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FDA sends warning letters to Indonesian seafood companies

Six seafood companies in Indonesia are on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of the Seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation, in addition to several other U.S. food safety rules. The FDA sent the warning letters to the companies in December of 2017 and January of 2018. The agency posted them for public view in recent days. Companies… Continue Reading

Caviar recall update No. 10 by Imperial, VIP for botulism risk

For the 10th time since late November 2017, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has expanded a recall of Imperial Caviar and Seafood brand and VIP Caviar Club brand whitefish and salmon roe due to the potential presence of the dangerous bacteria, Clostridium botulinum. The update posted Thursday includes additional product information identified during the CFIA… Continue Reading

CEO says firm may have sold contaminated baby milk for years

Lactalis, one of the world’s largest dairy groups, may have been producing Salmonella-conaminated baby milk for more than a decade, its CEO was quoted as saying this week. The French company has recalled 12 million cans of milk in France and several other countries since babies got sick last year after drinking milk produced at… Continue Reading

Cheese maker did not test raw milk for E. coli ; 1 died, 25 fell ill

The owner of Scotland’s Errington Cheese Ltd. told a court this week that her business did not test its products for a harmful strain of E.coli that claimed the life of a 3-year-old child during a 2016 outbreak. Selina Cairns said her firm did not carry out spot checks on the raw milk used in… Continue Reading

Canada expands sesame seed recall to include more products

A Canadian recall of sesame seeds due to potential Salmonella contamination has expanded to include more products and additional distribution information since the initial industry-attributed recall notice reported on Jan. 26. As of Tuesday, the following products had been recalled: ARZ Fine Foods Sesame Seeds White, 1 lb. Packed on 18.JA.09; Sold at ARZ Fine… Continue Reading

IAFP opens nominations for annual awards in food safety

The International Association for Food Protection is now accepting nominations for awards to be presented at the 2018 annual conference in Salt Lake City. You do not need to be an IAFP member in order to nominate a colleague or professional for one of the awards. Further application instructions and criteria can be found by clicking on any of the following awards. Black Pearl… Continue Reading