Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) was detected in more than a fifth of lamb samples tested but this was a lower contamination rate than 2018, according to the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST).
Meat from backyard pigs was the source of a trichinellosis outbreak in France and Serbia in 2017.
Three patients were exposed in Serbia and took pork back to France where they shared it with relatives…
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The lack of skills and training of staff working in pig slaughtering has been highlighted as a serious welfare concern by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Most hazards related to the welfare of pigs…
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Contaminated blood from slaughterhouse pigs infected with hepatitis E could be reaching the human food supply chain, according to researchers.
“. . . 40 percent of U.S. slaughterhouse pigs (sampled) were seropositive for HEV (hepatitis…
Continue Reading Scientists find cause for concern about hepatitis E in slaughterhouse pigs
Retail chicken meat often contains Campylobacter but the level of contamination is generally low, according to a recent research report.
Researchers collected 1,490 chicken, beef, lamb, and pork samples from Australian supermarkets and butchers from…
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Vietnamese authorities have identified eight forged health certificates related to one meat processing plant.
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) in Hong Kong found discrepancies in serial numbers of health certificates issued by Vietnamese authorities…
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If you haven’t heard, a Seattle attorney is petitioning the USDA to make it illegal to sell meat and poultry that is contaminated with Salmonella.
Yep, as of right now — and who knows…
Continue Reading Beach Beat: The faces behind the petition
I am submitting this letter in response to Dan Flynn’s earlier piece regarding pork inspection line speeds.
The federal government’s decision to put pork producers in charge of their own food safety…
Continue Reading Letter to the Editor: USDA move to outsource inspections is recipe for disaster
Editor Dan Flynn’s Jan. 12 letter supporting the USDA’s new swine slaughter rule perpetuates so many falsehoods, it merits a lengthy response. Among other things, the new rule removes all line speed…
Continue Reading Letter to the Editor: Line speeds, worker safety are real concerns
Campylobacter, Yersinia, E. coli and Listeria infections all went up while Salmonella declined, according to the 2018 report on foodborne disease in New Zealand.
Campylobacter remained the top foodborne pathogen. The country has a performance…
Continue Reading Campylobacter and E. coli infections climb in New Zealand; raw milk cited