FMA International of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling one lot of SAS Fromagerie Ottavi Tome Corse Sheep Milk Cheese, because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The recall is the result of an ongoing recall and outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes in Europe associated with cheese from SAS Fromagerie Ottavi. FMA International was

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Federal officials as well as officials in Oregon and Washington are investigating Salmonella illnesses linked to Papa Murphy’s raw cookie dough products.

“Cookie Dough has been an ongoing Salmonella risk to consumers,” said William Marler, food safety attorney and publisher of Food Safety News.  “However, in recent years the suspected contaminated ingredient

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The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the State of Oregon have reached a cooperative agreement, under which the state inspection program may inspect meat products produced for shipment within the state.

Under the cooperative agreement, the state inspection program must develop, administer, and enforce requirements “at least

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Our Table Cooperative of Sherwood, OR, is recalling frozen blueberries because testing showed Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The bacteria can easily survive freezing temperatures.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the company that revealed the product contained Listeria monocytogenes

There is concern that consumers may
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Multiple local media outlets in the Medford, OR, area are reporting that Jackson County is dealing with an E. coli outbreak.

Fifteen people across Jackson County have been infected with E. coli, according to reports. Ten people have been so sick that they have been admitted to hospitals.

Jackson County
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Legislators in Oregon are considering whether to allow the state’s Department of Agriculture to increase fees for food safety program fees.

The bill in question, Senate Bill 33, has the backing of Gov. Kate Brown. In addition to the fee increases the bill would declare an emergency in relation to
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California in 2020 is scheduled to begin implementing more stringent animal confinement standards for in-state and out-of-state producers who sell certain animal products the state.

The new law was overwhelmingly approved in 2018 by California voters as Proposition 12. It covers breeding pigs, veal calves, and egg-laying hens kept on
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