On March 1, the FDA announced that it is expanding an import alert issued last July for all enoki mushrooms imported from the Republic of Korea to now also include enoki mushrooms from China forContinue Reading FDA expands enoki mushrooms import alert from South Korea, adds China
Study shows different COVID-19 impact on infections from viruses and bacteria
The number of infections from gastrointestinal viruses dropped but bacterial pathogen reports did not go down much in South Korea during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a study.
Such viruses are mainly caused by the…
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Officials at former McDonald’s Korea supplier given suspended sentences
A local court in Seoul has convicted three people for supplying contaminated food to McDonald’s in South Korea.
Seoul Central District Court imposed suspended jail sentences on the three employees of the former supplier, named…
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France also affected by Listeria in enoki mushrooms
France has become the fifth country to report Listeria in enoki mushrooms from South Korea.
It was already known that 36 people fell sick and four died in the United States from November 2016 to…
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Thousands sick in E. coli outbreaks reported in Japan and South Korea
Officials in Korea are investigating an E. coli outbreak that has affected 100 people while more than 3,000 students and teachers recently got food poisoning in Japan, according to media reports.
The Korea Centers for…
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Australia joins U.S. in having Listeria cases linked to imported mushrooms
Six people in Australia are part of an international Listeria outbreak traced to imported mushrooms that has also killed four in the United States.
The Listeria monocytogenes patients in Australia have been identified by whole…
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Korea’s food safety regulations for poultry found equivalent to U.S.
Su Jin Kong, the imported food policy director for the Republic of Korea, learned on Dec.16 that his country’s regulation for processed poultry products continues to be equivalent to that of the United States.
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Hepatitis A outbreak linked to imported clams
Authorities in an Australian state have linked eight Hepatitis A patients to imported clams.
The New South Wales (NSW) Food Authority advised consumers who bought salted or pickled clams from Koryo Food Co. or Byul…
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Australian agencies investigate Hepatitis A outbreak
Two health agencies in Australia are investigating a cluster of hepatitis A infections in the South Korean community.
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Health Directorate and New South Wales (NSW) Health reported eight adults of…
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Norovirus spreads at Olympics; hand sanitizers little help
Forty-two more cases of norovirus have been confirmed at the 2018 Winter Olympics, bringing the total to 128 on the eve of the start of the games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.…
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