Food Safety News - 08/10/2021

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No nominee for top food safety job, but deputy digs into the issues
By Dan Flynn on Aug 10, 2021 12:05 am
President Biden put a key leader at USDA with the March 16 appointment of Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety Sandra Eskin. And while she has been effective right out of the box, Eskin is not, at least not yet, the president’s appointee and Senate-confirmed USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety. The top food safety... Continue Reading


Second egg assurance system backed in UK
By Joe Whitworth on Aug 10, 2021 12:04 am
Vulnerable people have been given the go ahead to eat raw and lightly cooked eggs produced under a second system after it was backed by regulators in the United Kingdom. Hen shell eggs produced under the Laid in Britain assurance scheme were deemed safe to be eaten by infants, children, pregnant women and elderly people, either... Continue Reading


FDA changes alert status for imported cheese, cantaloupe, candy and more
By News Desk on Aug 10, 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


Alaskan authorities report dozens sick in outbreak among hospital employees
By News Desk on Aug 10, 2021 12:01 am
Alaska Health and Social Services announced via Facebook that there is an outbreak of foodborne illnesses affecting dozens of workers at a hospital in Alaska. More than 70 employees working at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, AK, have been identified with gastrointestinal illness to date. All ill people consumed food that had been brought into... Continue Reading


IAFP opens submissions application period for EU symposium
By News Desk on Aug 10, 2021 12:00 am
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) has opened a call for proposals to its European symposium next year. The IAFP European Symposium organizing committee is inviting people to submit a proposal for presentation during the meeting. Since 2005, IAFP’s European symposium has provided a forum for the exchange of ideas with people from across... Continue Reading
 
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