
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