Food Safety News - 08/22/2018 Smartphones, tablets, other PEDs bringing bacteria into the kitchen

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Smartphones, tablets, other PEDs bringing bacteria into the kitchen

By Dan Flynn on Aug 22, 2018 12:05 am

Smartphones, tablets and other personal electronic devices, known as PEDs, in the past decade have increasingly been found in the kitchen. The only trouble is cell phones are well known for harboring bacteria, including “opportunistic human pathogens.” That raises a question because research on pathogen contamination on smartphones in “nonclinical’ settings, including those involving food... Continue Reading

Company, governments investigate contaminated infant formula powder

By Joe Whitworth on Aug 22, 2018 12:03 am

The Danone company has been hit by several food safety issues recently, including a consumer reporting insects in a pack of its infant formula and another batch of baby formula testing positive for Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria. Danone is the corporation behind many food and beverage brands sold in the United States, including Oikos, Activia, Silk,... Continue Reading

Lipari Foods recalls turkey and cheese sandwiches from 11 states for Listeria

By News Desk on Aug 22, 2018 12:02 am

Lipari Foods LLC is recalling Premo brand “Turkey & Cheese Wedge” sandwiches produced and packaged by sister company JLM because of the potential for Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should check their homes for the sandwiches, which have an “enjoy-by” date of Aug. 31. According to the company recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration's website,... Continue Reading

EU agency says most multi-country Listeria outbreaks remain undetected

By News Desk on Aug 22, 2018 12:01 am

Implementing whole genome sequencing at the European level could save up to five months in detecting multi-country Listeria outbreaks, according to a recent study. More than half of severe listeriosis cases in the European Union are part of clusters, many of which are not detected fast enough by the current surveillance system. The study, led by... Continue Reading

Taylor Farms recalls 62 pounds of meatloaf because of misbranding

By News Desk on Aug 22, 2018 12:00 am

Kent, WA-based Taylor Farms Northwest LLC  is recalling 62 pounds of ready-to-eat meatloaf because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products contain fish and milk, which are both known allergens and are not declared on the product label as required by law.... Continue Reading

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