The FDA is investigating one new outbreak and has closed an investigation on another.

On Wednesday the Food and Drug Administration announced a new Salmonella Litchfield outbreak that has sickened at least 28 patients. The source of the pathogen has not yet been identified.

In its outbreak announcement, the FDA

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A new outbreak of infections from Listeria monocytogenes has been reported by the FDA, bringing the agency’s number of open investigations to 10.

The Food and Drug Administration reports that it has begun on-site inspection and sample testing, but it has not found a specific source for the Listeria. It

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As public health officials continue to investigate an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine on sandwiches from Wendy’s restaurants, there is an increasing gap between patient numbers being reported by state and federal sources.

State and federal officials all say that the outbreak and investigation are fast-moving, complicating the counting

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We know that Wendy’s knows, but is not yet saying – they will eventually and I continue to sue them. It is also possible the FDA knows, but also is not saying – yet.

I am not that far behind.

Well, we know from Wendy’s and the FDA that the

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The Arkansas Department of Health  is warning of possible hepatitis A exposures after an employee of Wendy’s at 721 North Arkansas, in Russellville tested positive for the virus.

Anyone who ate at the restaurant between Dec. 12, 2021, and Jan. 3, 2022, should seek care immediately if they have never
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Companies serving different segments of the food supply chain faced chaotic weeks early in the COVID-19 pandemic, but regardless of those challenges, mandates for food safety and product quality did not change.

Representatives of foodservice, retail and an industry association talked about their pandemic experiences and the difficulty in responding
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ROSEMONT, IL — The opening session today of the virtual Food Safety Summit covered what a range of sectors did in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Epidemiology, regulatory, distribution, manufacturing, foodservice and retail sectors were represented.

Lee-Ann Jaykus, from North Carolina State University, spoke about the SARS-COV 2 virus in
Continue Reading Food Safety Summit attendees get detail on sectors’ COVID-19 response