DIGGING INTO DELMARVA: SALMONELLA RESEARCH PRODUCING RESULTS
ST. LOUIS — As with so many sessions at this year’s conference of the International Association for Food Protection, whole genome sequencing was in the spotlight during a discussion of Salmonella problems on the Delmarva peninsula. Tourism and agriculture are the top activities on the 170-mile stretch of land that takes its name from the… Continue Reading

AIRLINE, FOOD SERVICE WORKERS LATEST VICTIMS OF HAWAII HEP AN OUTBREAK
Victims of the ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii now include a food service employee at Chili’s restaurant on Oahu and a Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant, the Hawaii State Department of Health announced Tuesday. Nearly 100 people have been sickened in this outbreak so far, which began in June and is centered on Oahu, although there… Continue Reading

MI FIRM RECALLS 20,000 POUNDS OF CHEESE LINKED TO 7 E. COLI ILLNESSES
Grassfields Cheese LLC of Coopersville, MI, is recalling about 20,000 pounds of organic cheeses due to possible contamination with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC). The recalled products have been linked to seven cases of E. coli infection. The family-owned company stated that it was voluntarily recalling the cheeses “out of an abundance of caution,” according… Continue Reading

FLINT WATER CRISIS WAS ALSO A FOOD SAFETY EMERGENCY FOR MICHIGAN
The Flint water crisis exposing children to dangerous lead levels is not just a local impact story about mistakenly changing from one water source to another. Changing the water also changed the ecosystem inside the pipes and the linkages of Flint’s entire water distribution system. Exposing that ecosystem to new water is what spiked the lead… Continue Reading

FOOD SAFETY STARS SHINE AS IAFP WRAPS UP ANNUAL CONFERENCE
ST. LOUIS — The spotlight was on those who make a difference in the food safety arena Wednesday night at the awards banquet for the conference of the International Association for Food Protection. The association, founded by dairy inspectors in 1911, also saw the passing of its presidential gavel at the annual event, which attracted… Continue Reading

 

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