Monthly Archives January 2018

Briefly: Royal restrictions — Sick leave — Camel urine cocktails

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of Alchemy Systems. Sick leave shown to control foodborne illnesses There’s growing evidence that paid sick leave can help control... Continue Reading Read More

How sweet it is? EFSA seeks suggestions on sugar research

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), an agency of the European Union that provides independent scientific advice and communicates on existing and emerging risks associated with the food chain, is seeking feedback on the approach it plans to take for its upcoming assessment of dietary sugars. The aim of the assessment is to establish a... Continue Reading Read More

Author: Robert Mancini --- Source: barfblog Possible presence of glass in PC brand sweet chipotle prepared mustard

It would be interesting to find out how the glass may have made its’ way into the food product. What was the root cause that led to the possible contamination? CK Reviews Loblaw Companies Limited has recalled one specific lot … Continue reading Read More

UPDATE: Roe recalled nationwide in Canada for botulism risk

Canadian officials posted an expanded recall, including additional distribution information, indicating recalled roe may have been distributed nationwide. Imperial Caviar & Seafood has expanded its Jan. 3 warning to include retail locations in New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec and possibly the entire nation because of concern with regard to the distribution of recalled roe that carries a risk of... Continue Reading Read More

Canada declares outbreak over; CDC, FDA still investigating

Canadian officials said today an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce is over, but U.S. officials are continuing to investigate the deadly foodborne illness outbreak that they believe is linked to leafy greens. Both countries’ public health officials posted updates on the outbreak today stressing that there is little remaining danger to the public... Continue Reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Identifying foodborne outbreaks using social media

As a new survey shows 95% of chefs cite customers getting sick as their top concern, a computer system developed by Columbia University with Health Department epidemiologists can detect foodborne illness and outbreaks in New York City restaurants based on … Continue reading Read More

USDA drafts rule for eggs, egg substitutes used in many foods

Eggs and egg substitutes used as ingredients in other foods could be subject to new safety rules from USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Safety plans and measures to ensure that eggs are free of pathogens like Salmonella are among the requirements of the proposed regulations. The 252-page draft rule would require egg plants to... Continue Reading Read More

Biscuits pulled in 23 states for Listeria risk; Mary B’s this time

Hom/Ade Foods Inc. is the latest food company to recall biscuits because of potential Listeria contamination. All of its Mary B’s brand biscuits with dates through Sept 23 are now recalled. Recalls in the past month included biscuits under brands including Food Lion, SEG and Southern Home, and T. Marzetti Company’s Marshalls brand. As with the other recalls,... Continue Reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog 14 sickened in 2016: UK steakhouse fined 50K for serving food on wooden boards

A restaurant has been slapped with an $86,000 fine for serving food on wooden boards after 14 people allegedly suffered food poisoning. Ibrahim’s Grill and Steakhouse in Birmingham was handed the fine last week. Birmingham City Council tweeted health inspectors … Continue reading Read More

U.S. Rep says CDC is endangering lives; wants outbreak details

A member of Congress says the CDC’s response to a deadly and ongoing E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce is deeply alarming and endangering the public. U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-CT, fired off a scathing letter Monday to Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. DeLauro, who has routinely... Continue Reading Read More