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Food Safety News Thu 7/16/2020


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All charges dismissed against former Blue Bell CEO Paul Kruse
By Dan Flynn on Jul 16, 2020 12:06 am All charges against the former chief executive of Blue Bell Creameries were dismissed Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman. The felony charges were dismissed after a motion hearing conducted by telephone because Pitman agreed the federal District Court lacks subject matter jurisdiction. Kruse, who was free on a $50,000 signature bond, was charged on... Continue Reading

Cross contamination, temperature abuse factors in sandwich outbreak
By Joe Whitworth on Jul 16, 2020 12:04 am Cross contamination and temperature abuse are factors that played a role in an outbreak of Salmonella in Hong Kong earlier this year. In May, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health recorded 236 illnesses linked to consumption of sandwiches produced in a food factory with more than 50 people needing hospital... Continue Reading

Life stages and dietary patterns are major themes of science report from diet advisory panel
By Dan Flynn on Jul 16, 2020 12:03 am The 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has submitted its 845-page “Scientific Report” to the Secretaries of the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS). The next step in the processes is for the public to submit comments to the departments on the Scientific Report. The lengthy report completes the 2020 Dietary Guidelines... Continue Reading

Salmonella and STEC behind most outbreaks in Scotland
By News Desk on Jul 16, 2020 12:00 am There were 11 foodborne outbreaks in Scotland this past year with almost 50 people falling ill. Salmonella and Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) were the most frequently reported organisms. Findings come from the Health Protection Scotland (HPS), part of Public Health Scotland (PHS), annual surveillance report on bacterial, protozoal and viral outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease... Continue Reading

Mongolian teen dies from bubonic plague after consuming marmot meat
By News Desk on Jul 15, 2020 01:38 pm On July 6, a Mongolian teen from the western province of Govi-Altai died from suspected bubonic plague after consuming marmot meat, according to local health officials. Tarbagan marmot is used to make a Mongolian dish called boodog. For centuries, Mongolian’s have cooked marmot meat by inserting preheated stones into the abdominal cavity of a marmot.... Continue Reading

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