Monthly Archives July 2017

The Norovirus Woman explains hand sanitizers and bacteria

TAMPA, FL — Hand sanitizers have surrounded me from elementary school field trips to competitive sporting tournaments in high school and college. Running water wasn’t always available before snack time, or for handling mouth guards between games. There are many questions I had about antimicrobial hand sanitizers, but had no clue where to start. Scanning the presentation schedule for the annual conference of the International Association... Continue Reading Read More

Packing pouches to protect produce from pathogens

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is helping scientists at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Fort Pierce, FL, develop a small plastic pouch to make food safer. Sanitizers are often used to kill microbes on produce. Food processors in the U.S. add chlorine to wash water in produce packing operations as a preventative measure, and... Continue Reading Read More

Raw eggs in Hollandaise sauce suspected as source of outbreak

Michigan officials are investigating an egg producer in connection with a Salmonella outbreak linked to Hollandaise sauce made with unpasteurized raw eggs and served at an unidentified restaurant. Marquette County, MI, health officials announced their investigation into the June outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis on Friday, but did not include any specific details. Instead the news... Continue Reading Read More

Author: Canadian Food Inspection Agency --- Source: Health hazard alerts (non-allergy) only Food Recall Warning (Listeria) – St Laurent brand Butter

Distribution – Quebec. Recalling firm – Maurice St-Laurent Limitée.

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