Food Safety News

August 25, 2019
Jersey seeks input on new food safety law
A public comment period has been opened regarding Jersey’s new food safety law. The revised legislation aims to ensure greater health and safety in the preparation, service, and distribution of food. The draft Food Safety (Jersey) Law will replace the Food Safety (Jersey) Law 1966 and apply to businesses involved in the preparation and sale... Continue Reading
August 25, 2019
Retailer customer’s complaint about allergen labeling spurs sausage recall
An Oregon company is recalling almost 200 pounds of pork sausage because it contains pistachios, which are tree nuts, that are not declared on the label as required by federal law. Olympia Meats of Portland, OR, shipped the product to retail locations in California, Oregon, and Washington, according to a recall notice posted by the... Continue Reading
August 24, 2019
More chicken recalled in relation to Listeria outbreak as Canada, U.S. continue investigations
Public health officials have announced another recall of diced chicken as outbreak investigators in Canada and the U.S. continue to look for the source of Listeria monocytogenes behind an outbreak. This time it is again diced chicken from Rosemount Sales and Marketing, which distributed the implicated chicken to retailers, possibly nationwide in Canada, but for... Continue Reading
August 24, 2019
Listeria outbreak in U.S. could be related to Canadian illnesses
Outbreak investigators are looking for the source of Listeria monocytogenes that has sickened two dozen people across 13 states, killing two. The outbreak could be related to illnesses in Canada that have been linked to diced chicken.  Whole genome sequencing, sometimes called DNA fingerprinting, shows the sick people in the United States are infected with... Continue Reading