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  • Tue, 23 Apr 2019 04:04:29 +0000: Florida lawmakers close to giving residential vegetables gardens a green light - Food Safety News
    One of the more bizarre powers of local government will likely end this week or next when the Florida House of Representatives votes to make vegetable gardening a right that comes with owning residential property. City halls and county commissions in Florida have long had the power to prohibit vegetable gardens on residential properties, and... Continue Reading
  • Tue, 23 Apr 2019 04:02:05 +0000: Lytton analyzes food safety from Mom’s countertop to top B2B relationships - Food Safety News
    With the release of his new book — “Outbreak: Foodborne Illness and the Struggle for Food Safety” — Timothy D. Lytton seeks to shine a light into some of the more dimly lit corners of the U.S. food system’s safety checks and balances. Now available from and the University of Chicago Press, the book provides a history and analysis of... Continue Reading
  • Tue, 23 Apr 2019 04:00:46 +0000: Acidic foods risk botulism and so do North Dakota lawmakers - Food Safety News
    North Dakota lawmakers last week had a choice to make. Either fix their 2-year-old cottage food law or risk some botulism once in a while. In the name of “food freedom,” the North Dakota House decided to go with botulism, voting 26-to-65 not to amend  the cottage food law. Earlier in the day when the Senate approved... Continue Reading
  • Mon, 22 Apr 2019 04:05:29 +0000: California growers say their new water rules mean safer romaine for everyone - Food Safety News
    For the second time this year, romaine lettuce growers are imposing measures they hope will end the recent string of E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks that were associated with their products last year. This latest action to strengthen food safety practices that will be required by romaine lettuce farms came Friday in a vote by the... Continue Reading
  • Mon, 22 Apr 2019 04:04:03 +0000: Publisher’s Platform: It’s past time to offer foodservice workers Hep A vaccinations - Food Safety News
    Opinion Vaccinating food service workers will not solve the entire HAV problem — we need a nationwide focus on homelessness and drug use as well. According to a recent health warning, the CDC reported multiple states across the country have reported outbreaks of hepatitis A (HAV), primarily among people who use drugs and people experiencing homelessness. Since... Continue Reading

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