A study has assessed the risk of Anisakis from fish in Portugal and people’s knowledge of the parasite.

Researchers gathered information on risk perception and attitudes in the Portuguese population to contamination of fish with Anisakis and their knowledge of methods to prevent infection.

Parasitic nematodes of the genus Anisakis
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Editor’s note: Today Food Safety News takes a look back at the most significant outbreaks in the United States in 2018. As in the past, our year-end coverage is not merely a list of individual stories by individual writers. Generally, significant events are the other way around. Multiple stories by
Continue Reading Fingerprints don’t lie: Experts say 2018 outbreak stats reflect value of WGS

The Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters recently to an egg producer and two kratom distributors, citing various violations of federal law. Company officials have 15 working days from receipt of FDA warning letters to respond and provide the agency with details on specific measures they are taking
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In a rare move, the top administrator at the FDA on Tuesday posted a statement about warning letters the agency sent this past week. The comments from Commissioner Scott Gottlieb renewed FDA’s warnings to consumers about teas and other products containing kratom. 

Such products, made with the leaves from a
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Zakah Life of Ankeny, IA, is the latest company to join those recalling kratom products after they tested positive for Salmonella, according to a company notice posted by the FDA.

“The potential for contamination was noted after laboratory testing revealed the presence of Salmonella in some packages of Super Green
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Editor’s note: Blissful Remedies is the latest brand of kratom products recalled.

Users of kratom supplements are putting themselves at risk for Salmonella infections from a product that has no nutritional or medical benefits.

After a months-long investigation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has reached that conclusion, which FDA
Continue Reading FDA commissioner says kratom not worth the Salmonella risk