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‘Final consumer’ could purchase raw milk under Iowa bill

Iowa ag department, public health association, medical society oppose the measure

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Six lobbyists who appear to represent a coalition of agriculture and public health entities in Iowa filed Monday as opponents of Senate File 287, which would allow unpasteurized raw milk to be sold to “a final consumer.” Sen. Mark Chelgren, R-Ottumwa, dropped SF 287 into the hopper of Iowa’s 87th General Assembly Monday, but before… Continue Reading

Another 130 cheese products recalled for Listeria; FDA gagged

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More than 130 additional cheeses and products containing cheeses are under recall because of Listeria monocytogenes found in cheese produced by Deutsch Kase Haus LLC. A variety of cheese brands are involved, including Sargento, Sara Lee, Saputo, Dutch Valley and Guggisberg, as well as a variety of store-branded products sold by Meijer, Albertsons, H-E-B and… Continue Reading

His chair at the table is still empty

Father of Jack in the Box victim working to eliminate needless deaths 24 years after tragedy

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Riley Detwiler 1993

Exactly 24 years ago today my 16-month-old son Riley died from E.coli/HUS during the 1993 “Jack in the Box” outbreak. He was the last of the four young children who paid the ultimate price for failures in food safety protocols at that time. The landmark outbreak is often referred to as the 9/11 of the… Continue Reading

Is it time to get your head — and data — in the cloud?

The first in a four-part series brought to you by Par Technology Corp.

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They are everywhere, taking reliable measurements on a rigorous schedule in storage facilities, shipping containers and retail refrigerator units across the globe. From multiple temperatures at pinpoint times during transportation, to appliance maintenance of freezers at the supermarket, massive amounts of data are collected and automatically sent off to a central cloud database. For the… Continue Reading

FDA inspection report labels Evanger’s pet food adulterated

Reveals use of meat “not for human consumption” despite Evanger’s marketing claims

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Friday released the results of a month-long investigation of Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Co., its production facility in Wheeling, IL, and the Nutripack LLC, facility in Markham, IL. Nutripack is owned by Brett Sher, son of Joel and Holly Sher, who own Evanger’s. Joel Sher is listed as manager… Continue Reading

FSIS gives tips on controlling Listeria in retail delicatessens

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USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is out with guidance for retail delicatessens on how they better control Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) in their shops.  It has come up with eight recommendations for delicatessens to consider using to protect the public health from Lm. On the list of eight are:’ Eliminate visibly adulterated product from retail… Continue Reading