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Food Safety News Fri 12/18/2020


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Food Safety News
Fri 12/18/2020 4:01 AM

Sweden declares end to Campylobacter outbreak; 100s were sickened
By News Desk on Dec 18, 2020 12:04 am Public health officials in Sweden have closed an investigation into a spike in Campylobacter infections linked to chickens raised for meat production after levels returned to normal. There had been a rise in Campylobacter infections linked to Swedish broilers since August. There was a temporary decline in September before cases started going up again in... Continue Reading

Study details first botulism outbreak in Vietnam
By Joe Whitworth on Dec 18, 2020 12:03 am Researchers have described the first reported outbreak of botulism in Vietnam that was associated with vegetarian pâté in recent months. At least 13 people fell ill after eating Minh Chay brand pâté, which was recalled earlier this year. A study published by Wellcome Open Research covers six patients who contracted botulism after eating the commercially... Continue Reading

Singapore greenlights cell-based meat; when will the U.S.?
By Coral Beach on Dec 18, 2020 12:00 am Opinion By Brian P. Sylvester, Jessica P. O’Connell and John C. Balzano In a global first, in recent days, Singapore greenlighted the marketing of a cell-based meat product for human consumption. The approval represents an inflection point in the rapid rise of alternative proteins around the world. In contrast to plant-based meat, which mimics the... Continue Reading

Trader Joe’s edamame recalled for risk of Listeria monocytogenes
By News Desk on Dec 17, 2020 06:13 pm A Las Vegas company is recalling Trader Joe’s brand frozen edamame because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. “The recalled ‘Trader Joe’s Lightly Salted Edamame’ was sold at Trader Joe’s retail stores only in the Arizona, Southern California, Southern Nevada and Utah regions. All affected product has been removed from sale and destroyed,” according... Continue Reading

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