Food Safety News - 11/02/2021

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Countdown to jury selection and trial for retired Blue Bell president
By Dan Flynn on Nov 02, 2021 12:06 am
A “quiet period” in the criminal charges against the 67-year old retired Blue Bell ice cream president may be ending. Going on for four months, neither the government nor defense attorneys have brought anything to the Texas Western District Court’s attention. The last item in the case file was an amended scheduling order signed by... Continue Reading


The problem of salmonellosis and politics
By Carl Custer on Nov 02, 2021 12:04 am
Opinion During the past half century the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s annual reports show that salmonellosis has been the leading cause of foodborne death. Salmonellosis is caused by virulent serotypes of the bacterium Salmonella enterica. The sources include undercooked meat or poultry, cross contamination from raw meat or poultry, and poorly washed produce.... Continue Reading


Romania bolsters poultry controls with focus on Poland; USDA allows Polish imports
By News Desk on Nov 02, 2021 12:03 am
The Romanian food safety agency has stepped up controls on poultry meat and eggs with a focus on Poland. The National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority (ANSVSA) said the move was taken because of detection of Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Typhimurium in poultry meat from Poland. The agency added it had received a number... Continue Reading


Problems with papaya, shrimp, bottled water, pesticides prompt action by FDA
By News Desk on Nov 02, 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


Netherlands reports decrease in outbreaks related to food
By Joe Whitworth on Nov 02, 2021 12:01 am
The number of foodborne outbreaks declined in the Netherlands this past year with officials citing COVID-19 related measures as the main reason. In 2020, there were 559 outbreaks with 1,907 patients reported. This is less than 756 outbreaks affecting 2,805 people in 2018 and 735 outbreaks sickening 3,058 in 2019. Norovirus, Salmonella and Campylobacter are... Continue Reading


Supplier warns of bits of metal mesh, prompting cupcake recall
By News Desk on Nov 01, 2021 07:38 pm
Flowers Foods Inc. is recalling Tastykake multi-pack cupcakes because of the potential presence of tiny fragments of metal mesh wire. “The recall was initiated following notification by a vendor of the possible contamination in a supplied ingredient,” according to the company’s recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website. The notice did not... Continue Reading


USDA issues public alert over salame sticks connected to Salmonella outbreak
By News Desk on Nov 01, 2021 12:25 pm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert because Euro Food of Freeland, PA, produced ready-to-eat Italian-style salami stick products that may be contaminated with Salmonella. The alert is connected to an outbreak linked to Citterio brand Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks sold at Trader Joe’s and other... Continue Reading
 
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