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FDA warning letters: Foreign, U.S. seafood companies on list

Seafood companies in Alabama and Indonesia are on   warning from the Food and Drug Administration for serious violations of U.S. law, specifically the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation. Such violations generally result in companies’ food being determined to be adulterated and therefore possibly injurious to health. The FDA allows companies 15… Continue Reading

Briefly: Tapeworm tale — IAFP 2018 — Sanitary food transport

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. Registration opens for IAFP 2018 Registration is now open for the 2018 conference of the International Association for Food… Continue Reading

Price Chopper, Market 32 stores recall sushi for risk of Listeria

Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets are recalling many varieties of packaged AFC Sushi branded tuna sushi because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The sushi was sold in various package styles at the deli section in Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets stores, according to the recall notice on Price Chopper’s website. “To date, affected sushi has only been found at the Price Chopper stories in Edwardsville, PA, at 180… Continue Reading

New Hepatitis A cases likely in Hawaii despite scallop embargo

Hawaii health officials are asking for continued federal help with their investigation of a Hepatitis A outbreak traced to frozen, imported scallops served by Genki Sushi restaurants on Oahu and Kauai. Questions about possible wider distribution of the scallops were resolved late Tuesday when Department of Health (DOH) officials confirmed Honolulu-based distributor True World Foods… Continue Reading

Scallops at sushi restaurants blamed in Hepatitis A outbreak

Hawaii health officials have identified imported scallops that were served raw at Genki Sushi restaurants as the probable cause of an ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak. All of the restaurant locations on Oahu and Kauai have been closed at the order of the Hawaii State Department of Health, according to a statement issued Monday evening. Additional… Continue Reading

Investigation Over Into Outbreak Linked to Recalled Frozen Tuna

The investigation into a Salmonella outbreak which sickened at least 65 people from 11 states and hospitalized 11 of them is now over, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC noted, however, that the recalled frozen tuna linked to the outbreak has a long shelf life and may still be in freezers. “Restaurants and… Continue Reading

Importer Recalls Raw, Frozen Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreaks

Osamu Corporation of Gardena, CA, is recalling Frozen Yellow Fin Tuna Chunk Meat (Lot #68568) sold to AFC Corporation of Rancho Dominquez, CA, and sourced from one processing plant in Indonesia. The company took this action because officials with the Minnesota Department of Health found that samples of this product from one retail location in Minnesota… Continue Reading

New York City to Require Freezing Fish Before Serving It Raw

Beginning in August, New York City will require that fish served raw in restaurants be frozen before serving, according to The New York Times. For purist diners of sushi and sashimi who may take offense at the idea of their fresh catch coming from a freezer, the new food safety law is meant to ensure… Continue Reading