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Food Safety News Tue 9/15/2020

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Blowback from industry and union on OSHA for Smithfield/JBS fines
By Dan Flynn on Sep 15, 2020 12:05 am Those OSHA fines for not protecting employees from the coronavirus are getting blow-back from both the industry and the union. The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) issued a statement after Smithfield Foods in Sioux Falls, SD, and JBS USA in Greeley, CO, were hit with fines totaling about $29,000. Both Smithfield and JBS are appealing... Continue Reading


Mushroom poisoning behind most outbreaks in China
By Joe Whitworth on Sep 15, 2020 12:03 am Poisonous mushrooms were the most common cause of outbreaks in China during a 14-year period, according to a study. Researchers looked at data reported to the National Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System from 2003 to 2017 and published findings in the journal Food Control. A total of 19,517 outbreaks, which resulted in 235,754 illnesses, 107,470... Continue Reading


STOP shines a light under the baskets and benches at farmers markets
By STOP Foodborne Illness on Sep 15, 2020 12:02 am Commentary Editor’s note: As part of our coverage of national Food Safety Education month we publish the following column from STOP Foodborne Illness. This time of year food lovers’ enjoy one of their favorite traditions: visiting local farmers markets. In addition to all the invigorating colors, exquisite aromas, strong flavors, and spirit of community, the... Continue Reading


Canada posts new patient count in onion outbreak; nothing new reported by U.S. for two weeks
By Coral Beach on Sep 14, 2020 06:30 pm As of this afternoon there have been 506 confirmed cases of Salmonella Newport illness in Canada linked to a Salmonella outbreak associated with onions. Officials in the U.S. have not posted an outbreak update since Sept. 1. The total in Canada has increased by 49 people since the most recent update from the Public Health... Continue Reading
 

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