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IAFP wraps up Salt Lake City meetings with suggestion for a movie

Added: 12.07.2018 0:14 | 0 views | 0 comments

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SALT LAKE CITY — A college student went to the microphone after Target Corp.’s Ann Marie McNamara finished the John H. Silliker Lecture on “Heros Past and Future” with a suggestion. “We should make a movie!” said the student who got away before we could get her name. She was an example of just how...

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Eight EU countries report Hepatitis A cases with Moroccan link

Added: 11.07.2018 0:40 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Two distinct Hepatitis A virus strains are causing infections in travelers returning from Morocco, according to researchers. From January to June 2018, two outbreaks are ongoing affecting people coming back from Morocco and cases in Europe without travel history, resulting in 163 patients in eight European countries.  In the first cluster, 55 cases of Hepatitis...

Tags: EU, Cher
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Most labs use or plan to adopt WGS in Europe, says the survey

Added: 11.07.2018 0:39 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Whole genome sequencing (WGS) is being used in the food safety laboratories of more than half of countries surveyed in Europe. By the end of 2016, the technique was present in labs in 17 of 30 countries, according to results of a survey by the European Commission and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). They found...

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IAFP 2018 Award Recipients

Added: 11.07.2018 0:38 | 0 views | 0 comments

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SALT LAKE CITY — The International Association for Food Protection presented awards recognizing excellence in food safety to the following organizations and individuals during its annual meeting and conference this week at the Salt Palace Convention Center.  The annual IAFP event continues today. BLACK PEARL   Sponsored by F&H Food Equipment Company Eurofins Scientific, Inc. FELLOW ...

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Thirteen infected with Hepatitis A virus from frozen strawberries

Added: 10.07.2018 0:49 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Thirteen people in Sweden have been infected by Hepatitis A virus linked to frozen strawberries from Poland. Eleven confirmed and two suspected cases come are reported from four Swedish counties, Skåne, Blekinge, Kalmar and Gävleborg.  Nine women and four men aged 11 to 92 are affected. The most recent person to fall ill had symptoms...

Tags: Women, Poland
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Teens can learn food safety habits, but reinforcement needed

Added: 09.07.2018 0:01 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Each year, the Government of Canada estimates that one in eight Canadians get sick from a foodborne illness, for a total of 4 million Canadians. Anyone who has ever been through a bout of food poisoning will most likely never forget how terrible and traumatic it was. Public health officials from local to federal levels often warn about how young children, the elderly, pregnant women,...

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Letter from The Editor: Food Safety News opens European bureau

Added: 08.07.2018 0:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Food Safety News begins its 10th year of service just a few days from now. It seems like only yesterday that America’s most renown food safety attorney agreed to sponsor this little venture with instructions just to practice good journalism. My purpose today, however, is not to revisit all the history we’ve made during our...

Tags: EU
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INFOSAN reports frozen strawberries, pomegranate caused Hep A outbreaks in 2Q

Added: 07.07.2018 0:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Two outbreaks of Hepatitis A virus infections associated with packed frozen strawberries and frozen pomegranate arils occurred during the second quarter of this year, according to international food safety statistics. The International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN), which is managed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO), detailed the Hepatitis A outbreaks...

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Company stops production at frozen vegetable, fruit facility

Added: 06.07.2018 0:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Production is on hold at the Hungarian plant of the company linked to a deadly outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes from frozen vegetables in five European countries. A spokesperson for Greenyard, a producer of fresh, frozen and prepared fruit and vegetables, told Food Safety News that the company is awaiting more data, information and analysis from...

Tags: EU, Genes
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Lactalis restarts infant formula plant after Salmonella outbreak

Added: 06.07.2018 0:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Lactalis has been given the green light to restart production of infant milk formula at a plant that was linked to a Salmonella outbreak, but products made there cannot yet be sold. French authorities agreed to the gradual resumption of packaging and drying activities of infant milk powders at the plant in Craon. However, they did not...

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Homemade food responsible for botulism outbreak in Denmark

Added: 04.07.2018 0:01 | 0 views | 0 comments

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An outbreak of foodborne botulism in Denmark, with six confirmed cases, has been linked to a homemade dish served at a private party in June. Fødevarestyrelsen (Danish Veterinary and Food Administration) said a sample from the homemade dish was positive with botulinum toxin type A. The same type was identified in the patients. All six...

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Eggs contaminated with Salmonella recalled across Germany

Added: 03.07.2018 0:14 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Salmonella in organic eggs has prompted a recall from multiple retailers in more than 10 German states. The company Eifrisch Vermarktung GmbH & Co. KG issued a recall after detecting Salmonella Enteritidis during an internal control. No illnesses have been reported. The eggs in boxes of six and 10 carry the print code 0-DE-0356331 and a...

Tags: Germany, GM
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Texas officials report dozens sick from parasitic infections

Added: 03.07.2018 0:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Texas officials warned the public Monday about a seasonal increase in infections from Cyclospora parasites, reporting there have been 56 confirmed cases since the beginning of May. Neither this week’s outbreak notice nor a June 21 health advisory from the Texas State Department of Health Services (DSHS) referenced an ongoing cyclosporiasis outbreak in four other...

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Alfalfa sprouts linked to Salmonella infections in Australia 

Added: 02.07.2018 0:01 | 0 views | 0 comments

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More than 20 cases of Salmonella infection have been reported in South Australia with a link to alfalfa sprouts. Health officials say the Salmonella Havana outbreak has led to 21 illnesses and seven hospitalizations. The implicated alfalfa sprouts came from SA Sprouts in Adelaide. They were sold at Drakes Foodland, IGA and numerous greengrocers in...

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New listeriosis cases down; newborns remain hardest hit

Added: 02.07.2018 0:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

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New information out of South Africa shows 1,053 people have been confirmed with Listeria infections in the past 18 months. One in five have died in what the World Health Organization has determined to be the largest listeriosis outbreak in recorded history. Infants in their first month of life have been harder hit than any...

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Britain’s FSA talks about Brexit challenges in annual report and accounts for 2017-18

Added: 29.06.2018 0:01 | 1 views | 0 comments

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The Food Standards Agency (FSA) for the United Kingdom will have to stand on its own after the island nation withdraws from the European Union next year. It means food safety in the UK will be cut off from the EU mothership, better known  as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in Parma, Italy. Some...

Tags: UK, EU, Italy, Brexit
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Petition seeks to change rules for ‘Product of USA’ meat labels

Added: 28.06.2018 0:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Country of origin labeling for meat once involved lofty policy debates in Congress and international bodies like the World Trade Organization. Now two influential groups have decided it would help domestic producers and consumers alike if USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) would change its policies. The Lincoln, NE-based Organization for Competitive Markets and...

Tags: NFL, Congress, USA
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Canada declares E. coli outbreak over; no new details from U.S.

Added: 27.06.2018 0:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Canadian officials say an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from Arizona has ended with only eight confirmed cases in their country. In the United States, where at least five people have died in the outbreak, officials have not updated the public for weeks.  The U.S. outbreak investigators are apparently continuing their efforts, but...

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Producer of recalled Honey Smacks kept secret amid outbreak

Added: 26.06.2018 0:01 | 0 views | 0 comments

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As public health officials in other countries urge consumers to throw away a Kellogg’s cereal because it’s linked to a Salmonella outbreak in the United States, the company that actually produced the cereal has not been named. The Kellogg’s recall notice says it is assisting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with an investigation to...

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Egg-borne disease is preventable: So why aren’t we doing It?

Added: 26.06.2018 0:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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To better understand my recent opinion piece on Rose Acre Farms, let me further clarify a few things. I am a sanitarian by training, I am not per se an expert in all aspects of poultry or egg production. I have a bias toward sanitation, which is the maintenance of healthful conditions, as a primary,...

Tags: Health
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