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More pork recalled in connection with deadly E. coli outbreak

Canadian investigators continue their traceback efforts related to a deadly E. coli outbreak, resulting in three more recall notices for this week for pork products. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is working with the Alberta Health Services (AHS) on the outbreak investigation. The agencies have linked the outbreak to a meat shop south of Edmonton,… Continue Reading

Scientists say better traceability for beef could enhance safety

Inadequate traceability measures and protections for confidential corporate information complicated and delayed the investigation of a 2016-17 Salmonella outbreak linked to ground beef, making it virtually impossible for government to warn the public or suggest a recall. However, analysis of the deadly outbreak also showed the importance of high-tech laboratory advances such as DNA fingerprinting… Continue Reading

Go ahead, bend your elbows for that morning fix: Coffee’s OK

Java enthusiasts can brew in peace as new research shows that the presence of acrylamide, a known carcinogenic chemical, in nine of the top selling coffee brands is undetectable. The Clean Label Project – a national nonprofit focused on health and transparency in labeling – completed analysis of the research this month, finding that many other foods contain significantly higher levels of acrylamide than does coffee. The 2018… Continue Reading

Minnesota sprout grower announces recall because of Salmonella potential

River Valley Sprouts, located in Houston, MN is recalling various alfalfa sprouts for possible Salmonella contamination.   The recalled products include: 5-ounce Alfalfa Sprouts 4-ounce Alfalfa Sprouts, 5-ounce Garlic/Alfalfa 5-ounce Variety sprouts The recalled sprouts were packed and shipped from March 6-15, 2018. The sprouts were distributed in Minnesota and Wisconsin and were sold through… Continue Reading

Her office confirms the death of Rep. Louise Slaughter at age 88

One of the most prominent food safety advocates in Congress is dead at age 88. The office of Rep Lousie Slaughter, D-NY this morning confirmed the Congresswoman who has represented the Rochester area since 1987 has died after a fall in her home.She was the oldest member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Earlier in… Continue Reading