The coronavirus pandemic, Brexit and resource issues severely challenged the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) in 2020, according to the agency’s annual report.

Food inspections, sampling and enforcement orders all declined but food and allergen alerts rose compared to 2019.

Inspectors served businesses with 31 closure orders, two improvement
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The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (SZPI) has revealed how inspectors had to focus more on online sales because of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

The agency did more than 1,000 inspections that focused on online sales from 616 firms at 806 establishments, according to its annual report. This
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Editor’s note: Following is a letter signed by a coalition of organizations and sent to Janet Woodcock, M.D., FDA Acting Commissioner of Food and Drugs.

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Dear Dr. Woodcock,

The undersigned organizations, representing the food industry, consumers, and state and local food safety regulators, write to express our support for
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The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has set out a plan of how local authorities can get back to food hygiene and standards work after dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

The recovery plan for local authorities proposes a restart to the regulatory system for the highest risk businesses and providing greater
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Milan Provisions Co. Inc., a Corona, NY, establishment, is recalling about 6,000 pounds of heat-treated, not fully cooked, not shelf stable chorizo sausage products made using a pork ingredient produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

“FSIS
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has updated a March 20 recall of Avanza Pasta LLC meat and poultry pasta products. Dozens of brands are involved.

Avanza Pasta LLC is recalling 9,847 pounds of meat and poultry pasta products that were produced without the benefit
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is warning the public to not eat certain beef and lamb products because they were produced by One Meat Corp., doing business as Eastern Asia Trading Corp. without the benefit of federal inspection. 

A recall was not recommended because
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Avanza Pasta LLC is recalling 2,200 pounds of meat and poultry pasta products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

“FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who
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