Food Safety News - August 22, 2017 Backyard flock Salmonella victims triple, 1 dead; more expected

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Backyard flock Salmonella victims triple, 1 dead; more expected

By Kelsey M. Mackin

So far this year, preschoolers account for a third of the 961 confirmed victims in a Salmonella outbreak that has turned deadly and been traced to backyard poultry flocks. There had already been more confirmed infections related to backyard flocks by Aug. 11 this year than in all of 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The... Continue Reading

USDA offers cramming sessions on 'wild caught' catfish regs

By Dan Flynn

Ten days away from the beginning of full enforcement of USDA catfish inspections, the department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is doing a little remedial training for “wild-caught” producers. The FSIS has scheduled educational meetings today at the Holiday Inn Memphis Airport and Convention Center, and on Friday at the Florida Bass Conservation Center in Webster,... Continue Reading

Doughnut shop norovirus outbreak mystifies local officials

By News Desk

A county health commissioner told Maumee City Council members Monday night that they "may never know" the source of a norovirus outbreak that sickened almost 400 customers of a doughnut shop in suburban Toledo. It's been two weeks since the news broke about patrons of Mama C's Donuts & Coffee becoming ill with the telltale, sudden... Continue Reading

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