Food Safety News - 08/24/2018 EC backs France after Salmonella infant formula alert

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EC backs France after Salmonella infant formula alert

By Joe Whitworth on Aug 24, 2018 12:14 am

The European Commission has said France acted correctly when issuing an alert for a suspected foodborne outbreak caused by infant formula from Ireland despite further investigations revealing it was not the source of illnesses. Alerted by consumer complaints, French authorities reported four cases of Salmonellosis in infants to the Rapid Alert System for Food and... Continue Reading

WV gets help on the ground with Hepatitis A outbreak from CDC experts

By News Desk on Aug 24, 2018 12:13 am

Responding to a request from Gov. Jim Justice, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has moved a 6-person team into West Virginia to help knock down an outbreak of Hepatitis A. Gov. Justice asked for federal help as West Virginia’s Hepatitis A count reached 975, including 513 cases in the state capital of... Continue Reading

McDonald's salads get the blame again for still more Cyclospora infections

By Dan Flynn on Aug 24, 2018 12:11 am

People who consumed salads from McDonald's restaurants continue to suffer from Cyclospora infections, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta reports.  As of Thursday (Aug. 23), CDC said there was a total of 507 laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infections in people who consumed salads from McDonald's restaurants. The cases were reported... Continue Reading

Cargill recalls 12.64 tons of ground beef for E. coli O157:H7 contamination

By News Desk on Aug 24, 2018 12:09 am

Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan, CO late Thursday recalled approximately 25,288 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157: H7, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The ground beef items were produced on Aug. 16, 2018. The following products are subject to... Continue Reading

EU agencies hold workshop to practice for food safety incident

By News Desk on Aug 24, 2018 12:07 am

European and member state agencies have held a workshop on preparedness for a multi‐national food safety and public health incident. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Austrian Health and Food Security Agency (AGES) and German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) jointly developed the workshop. A total... Continue Reading

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