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  • Fri, 17 Aug 2018 05:20:27 +0000: Lead levels in baby food ‘worrisome’ but industry can fix the problem - Food Safety News
    Laboratory analysis of 50 big-name baby foods showed the presence of at least one heavy metal in all of them, with two-thirds having “worrisome” levels, according to information from Consumer Reports. Researchers also said organic products were as likely to have lead or other heavy metals as non-organic foods.  Every product tested had measurable levels... Continue Reading
  • Fri, 17 Aug 2018 04:05:12 +0000: ‘Gold standard’ of defense against animal disease sought in Farm Bill - Food Safety News
    Food safety is for naught if animal diseases are not kept at bay. The federal Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program is funded through the so-called Farm Bill. And 120 groups representing animal agriculture late this week let Senate conferees know the 2018 Farm Bill does not provide enough money to prevent animal diseases. Differing... Continue Reading
  • Fri, 17 Aug 2018 04:02:10 +0000: Sweden investigates nationwide E. coli outbreak; source unknown - Food Safety News
    Swedish authorities are investigating a national outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 with at least 50 cases. Folkhälsomyndigheten (Public Health Agency) and Livsmedelsverket (National Food Agency) said it appears to be one of the biggest outbreaks of infections from the potentially deadly pathogen that the country has ever had. Sweden usually records about 30 to 50... Continue Reading
  • Thu, 16 Aug 2018 04:05:03 +0000: Don’t let lunch become a sickening experience this school year - Food Safety News
    Back-to-school season is upon us and there are simple tips and tricks that can help parents and kids alike pack pathogen-free lunches. Number one on the list? Handwashing It’s the first step in avoiding foodborne illnesses. Sounds easy enough, right? Well, a recent study by the USDA found that 97 percent of the times study... Continue Reading
  • Thu, 16 Aug 2018 04:04:15 +0000: Massachusetts governor wants public health oversight for raw milk - Food Safety News
    Massachusetts Gov. Charles D. Baker has vetoed permissive raw milk language in a bill to help coastal areas pay for recent storm damage and instead proposed lawmakers consider stronger regulation of milk that does not undergo pasteurization. “Consumption of unpasteurized milk can result in foodborne illness and possible death due to bacterial infections, especially among... Continue Reading

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