Food Safety News - July 13, 2018 Cyclospora Parasite cases in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin – ...

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Cyclospora Parasite cases in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin – some linked to McDonald's Salads

By News Desk

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has received confirmation of approximately 90 cases of cyclosporiasis, an intestinal illness caused by the microscopic Cyclospora parasite.  Cases have been reported in counties across Illinois with people becoming ill starting in mid-May.  The initial investigation indicates a link to consumption of McDonald's salads produced for McDonald's restaurants. ... Continue Reading

FDA sends $32.5 million to states for help with produce safety rule

By News Desk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  is funding 46 state agriculture departments and one territory with a total of $32.5 million to help implement the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule. The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) was quick to salute the funding commitments. "NASDA Members have a long history... Continue Reading

E. coli in canal water drew immediate attention from Yuma growers

By Dan Flynn

Two weeks ago as the public was told that canal water was the likely source of the E. coli O157: H7 that caused the national outbreak involving romaine lettuce, growers in the region were told what they could immediately to do about it. In a June 29 memo, the Yuma Safe Produce Council shared food... Continue Reading

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