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Briefly: Sliced not so nice — NY grade cards — Recall failure

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. Researchers say pre-sliced vegetables are pathogen repositories Research published this month concludes pre-sliced vegetables should be considered… Continue Reading

Mars recalls snack products due to possible peanut allergen

Mars Chocolate North America is recalling certain varieties and limited dates of production of Combos Cheddar Cheese Pretzel, Combos Cheddar Cheese Cracker, Combos Pizzeria Pretzel, Combos Sweet and Salt Caramel Pretzel, Combos Pepperoni Cracker, Combos Buffalo Pretzel because they may contain peanut residue. Mars initiated the recall after its supplier, Grain Craft, recalled certain lots… Continue Reading

Industry Consortium Begins Enormous DNA Sequencing Project for Food Safety

Mars Inc. and IBM Research have teamed up for an ambitious food safety whole-genome sequencing project. The Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain will study the the microbial ecology of foods and their processing environments. Having a much deeper understanding of the populations in these ecologies — bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other microorganisms — and… Continue Reading