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Food Safety News Wed 3/25/2020

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Comments on Salmonella as adulterant petition will be accepted for 60 more days
By News Desk on Mar 25, 2020 12:05 am An additional 60 days is available for public comments on a petition seeking to declare 31 Salmonella strains as adulterants in meat and poultry. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service added the time to the comment clock in response to a March 16 request from the North American Meat Institute (NAMI). The meat industry group... Continue Reading


Senate confirms Mindy Brashears as undersecretary of food safety
By Dan Flynn on Mar 25, 2020 12:04 am Mindy Brashears of Texas is the fifth Senate-confirmed undersecretary of food safety. She was confirmed with a voice vote of the U.S. Senate late Monday. Brashears succeeds Dr. Elizabeth Hagen who stepped down as undersecretary for food safety six years, three months and 11 days ago. Only four others have held the position, which is... Continue Reading


Amid coronavirus outbreak, FDA leaders say the food supply is safe
By Frank Yiannas on Mar 25, 2020 12:03 am Contributed A critical part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s mission is safeguarding the human and animal food supply, helping to ensure that our food is not contaminated at any point during its journey along the supply chain. COVID-19 is a new frontier for all of us as we deal with the realities of... Continue Reading


Hong Kong records rise in foodborne outbreaks
By Joe Whitworth on Mar 25, 2020 12:02 am Almost 200 foodborne outbreaks affecting 800 people were reported in Hong Kong in 2019, according to a new report. The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department and Department of Health are responsible for investigating and controlling food poisoning outbreaks related to local premises and businesses. This past year, the... Continue Reading


Pew Report: Root Cause Analyses are ‘Critical to Preventing Foodborne Illnesses’
By Dan Flynn on Mar 24, 2020 09:32 am The Pew Charitable Trusts, an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO), has earned a reputation as a change-agent for food safety. Pew’s latest goal is to bring “root cause analyses” to food safety. Today, it released a report on the subject, which itself is an offshoot of Total Quality Management (TQM). TQM is the management philosophy... Continue Reading
 

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