In order to win the fight against foodborne illness, FDA has issued a challenge to food safety experts and innovators by offering a prize for technological breakthroughs on how to detect disease-causing organisms in food – especially Salmonella in fresh produce.
nSPIRED Natural Foods, Inc., a branch of the Hain Celestial Group Inc., is issuing a voluntary recall of 43 retail lots of Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, Maranatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and other private label nut butters because of a possible health risk.
Under the modernized rule, poultry companies will have to meet new requirements to control Salmonella and Campylobacter while an updated inspection system aims to better position inspectors on the line
California poultry producer Foster Farms has issued a product recall after an investigation by USDA and CDC linked the company’s chicken to an ongoing outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella.
A June 10, 2011 report on Deutsche Welle states “bean sprouts are the likely source of an E. coli outbreak in Germany that has killed 31 people and made nearly 3,000 ill since May .” This information was attributed to Reinhard Burger, president of Germany’s federal infectious disease laboratory, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).