Mary Wilkerson, who says she was given the title of quality assurance manager for the now-defunct Peanut Corporation of American (PCA), but “apparently not the authority,” wants the U.S. Supreme Court to review her conviction and sentence. Her case was one of three criminal prosecutions in relation to a Salmonella outbreak in 2008-09 that killed…

A brand of ginger bags has been recalled in Malta due to the use of irradiation in an unauthorized facility.

Natural Ginger bags in 80-gram packages with brand name “Gold kili” and durability date of Sept. 4, 2019, is affected. The product comes from Singapore but the unauthorized irradiation facility is in China.

The Environmental…

Just as the late, great Johnny Cash once sang about having traveled every road in the land, those 66 tons of ground beef recalled on Sept. 20 by Cargill Meat Solutions after a deadly E. coli O26 outbreak also went “everywhere” or pretty close to it.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service(FSIS)…

Opinion

During the recent Good Food Institute conference on cell-cultured meat, an industry executive remarked that he tries to stay away from politics and focus on his company and developing the technology. That certainly is an understandable approach, especially given the turbulent political climate we are experiencing. 

However, considering that this emerging industry is the…

Sweden has been hit by two different outbreaks of E. coli, with one of them affecting more than 100 people. A pizza ingredient is suspected, but investigations are ongoing.

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 has 105 confirmed cases while 13 people have been infected with E. coli O26.

A spokeswoman for Folkhälsomyndigheten (Public Health…

The scare about sewing needles in strawberries first identified in Australia has spread to New Zealand.

Officials with Countdown, a supermarket in New Zealand, said needles were found in a punnet of strawberries from Western Australia, which was bought in one of its supermarkets in Auckland. The Choice brand of strawberries was sold nationwide last…

Contributed

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles and opinion columns we are publishing in recognition of Food Safety Education Month.

Looking back, food safety and sports went hand in hand throughout my entire life; I always fueled myself for optimal function and recovery, and foodborne illness was not a desired…

A new edition of “Poisoned: The True Story of the Deadly E. Coli Outbreak That Changed the Way Americans Eat” by Jeff Benedict has been shipped to distributors by book publishers Thomson-Shore.

In the new edition, Benedict catches up with America’s best-known food safety lawyer in South Africa where the world’s largest ever listeriosis outbreak…

The Food and Drug Administration recently sent warning letters to a Nebraska dairy and a seafood processor in Thailand because inspectors found significant violations of U.S. food safety laws at their operations.

Businesses have 15 days to respond in writing to the FDA after receiving a warning letter. If they don’t correct the violations, the…