The Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC) has released its findings for 2019 for the sources of Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter in 1,532 foodborne disease outbreaks.
As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. …
Continue Reading FDA warns Seattle food firm about violating import regulations
The Food and Drug Administration is currently investigating four foodborne illness outbreaks.
There are few new details available about the outbreaks since the agency’s update a week ago. The investigation information includes:
The Food and Drug Administration uses 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…
Continue Reading Alerts added for imported dried shark fins, fresh produce, cheese, illegal coloring
More people are sick, and a seafood recall has been initiated, in an outbreak of Salmonella Thompson infections that stretches across 14 states, federal officials announced this evening.
“Colorado state health officials and FDA traced…
Continue Reading FDA determines seafood sold in Colorado is behind 14-state Salmonella outbreak
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday entered into domestic mutual reliance agreements with California, Florida, Utah and Wisconsin.
Mutual reliance agreements mark a coordinated effort between the FDA and individual states with goals…
Continue Reading FDA inks mutual reliance agreements with California, Florida, Utah, Wisconsin
Results of a testing program in February and March are now available and show that a sample of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, AZ, growing area was positive for E. coli O130:H11, which can cause…
Continue Reading FDA reports findings of special romaine testing program in Arizona growing area
The Food and Drug Administration is investigating four foodborne illness outbreaks, including a new outbreak of infections from Listeria monocytogenes.
There are few details available about the new Listeria outbreak, which has infected 20 people…
Continue Reading New outbreak added to list of active investigations at FDA
Federal officials are investigating a new outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections.
The outbreak announcement from the Food and Drug Administration reports that 20 people are sick, but does not include what states are involved.
Federal officials say a Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak that was linked to packaged salads from BrightFarms has come to an end.
A total of 31 people infected with the outbreak strain of SalmonellaTyphimurium were reported from…
Continue Reading Outbreak over; investigators say additional patients likely not identified
By Robert E. Brackett
The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI), together with the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA); FMI – The Food Industry Association (FMI); Produce Marketing Association (PMA); and National Fisheries Institute (NFI)…
Continue Reading It’s time for the food industry and regulators to be bold and try something new