Food Safety News - December 13, 2017 E. coli cases linked to romaine lettuce; 21 sick, 10 hospitalized

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E. coli cases linked to romaine lettuce; 21 sick, 10 hospitalized

By Coral Beach

Outbreak investigators are warning the public that romaine lettuce linked to an outbreak of E. coli O157 in Canada is a potentially deadly strain having already hospitalized half of the victims. Three provincial health departments are reporting outbreak cases, with 21 sick people confirmed so far. Ten of the victims have had symptoms so severe... Continue Reading

Letter from The Editor: The shameful vacancy at USDA

By Dan Flynn

For those marking time, waiting for a new USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety, today is something of an anniversary. It was four years ago today that Dr. Elisabeth Hagen stepped down from the post. The top food safety job in the federal government remains vacant. Neither President Barack Obama nor President Donald Trump has... Continue Reading

Briefly: Baby milk not in U.S. — Salmonella up — Steam heat

By Kelsey M. Mackin

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of Alchemy Systems. EU salmonella rates on the rise Over the past three years the European Union has experienced a 3 percent... Continue Reading

Pork salami recalled after customer finds metal shavings

By News Desk

A customer complaint about metal shavings in pork salami has led to a small recall — just 143 pounds — by Santa Fe Importers Inc. of Long Beach, CA. The recall was issued Tuesday. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the recalled pork salami products were produced on... Continue Reading

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