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Food Safety News - 12/04/2020 Industry researchers say traceability comes down to label codes


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Industry researchers say traceability comes down to label codes
By News Desk on Dec 04, 2020 12:06 am A new research report from the food industry shows investigations of leafy greens foodborne illness outbreaks could be streamlined if produce was labeled with traceable codes, something food safety experts have been urging for decades. For four months food industry researchers reviewed supply chain partners including growers, distributors and both independent and chain retailers, “offering... Continue Reading

French Salmonella outbreak hospitalizes seven, sickens dozens
By News Desk on Dec 04, 2020 12:04 am Seven people have needed hospital treatment as part of a Salmonella outbreak in France linked to dry pork sausages. In total, 31 cases of salmonellosis have been detected by the National Reference Center for Salmonella at Institut Pasteur. Illness because of Salmonella Bovismorbificans has mostly affected young people with at least 17 children sick. Strains... Continue Reading

Alert in Colorado warns people to be aware of botulism risks; 5 sick
By News Desk on Dec 04, 2020 12:03 am Public health officials in Colorado are warning the public to be aware of the dangers of foodborne botulism poisoning amid an investigation of several cases in the state. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reports that the botulism patients have all had symptom onset since September. Testing from the Centers for Disease Control and... Continue Reading

Three Salmonella outbreaks revealed in Ireland
By Joe Whitworth on Dec 04, 2020 12:01 am Irish public health officials have reported three Salmonella outbreaks that have affected at least 34 people. Two of the three outbreaks were caused by Salmonella Enteritidis and one by Salmonella Mikawasima. Two of the incidents remain unsolved while the third has been linked to chicken products. Twenty three of the infections have been laboratory confirmed, according to... Continue Reading

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