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Food Safety News Wed 1/15/2020


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USDA’s food safety triumvirate had a lot of visitors this past year
By Dan Flynn on Jan 15, 2020 12:04 am Each member of the triumvirate responsible for food safety at USDA brings something unique to the department’s leadership. Deputy Under Secretary Mindy Brashears is a top food scientist. FSIS Administrator Carmen Rottenberg is an experienced government lawyer. And Deputy FSIS Administrator Paul Kiecker has, during the past 30 years, held almost every job in the... Continue Reading

Backer told to recall beer linked to poisoning in Brazil
By News Desk on Jan 15, 2020 12:03 am Seventeen people are suspected to have been poisoned and one person has died in Brazil after drinking beer. Sixteen males and one female aged 23 to 76 years old are thought to have suffered diethylene glycol poisoning. Four cases have been confirmed and the remaining 13 are under investigation as they have showed similar symptoms,... Continue Reading

2020 Food Safety Summit aims to address emerging issues
By News Desk on Jan 15, 2020 12:02 am Food safety isn’t just about rules and regs and corporate bottom lines. It’s about public trust and safety and that’s going to be a primary focus at the 22nd annual Food Safety Summit. “Every day millions of people trust food safety professionals with their health and well being at dinner tables across the country,” said Scott... Continue Reading

ANSES finds system to monitor chemicals in food largely effective
By Joe Whitworth on Jan 15, 2020 12:01 am The system for monitoring chemical contamination of food in France works well most of the time but has some gaps, according to ANSES. The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) assessed the surveillance and control scheme in place between 2010 and 2014 for inorganic and organic contaminants excluding toxins, mycotoxins,... Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Line speeds, worker safety are real concerns
By Guest Contributor on Jan 15, 2020 12:00 am Opinion Editor Dan Flynn’s Jan. 12 letter supporting the USDA’s new swine slaughter rule perpetuates so many falsehoods, it merits a lengthy response. Among other things, the new rule removes all line speed limits in pig slaughter plants. Despite Flynn’s claims, which were based on his visit to a veal plant in the Netherlands that... Continue Reading

Salmonella test results prompt company to recall tahini
By News Desk on Jan 14, 2020 08:21 pm Phoenicia Group Inc. is recalling Alkanater brand Tahina because of possible Salmonella contamination discovered during government testing. Officials in Canada did not report how much tahini is covered by the recall, and distribution details were incomplete. “The following product has been sold in Quebec and Ontario and may have been distributed in other provinces and... Continue Reading

CFIA announces frozen ground veal recall after a positive E. coli test
By News Desk on Jan 14, 2020 01:39 pm A Calgary-based company has recalled Scarpone’s Italian Store brand frozen ground veal. The recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results for suspected E. coli O157:H7 contamination. No illnesses are yet confirmed related to the recalled product. The CFIA is verifying the removal of the recalled veal from the marketplace... Continue Reading

More Premo and Fresh Grab sandwiches added to recall out of Listeria fears
By News Desk on Jan 14, 2020 12:16 pm Lipari Foods has added to the recall of previously announced Premo and Fresh Grab sandwiches because of potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. A supplier notified the company of the potential contamination. There is concern that consumers may have the recalled sandwiches because of their long shelf life. The products were distributed exclusively by Lipari Foods... Continue Reading

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