Monthly Archives: November 2011

FDA – Guidance for Industry: Evaluating the Safety of Flood-affected Food Crops for Human Consumption

Exposure of fruit and vegetable fields to flood waters can pose significant food safety concerns.  These include the potential for direct contamination of the edible portions of fruits and vegetables to microbial pathogens or chemical hazards.  FDA has recently posted a … Continue reading

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FDA – Factors Potentially Contributing to the Contamination of Fresh Whole Cantaloupe Implicated in a Multi-State Outbreak of Listeriosis

On October 19, FDA published a report detailing its findings during a September 2011 inspection of Jensen Farms production areas and packing facilities.  The full report is available at: http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/FoodborneIllness/ucm276247.htm In its report, FDA identified several factors that potentially contributed … Continue reading

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October 25 CDC Update on Cantaloupe Outbreak

On October 25, CDC provided its most recent update to the Listeria monocytogenes foodborne illness outbreak linked to cantaloupes from Jensen Farms in Colorado.  The key updates provided by CDC were: As of 9am EDT on October 24, 2011, a … Continue reading

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