Food Safety News - 01/08/2022 China steps up checks after coronavirus fruit findings

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China steps up checks after coronavirus fruit findings
By News Desk on Jan 08, 2022 12:03 am
China has tightened import rules after finding the virus that causes COVID-19 on packaging of fruit from Vietnam and Thailand. At least nine Chinese cities have recorded positive coronavirus tests in relation to dragon fruit from Vietnam and longan fruit from Thailand, according to media reports. China had already stopped at least some dragon fruit... Continue Reading

UC-Santa Cruz undergraduates win award for system that fights E. coli
By News Desk on Jan 08, 2022 12:01 am
A team of undergraduates at the University of California-Santa Cruz has developed a system called Progenie that’s designed to target and eliminate a toxic gene found in Shiga toxin-producing E. coli. The team’s method provides an alternative to antibiotics commonly used in agriculture. This new method is designed in part to stop the rise of... Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: Message to Public Health — It is time, past time, to change views on hepatitis A vaccines for food handlers
By Bill Marler on Jan 07, 2022 11:30 pm
– OPINION – I will spare you the list of hepatitis A cases that I have been involved with since 1998 when I represented 30 people exposed in a Seattle, Washington Subway restaurant, including one child who suffered acute liver failure requiring an emergency liver transplant. There have been dozens in the last 24 years,... Continue Reading

One death confirmed, another under investigation in Pennsylvania hepatitis A outbreak; officials name restaurant
By News Desk on Jan 07, 2022 05:46 pm
The Montgomery County Office of Public Health in Pennsylvania announced today the temporary closure of Gino’s Ristorante & Pizzeria in West Norriton in relation to a deadly hepatitis A virus outbreak. County officials say the restaurant will be closed until further notice while the investigation continues. Authorities believe the outbreak began in late November, and current data... Continue Reading

Fourth person dies in hepatitis A outbreak traced to Virginia restaurants
By News Desk on Jan 07, 2022 02:37 pm
A fourth person has died in a hepatitis A outbreak traced to Famous Anthony’s restaurants in Roanoke Valley in Virginia. Larry Vest died on Christmas after fighting the liver disease for months. His wife Diane, who was also infected, died in the fall of 2021. More than 50 people were infected with the hepatitis A... Continue Reading

Ground beef sold at Kroger, Walmart, other major retailers recalled for E. coli risk
By News Desk on Jan 07, 2022 02:23 pm
The USDA has announced the recall of nearly 30,000 pounds of ground beef, including Kroger-branded ground beef sold at Fred Meyer and QFC supermarkets, as well as products sold at Albertsons, Walmart, and WinCo grocery stores. Interstate Meat Dist. Inc. of Clackamas, OR, initiated the recall of approximately 28,356 pounds of ground beef products because... Continue Reading is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.