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  • Mon, 22 Oct 2018 04:06:19 +0000: The key role farm workers play in produce safety - Food Safety News
    MOUNT VERNON, WA — They’re out there on the front lines waging a battle against dangerous pathogens that can contaminate your food and make you sick or even kill you. Yet most people don’t even think about them when they buy their food. Who are these food-safety soldiers? None other than the farmworkers, the people... Continue Reading
  • Mon, 22 Oct 2018 04:05:51 +0000: Free on-farm food safety workshop for produce farms - Food Safety News
    Editor’s Note: Workshops like this one below in King County, WA are being held around the country to help growers comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule.  Cornell University, FDA, and USDA have formed an alliance to prepare fresh produce growers to meet the regulatory requirements included in the latest  Food Safety... Continue Reading
  • Mon, 22 Oct 2018 04:02:47 +0000: FDA warns ready-to-eat condiment and hot sauce manufacturers  - Food Safety News
    A Ready-to-Eat (RTE) single-serve condiment manufacturer from New York and a shelf-stable RTE hot sauce manufacturer are both on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of federal food safety rules. The FDA sent warning letters to the companies in September and August of 2018 and posted them for public view in recent days. Companies... Continue Reading
  • Mon, 22 Oct 2018 04:01:36 +0000: EFSA assesses avian influenza risk from raw poultry and eggs - Food Safety News
    The probability of infection by low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) through eating contaminated raw poultry meat or raw table eggs is “negligible”, according to estimates from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). EFSA said there is a high level of uncertainty on the transmission pathways for poultry and wild birds due to the limited number... Continue Reading
  • Sun, 21 Oct 2018 23:51:13 +0000: Cucumbers suspected in Salmonella illnesses on both sides of border - Food Safety News
    Salmonella Infantis has sickened Canadians in five provinces, according to Public Health Canada. The likely cause has not been identified with any certainty, but many who became sick report eating cucumbers before becoming ill. Public Health Canada says most of the illnesses are centered on British Columbia, which has 37 of the 45 laboratory-confirmed cases.... Continue Reading

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