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Food Safety News Wed 7/15/2020


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Claxton Poultry Farms president hopes to go on safari while waiting for 2021 trial
By Dan Flynn on Jul 15, 2020 12:06 am A Denver trial in a poultry price-fixing case now won’t begin until Feb. 16, 2021, and one defendant hopes to use some of that extra time for a hunting safari in Tanzania. Under the new order, the deadline for pretrial motions will be Dec. 28, 2020, and responses will be due on Jan. 11, 2021. ... Continue Reading

Research shows estimated 180 deaths per year in UK because of foodborne illness
By Joe Whitworth on Jul 15, 2020 12:04 am Researchers have estimated there are 180 deaths per year in the United Kingdom caused by foodborne diseases from 11 pathogens. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) estimates that about 2.4 million cases of foodborne illness occur every year in the UK. Foodborne norovirus is projected to cause 56 deaths per year, Salmonella 33 deaths, Listeria monocytogenes 26, Clostridium... Continue Reading

Michigan school gets almost $10 million for low-moisture food pathogen research
By Jonan Pilet on Jul 15, 2020 12:03 am A Michigan State University researcher has received a $9.8-million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA) for a project that will work to reduce the risk of Salmonella, E.coli and Listeria in low-moisture foods such as flour. Low-moisture foods like flour, baking mixes, dried meats,... Continue Reading

Online international food safety summit set late this month
By News Desk on Jul 15, 2020 12:02 am A COVID-19 & Food Safety Global Summit, organized by the International Association for Food Protection and sponsored by Marler Clark LLP PS, is a two-hour virtual international event set for July 29. The summit will bring together scientific experts, regulatory officials, academics, and industry executives worldwide to better understand the threat and challenges the virus... Continue Reading

Nation’s food, drug officials’ association gives FDA blueprint thumbs up
By Guest Opinion on Jul 15, 2020 12:01 am Opinion By AFDO The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released its blueprint for agency’s “New Era of Smarter Food Safety.” It represents a new approach to food safety, leveraging technology and other tools to create a safer and more digital, traceable food system. The blueprint seeks out simpler, more effective, and modern approaches and... Continue Reading

Finland gives all-clear to candy after reports of illnesses
By News Desk on Jul 15, 2020 12:00 am The Finnish Food Authority (Ruokavirasto) has found no link between a type of candy bar and reports of illnesses. In late May the agency became aware of consumers experiencing various symptoms, thought to be after eating Vidal Dipper XL Raspberry chew toffee bars. Rashes, stomach aches, diarrhea and headaches were the most reported symptoms. The... Continue Reading

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