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Paprika Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination

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TJX Companies Inc. is recalling “ecoato” Sweet Paprika Powder products as they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The potential for contamination was noted after spot testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealed the presence of Salmonella in some samples of the product. Upon learning of the potential risk from FDA,… Continue Reading

Update: Carob Powder, Carob-Containing Products Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Several food companies are recalling carob powder or carob-containing products for potential Salmonella contamination. On July 22, Earth Circle Organics issued the first recall for its Organic Carob Powder after the company was notified by its supplier that the product could be contaminated with Salmonella. Products were sold to distributors and retail outlets in North America…. Continue Reading

Cyclospora Surge: 125 Cases in 13 States

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Federal officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are now stepping in to assist health officials in 13 states in investigating a spike in cases of Cyclosporiasis, according to CIDRAP. Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal infection caused by the ingestion of food or water contaminated with the parasite Cyclospora. In total, 125… Continue Reading

UC Davis, Chinese University to Establish Joint Food Safety Center in China

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Officials with the University of California – Davis, and a China agricultural university in Shaanxi province signed an agreement this week to establish the Sino-U.S. Joint Research Center for Food Safety in China. The signing ceremony was held Wednesday in the city of Yingchuan, China, during a meeting that also included officials from the U.S. Department… Continue Reading

Auditor Gave Positive Food Safety Reviews to Farms Later Linked to Outbreaks

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The third-party food safety auditor that gave a passing review to Jensen Farms just weeks before its cantaloupe caused a deadly Listeria outbreak in 2011 also gave a positive audit to the farm that shipped romaine lettuce implicated in a more recent E. coli outbreak tied to Trader Joe’s branded salads, according to documents obtained… Continue Reading

Ruling on FDA’s Oversight of Animal Antibiotic Use Called a ‘Big Blow to Public Health’

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In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York ruled Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is not required to hold hearings concerning the safety of feeding antibiotics at subtherapeutic levels. The ruling overturns two district court rulings from 2012 in a case initially filed in 2011 by the Natural… Continue Reading

Texas Firm Recalls Sandwiches and Wraps for Possible Listeria Contamination

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Great American Marketing of Houston, TX, is recalling approximately 475 pounds of FSIS- and FDA-regulated ready-to-eat products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday. The sandwich and wrap products were produced on July 15, 2014, and then shipped to retail locations in… Continue Reading