The expansion Wednesday of an Import Alert means the automatic detention at the U.S. border of fresh and frozen raw tuna from a Vietnamese seafood company because of hepatitis A contamination.

Sustainable Seafood Co. Ltd. of Cam Lam, Vietnam, is the second Asian company to make the Import Alert list for fresh and frozen raw…

Just 30 days ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was depicted as the tip of the spear in the “fast-moving “outbreak investigation of a Salmonella Braenderup outbreak associated with Mexican mangoes. Within 24 hours, one distributor of Mexican mangoes — Splendid Products of California — did initiate a recall from the mango grower…

At least 121 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup tied to Mexican mangoes have been reported from 15 states, according to the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The vast majority of the reported illnesses have been in California, which has reported 93 individuals tied to the outbreak. The other states…

Mangoes from Mexico linked to a nationwide Salmonella outbreak have been added to the federal import alert list – meaning that districts can detain them without inspection. Mangoes produced by Sinaloa, MX-based Agricola Daniella and imported by Splendid Products of Burlingame, CA were recalled August 30 after they were named as the potential source of…

Everyone with even a cursory interest in FSMA continues to ask, “So when are the four key proposed rules (Produce Safety Standards, Preventive Controls for Human Food, Preventive Controls for Animal Food, and Foreign Supplier Verification Program) going to be published?”  I have to confess right up front that I don’t have any better idea…

A sample of raw yellowfin tuna and a sample of sushi made with yellowfin tuna were contaminated with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Bareilly that has sickened at least 160 people, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

In a news release, the department said the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene at the …