Monthly Archives: January 2012

Former USDA Food Safety Undersecretary Comments on Single Food Safety Agency

The past few weeks have witnessed renewed interest in the potential establishment of a single federal food safety agency.  In two recent Op-Ed articles published by Food Safety News, Dr. Richard Rayond (the former USDA Undersecretary for Food Safety) has weighed in … Continue reading

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Infected Food Handler Suspected Source of E. Coli Outbreak at Houghton (Michigan) Restaurant

According to a news article published in the Mining Gazette on Friday, January 13th, an infected food worker is the suspect source of an E. coli O157 outbreak at the Ambassador Restaurant in Houghton last month.  Seven persons developed illness … Continue reading

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29 High Schoolers Infected with Rare E. Coli Strain from Deer

Food Safety News published an article on January 12 describing an outbreak of E. coli O103:H2 associated with hunting, processing and barbequing of a white-tailed deer by an environmental science class in Minnesota.  This outbreak occurred more than one year ago … Continue reading

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Report on the Investigation of the Outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes in Cantaloupe at Jensen Farms

On January 10, the US House of Representative’s Committee on Energy and Commerce released a “Report on the Investigation of the Outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes in Cantaloupe at Jensen Farms”.  The following is an excerpt from the report: FDA officials cited several … Continue reading

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Top Food Safety Stories of 2011

Food Safety News recently ran a series on the Top Food Safety Stories of 2011.  Here is the list and links to the articles. E. coli O104 outbreak in Europe associated with sprouts Listeria-tainted cantaloupes sicken 146, kill 31 in … Continue reading

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