Monthly Archives: May 2012

New E.coli testing set to begin

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service will begin routine testing for six Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, in addition to E.coli 0157:H7, in raw beef trimmings starting June 4. The strains the FSIS will be testing for are: E.coli O26, … Continue reading

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Food Safety Webinar June 14 presented by Bill Marler

Mark your calendar as booked for 2 p.m. EST on June 14, because Bill Marler will be presenting the webinar titled Producing Food is Risky Business: The Legal Consequences of Poor Food Safety. Marler was the attorney in the 1993 landmark Jack in … Continue reading

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Small study by ABC World News shows antibiotics in shrimp

Ten percent of 30 imported shrimp samples from various grocery stores in the US were found to contain traces of illegal antibiotics, according to a report by ABC World News. The analytical tests were conducted at Texas Tech University, and … Continue reading

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Latest on Salmonella Outbreak Associated with Raw Scraped Tuna

On May 17 the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published its latest update on the multistate outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly and Salmonella Nchanga infections associated with a raw scraped ground tuna product imported from India.  A total of … Continue reading

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European Food Safety Authority – Understanding Science Videos

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has a series of short videos on its web site that were designed to educate consumers on food safety issues.  Understanding Science is EFSA’s scientific white board video series in which EFSA staff explain … Continue reading

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List of Recalled Diamond Pet Foods

This Food Safety News link provides a comprehensive list of recalled pet food products manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods (I count more than three dozen SKUs). To date there have been 14 cases of Salmonella Infantis infections in nine states, … Continue reading

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