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Food Safety News Thu 2/13/2020


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DeLauro challenges USDA officials about JBS corruption in meat industry
By News Desk on Feb 13, 2020 12:05 am Before 2007, before Brazil’s JBS S.A. bought Swift & Co. for $1.5 billion in an all-cash deal, there was not any question about a U.S. meat company being caught up in a breath-taking South American bribery scandal. But since that transaction made the newly consolidated JBS Swift Group into the largest beef processor in the... Continue Reading

FDA testing finds pathogens in domestic, imported herbs and avocado products
By News Desk on Feb 13, 2020 12:04 am A quarterly report from the FDA shows contamination in some domestic and imported herbs and guacamole. Such special testing programs by the FDA are ongoing for a variety of foods, including romaine lettuce. No conclusions can be drawn at this time, according to the report from the Food and Drug Administration05. The document marks the... Continue Reading

Record low for Campylobacter presence in Swedish poultry
By Joe Whitworth on Feb 13, 2020 12:03 am The level of Campylobacter in Swedish poultry for meat production is at an all-time low, according to the Swedish Poultry Meat Association. The group claims the presence of Campylobacter in poultry meat in 2019 declined from the year before with a calculated average from sampling of 4.6 percent of positive flocks. Pia Gustavsson, a veterinarian... Continue Reading

Salmonella and Campylobacter levels stable in Scotland
By News Desk on Feb 13, 2020 12:01 am The number of Salmonella and Campylobacter infections remained stable this past year according to data from Health Protection Scotland. During 2019, there were 756 isolates of human non-typhoidal Salmonella reported to Health Protection Scotland (HPS). This was in line with the 751 reports in 2018 but a decrease on the 840 cases in 2017. Surveillance... Continue Reading

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