The Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction as part of its enforcement activities. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for imported frozen catfish products that were illegally imported from the People’s Republic of China and are ineligible for entry into the United States. 

The products were not certified for export to the

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According to recently published figures, mushroom poisoning remains a significant problem in China.

In 2023, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigated 505 reports of mushroom poisoning, resulting in 1,303 patients and 16 deaths.

Incidents increased compared to 2022, but the number of patients was lower, according

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Almost 1,000 people fell ill in a Campylobacter and Sapovirus outbreak in China in 2021, according to a recently released study.

The outbreak involved 996 patients and had two peaks over a 17 day period. Through case-control studies, scientists identified exposure to water from a secondary water supply system as

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A record number of trade issues were raised at the latest World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting on safe food.

Delegates at the WTO Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures meeting in November addressed specific trade concerns relating to food safety and animal and plant health.

Countries raised 55 specific

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Singapore is to remove melamine-related measures for the import of milk products from China.

Requirements were established following the 2008 milk incident in China, where the industrial chemical melamine was detected in local infant milk formula products. They will be lifted at the start of November.

More than 290,000 people

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The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) have advised vulnerable consumers to thoroughly cook enoki mushrooms due to the risk of Listeria contamination.

Analysis of FSA and local authority sampling data has found the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 13 of 40 samples of enoki mushrooms tested

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