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Food Safety News - 11/12/2020


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Jury selection for Blue Bell’s Kruse set to begin in Austin on Jan. 11, 2021
By Dan Flynn on Nov 12, 2020 12:05 am If charges against Paul Kruse, the former president of Blue Bell Creameries, are not dismissed, he will face a jury trial beginning at 9 a.m. on Jan. 11, 2021. Federal Judge Robert Pitman has signed a scheduling order that sets Dec. 30, 2020, at 9 a.m. at the deadline for pending pretrial motions and the docket call... Continue Reading

Sweden hit again by increase in Campylobacter
By Joe Whitworth on Nov 12, 2020 12:03 am Sweden is once again battling a rise in the number of Campylobacter infections after a temporary decline. A common source related to chicken has been identified. Since August, the number of people who have contracted campylobacteriosis has been unexpectedly high. The increase in disease was preceded by a greater proportion of broiler flocks with Campylobacter.... Continue Reading

Federally-regulated meat processor resists state closure order
By Dan Flynn on Nov 12, 2020 12:01 am Stampede Meat Inc.’s Sunland Park, NM, meat production plant was ordered closed from Nov. 3 to 17 by the state Department of Health because it was associated with six COVID-19 infections in late October involving the facility’s employees. The two-week closure order may expire before Stampede gets any relief from the federal courts. It went... Continue Reading

Food law under review in Australia, New Zealand is first in decades
By News Desk on Nov 12, 2020 12:00 am A review of food regulations in Australia and New Zealand is in progress to prepare for the future. The reform includes amending parts of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 for the first time in almost 30 years. New Zealand and Australia have a shared regulatory system that sees joint development of food composition... Continue Reading
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