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New cases of salmonellosis reported in melon-related outbreak

Ten more people are sick in a Salmonella outbreak that has spread to two more states. Pre-cut melons are implicated, according to public health officials who renewed their public warnings yesterday about the fresh fruit products. The 10 new confirmed cases of Salmonella Adelaide bring the outbreak count to 70 victims across seven states. Out… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: FDA continues its role as Chicken Little

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After 25 years doing food litigation, I am seldom surprised by the announcement of a foodborne illness outbreak. It was no different last Friday when Indiana announced a multi-state Salmonella outbreak linked to cut fruit — mainly melons sold at large retailers in several states. Over the years, people in government or in various parts of the… Continue Reading

CA Writes Food Safety Standards for Cantaloupes

California cantaloupes will soon come with the assurance that they meet strict food safety standards, thanks to a mandatory statewide program that includes both announced and unannounced inspections and certification under government oversight. The plan is for the program to begin this season, which lasts into the fall, but approval of an audit checklist by… Continue Reading