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EFSA: Home kitchen hygiene crucial to fight foodborne illness

Relatively minor gastrointestinal illnesses can be serious, even fatal, for people from risk groups including small children, pregnant women, very old people or people with weakened immune systems, prompting a reminder that kitchen hygiene is of vital importance. In an effort to reduce the number of foodborne infections, the Member States of the European Union… Continue Reading

Smokehouse dog treats recalled for Salmonella after testing

Smokehouse Pet Products Inc. is recalling 4-ounce bags of dog treats labeled as “Beefy Munchies” due to possible Salmonella contamination. Although no illnesses have been reported to date, Salmonella can affect animals eating the products, and puts humans at risk from handling contaminated pet products. If they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any… Continue Reading

Dog food recalled for Salmonella; two children confirmed sick

Raws for Paws is recalling recalled 4,000 pounds of its  Ground Turkey Pet Food due to possible Salmonella contamination after reported illnesses, including two children who have been infected with Salmonella Reading. The food is sold online by Christofersen Meats Co. Inc., doing business as Swanson Meats, in Minneapolis — no relation to Swanson Meals. The Minnesota Department of Health reports that two… Continue Reading

Briefly: Sizzlin’ Salmonella — Two raw stories, neither good

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 iwaspoisoned.com. Killing Salmonella with heat The most economical way to kill bacteria that cause common food-borne illnesses — mostly… Continue Reading

Five years of data show bacteria-related food recalls increasing

For five years the Stericycle Recall Index has been tracking product recalls in the United States. With numbers for the fourth quarter of 2017 in, the food and beverage category shows the largest increase in recalls since 2012. “The food and beverage industry experienced the most dramatic spike in units recalled over the past five… Continue Reading

Virginia Republican’s raw milk bill on today’s hearing calendar

A committee hearing is set today in the Virginia legislature on a House bill that would clarify the state’s raw milk herd share law, according to the sponsor. Republican Barry Knight of Virginia Beach introduced HB-825 on Jan. 9. A similar bill in the Virginia Senate, introduced by Republican Mark Obenshain  of Harrisonburg, died on… Continue Reading

CEO says firm may have sold contaminated baby milk for years

Lactalis, one of the world’s largest dairy groups, may have been producing Salmonella-conaminated baby milk for more than a decade, its CEO was quoted as saying this week. The French company has recalled 12 million cans of milk in France and several other countries since babies got sick last year after drinking milk produced at… Continue Reading

Iowa lawmakers look at raw milk again; previous efforts failed

A subcommittee of three state legislators in Iowa voted 2-1 Tuesday to advance a bill that would allow dairy operators in the state to sell unpasteurized milk direct to consumers. Similar bills have not survived in the Iowa Legislature in recent years. This year the effort in the Iowa House was assigned to a subcommittee… Continue Reading