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Long-term Listeria outbreak solved in Denmark 11.13.19

Danish officials have solved a Listeria outbreak linked to hummus that first affected people in 2016. Statens Serum Institut (SSI), Fødevarestyrelsen (Danish Veterinary and Food Administration) and the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark were involved in the investigation. SSI is the national institute for surveillance and preparedness of human infectious diseases. Infections were... Continue Reading

Health officials investigating apparent cases of scombroid poisoning 11.13.19

Investigators have an open case file on an outbreak of scombroid poisoning among patrons of a restaurant in an upscale hotel in downtown Seattle. Three people became ill after eating cooked tuna at the All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar in the Loews Hotel, according to a notice from Seattle-King County Public Health.  “There are... Continue Reading

Review supports poultry as being major source of Campylobacter 11.13.19

A review has backed the belief that poultry and ruminants are the main sources of Campylobacter infections. The work found more than half of human campylobacteriosis cases were attributed to poultry. Ruminants such as cattle or sheep were also implicated in a substantial proportion of infections. Campylobacter is one of the top causes of acute... Continue Reading

Fresh Seasons recalls some ‘Veggie & Ranch’ vegetable cups 11.12.19

Some Fresh Seasons pre-cut vegetables have been recalled by Taher Inc. in conjunction with a recall by Mann’s Packing Co. The “Veggie & Ranch Cups” are served in some cafeterias and sold in certain vending machines across Minnesota. The company reported the vegetable cups were sold between Oct. 30 and Nov. 4. Consumers and foodservice operators can... Continue Reading

Kansas Legislature will be asked to repeal ban on raw milk advertising 11.12.19

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Agriculture Secretary Mike Beam are going along with a consent judgment issued last week by Kansas District Judge Richard Anderson that allows off-the-farm advertising of raw milk in the state for the first time in 52 years. A Republican, Schmidt and the non-partisan Beam, who was appointed as Kansas... Continue Reading

Austrian company sent questionable meat to other EU countries 11.12.19

Beef and pork from Austria that is suspected to be unfit to eat has been distributed to 10 other countries. Austrian authorities searched a slaughterhouse in Styria in late October and suspect that meat unfit for human consumption has entered the food chain. The Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) has not responded... Continue Reading

Scientists seek to help produce industry combat foodborne pathogens 11.12.19

A university researcher is looking for a way to make existing scientific literature and data on food safety easily accessible to growers. Funded by the Center for Produce Safety, the project is headed by Daniel Karp, an assistant professor in the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology at the University of California-Davis. The research involves helping... Continue Reading

Singapore authorities act after 30 illnesses linked to caterer 11.12.19

Authorities in Singapore have suspended the license of a caterer because almost 30 people became sick after eating food prepared by the business. The Ministry of Health (MOH) and Singapore Food Agency (SFA) are investigating reports earlier this month of gastroenteritis affecting 29 people who developed symptoms after eating food prepared by Taj Catering, which... Continue Reading

New book tackles food myths 11.12.19

Mariano B. M. Ferraz has released a book, “Can you believe that? Myths and Truths about food: A critical review of myths found on social media, websites and fake-news around the internet.” The author addresses myths and legends about food and its production. The book focuses on information circulated by email and social networks that... Continue Reading

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