Food Safety News - 07/15/2021

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FAO helps countries measure progress with food safety indicators, mitigation
By Joe Whitworth on Jul 15, 2021 12:05 am
A pilot project has backed up the potential to use food safety indicators to strengthen national control systems but found results are not comparable between countries. Several countries in Asia Pacific asked the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to provide guidance on the development of food safety indicators. The four countries... Continue Reading


Tyson Foods Inc. recalls chicken products with different establishment numbers
By Dan Flynn on Jul 15, 2021 12:04 am
The Tyson recall expanded again this week is being updated to alert consumers that the recalled ready-to-eat products were used in additional products produced by other establishments and retailers. Some products bear a different establishment number on the label because of further processing and some products may have been served from the deli counter in... Continue Reading


FDA outbreak investigations ongoing; three new illness clusters identified
By News Desk on Jul 15, 2021 12:03 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 or concluded. This week’s table shows three new outbreaks but provides little information except to identify the pathogens involved as Cyclospora,... Continue Reading


Prosecutors drop charges in strawberry tampering incident involving needles
By News Desk on Jul 15, 2021 12:02 am
Charges against a woman accused of putting needles in strawberries in 2018 in Australia have been dropped. My Ut Trinh, an ex-farm worker, had been charged with contamination of goods and was scheduled to go on trial in Brisbane District Court. Local media quoted Judge Michael Byrne telling Trinh’s interpreters that the prosecution would no... Continue Reading


Deli patrons urged to get hepatitis A vaccinations because of infected employee
By News Desk on Jul 15, 2021 12:01 am
A case of hepatitis A has been diagnosed in an employee who recently handled food at Zayde’s Deli in Memphis, TN. The employee worked during a period of time when ill or infectious and potentially exposed customers to the virus. Anyone who consumed food or drink at Zayde’s Deli at 6560 Poplar Ave. or consumed take-out... Continue Reading


Agencies not releasing details about three new foodborne illness outbreaks
By Coral Beach on Jul 14, 2021 03:42 pm
Federal officials are investigating three new foodborne illness outbreaks involving three different pathogens, but virtually no details are being released. At least 55 people total are already confirmed as patients in the three outbreaks, with the infections caused by Cyclospora, E. Coli O121 and Salmonella Typhimurium, according to the Food and Drug Administration. As of... Continue Reading
 
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