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New Jersey orders Udder Milk to stop illegally selling raw milk

Rare, antibiotic-resistant Brucella bacteria confirmed in raw milk drinkers in New Jersey, Texas

Public health officials have ordered a New Jersey company to cease and desist its illegal sales of unpasteurized, raw milk following confirmation that a woman who drank it was infected with antibiotic-resistant brucellosis. The New Jersey Department of Health issued cease-and-desist orders to Udder Milk on Friday, but did not post the news on is website until… Continue Reading

USDA delays Obama’s organic livestock standards for review

File comments at regulations.gov after USDA/AMS posts notice today in the Federal Register

The USDA is today publishing a notice in the Federal Register to further delay and reconsider new mandates for handling and transporting livestock and providing avian “living conditions” for poultry raised as organic food. Without the action, the new requirements under the National Organic Program would have taken effect today. Meat and poultry products labeled as… Continue Reading

Food safety risks, costs, waste likely to increase in ‘clean’ era

Two veteran food science and human nutrition experts at Iowa State University are worried about food safety eroding and food waste piling up because of millennials’ demands for “clean food.” ISU Professors Ruth MacDonald and Ruth Litchfield say the individual choices food manufacturers are making to make “clean label” claims are having negative consequences when it… Continue Reading

Yorgo’s Foods recalls hommus, baba ghannouj for Listeria risk

Yorgo Foods Inc. is recalling select varieties of its “Hommus” and “Baba Ghannouj” because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The problem was discovered by Food and Drug Administration inspectors during environmental sampling at the Manchester, NH, facility, which identified Listeria in the processing environment. The FDA is advising that no one should consume the implicated products. Yorgo Foods distributed the recalled “Hommus” and… Continue Reading

Reason for French cheese recall in Canada goes without saying

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency posted a weekend recall of firm ripened Comté cheese at the request of Agropur Cooperative. The company cited possible Listeria contamination as the reason for the recall. Agropur Cooperative distributed their Agropur Import Collection brand cheese to unidentified stores located across the nation. No other details about how the possible contamination was discovered were included in the recall notice. This is the third instance of recalls by… Continue Reading

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Cruisin' for a gut bruisin' — Straight talk best plan for recalls — What do food trucks really serve?

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of iwaspoisoned.com. Consumers want straightforward recall language Identifying potential contamination sources, and effective product removal from the marketplace relies heavily upon good product traceability; something… Continue Reading

Hepatitis A spreads to country club from trendy restaurant

New York’s Westchester County Department of Health Friday announced an ongoing hepatitis A outbreak has spread to the tony Sleepy Hollow Country Club. The club includes a 27-hole golf course on 338 acres. County health officials were already working to contain the scope of hepatitis A exposure linked to a favorite Port Chester restaurant called Bartaco. The restaurant was temporarily… Continue Reading

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What's in your water? — Do you scrub-a-dub? — What is 'sugar glass' and why should you care?

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of iwaspoisoned.com. Water, water everywhere … The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that drinking water is continuing to… Continue Reading