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Food Safety News Fri 2/14/2020


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Listeria outbreak took toll on family, says victim’s daughter
By Joe Whitworth on Feb 14, 2020 12:05 am The daughter of a woman affected by the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa has told how the illness has taken a toll on the family and her mother. Elizabeth Matthee, 73, fell ill in January 2018 and was in and out of hospital until early August of that year. Doctors initially thought the source of... Continue Reading

FDA promises laboratory accreditation program by 2022
By News Desk on Feb 14, 2020 12:03 am The Center for Food Safety (CFS) and the Food and Drug Administration have settled their lawsuit over testing of food by accredited laboratories. The CFS sued FDA under the Food Safety Modernizaion Act about the FSMA’s requirment that FDA establish a laboratory accreditation program by January 2013. After years of delay, CFS sued FDA in... Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Food industry responds to grocery store recall report
By Guest Contributor on Feb 14, 2020 12:03 am Opinion Dear Editor: Will your supermarket warn you about hazardous food? Absolutely. Fortunately for the nation’s grocery shoppers, the food industry has honed its expertise over the years – their reputation and economic viability demand they get this right. What U.S. PIRG describes in its recent survey as a communication challenge regarding food recalls, is... Continue Reading

FDA issues final draft guidance to help businesses find and eliminate tampering
By News Desk on Feb 14, 2020 12:02 am Acts of terrorism and other intentional tampering with food are the subjects of the third and final installment of industry regulatory guidance on how to deal with the intentional adulteration of the food supply. With the release of the draft guidance, the Food and Drug Administration completed the agency’s mandate to develop regulations to prevent,... Continue Reading

Spanish officials suspend operations of cheese firm after inspection
By News Desk on Feb 14, 2020 12:01 am An inspection at a dairy company in Spain has found serious issues meaning items made there could pose a risk to the public, according to authorities. Officials from the Ministry of Health in Galicia, a region of Spain, informed the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) of a series of breaches they called... Continue Reading

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