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Case count in Canadian oyster norovirus outbreak doubles

The case count in a norovirus outbreak traced to oyster farms in British Columbia, Canada, has more than doubled in a week. Public health officials initially reported the outbreak April 9 when there were about 40 known cases. This week the Public Health Agency of Canada reported the case count at 126. The cases of… Continue Reading

Triple play: EWG posts ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of fresh produce items

Opinion

Editor’s note: This opinion piece by Sonya Lunder, senior analyst for the Environmental Working Group, is part of a three-piece presentation today by Food Safety News. To read views on the same topic from an independent nutritionist and the Alliance for Food and Farming, please refer to the links at the bottom of this column. Many… Continue Reading

Triple play: AFF says rest easy, eat your fruits and vegetables

Opinion

Editor’s note: This opinion contribution by the Alliance for Food and Farming is part of a three-piece presentation today by Food Safety News. To read views on the same topic from the Environmental Working Group and an independent nutritionist, please refer to the links at the bottom of this column. Today the Environmental Working Group… Continue Reading

Triple play: ‘Pro-choice nutritionist’ calls out produce guides

Opinion

Editor’s note: This opinion contribution by Toby Amidor is part of a three-piece presentation today by Food Safety News. To read views on the same topic from the Environmental Working Group and the Alliance for Food and Farming, please refer to the links at the bottom of this column. As a nutritional professional, I am… Continue Reading

More food producers exempt from FSMA under Tester-Hagen

Eight years after the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was passed by Congress, the Tester-Hagan amendment is coming into focus. It is a loophole that keeps on growing for an exemption that may never quit. Named for Sen. Jon Tester, D-MT, and Sen. Kay Hagan, D-NC, the amendment was a late concession obtained by the… Continue Reading

CDC says Salmonella outbreak traced to chicken salad is over

A deadly Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak traced to fresh chicken salad sold at Fareway grocery stores appears to be over after infecting at least 265 people. One person in Iowa died and 94 of the victims had symptoms so severe that they required hospitalization, according to a Friday update from the Centers for Disease Control and… Continue Reading

Vancouver Island officials investigate Vibrio cholera illnesses

The First Nations Health Authority and Island Health are warning the public following confirmed cases of Vibrio cholera infection associated with eating herring eggs. Island Health it is investigating confirmed cases of cholera contracted by people on Vancouver Island after one confirmed case and two suspected cases were linked to herring eggs. No new lab-confirmed… Continue Reading