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Food Safety News - 11/30/2020


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Plea bargain agreement brings sentence for missed tests
By News Desk on Nov 30, 2020 12:05 am USDA’s quarterly enforcement report for the period ending Sept. 30 first reported Memet Beqiri’s guilty plea. He has since been sentenced, on Nov. 24, concluding a plea agreement reached a year ago. The Stafford Springs, CT, meat supplier was sentenced to probation and fined after he pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for Connecticut to... Continue Reading

Most Campylobacter infections in New Zealand linked to poultry
By Joe Whitworth on Nov 30, 2020 12:02 am Poultry meat remains a major source of Campylobacter infection in New Zealand, according to a study. Researchers looked at transmission pathways and source attribution for campylobacteriosis in New Zealand. Most patients were infected with strains attributed to a poultry source, and poultry meat consumption was common, while 14 percent were linked to cattle. The reduction in... Continue Reading

FDA warns Ventura Foods about dangerous mislabeling on garlic sauce
By News Desk on Nov 30, 2020 12:01 am As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are not issued until a company... Continue Reading

More than 20 products from hummus to juice to cheese and more recalled for Salmonella risk
By News Desk on Nov 29, 2020 03:46 pm Metro Ontario Inc. is recalling a broad range of Metro brand products from the marketplace because of possible Salmonella contamination. Few details are available, according to the Canadian government. “This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of... Continue Reading

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