For its 31st annual report on pesticide residues in food, the Agricultural Marketing Service of the USDA has good news.

“In 2021, over 99 percent of the samples tested had residues below the tolerances established by the EPA with 24.0 percent having no detectable residue,” according to the report released

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Renaissance Food Group is recalling certain products containing vegetables after the firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes in a finished product. All products manufactured with the same components are being recalled.

The Food and Drug Administration classification date was Oct. 6, but the recall was initiated on Sept.

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Researchers have assessed the role of certain food types in causing illness from different pathogens in three African countries.

They presented attribution estimates for Campylobacter, enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC), Shiga-toxin producing E. coli, Salmonella, Cryptosporidium, Brucella, and Mycobacterium bovis for beef, dairy, poultry and vegetable products in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Rwanda.

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GHGA is recalling various products because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The recalled products were sold to Kroger and distributed to retail stores on Sept. 11. 

On Sept. 16, the firm was notified by their laboratory that a sample of a product tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

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Almost half of the people asked in a survey have said it was safe to eat fruits and vegetables washed with soap or diluted bleach.

University College London and The Health Sciences Academy found 43 percent of participants wrongly believe the practice was safe, supposedly done to remove potential Coronavirus
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Researchers in Slovenia have described results from a long-term, national Clostridioides difficile food surveillance project. Positive results were found in meat, fresh produce and poultry.

The three-year period of testing revealed a low proportion of Clostridioides — formerly Clostridium — difficile contaminated food and high genotype variability. As the risk
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European officials have evaluated the way the United States controls microbiological contamination in food of non-animal origin that is destined for Europe.

The review by DG Sante, the European Commission’s unit for food safety and health, found there are no specific microbiological hazard control procedures for exports of almonds, leafy
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If you think you’re got problems, try being a farmer. They’re faced with an impressive array of enemies that are waging war on their crops and their livelihoods. These adversaries don’t need sophisticated weapons. They’ve got something more deadly — an arsenal of biological ammunition. And for the most part,
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With more companies posting recalls for freshcut vegetables daily — including products sold to schools — the impact of Mann Packing’s Oct. 19 produce recall continues to ripple through the North American food chain.

At least nine retailers and three produce companies initiated U.S. recalls in recent days because their
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Triple B Corp. of Anchorage, AK, which does business as Charlie’s Produce, is recalling freshcut vegetables, vegetable fry kits and trays because they include fresh produce recalled by Mann Packing because of a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes.

Mann Packing of Salinas, CA, posted its recall as a news
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