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IAFP 2019 opens with a bit of humor and a dose reality about the fun of learning 7.22.19

LOUISVILLE, KY — The Grand Ballroom of the Kentucky International Convention Center turned into a playground Sunday night as Barbara Chamberlin burst onto the stage to deliver this year’s Ivan Parkin Lecture. Few nerds could have more quickly and hilariously handled the thousands of food safety professionals and students in attendance. It was a standing-room-only... Continue Reading

Milk pasteurized on-the-farm suspected of causing illnesses 7.22.19

Milk from Creamworks Creamery in Clinton Township, PA could make the people drinking it sick. Over the weekend, the Pennsylvania Department of Health said consumers who purchased milk from the Waymart, Wayne County creamery should not trust it for drinking or cooking. The liquid may contain the Yersinia bacteria, which can make people sick. State... Continue Reading

Ice Cream Sandwiches recalled for risk of metal particles 7.21.19

Agropur Cooperative of Quebec, Canada is recalling Iceberg brand and Originale Augustin brand ice cream sandwiches from the marketplace due to the possible presence of fine metal particles, according to a recall notice posted on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website Saturday night. The Iceberg brand of 190 ml ice cream sandwiches are sold in boxes of eight,... Continue Reading

Target, Fresh Market recalls sandwiches, salads for Listeria 7.21.19

Elevation Foods is recalling containers of Archer Farms-brand deviled egg sandwiches and egg salad, and Freskët brand egg salad, tuna salad, and Thai lobster salad because of the potential for Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should check their homes for the sandwiches and salads, which have a “best by” date of Aug. 12, 2019, printed on the... Continue Reading

Pig ear treats for dogs continue to make people sick 7.21.19

The Salmonella outbreak associated with doggy pig ear treats has added 48 more ill people and three additional serotypes in the last two weeks. Twenty-seven (27) states are now reporting a total of 93 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella. Twenty of the victims required hospitalization. None have died. Salmonella serotypes were expanded... Continue Reading

Product contamination blamed for small beef and pork recall 7.21.19

US Foods, located in Birmingham, AL,  late Saturday (July 20) recalled approximately 712 pounds of raw beef and pork products that may be adulterated due to possible product contamination, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The fresh and frozen raw beef and pork items were produced July 18,... Continue Reading

Pacific oysters recalled over Paralytic shellfish toxin fears 7.20.19

Certain Pacific Ocean oysters were recalled late Friday (July 19) from the marketplace due to a marine biotoxin which causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).   No illnesses are yet associated with the recall. Oysters on the recall list were distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario. Retail outlets... Continue Reading

Maine investigates case of E. coli linked to Iceland outbreak 7.20.19

A child in the United States is thought to be part of an E. coli outbreak linked to a farm in Iceland that has affected 21 people. A spokeswoman from Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told Food Safety News it was aware of one case that is potentially linked to the outbreak... Continue Reading

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