Monthly Archives December 2017

Frozen raspberry problems continued in 2017 for Canada, U.S.

Individually Quick Frozen raspberries imported from China were the source of 615 confirmed cases of Norovirus in Quebec between March and July of this year, and of 15 cases in Minnesota in August of 2016. The Quebec outbreak encompassed clients and staff of seven seniors’ residences, two daycare centers and one hotel conference in four... Continue Reading Read More

Woman draws jail sentence for contaminating chicken in 2016

Faye Slye, a 37-year old Cold Spring, MN, woman, was sentenced to 90 days in the Stearns County Jail after being convicted of two felony counts of causing damage to property in the first degree. She also has to pay $200,000 in restitution to GNP Company, which in June 2016 had to recall almost 28... Continue Reading Read More

Author: Canadian Food Inspection Agency --- Source: Health hazard alerts (non-allergy) only Updated Food Recall Warning (Clostridium botulinum) – Imperial Caviar & Seafood and VIP Caviar Club brand Trout Roe

Distribution – Quebec, Ontario. Recalling firm – Imperial Caviar & Seafood

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Author: Ben Chapman --- Source: barfblog Canadian STEC/lettuce outbreak leads to a death

Every day I eat food that doesn’t kill me. Or hasn’t yet. I get kinda emotional when I read about a death linked to food. While billions of servings of food every year don’t lead to tragedy, when it does … Continue reading Read More

Author: Ben Chapman --- Source: barfblog Are chefs trying to kill us? (Asks the Boston Globe). Probably not. But might not be focused on public health

‘Every place has a closet behind lock and key that has a lot of that kind of stuff in it,’ The stuff – usually something fermenting, curing or some unapproved (foraged/home produced) food is back there. According to the Boston … Continue reading Read More

Dairy recalls raw milk for E. coli; best-by dates through Dec. 23

Anyone who has whole, raw milk on hand from Old Silvana Creamery should not consume it, according to the dairy owner, because samples of it have tested positive for E. coli, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal illnesses. Jim Sinnema, owner, issued the recall today for the milk, which has best-by dates between Dec.... Continue Reading Read More

FDA blocks tuna from Vietnamese company for hepatitis A

The expansion Wednesday of an Import Alert means the automatic detention at the U.S. border of fresh and frozen raw tuna from a Vietnamese seafood company because of hepatitis A contamination. Sustainable Seafood Co. Ltd. of Cam Lam, Vietnam, is the second Asian company to make the Import Alert list for fresh and frozen raw... Continue Reading Read More

Dog food recalled for Salmonella; pet owners also at risk

Darwin’s Natural Pet Products has recalled specific production lots of its Natural Selections brand Meals for Dogs after laboratory testing detected Salmonella in samples of the products. People who have handled the dog food are at risk of Salmonella infection and are advised to seek medical attention immediately if they develop symptoms of salmonellosis. Symptoms... Continue Reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Does Europe have an egg problem? Salmonella cases no longer falling in the EU

The declining trend of salmonellosis cases in the EU has levelled off according to the annual report on zoonotic diseases published today. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control reports that cases of Salmonella Enteritiis acquired in the EU have increased … Continue reading Read More

Briefly: Baby milk not in U.S. — Salmonella up — Steam heat

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. EU salmonella rates on the rise Over the past three years the European Union has experienced a 3 percent... Continue Reading Read More