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Posts tagged ‘Hepatitis A’

AU: Recall of Creative Gourmet frozen pomegranate linked to Hepatitis A outbreak

NSW Health: NSW Health and the NSW Food Authority are working with Entyce Food Ingredients Pty Ltd which is conducting a precautionary recall of its Creative Gourmet branded frozen pomegranate product sold at Coles supermarkets.

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US: Can the FSMA improve safety of frozen berry production?

FPSC: Can the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) provide a framework to improve practices and boost exports for Chilean raspberry producers?

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CA: Costco Canada caught up in recall of frozen organic vegetables

Food Safety News: Possible Listeria contamination in organic peas has caused Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. to issue its second frozen organic food recall in eight days. Organic by Nature brand frozen sweet peas are the implicated food this time, following Costco’s April 15 recall of Nature’s Touch brand organic berry cherry blend. The frozen organic fruit is linked to a Hepatitis A outbreak that has sickened at least 13, according to Canadian health officials.

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AU: Frozen berries still on the shelf after Hep A scare a year ago

Sydney Morning Herald: In the middle of February last year, the frozen berry lost some of its sweetness. Victoria's Department of Health and Human Services decreed - very publicly - that the popular Nanna's Frozen Mixed Berry 1kg bag had been linked to multiple cases of hepatitis A.

While Patties Foods is getting out of berries, it's not out of trouble. Law firm Slater & Gordon remains committed to action they started on behalf of more than 20 clients.

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AU: Tackling food safety double standards

Farm Online: Levelling the playing field for imported and domestic food safety is essential, according to independent Senator Nick Xenophon.

Senator Xenophon last week backed the auditor-general's findings that Australia's imported food safety regime was seriously flawed and has called for root-and-branch reform of the system, foreshadowing legislative changes.

The auditor-general's report on the administration of the Imported Food Inspection Scheme (IFIS) found that it was applied inconsistently across the country and lacked performance benchmarks.

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