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Food Safety News - 07/29/2021


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Multistate E. coli outbreak linked to cake mix
By News Desk on Jul 29, 2021 04:40 am
An ongoing E. coli outbreak affecting 16 people in 12 states has been linked to cake mix. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating the multistate outbreak of E. coli O121 infections from cake mix. All... Continue Reading

As table set for United States v. Paul Kruse, save a place for Blue Bell
By Dan Flynn on Jul 29, 2021 12:05 am
Federal Judge Robert Pitman set the table for the criminal trial of the United States vs. Paul Kruse, which begins in seven and half months in Austin, TX. Jury selection and the trial is scheduled to get underway at 9 a.m. on March 14, 2022, in the Texas Western District of the U.S. District Court.... Continue Reading

Scale of Campylobacter poultry link assessed in UK study
By Joe Whitworth on Jul 29, 2021 12:03 am
Chicken has been confirmed as the source of most Campylobacter infections, according to a research report published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the United Kingdom. The aim was to estimate contributions of the main sources to human infection and to identify changes over time. The work by Oxford University also looked at antimicrobial... Continue Reading

FDA TechTalk podcast episode to focus on whole genome sequencing
By News Desk on Jul 29, 2021 12:02 am
Nowadays, it seems rare to find someone or some entity without a podcast, and the Food and Drug Administration is no exception. The TechTalk podcast is hosted by the FDA and focuses on cutting edge topics. Each quarter guests examine a different aspect of the New Era of Smarter Food Safety blueprint for which there... Continue Reading

WHO calls for mycotoxin data in some peanuts, cereals and spices
By News Desk on Jul 29, 2021 12:00 am
The World Health Organization (WHO) wants data on certain mycotoxins in different food products. The first call for information covers aflatoxin in cereals and cereal-based products. This includes maize grain; flour, meal, semolina and flakes derived from maize; husked and polished rice and sorghum grain destined for further processing. Data is also wanted on total... Continue Reading

Haen Meats 1959 House Blend recalled over potential Listeria contamination
By News Desk on Jul 28, 2021 05:20 pm
Excalibur Seasoning Company of Pekin, IL is recalling 17 bottles of Haen Meats 1959 House Blend because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The company began shipping this product on July 14th, 2021. The recalled product reached consumers through a retailer located in the 54130 zip code of Wisconsin. Packaging Item Description Quantity Lot No. UPC# Clear... Continue Reading

Whole Foods Market in Canada recalls Cahills brand Porter Irish Cheddar over Listeria concerns
By News Desk on Jul 28, 2021 02:54 pm
Whole Foods Market in Ontario, Canada is recalling Cahills brand Porter Irish Cheddar from the marketplace because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This recall comes after two other Cahills brand cheese recalls in the past week. The U.S. Whole Foods Market recall can be viewed here, and the Tree of Life Canada ULC recall can... Continue Reading

BrightFarms expands recall of packaged salad greens linked to Salmonella outbreak
By News Desk on Jul 28, 2021 02:14 pm
Amid an ongoing outbreak, BrightFarms is expanding a recall of packaged salad greens that were produced in its Rochelle, IL, greenhouse farm and sold in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana and Michigan because of potential Salmonella contamination. The initial recall can be viewed here. BrightFarms is taking this action after being notified of illnesses among eleven... Continue Reading

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