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FDA’s partnership with states to keep foods safe nationwide

In this together: A conversation with Richard Ball, Joseph Corby and Erik Mettler

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Editor’s note: This interview was originally published by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) heralded a new era of enhanced collaboration between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its counterparts in state governments across the country. State officials were instrumental in providing comments to help FDA create regulations… Continue Reading

Enforcement of meat inspections not limited to Secretary of Ag

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Congress was not “clear and unambiguous,” but the “better reading” of federal law finds it did not intend to withhold jurisdiction from the district courts in deciding criminal violations under the Federal Meat Inspection Act. That finding by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit means the criminal convictions of William B. Aossey Jr., Jalel… Continue Reading

TP Food recalls Lemongrass and Shrimp Satay Sauces

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TP Food Processing, Inc. of Westminster, CA has recalled Lemongrass Satay; and Shrimp Satay, both with 2016 lot codes.  The recall was because  the acidified sauces were not being properly produced making them susceptible to contamination with Clostridium botulinum.  No illnesses or customer complaints have been reported to date. The recalled products are TPF Lemongrass satay,… Continue Reading

Petition seeks 100,000 signatures in support of Brazilian beef ban

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A petition calling upon the United States to ban Brazilian beef is looking for 100,000 signatures on the White House’s We the People website. “This petition is important because American produced beef is not differentiated from Brazilian imported beef at supermarkets in the United States,” says the sponsor statement. “Brazil is under investigation for exporting… Continue Reading

Updated Food Recall Warning – Wholesome Farms brand Sundae Cup products recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

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The food recall warning issued on April 11, 2017 by Canada has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.There is no identifying code on the individual unit; it appears only on the shipping boxes (case of 48). If you have… Continue Reading

Trump’s acting solicitor opposes high court review for DeCoster

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The Acting Solicitor General of the United States has filed “the brief of respondent United States in opposition” to any further Supreme Court review of terms of imprisonment for two egg producers under the so-called “responsible corporate officer” (RCO) doctrine—which is said to be a rare instance of strict supervisory liability in the criminal law…. Continue Reading

Illness reports from Wisconsin Jimmy Johns show up on crowdsourcing site

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The Weston, WI Jimmy John’s restaurant is being investigated by the Marathon County Health Department over possible food poisoning.  “We have received some complaints and are doing follow-up,” Health and safety director Dale Grosskurth said. “It’s a full investigation.” The crowdsourcing site  iwaspoisoned.com reports collecting  eight reports with a 19 total illnesses, according to spokesman… Continue Reading