Food Safety News - 08/05/2021

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FDA begins testing cake mixes in search of specific product in E. coli outbreak
By Coral Beach on Aug 05, 2021 12:06 am
They have not yet named any specific brands or flavors of cake mix related to an outbreak of E. coli infections, but federal officials have begun product testing in relation to the illnesses. Sixteen people across 12 states have been confirmed as being infected, with seven requiring hospitalization, according to the Centers for Disease Control... Continue Reading

Coalition to focus on food safety at UN Food Systems Summit
By Joe Whitworth on Aug 05, 2021 12:03 am
A coalition dedicated to food safety has been unveiled at a session of the United Nations Food Systems pre-Summit. The summit, planned for September, has five action tracks with the first one about ensuring access to safe and nutritious food for all. The pre-summit took place across three days at the end of July. The... Continue Reading

STOP Foodborne Illness names 2021-2022 Dave Theno Food Safety Fellow
By News Desk on Aug 05, 2021 12:02 am
At the IAFP 2021 conference in Phoenix, AZ, the national nonprofit public health organization STOP Foodborne Illness named Shrinidhi “Nidhi” Joshi its 2021-2022 Dave Theno Food Safety Fellow. Joshi was selected by a committee of professionals and educators from STOP and from the Michigan State University Online Food Safety Program. “Year after year, the quality... Continue Reading

FDA continues to investigate four ongoing foodborne illness outbreaks
By News Desk on Aug 05, 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 or concluded. The Food and Drug Administration will issue public health advisories for outbreak investigations that result in “specific, actionable steps for... Continue Reading

Researchers look at 60 years of botulism data in Ukraine
By News Desk on Aug 05, 2021 12:01 am
Eliminating foodborne botulism in Ukraine will only be possible with an end to home canning and state control of commercial canned products, according to a study. Researchers assessed foodborne botulism in Ukraine from 1955 to 2018 using national epidemiological surveillance data. In this 63 year period, 8,614 cases were recorded and 659 deaths. They looked at... Continue Reading is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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