Directors of the company that runs the commercial kitchen linked to an E. Coli outbreak that sickened hundreds of daycare students in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, now face more than $100,000 in fines after officials disclosedContinue Reading Licensing charges filed against kitchen operators linked to daycare center outbreak
Managing Editor Coral Beach is a print journalist with more than 30 years experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, trade publications and freelance clients including the Kansas City Star, the Independence Examiner and Land Line Magazine. Before joining Food Safety News, Beach was a reporter for The Packer newspaper, an online and broadsheet trade publication covering the fresh produce industry in North America. During her time at The Packer, Beach specialized in food safety topics related to legislation, regulation, recalls and foodborne illness outbreaks. A Jayhawk by birth and education, Beach earned her bachelor’s of science in journalism from the University of Kansas.
Public health officials have closed an investigation into an E. Coli outbreak at the University of Arkansas without finding the source of the pathogen.
University officials said the Arkansas Department of Health reported five confirmed…Continue Reading Officials close investigation into E. coli outbreak at the University of Arkansas
The Food and Drug Administration’s first Deputy Commissioner for Human Foods, Jim Jones, started his work yesterday and sent the below letter to colleagues.
FDA Commissioner Robert Calif appointed Jones after the agency’s embarrassing turmoil…Continue Reading New FDA administrator says he is ready to cooperate to restructure the agency
The Food and Drug Administration has released an update on its work to develop a strategy to help prevent Cronobacter sakazakii illnesses related to powdered infant formula.
The agency is working on the strategy as…Continue Reading FDA continues work on a plan to reduce infant illnesses from Cronobacter in formulas
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a public warning regarding SPAM meat product produced by Hormel Foods Corp. Services LLC.
The implicated SPAM was under processed, which can lead to contamination.
There…Continue Reading USDA issues public warning about SPAM
Additional daycare centers have been closed in Calgary, Canada, as the patient count in an outbreak of E. coli infections continues to increase. There are now 342 confirmed patients, mostly children younger than 5.
Alberta’s…Continue Reading More daycare centers closed in Canada as E. coli outbreak appears to be spreading
Golden Mushroom brand enoki mushrooms are under recall after government testing showed contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
The implicated mushrooms were distributed in Ontario and possibly nationwide in Canada, according to the recall notice from the…Continue Reading Canadian Food Inspection Agency orders mushroom recall for Listeria contamination
At least 337 people, the vast majority of them children younger than 5, are now confirmed sick in the Canadian outbreak of E. coli infections linked to a central kitchen serving daycare centers in Calgary. …Continue Reading Canadian leaders vow to find source of E. coli outbreak that has sickened hundreds of children
At least 20 people are sick with Salmonella infections after eating food from a Chicago taqueria. Ten people have been hospitalized.
The Chicago Department of Public Health and the Illinois Department of Public Health are…Continue Reading Half of the Victims in the Salmonella outbreak hospitalized; Chicago taqueria closed
A senator and representative have introduced legislation that would give the FDA and CDC authority to enter and collect samples at feedlots during foodborne illness outbreaks.
Federal agencies currently cannot collect samples from concentrated animal…Continue Reading Legislation would give the FDA, and CDC power to collect samples from animal farms during outbreaks