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FDA investigates why Amazon took 6 months to stop selling recalled soy butter linked to outbreak

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If Jeff Bezos and the little online book-selling company he founded in a Seattle garage in 1994 can employ more than 314,000 people and buy Whole Foods Markets for $13.7 billion; If he and the company known simply as Amazon can post a 25 percent revenue increase, quarter-to-quarter, taking in $38 billion from April through… Continue Reading

Amazon today removed nut butter recalled in March for E. coli

Earlier today, Amazon.com was still selling I.M. Healthy soy nut butter that was recalled in March when federal officials traced an E. coli outbreak to the product. No one from Seattle-based Amazon immediately responded to mid-morning requests for comment from Food Safety News, but by 11 a.m. Pacific time, the recalled peanut butter substitute had… Continue Reading

Deadline for IAFP 2018 presentation proposals is Oct. 3

The International Association for Food Protection is now accepting proposals for symposium, workshop and roundtable presentations for its annual conference and meeting in 2018. The 2018 event is scheduled for July 8-11 in Salt Lake City. The IAFP Program Committee recently invited association members and other interested individuals to submit proposals and announced Oct. 3 as the deadline. Symposiums… Continue Reading

FSIS, FDA leadership does yearly lounge act before IAFP

TAMPA, FL — Stephen Ostroff, deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Monday admitted to felling a little anxious about data showing the incidence of foodborne illnesses is not going down and, for some pathogens, is on the increase. Ostroff, who has run the infectious disease assets of the Centers for Disease… Continue Reading

IAFP 2016 — Digging into Delmarva: Salmonella research producing results

ST. LOUIS — As with so many sessions at this year’s conference of the International Association for Food Protection, whole genome sequencing was in the spotlight during a discussion of Salmonella problems on the Delmarva peninsula. Tourism and agriculture are the top activities on the 170-mile stretch of land that takes its name from the… Continue Reading

IAFP 2016 — The Salmonella question isn’t easily answered

ST. LOUIS — A scientist, a retiree and a lawyer walk into a seminar room. There’s no punchline. They’re no joke. They came to talk Salmonella and they are deadly serious. The three-part session Monday afternoon at the annual conference of the International Association for Food Protection was headlined with a question in the program… Continue Reading

IAFP 2016 — Feds channel The Stones: You can’t always get what you want

ST. LOUIS — Neither of the top U.S. food cops on stage here had the moves of Mick Jagger, but they borrowed the sentiment from one of The Stones’ greatest hits when they summed up federal progress on the food safety front. “You can’t always get what you want,” Jagger said in 1969. But, if… Continue Reading

IAFP 2016 — Food safety conference explores other side through debates

ST. LOUIS — Cable news is programmed to attract only people who agree with a network’s point of view, college campuses are snuffing out debates before they begin, and many an organization wants only to dictate how their members think. Then there’s the International Association for Food Protection. IAFP first made debates a part of… Continue Reading

IAFP 2016 — Annual conference kicks off in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS  — The International Association for Food Protection is bringing more than 3,000 professionals to St. Louis this week for more than 900 technical papers, posters and symposia dealing with current information on the topic off food safety. The IAFP annual meeting is viewed as one of the world’s leading annual food safety conferences… Continue Reading

IAFP 2016 — Big data analytics on epidemics could help prevent outbreaks

After today, it won’t be a secret anymore. Nathan Wolfe, whose been called the Indiana Jones of virology and who is usually found in Asia or Africa predicting epidemics, is, through his company, Metabiota Inc., bringing his comprehensive risk analytics to the U.S. food industry. Today at the annual conference for the International Association for… Continue Reading