Posts from the "Microbial Contamination" category
Food Safety News: Individually Quick Frozen raspberries imported from China were the source of 615 confirmed cases of Norovirus in Quebec between March and July of this year, and of 15 cases in Minnesota in August of 2016.
The Quebec outbreak encompassed clients and staff of seven seniors’ residences, two daycare centers and â€¦
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Food Safety News: A Michigan grower is urging consumers to check apples in their homes and immediately discard them if their packaging has specific codes that identify apples recalled today because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
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University of Arizona: With funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, researchers will develop new disinfectants, grow new breeds of melons, and educate farmers, retailers and consumers on safe melon production practices. The University of Arizona is receiving $610,000 in grant money from the Specialty Crops Research Initiative, or SCRI, a program operated by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, to fund a four-year project that aims to develop safer and healthier cantaloupes.
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Weekly Times: A farmer has cracked his final walnuts last week, after a council ruled his drying practices were not meeting hygiene and safety standards similar to those used by restaurants, supermarkets and baby food processors.
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Forbes: Two airlines have joined American Airlines in suspending the use of a catering facility at Los Angeles International Airport because of a listeria finding.Read Article →
fda.gov: Mann Packing of Salinas, California is voluntarily recalling minimally processed vegetable products listed below because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.Read Article →
Quality Assurance & Food Safety Magazine:Â If a tree falls in the woods when no one is around, does it still make a sound? A similar question can be asked of foodborne illness: if a food makes someone sick but it isnâ€™t diagnosed or isnâ€™t attributed to a food, does it still count?Read Article →
An outbreak of foodborne illness attributed to hepatitis A virus (HAV) has taken place in Australia. At least four people have become infected. The source of the outbreak is 300 gram packs of Creative Gourmet Frozen Mixed Berries with a best-before date of 15 January 2021. This product was recalled nationally on 2nd June 2017 as a precaution.Read Article →