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FDA puts seafood processor on notice for lack of hazard plan

A seafood processing facility in Kentucky is on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation. Officials from the FDA’s Division Office of Human and Animal Foods inspected the Milton, KY, location of MC Fish Co. March 20-23. According to an April 18 warning letter recently made… Continue Reading

HACCP Principles: No. 1 conduct a hazard analysis 

Editor’s note: This is the first of five articles on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points sponsored by PAR Technologies. There are seven HACCP principles outlined by the FDA to serve as a guideline to creating a systematic approach in the identification, evaluation and control of food safety hazards.  Since the early ’90s, meat, egg and high-risk… Continue Reading

Driscoll’s using new technology to improve flavor, food safety

Agriculture companies are always striving to produce better-tasting, longer-lasting, safer fruits and vegetables, which diminish in value the minute they go from stalk or vine to market. Driscoll’s, a $3.5 billion provider of berry plants, is turning to emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, the internet of things (IoT) and blockchain, to produce… Continue Reading

There’s snow place like home, unless you’re an RV snowbird

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Just as feathered birds head south for warmer weather, so, too, do human snowbirds, who pack up their RVs and travel trailers they call home once they get to their sunny destinations. But food-safety gurus warn that there’s no vacation from food safety. “I don’t subscribe to the ‘knock-on-wood’ approach to food safety,” said Bill… Continue Reading

Food poisoning victim count nears 160 in jambalaya outbreak

A week after softball fundraisers served up jambalaya in a Louisiana town of about 400, state health officials reported a food poisoning victim count of 158, with 40 hospitalized. One person who ate the jambalaya has died, but it is not yet known whether a foodborne pathogen was the cause of death. Health officials ordered… Continue Reading

2nd pathogen in fundraiser outbreak; jambalaya still suspect

A second pathogen is in play in a northeast Louisiana outbreak thought to be caused by jambalaya served at a softball fundraising event Monday. By Friday afternoon, 125 people were confirmed sick and investigators found some of them are positive for the bacterium Clostridium perfringens. Thursday state health officials said they had confirmed Salmonella in… Continue Reading

FDA launches training module on Sanitary Transportation Rule

As part of the preventive refocus that is the cornerstone of the Food Safety Modernization Act, the Food and Drug Administration has launched an online training tool to help trucking companies meet the requirements of the new Sanitary Transportation Rule. “The Sanitary Transportation Rule requires rail and motor vehicle carriers covered by the rule to provide food… Continue Reading

Don’t let food poisoning eclipse the afterglow after the big event

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Editor’s note: The U.S. Department of Agriculture posted the tips below for people planning to view the solar eclipse tomorrow. The staff of Food Safety News offers a couple more: Don’t get distracted by the activity above and forget to wash your hands before eating and don’t leave the potato salad or other foods out too… Continue Reading