Ingomar Packing Co of Los Banos, CA,  is recalling diced tomatoes because of foreign objects in the product, specifically plastic.

According to the details posted by the FDA, the recall was initiated on Aug. 3, 2023, and is ongoing.

The recalled products were distributed in the U.S. in California and

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A record number of trade issues were raised at the latest World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting on safe food.

Delegates at the WTO Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures meeting in November addressed specific trade concerns relating to food safety and animal and plant health.

Countries raised 55 specific

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Three recently published studies have detailed foodborne botulism and Campylobacter outbreaks in Japan.

The first, published in the Emerging Infectious Diseases journal, covered an outbreak of botulism in 2021 caused by Clostridium botulinum in Kumamoto.

A meal eaten in a domestic residence was the suspected cause, and four patients were affected.

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The European Commission is to lift import restrictions for food from Japan following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power station in 2011.

Ursula von der Leyen, president of the EU Commission, said the European Union had agreed to remove the remaining restrictive import measures linked to the incident. 

“We have taken

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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. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are

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Authorities in Hong Kong are investigating several suspected forged health certificates for oysters.

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) found discrepancies in the serial numbers of certain health certificates when following up on an incident.

Importers are encouraged to get health certificates

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The USDA’s Foreign Audit Reports for Japan and Israel have been released during the past week. Japan’s food safety systems for raw intact beef products were the subject of fieldwork from July 19 to August 17, 2022. Israel’s food safety systems were evaluated from June 27 to July 19, 2022

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