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Food Safety News Tue 2/4/2020

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‘Microenterprise home kitchens’ look for food safety exemptions in Washington
By Dan Flynn on Feb 04, 2020 12:05 am Writing in Forbes recently, Nick Sibilia, with the public interest law firm Institute forJustice, was positively giddy about the Food Freedom movement. “Almost four years after the nation’s first ‘food freedom law was enacted, hundreds of new local businesses have sprouted across three states, and without a single outbreak of foodborne illness,” Sibilia wrote. “Completely... Continue Reading


When it comes to testing heavy metals in food, the result is only as good as the lab
By Guest Contributor on Feb 04, 2020 12:04 am Opinion Heavy metals such as arsenic, cadmium, and lead are present in most foods, whether conventional or organic, usually as the result of environmental contamination. Because heavy metals pose significant threats even at low levels, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made reducing cumulative exposure a priority. The Baby Food Council – consisting of... Continue Reading


ECDC data reveals Salmonella decrease has ‘levelled off’
By News Desk on Feb 04, 2020 12:03 am More than 90,000 laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella and 150 deaths were reported in Europe in 2017, according to a new report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The latest annual epidemiological report found 92,649 cases were reported, of which 156 were fatal. The United Kingdom recorded 57 of these deaths. ECDC... Continue Reading


STEC increase for England and Wales in 2018
By Joe Whitworth on Feb 04, 2020 12:01 am More than 1,500 confirmed Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infections were reported in England and Wales in 2018 and five people died, according to Public Health England data. A total of 1,553 confirmed cases included 607 laboratory-confirmed cases of STEC serogroup O157 and 612 infections where a non-O157 serogroup was isolated. In 2017, 948 confirmed... Continue Reading
 

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