Food Safety News - March 9, 2018 Chicken salad Salmonella cases more than double; more likely

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Chicken salad Salmonella cases more than double; more likely

By Coral Beach

The number of confirmed victims in a multi-state Salmonella outbreak traced to chicken salad has more than doubled since federal officials first reported on the situation. There are now 170 confirmed cases across seven states, according to an update today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those people for whom complete details... Continue Reading

Is broken Brazil responsible for sickened South Africa?

By News Desk

Is there a link between the world’s worst listeriosis outbreak in South Africa and Brazil’s broken and scandal-plagued meat and poultry industries? And could that link be something called “white slime?” Before there were any answers to these questions or others, South African’s health minister promised the Parliament that the government would provide “all the... Continue Reading

University of Florida updates recall manual for food businesses

By News Desk

Any business involved in the manufacture, processing, packing, holding or delivery of food for people needs to understand and address food recalls. When safety concerns arise with food, manufacturers have a legal and ethical responsibility to mitigate any damage to the health and wellbeing of consumers. The Food Science and Human Nutrition Department of the... Continue Reading

Utah adopts a Food Freedom-lite bill; Maine town takes a bite

By Dan Flynn

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has less than one week to sign or veto the “Home-Consumption and Homemade Food Act” that sailed through the state legislature with only seven dissenting votes. The Utah Food Act is not another “Food Freedom” law because its protections do not apply to raw milk or raw dairy products, meat or... Continue Reading

Redbird expands recall of 4 brands of dog treats for Salmonella

By News Desk

Redbarn Pet Products LLC of Long Beach, CA, is expanding its Feb. 9 recall of several varieties of dog treats to include all lots of those products because they could be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall is of particular public health concern because of the potential hazard to both human and animal health. Redbarn initially recalled a single lot of “Bully Sticks” in early February after being notified that a... Continue Reading

Nine sick in Salmonella outbreak linked to pet guinea pigs

By Kelsey M. Mackin

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported nine cases of Salmonella infection across eight states that are linked to pet guinea pigs. No deaths have been reported, but one person has been hospitalized. According to an outbreak advisory issued by the CDC, illnesses started on dates ranging from July 17, 2015, to Dec. 15, 2017. In December 2017 the... Continue Reading

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