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Briefly: Hot stockings — Healthy as a horse — Drugs down

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 Alchemy Systems. Watchdog group pleased with drug drop The Food and Drug Administration’s 2016 results show a 10 percent decrease… Continue Reading

Six Arrested in Chinese Scandal Over Expired Meat

Chinese authorities in Shanghai have arrested six officials and employees from a subsidiary of the U.S. food supplier OSI Group in connection with the scandal involving expired meat served at a number of Western food chain franchises in China, according to Channel News Asia. The six, who were arrested this past Friday, work for Shanghai… Continue Reading

KFC’s Recovery in China is Going to Take Some Time

China’s food safety investigation into antibiotics found in chickens served by Yum Brands didn’t result in any fines or other enforcement action. That’s the good news. The bad news for Yum Brands is that recovery is going to take longer than the company predicted and it’s going to put a longer squeeze on profits than… Continue Reading

Lettuce for KFC and Taco Bell in Canada Recalled

FreshPoint in Toronto has officially recalled the California-grown lettuce contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 that it distributed to KFC and Taco Bell restaurants in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec. All the recalled lettuce went to the two fast food chains in Canada, and none was sold by… Continue Reading

Yum! Finds Supply Chains Can Foul Up Food Safety Worldwide

Supply chain failures, first in China and now in Canada, might have Yum! Brands CEO David Novak singing that old Frank Sinatra song about “riding high in April, shot down in May.’” Novak, also a motivational speaker and author, was coming off a year that saw a book published not long after being named as… Continue Reading

Canadian E. coli Outbreak Linked to Lettuce Served at KFC, Taco Bell

At least 26 E. coli O157:H7 illnesses in northeastern Canada have now been linked to California-grown lettuce served at KFC and Taco Bell outlets, health officials say. Dr. Frank Atherton, Nova Scotia’s deputy chief medical officer, on Friday said health officials believe that is the “common source across three provinces” of the outbreak that sickened… Continue Reading

KFC Wants Out of $8 Million Award for Wheelchair-Bound Girl

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) in Australia opted to appeal the $8 million that a trial court award to a brain damaged teenage girl who was infected with Salmonella from eating a contaminated chicken twister at the fast food restaurant. Monika Samaan, now 14, has already waited more than seven years to be compensated for injuries… Continue Reading