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Food Safety News - 08/03/2021


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New guidelines designed to knock down Campylobacter and Salmonella levels
By Dan Flynn on Aug 03, 2021 12:05 am
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has released new guidance documents for controlling beef and raw poultry pathogens. The FSIS Inspection Program Personnel (IPP) announced the availability of the new guidance at weekly meetings with establishment management. The agency regulates 6,500 production facilities. Many produce beef and poultry products. The “references are guidelines, not... Continue Reading

UK project gets funding to monitor foodborne pathogens and AMR
By Joe Whitworth on Aug 03, 2021 12:03 am
A project in the United Kingdom has received funding for the surveillance of foodborne pathogens and antimicrobial resistance. Pathogen Surveillance in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (PATH-SAFE) involves the Food Standards Agency (FSA); Food Standards Scotland (FSS); Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra); Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC); Public Health England... Continue Reading

Alerts include jellyfish, shrimp, tamarind products
By News Desk on Aug 03, 2021 12:02 am
The Food and Drug Administration uses import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed. Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. Click here to go to the FDA page with links for specific details... Continue Reading

Nigeria tries to boost food safety; FAO and Korea tackle AMR
By News Desk on Aug 03, 2021 12:01 am
Nigeria is attempting to improve food safety with a range of training materials. The Federal Ministry of Health launched a unified food safety training manual for capacity building of food vendors, handlers, manufacturers and personnel in the food supply chain in the country. The aim is to address gaps and strengthen the food safety system... Continue Reading

Harvest Fresh vegetable spiral stir fry kit added to recall for Listeria risk
By News Desk on Aug 02, 2021 02:57 pm
Veg Pak Produce has added Harvest Fresh brand stir fry vegetables to its recall of Harvest Fresh brand zucchini spirals because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This recall is an update of the warning issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on July 25, 2021. This recall was triggered by CFIA test results. Consumers... Continue Reading

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