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Food Safety News Fri 8/14/2020


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Trace amounts of COVID-19 virus found by Chinese cities on packages of frozen foods
By Dan Flynn on Aug 14, 2020 12:27 am City food inspectors from Shenzhen and Xian, China report finding traces of the COVID-19 virus on the packaging for imported chicken wings and shrimp. China in June stepped up its scrutiny of imported food, saying the possibility that it could spread infections could not be ruled out. Two months later, local testing claims to have... Continue Reading

EFSA assesses health risk of compound in potatoes
By News Desk on Aug 14, 2020 12:18 am The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has advised peeling, boiling, and frying to reduce a compound in potatoes that can cause poisoning. Glycoalkaloids are naturally occurring compounds found in plants including potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplant (aubergines), and contribute to resistance against pests and pathogens. Glycoalkaloid poisoning can cause acute gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting,... Continue Reading

Campylobacter chicken connection still common in Sweden
By News Desk on Aug 14, 2020 12:17 am Campylobacter types found in fresh chicken often matched those from ill people showing poultry is still a common source of infection in Sweden. Researchers studied the genetic similarity between Campylobacter from retail chicken meat and in infected people. It is the third year the Public Health Agency (Folkhälsomyndigheten) and Swedish Food Agency (Livsmedelsverket) have done... Continue Reading

Deli take-out in Seattle blamed for unidentified gastrointestinal illnesses
By News Desk on Aug 14, 2020 12:13 am Public Health is investigating an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness with diarrhea, vomiting, body aches, headaches, and fevers associated with a takeout meal from Saigon Vietnam Deli on July 25, 2020. A specific food or drink item that might have caused the illnesses has not been identified. Saigon Vietnam Deli is located at1200 S Jackson Street in... Continue Reading

Fred Meyer Stores recall cheese dips over possible Salmonella contamination
By News Desk on Aug 13, 2020 07:28 pm Fred Meyer Stores is recalling cheese dips sold in our delis because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. On July 31, the company was notified by supplier Onions 52... Continue Reading

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