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Food Safety News - July 15

SUPPORT VOICED FOR UK FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY

On Monday reports began pouring out of England about Health Secretary Andrew Lansley's intention to disband the Food Standards Agency and redistribute its responsibilities between existing government departments. His setting this proposal on the table instigated an enormous international debate... Read more »

 

FIRST CASE FILED IN BISON MEAT E. COLI OUTBREAK

Last week, Marler Clark LLP filed the first lawsuit related to the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to bison meat produced by Rocky Mountain Natural Meats, Inc. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Claudette Murtha, a Colorado Springs, Colorado... Read more »

 

KENOSHA SALMONELLA OUTBREAK GROWING STEADILY

The Kenosha County Health Department has confirmed that 26 people have recently become ill with confirmed Salmonella infections in what appears to be a Salmonella outbreak tied to a common source.The Baker Street Restaurant & Pub located at 6208 Green... Read more »

 

FRESH EXPRESS RECALLS SALADS FOR E. COLI IN CANADA

Fresh Express brand Romaine-based Salads that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 have been recalled in Canada.  There have not yet been any reports of illnesses, but it is a huge recall covering all of Canada.The Canadian Food Inspection...Read more »

 

NEW FEATURE LAUNCHED ON 'KNOW YOUR FARMER' SITE

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack launched a new feature on the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food website that highlights local and regional food systems and notes the multiple connections between farmers and consumers.The new resource highlights the importance of local... Read more »

 

HEADCHEESE BLAMED FOR BC SALMONELLA OUTBREAK

An outbreak of a rare strain of Salmonella--S. Chester--that has infected at least ten people British Columbia may be linked to headcheese, Canadian officials report.Headcheese is a deli product made from meat from the head of a pig with a... Read more »

 

'APPS FOR HEALTHY KIDS' VOTING BEGINS

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday that the public voting period for the Apps for Healthy Kids competition has begun and will conclude on August 14 at noon EDT. During this time, members of the public are invited to test... Read more »