Food Safety News - 08/28/2018 Georgia’s high court says juries, not judges, should decide whether food poisoning cases move forward

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Georgia's high court says juries, not judges, should decide whether food poisoning cases move forward

By Dan Flynn on Aug 28, 2018 12:05 am

It’s back to the trial court for the parties in a 4-year-old Georgia foodborne illness case where guests at a wedding rehearsal dinner were sickened after eating a catered meal of barbecue chicken and some side dishes. The Georgia State Supreme Court revived the case in a ruling that overturned the state appellate court and... Continue Reading

Who's minding the lab?

By Coral Beach on Aug 28, 2018 12:04 am

States and territories have been steadily building their epidemiology staffs, but they collectively need another 1,200 to reach "full capacity" in terms of several key health areas, including foodborne illnesses and other infectious diseases.  One hundred percent of U.S. states and territories, as well as the District of Columbia, provided data supporting that estimate in... Continue Reading

Salmonella outbreak in France linked to raw milk goat cheese

By Joe Whitworth on Aug 28, 2018 12:03 am

More than 20 people are sick in France as part of a Salmonella outbreak suspected to be caused by raw milk goat cheese. The implicated cheese was also distributed to Belgium, Côte d’Ivoire, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Luxembourg, Spain and the United Kingdom. Investigations by French health authorities found about 20 salmonellosis cases linked to consumption of "Pélardon" products made by... Continue Reading

Greenyard Frozen to restart production at site linked to deadly Listeria outbreak

By Joe Whitworth on Aug 28, 2018 12:01 am

The Hungarian frozen vegetable factory believed to be the source of a Listeria outbreak that sickened 54 people in six countries, killing 10 of them, is set to restart production. Following shutdown and cleaning, all tests at the Baja production site were negative for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes, according to a statement from Greenyard... Continue Reading

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