Day: October 6, 2016

CH: Lack of food safety causing over ten thousand deaths and hundreds of millions yuan in economic losses

People’s Daily Online: China’s food safety issues are costing the country over ten thousand lives and 5 billion yuan (750 million USD) in economic losses through 2015 alone, said Li Chunhua, head of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences City Development and Environment Institute. The institute released the “Urban Blue Book No.9” at the China Urban Development Summit Forum on September 30, 2016.

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Day: October 6, 2016

US: Battling Listeria in produce processing

Food Quality and Safety: Listeria-related outbreaks and recalls are a persistent problem for the produce industry, according to the CDC’s listing of foodborne illness outbreaks and the FDA recall list. However, unlike other foodborne pathogens such as E. coli or Salmonella, which are usually brought into the plant on incoming raw material, Listeria can become resident in a processing facility, subsequently contaminating produce with each processing.

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