Food Safety News - 06/16/2022 Senate bill dictates infant formula fix

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Senate bill dictates infant formula fix

By News Desk on Jun 16, 2022 12:05 am
The Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, has voted to approve a bipartisan deal, which includes policies to respond to the nation’s infant formula crisis. Its title is the “FDA Safety and Landmark Advancements (FDASLA) Act. “ “Families need accountability from FDA and formula manufacturers, and they desperately need formula—and I am pushing to get... Continue Reading

No details on new outbreak of Listeria infections; FDA working on other outbreaks

By Coral Beach on Jun 16, 2022 12:04 am
Federal officials are investigating a new outbreak of infections from Listeria monocytogenes but have not released any specific information. The Food and Drug Administration announced the outbreak investigation in its weekly update, indicating that a source of the pathogen has not been identified. Ten people have been confirmed as patients in the new Listeria outbreak.... Continue Reading

Cyber threats and current landscape put food defense on agenda

By Joe Whitworth on Jun 16, 2022 12:03 am
Cyber-attacks and ransomware are among the major novel threats to food firms, according to speakers during a panel discussion about food fraud and defense. Tim Lang, Jennifer van de Ligt and Jon Woody spoke about food defense, and the many definitions, at a recent Health Talks webinar organized by the World Health Organization (WHO). Lang,... Continue Reading

Decline in alerts for global food safety network in early 2022

By News Desk on Jun 16, 2022 12:01 am
The number of food safety incidents involving an international network dropped in the first quarter of 2022. The International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) was part of 47 alerts from January through March this year compared to 64 in the final quarter of 2021. So far this year, 25 involved a biological hazard with nine... Continue Reading

Protein bars recalled after testing finds E. coli contamination

By News Desk on Jun 15, 2022 10:43 am
Built Brands, LLC. of American Fork, UT, is recalling 4,196 individual bars of its “Banana Cream Pie Puffs” protein bar because of potential pathogenic E. coli contamination. The exact strain has yet to be determined. The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by a third-party laboratory detected the presence of E. coli. The... Continue Reading
 
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