Food and Drug Administration

TORONTO – Using crowdsourced data for foodborne outbreak investigations can work but poses a number of challenges, according to a session at the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) conference.

Jennifer Beal, from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Laura Gieraltowski, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and

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Foremost Foods Corporation, of Pomona, CA, is recalling its Mini Fruit Jelly Cup (35.27oz.) because products are a potential choking hazard based on the product size. Small jelly cups have previously been implicated in choking deaths of children.

The potential choking hazard was confirmed after a discussion with a representative

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The United States is one of more than 30 countries that received cheese from France potentially contaminated with Listeria.

Listeria monocytogenes was detected in Coulommiers, a type of cheese, from France. The product was part of a mass recall of raw and pasteurized cheese made by Fromagère de la Brie.
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Nineteen ingredients commonly used in antibacterial soaps and washes, including two suspected endocrine disruptors linked to reproductive and developmental harm, are being phased out with the publication of a new federal rule. In announcing the rule, the Food and Drug Administration reassured consumers that there are still effective measures to
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Editor’s note: The Food and Drug Administration posted this “FDA Voice” column July 14 under the title “Charting a Path Forward on Food Safety, Nutrition and Animal Health.” It was co-authored by Stephen Ostroff, deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine; Susan Mayne, director of FDA’s
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UPDATED CONTENT July 13: General Mills Inc. updated its recall notice, removing the regular version of its “Betty Crocker Super Moist Rainbow Bit Cake Mix” distributed in the United States. Only the “Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix” and the “Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Carrot
Continue Reading UPDATED: General Mills pulls Betty Crocker mixes because of E. coli