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Food Safety News - 10/28/2020


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Food Safety News - 10/28/2020
Experts give insight into food safety in Africa
By Joe Whitworth on Oct 28, 2020 12:13 am African experts have highlighted the main food safety concerns, challenges, and potential solutions for the continent at the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) virtual annual meeting. The roundtable discussion included specialists from South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Gambia. The majority highlighted mycotoxins as one of the top issues. Lucia Anelich, director of Anelich... Continue Reading

Kruse defense team is ready to tell what really happened during 2015 listeria outbreak
By Dan Flynn on Oct 28, 2020 12:13 am When he makes his first court appearance tomorrow in Austin, TX, former Blue Bell Creameries President Paul Kruse will not be alone. Chris Flood of Houston and John D. Cline of San Francisco, the defense team that got him off on the same charges in July, is again defending Kruse, the 66-year old resident of... Continue Reading

Hospital food review includes food safety focus
By News Desk on Oct 28, 2020 12:12 am A review into hospital food in England following a fatal Listeria outbreak this past year includes plans to improve food safety. The work, ordered by Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock in June 2019, was welcomed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). In 2019, nine people developed listeriosis and six died after eating sandwiches supplied to hospitals... Continue Reading

FAO and OIE rally against swine fever a.k.a. “the other virus”
By News Desk on Oct 28, 2020 12:11 am The world needs to rally under a new initiative to bring the deadly pig disease known as African Swine fever (ASF) under control. That’s the word from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) the two world bodies calling on all nations to join... Continue Reading

U.S. regulatory food safety update from Yiannas and Brashears
By News Desk on Oct 27, 2020 12:09 pm Day two of The International Association for Food Protection 2020, A Virtual Annual Meeting featured a “U.S. Regulatory Update on Food Safety,” from Frank Yiannas, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, and Mindy Brashears, Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety of the USDA. Yiannas and Brashears provided insight into the latest information from... Continue Reading
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