Food Safety News - 05/12/2022 Letter From The Editor: Our panelists say ‘get to know’ your regulator

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Letter From The Editor: Our panelists say ‘get to know’ your regulator

By Dan Flynn on May 12, 2022 12:06 am
– OPINION – ROSEMONT, IL — Food Safety News is an attendee, exhibitor, and panel sponsor at the Food Safety Summit now underway at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL The panel we sponsored Tuesday was titled “Effectively Communicating with the Regulatory Community.” It featured two of the best spokesman I’ve heard... Continue Reading

Ferrero hopes to reopen plant linked to Salmonella outbreak in June

By Joe Whitworth on May 12, 2022 12:04 am
Ferrero’s confectionery plant in Belgium that has been linked to a large Salmonella outbreak could reopen next month. Belgian authorities stopped production at the facility in Arlon in early April. Meetings have been held between Ferrero officials, a worker’s union and the Federal Agency For the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) on what conditions... Continue Reading

Patient complaints of illnesses after eating Lucky Charms top 550

By News Desk on May 12, 2022 12:04 am
More people have been added to the patient list in an outbreak of “adverse events” linked to dry cereal, according to the FDA. The agency is now reporting 555 complaints of what it is describing as “adverse events” after eating un unnamed dry cereal. Although the cereal is not identified in the Food and Drug... Continue Reading

IAFNS presents new research on pathogens and low-moisture foods

By News Desk on May 12, 2022 12:03 am
New research on hazards in low-moisture foods fills critical knowledge gaps and identifies cutting-edge decontamination tools. The Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences hopes the study will empower food safety professionals to reduce risks in the foods and prevent foodborne illness outbreaks. Because the persistence of pathogens and viruses in ingredients and... Continue Reading

Pesto suspected in Italian botulism case

By News Desk on May 12, 2022 12:02 am
A type of pesto has been linked to a case of foodborne botulism in Italy. The laboratory confirmed case of botulism occurred in Rome and was reported by Italian officials this week. No details were given about the condition of the patient. An epidemiological investigation has placed suspicion on a Sicilian broccoli and almond pesto.... Continue Reading

USDA posts public alert about plastic in some organic ground beef sold by Whole Foods stores

By News Desk on May 11, 2022 06:19 pm
The USDA has issued a public health alert for certain organic ground beef distributed to Whole Foods stores because it may contain pieces of hard plastic. There is concern that consumers may have the organic ground beef in their home refrigerators or freezers, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. These items were... Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: Abbott and public health officials have failed in their duty to protect the most vulnerable

By Bill Marler on May 11, 2022 02:51 pm
– OPINION – From September 2021 to February 2022, the CDC received reports of Cronobacter bacteria cases in infants in Minnesota, Ohio and Texas that resulted in four illnesses with two deaths. These illnesses were ultimately linked by the CDC and FDA to the consumption of powdered infant formula produced by Abbott in its Sturgis, Michigan... Continue Reading

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