USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) plans to expand its routine verification testing to include six Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (non-O157 STEC; O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, or O145) that are adulterants.
Scientists from a university in Singapore have found strains of foodborne E. coli have different tolerances towards acidic conditions.
E. coli O157:H7 is widely recognized due to the severity of illnesses it causes. There are…
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Editor’s Note: We continue today with our look back at what happened in 2012 with the Top Ten Most Important Stories of 2012 as selected by the writers and editors of Food Safety News.…
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is planning to expand testing for six non-O157 strains of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) – just recently declared adulterants – to more beef products…
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The report from the so-called “supershedders” conference on the future of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) research — held recently in Scotland — is out. It identifies key knowledge gaps and recommends areas for future research.…
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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Ct), who serves as Ranking Member on the
Labor, Health, and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee, expressed disappointment Tuesday regarding the U.S. Department of
Agriculture’s announcement that there will be a 90 day
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new, groundbreaking non-O157 E. coli policy, which classifies six new strains as adulterants and requires testing, will become effective 90 days later than originally planned, the Food Safety and Inspection
More E. coli testing may be just days away, or it could be well past March 5 before we know how all this is going to come out.
Since the USDA Under Secretary for Food
Ground beef sold to Americans is going to undergo more E. coli testing in 2012, and the historic decision to require it was 2011’s 4th more important food safety story.
For the first time since
The governments of Australia and New Zealand, major beef exporters, expressed written concern last week to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service over their new non-O157 E. coli policy, according to the North American
This March, America’s food supply is slated to get a tiny bit safer — a change the meat industry is vehemently opposing.
At issue is the USDA’s plan to require U.S. slaughterhouses to expand their