Day: July 18, 2018

AU/NZ: FPSC conference – Earlybird registration now open

Fresh Produce Safety Conference 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
The University of Sydney, Australia
The fifth annual conference of the Fresh Produce Safety Centre Australia and New Zealand, will be held at the University of Sydney, Australia, on the 26th of September 2018.
THEME: Food Safety – It’s your responsibility
VENUE: New venue – Veterinary Science Conference Centre
PROGRAM: Major food safety issues affecting our industry
View the program and other resources from our successful 2017 conference.
Registration prices:
Earlybird* – $195
Standard – $250
*(Earlybird registration available until 16 August)
Discounts are available for sponsors
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Day: July 18, 2018

US: America’s enduring failure to prevent food-borne illness

Emily Atkin / The New Republic: The CDC’s green light to eat romaine again may have marked the end of the lettuce crisis in consumers’ minds, but the situation is far from over. The agency and the FDA are still investigating why and how a dangerous strand of E. coli wound up contaminating lettuce in Yuma. No single grower, harvester, processor, or distributor has been blamed, and investigators are still unsure whether contamination happened during the growing, washing, chopping, or bagging process.
Read the full article at The New Republic

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