Food Safety News - 07/08/2021

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Parnell’s motion to vacate sentence moves to written arguments
By Dan Flynn on Jul 08, 2021 12:05 am
Jury consultant Denise de La Rue’s expert witness report isn’t too popular with government attorneys handling a case related to an outbreak traced to peanut products. They want it tossed from the ongoing Motion 2255 proceedings to vacate Stewart Parnell’s conviction and sentencing. In written arguments, the government says the jury expert’s report is improper... Continue Reading

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Finland sees fewer outbreaks for second year in a row; recalls increase
By Joe Whitworth on Jul 08, 2021 12:03 am
The number of foodborne outbreaks and people sick declined for the second year in a row in Finland, according to a new report. In total, 34 foodborne outbreaks were recorded this past year compared to 50 in 2019 and 73 in 2018. A total of 543 people became ill, versus 919 in 2019 and 1,475... Continue Reading

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EU agency helps dismantle fraudulent rum network
By News Desk on Jul 08, 2021 12:02 am
Investigators have cracked a network that sent counterfeit rum from Central America to Europe. Authorities said counterfeiting poses serious risks to health and safety but no-one is believed to have been ill in Europe. In May, the Ministry of Public Health in the Dominican Republic reported that 420 people had suffered intoxication from beverages adulterated... Continue Reading

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CDC declares one outbreak over; others remain under investigation
By Coral Beach on Jul 08, 2021 12:01 am
The table below shows outbreak investigations being managed by FDA’s CORE Response Teams. The investigations are in a variety of stages. Some outbreaks have limited information with investigations ongoing, others may be near completion. This week’s table shows one outbreak has been declared over. It involved 20 confirmed patients and was traced to Jule’s Foods... Continue Reading

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Health officials say Salmonella outbreak linked to plant-based brie is over
By Coral Beach on Jul 07, 2021 05:10 pm
With 20 people having been confirmed with infections, federal officials have declared a multi-state Salmonella outbreak linked to brie to be over. Jule’s Foods of Carlsbad, CA, recalled the implicated cashew brie on April 23 after being notified of a link to outbreak patients, according to updates today from the Food and Drug Administration and... Continue Reading

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Blue Bell criminal trial not likely to begin until March 21, 2022
By Dan Flynn on Jul 07, 2021 09:12 am
Jury selection in Austin, TX, for the criminal trial of the former chief executive of Blue Bell Creameries, is not likely to begin until 2022. The government does not oppose a pending defense motion to delay the trial of sixty-six-year-old Paul Kruse until March 21, 2022. The new start date is four months and 13... Continue Reading

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Survey highlights consumer behavior on products linked to outbreak
By Joe Whitworth on Jul 07, 2021 09:08 am
A survey has revealed more about people’s attitudes when handling frozen partially cooked chicken at home after the products were linked to a large Salmonella outbreak. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is investigating a spike in Salmonella infections in the United Kingdom from eating frozen raw, breaded chicken products such as nuggets, goujons, dippers, poppers,... Continue Reading

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Salmonella sickens six in Spain; outbreaks decline in Andalucía
By News Desk on Jul 07, 2021 09:06 am
Public health officials in a Spanish region have reported six confirmed Salmonella infections. Surveys and epidemiological work by Castilla y León Public Health have shown the outbreak could have been caused by the consumption of tortillas in two establishments in Soria. A Spanish tortilla also called a Spanish omelet can contain herbs, spices, potatoes, and... Continue Reading

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Make sure your microwave heats your food evenly
By News Desk on Jul 07, 2021 09:05 am
According to a study from Michigan State University, microwaves, even those with a turntable inside, can cook unevenly and leave cold spots where harmful bacteria can survive. It is important to remember that microwaves don’t kill bacteria unless the food is heated long enough. Microwave cooking can be uneven just as with frying and grilling.... Continue Reading
 
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