Monthly Archives: April 2012

Foodborne Illness Outbreaks Associated with Nonpasteurized Dairy Products

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has completed a review of foodborne disease outbreaks associated with nonpasteurized dairy products in the United States from 1993-2006.  The report, which has been published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, summarizes the results … Continue reading

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First US mad-cow disease case in six years

A dairy cow in central California was diagnosed with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad-cow disease, on Tuesday. This is the first U.S. case in six years, but U.S. authorities are saying the meat supply is not at … Continue reading

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Update on Salmonella Bareilly Infections Associated with Raw Scraped Ground Tuna

On Friday, April 20, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided a case count update on the Salmonella Bareilly outbreak associated with a raw scraped ground tuna product.  As of the latest update, a total of 160 individuals infected … Continue reading

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Michigan Firm Recalls Calzone Products for Possible Listeria Contamination

Albie’s Foods, a Gaylord, Michigan establishment, is recalling 311 pounds of pizza calzone products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Friday, April 20. The fully cooked, … Continue reading

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Salmonella Leading Hazard in FDA Reportable Food Registry

The US Food and Drug Administration last week released the second annual report of the reportable food registry.  The reportable food registry is an electronic portal to which reports about instances of reportable food must be submitted to FDA within … Continue reading

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USDA delays controversial poultry inspection rule

The USDA planned to expand the HACCP Based Inspection Models Project (HIMP), but has decided to give critics time to respond to the controversial poultry inspection plan. If HIMP had been expanded as planned there would have been fewer FSIS … Continue reading

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Fish scrape linked to sushi Salmonella outbreak

What is fish scrape? It’s fish back bone meat that’s scraped off bones and looks like ground meat. In the U.S. it’s called Nakaochi Scrape and is distributed by Moon Marine USA Corporation. This product is then commonly chopped into … Continue reading

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