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Speck prosciutto and salami recalled for Salmonella contamination

Piller’s Fine Foods in Waterloo is recalling approximately 1,076 pounds of ready-to-eat salami and speck products that may be adulterated with Salmonella, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The ready-to-eat speck prosciutto and salami items were produced on Sept. 22 and Oct. 12, 2017, respectively. The recalled products… Continue Reading

Land-grant universities boost food safety for freshcut produce

USDA-funded research also addresses practical application of safety measures and training

Editor’s note: This information is from agisamerica.org, a website supporting the work of the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities. Food safety and quality control are huge issues in grocery stores when it comes to products like packaged salad, carrot sticks, and pre-sliced fruit. Ready-to-eat foods from retailers can spoil easily and have been responsible… Continue Reading

Consumer and industry representatives meeting with FSIS

The USDA’s top food safety officials are for the first time making public the names of consumer and industry representatives they meet with during separate monthly meetings. The meetings on Nov. 14 included Carmen Rottenberg, acting deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, and Paul Kiecker, acting administrator of the Food Safety and Inspection Service. Disclosure… Continue Reading

Springfield Smoked Fish recalls salmon after Listeria detected

A Massachusetts company has suspended operations and is recalling some of its pre-sliced smoked salmon because federal inspectors confirmed Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of the product. Springfield Smoked Fish of Springfield, MA, distributed an undisclosed amount of the implicated “Nova Salmon” to retailers in Rhode Island and Connecticut, according to the recall notice posted… Continue Reading

Lab robots crucial for end-to-end food safety data systems

Opinion

Next generation sequencing is beginning to replace traditional DNA methods in food safety testing. As this trend continues, sequencing will no longer be the time intensive process it once was. Laboratories will be limited by how quickly they can prepare samples, not how quickly they can sequence them. Automation will, therefore, play an increasingly critical… Continue Reading

Dog food recalled for Salmonella; pet owners also at risk

UPDATED 8:30 p.m. EST — Darwin’s Natural Pet Products has recalled specific production lots of its Natural Selections brand Meals for Dogs after laboratory testing detected Salmonella in samples of the products. People who have handled the dog food are at risk of Salmonella infection and are advised to seek medical attention immediately if they develop symptoms… Continue Reading