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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 Amazon.com 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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