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Nine Salmonella Cases Reported in South Carolina

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is investigating nine cases of Salmonella in Beaufort County. Several of the cases are laboratory-confirmed and one of the illnesses has reportedly been matched to a national cluster. This single case appears to be separate from the other eight. There are no other details currently available… Continue Reading

Salmonella Strains Linked to Live Poultry Sicken 344 People in 42 States

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As of Sept. 23, 344 people in 42 states and Puerto Rico have been sickened by one of three outbreak strains of Salmonella linked to contact with live poultry, according to the latest update released Thursday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). No deaths have been reported, although 32 percent of those… Continue Reading

Carob Powder, Brownies Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Glaser Organic Farms is recalling raw carob powder and carob fudgy brownies for possible Salmonella contamination. The following recalled products were distributed from May 7, 2014, and July 23, 2014: RAW CAROB POWDER 8 ounces Lot# 0507081456 I UPC Code 83291005567 CAROB FUDGY BROWNIE 5.5 ounces Lot# 0207211406 I UPC Code 832910002061 Consumers who have purchased these… Continue Reading

FDA’s 2014 Food Safety Challenge: Salmonella in Fresh Produce

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Even with one of the safest food supplies in the world, 1 in 6 Americans is sickened by foodborne illness each year, resulting in thousands of deaths and billions of dollars in health care costs. That’s why my colleagues and I are excited to announce the 2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge, the FDA’s first open… Continue Reading

Parnell Brothers Post Bond, Released Until Sentencing

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Stewart and Michael Parnell posted secured bonds on Monday morning to obtain their release until sentencing, according to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. The bonds, $150,000 for Stewart Parnell, 60, and $100,000 for Michael Parnell, 55, were both secured by cash deposited with the court. With the bonds, the brothers… Continue Reading

Oregano Recalled in Canada Due to Possible Salmonella

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Conan Foods is recalling Ellada brand Greek Oregano Leaves from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers have been advised not to consume the recalled product. The recalled product was sold in 2.27-kg bags between Nov. 13, 2013, and Sept. 20, 2014. All recalled products bear the UPC code 8 90370 00046 1. This recall… Continue Reading

New FSIS Salmonella Performance Standards for Beef and Poultry Expected

Report out of NAMA Conference

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A top official with USDA’s Food Safety and inspection Service (FSIS) told a meat industry conference that ended Sunday in Charleston, SC, to expect new performance standards for Salmonella. Rachel Edelstein, acting assistant administrator of the FSIS Office of Policy and Program Development, told the North American Meat Association meeting that her unit is testing… Continue Reading

The Human Face of the PCA Salmonella Outbreak

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(Editor’s note: These are short profiles of victims of the 2008-09 Salmonella outbreak linked to Peanut Corporation of America products. The jury in the PCA criminal trial is due to resume its deliberations on Thursday morning in Albany, GA.) Shirley Almer Shirley Almer resided in Brainerd, MN. She owned a family bowling alley in Wadena,… Continue Reading

Black Pepper Recalled for Salmonella Risk

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Gel Spice Company Inc., of Bayonne, NJ, has issued a voluntary recall notice for 16,443 cases of Fresh Finds Ground Black Pepper in 3.53-oz. plastic jars because it has the possibility to be contaminated with Salmonella. The product was distributed nationwide via Big Lots Retail Stores Inc., with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii. The… Continue Reading

NRDC Releases FSIS Inspection Reports on Foster Farms

Group calls many of the reports 'incredibly unsavory'

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At first blush, it might seem like overkill to go back five years collecting noncompliance reports (NRs) from USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for all Foster Farms facilities. That’s exactly what the New York City-based National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) did Thursday in dumping 300 pages of NRs on Foster Farms in the public square…. Continue Reading