Day: February 23, 2016

US: Research shows feedlot link to E. coli O157:H7 on leafy greens

Food Safety News: Current guidelines for the minimum distance between cattle feed lots and fresh produce growing fields are likely inadequate to ensure leafy greens are not contaminated with E. coli from dust and manure. “Additional research is needed to determine safe set-back distances between cattle feedlots and crop production that will reduce fresh produce contamination,” according to scientists who conducted a two-year study.

A two-year study at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center showed leafy greens planted well past the recommended minimum safety distance from a cattle feedlot were contaminated with E. coli from the dust and manure.

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Day: February 23, 2016

AU: Patties still feels pain from berry recall

Inside FMCG: The effects of the hepatitis A scare that led to the recall of its Creative Gourmet and Nanna’s frozen berry products in February 2015 lingers on despite tests finding no traces of the virus in recalled samples.

Patties Foods’ first half profit declined almost 12 per cent to $7.3 million. This was largely due to a 62 per cent decline in revenue from its frozen fruit products in the six months to December 31.

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