Day: July 14, 2016

US: New study examines food safety practices of 60 public companies and identifies five key industry trends

Business wire: Amid growing concerns and incidents related to food safety, a new report indicates that progress has been made among many companies, but there are critical risks and opportunities as the industry undergoes a large-scale, rapid transformation.

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Day: July 14, 2016

US: Extension specialist offers tips for shopping at farmers markets

Houston Herald: Farmers markets are a great place to buy healthy local produce and other foods, meet and support local farmers, and enjoy shopping in a fun environment. But shoppers should also pay attention to food safety when buying and using foods from farmers markets, says a University of Missouri Extension food safety specialist.

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Day: July 14, 2016

US: Listeria outbreak set apple industry on a targeted course

Food Safety News: Sometimes when something that “just can’t happen” does happen, valuable lessons are learned.

That was the case when some batches of commercially produced, packaged, whole caramel apples turned out to be the cause of a listeriosis outbreak in 2014-15 that infected 35 people from 12 states, putting 34 of them in the hospital.

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