It’s the Fourth of July weekend and with that comes the expectation of lots of food, time with friends and family and fireworks. Prep for the heat, review firework safety and read the following foodContinue Reading Foods to avoid this Independence Day and tips to avoid holiday food poisoning
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.Continue Reading Sprout company warned about pathogen contamination, drug claims
The FDA has issued final guidance for those producing and using seeds for sprouting, partly because of a string of foodborne illness outbreaks stretching back more than two decades.
“Contamination can occur at any point…
Continue Reading FDA provides new guidance to decrease pathogen growth in sprout seeds
Two audits by the European Commission’s health and safety agency have studied the microbial safety of food of non-animal origin (FNAO) in Estonia and the Netherlands.
The first remote DG Sante audit, in April 2021…
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An outbreak of a rare type of Salmonella has been declared over in Sweden after more than 50 people fell sick. The outbreak of Salmonella Coeln is thought to have been caused by fresh sprouts.
Continue Reading Sweden solves Salmonella outbreak; sprouts identified as likely source
Junction Microfarm (dba Junction Microgreens) is recalling certain broccoli seeds because of possible Salmonella contamination.
The recall was triggered by the company and is the third recall of broccoli sprouting seeds posted in recent days.
Continue Reading Third company recalls microgreen seeds because of Salmonella concerns
A company is recalling broccoli microgreens because of Salmonella according to a notice from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
The recall for Broadwood Farm brand microgreens was triggered by the company and is related to…
Continue Reading Company recalls microgreens in relation to seed recall for risk of Salmonella
Mumm’s Sprouting Seeds is recalling its “Sprouting Seeds” brand broccoli seeds because of possible Salmonella contamination.
Consumers, retailers, distributors and manufacturers should not use, repackage or sell the recalled products, according to the Canadian Food …
Continue Reading Broccoli sprout seeds recalled in Canada because of Salmonella concerns
If the FDA, CDC, Jimmy John’s corporate officials, and the seed supplier (ISS) had gone public in 2019, would 51 have been sickened in 2020?
Here is the 2020 summary:
When the CDC declared…
Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: Sorry to be a pest CDC and FDA, but are not the 2019 and 2020 Jimmy John’s “Sproutbreaks” one outbreak with 73 sick with E. coli O103 from one seed supplier?
More people are sick, and a seafood recall has been initiated, in an outbreak of Salmonella Thompson infections that stretches across 14 states, federal officials announced this evening.
“Colorado state health officials and FDA traced…
Continue Reading FDA determines seafood sold in Colorado is behind 14-state Salmonella outbreak