The Food and Drug Administration is continuing its use of import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed.

Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. 

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The Food and Drug Administration is continuing its use of import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed.

Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. 

Click here to go

Continue Reading FDA steps up enforcement on imports of cantaloupe, dates, cheese and seafood

More than 30 people fell sick with hepatitis A virus (HAV) infections in a complex outbreak in England involving dates, a school, a bakery, and different transmission routes, according to a study.

In June 2019, Public Health England (now the United Kingdom Health Security Agency) Yorkshire and Humber were contacted

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Australian officials have reported three hepatitis A infections linked to dates imported from Jordan.

The strain is identical to the one that caused an outbreak of hepatitis A in the United Kingdom earlier this year, which was also caused by fresh Medjool dates from Jordan. Dates were recalled by Sainsbury’s
Continue Reading Australian hepatitis A cases from imported dates match UK outbreak strain