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Food Safety News Fri 11/8/2019

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Senate confirmation hearing for Dr. Hahn’s appointment as FDA Commissioner set for Nov. 20
By Dan Flynn on Nov 08, 2019 12:06 am Senate Health Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-TN, has announced the confirmation hearing on the nomination of Dr. Stephen M. Hahn to serve as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. The confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee is set for Wednesday, Nov. 20. Alexander announced the hearing date after meeting... Continue Reading



Salmonella outbreak hits several countries; EU officials release few details
By Joe Whitworth on Nov 08, 2019 12:05 am More than 30 people are sick in Sweden and several other European countries from a rare strain of Salmonella. Officials will not say what other countries are involved or how many people are sick outside Sweden. Since the middle of September, 33 Salmonella Mikawasima infections have been linked by whole genome sequencing in Sweden. WGS... Continue Reading



Several sick in restaurant outbreak; public health investigation ongoing
By News Desk on Nov 08, 2019 12:04 am Laboratory tests are ongoing in relation to an outbreak of campylobacteriosis among patrons of a New York restaurant. The Wild Ginger restaurant in Cortland is closed until further notice. The Cortland County Health Department notified the public about the outbreak on Nov. 7 via its Facebook page. The alert also provided general information about infections... Continue Reading



Spanish authorities find Magrudis knew of Listeria in products from late 2018
By News Desk on Nov 08, 2019 12:03 am A number of people have been arrested on allegations they knew that meat, which caused a large Listeria outbreak in Spain, was contaminated. Individuals were aware since December 2018 that some of the food products contained Listeria, but they did not inform the authorities and continued to sell the food. The outbreak from “La Mecha”... Continue Reading



Study reviews Campylobacter due to chicken meat in Japan
By News Desk on Nov 08, 2019 12:00 am Researchers have looked into the levels and factors behind Campylobacter food poisoning associated with chicken in Japan. To prevent campylobacteriosis, it is necessary to counteract sanitation hazards in the food chain at farms, processing facilities, distribution, retail and kitchens, according to the study published in Food Safety, an online journal published quarterly by the Food... Continue Reading



Plastic pieces spur recall of organic, grass fed ground beef
By News Desk on Nov 07, 2019 10:09 pm Consumer complaints to the federal government and Rastelli Bros. Inc. prompted the company to recall more than 130,000 pounds of ground beef because of contamination with pieces of plastic. “The problem was discovered after FSIS (Food Safety and Inspection Service) received consumer complaints through the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline. The firm also notified FSIS... Continue Reading


Salmon recalled in 23 states because of danger of botulism poisoning
By News Desk on Nov 07, 2019 07:30 pm Following laboratory tests, a Maine company is recalling cold smoked salmon because of a risk of botulism poisoning. Mill Stream Corp. shipped the fish to 23 states and sold it online. “The recall was initiated because the product’s water phase salt (WPS) tested below 3.5 percent. This was discovered upon re-review of laboratory certificates, which... Continue Reading
 
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