Food Safety News - February 14, 2018 South Dakota scientists target Listeria in food processing plants

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South Dakota scientists target Listeria in food processing plants

By Kelsey M. Mackin

About 1,600 Americans become ill from eating foods contaminated with Listeria each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The pathogen’s recent influx in a variety of fresh, frozen and processed foods is reinforcing the importance of understanding how contamination occurs in processing plants. A recent article by South Dakota State University’s Department of Dairy and Food Science examines the industry's need for a more comprehensive approach... Continue Reading

It gives only a little, but Trump budget takes nothing way from food safety programs

By Dan Flynn

In the fiscal year 2019 budget that sets out to cut domestic programs by almost $700 billion over 10 years, federal food safety has not only escaped the knife but made some small gains. President Donald J. Trump’s $1.1 trillion discretionary budget proposal adds $9.4 billion to the Department of Health and Human Services, the... Continue Reading

FDA, state investigate Darwin's pet food after illnesses, death

By Phyllis Entis

The Food and Drug Administration and the Washington State Department of Agriculture are investigating what FDA describes as a "pattern of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination in raw pet foods manufactured by Arrow Reliance Inc." FDA has received a total of six complaints of illness in animals who were fed the raw pet foods, including... Continue Reading

Salmonella in chicken salad suspected cause of Iowa illnesses

By Coral Beach

Few details are included in a consumer alert from the Iowa Department of Public Health that warns people about a Salmonella outbreak linked to chicken salad sold at Fareway grocery stores. Laboratory tests have detected Salmonella in the chicken salad, which is made by a third party, according to the state alert issued Tuesday. Iowa... Continue Reading

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