Regulations aimed at modernizing protections against animal diseases and plant pests as well as improving food safety will apply beginning at the end of this week in Europe. The United Kingdom will implement EU Smarter Rules for Safer Food (SRSF) regulations from 11 p.m. on Dec. 13. The new rules replace more than 70 existing... Continue Reading
Retailers in several states received cold smoked salmon that is now under recall because of positive test results for Listeria bacteria. Operations at the implicated production plant are suspended. Catsmo LLC of Wallkill, NY, posted the recall of an unrevealed amount of salmon products after government tests showed contamination. No confirmed illnesses had been reported... Continue Reading
An audit in the Czech Republic has found a significantly lower Salmonella detection rate in food company tests compared with official sampling of laying hens and broilers. Test results from authorities for 2018 show their detection rate was 15 times higher for laying hens than the companies’ results. DG Sante, the European Commission’s unit for food... Continue Reading
“widespread environmental contamination” Can we dare mention water contamination, feedlots and dairy farms – well, cows generally? A mind-spinning article landed in my inbox today – “Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli Infections Associated with Romaine Lettuce — United States, 2018.” CDC had reported only 210 ill – https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-04-18/index.html – apparently it was larger? And, the genetic pattern... Continue Reading
Ruiz Food Products Inc., a Florence, S.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 55,013 pounds of frozen, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) breakfast burrito products containing eggs, sausage, and cheese that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of plastic.
"This recall has been initiated due to possible Salmonella contamination, which poses a health risk. It is important to know that no illnesses have been reported, and the amount of affected product is minimal.
Tailor Cut Produce of New Jersey, is recalling its Fruit luau, cut honeydew, cut cantaloupe and cut pineapple products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people.