Food Safety News - 12/21/2021 Faces of food safety: Meet Linwood D. Pender of FSIS

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Faces of food safety: Meet Linwood D. Pender of FSIS
By U.S. Department of Agriculture on Dec 21, 2021 12:07 am
– CONTRIBUTED – One of eight auditors with the Office of Investigation, Enforcement and Audit’s (OIEA) Federal State Audit Branch (FSAB), Linwood D. Pender, program auditor, has been with the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for 27 years. He has also served his country in the U.S. Army, both active duty and as... Continue Reading


Employees of iPhone manufacturer suffer food poisoning in India
By News Desk on Dec 21, 2021 12:03 am
More than 250 people fell sick and 150 were hospitalized in India this past week after eating food provided by an employer that makes iPhones, according to multiple media reports. Local media quoted a statement from Alby John, collector in Tiruvallur, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, saying there was an outbreak of acute... Continue Reading


FDA report on antimicrobial sales for use in food animals lacking some specifics
By Center for Science in the Public Interest on Dec 21, 2021 12:03 am
– Opinion – In recent days, the Food and Drug Administration released the 2020 Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed for Use in Food-Producing Animals, which showed sales levels close to those from recent years. These data have been compiled annually since 2011 as part of a regulatory reaction to the role of veterinary antimicrobial... Continue Reading


FDA updates import enforcement for seafood, honey, tamarind and more
By News Desk on Dec 21, 2021 12:01 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


Irish survey shows gaps in turkey cooking knowledge
By News Desk on Dec 21, 2021 12:00 am
More than three-quarters of Irish people don’t know the correct temperature to cook their turkey, according to a survey. Among respondents in the Republic of Ireland, 27 percent were concerned about undercooking the turkey and being sure it was safe to eat while 7 percent were worried about overcooking and serving it dry. The survey... Continue Reading


Whole Foods, Safeway among retailers that received recalled ham; list now available
By News Desk on Dec 20, 2021 12:42 pm
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has released a list of more than 500 retail locations believed to have received fully cooked ham and pepperoni products that have been recalled by Alexander & Hornung, which is a business unit of Perdue Premium Meat Company Inc. Testing showed contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. This list may... Continue Reading
 

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