FDA WARNING LETTER: COLORADO CASINO HAS SEAFOOD HACCP PROBLEMS
The lone food-related warning letter recently posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) went out from the agency’s Denver District Office to Pinnacle Entertainment of Las Vegas, NV. Pinnacle CEO Anthony M. Sanfilippo was told in the July 28 warning letter that a June 6 inspection of the company’s Ameristar Casino Black Hawk in… Continue Reading

RESEARCHERS DEVELOP TOOL USING BACTERIAL GENOMES TO IDENTIFY ISOLATES
Thanks to some Cornell University scientists, the food industry has a new tool for identifying specific isolates behind foodborne illness which utilizes the genomes of Bacillus cereus. The study was published Aug. 9 in the journal BMC Genomics. “Examining the whole genome of the B. cereus group is a more reliable tool for identifying risks associated with… Continue Reading

IBM SCIENTISTS SAY BIG DATA CAN BE USED TO QUICKLY FIND SOURCES OF POISONED FOOD
The mathematics are not simple, but IBM scientists have come up with methodology for analyzing retail scanner data from grocery stores against the locations of confirmed cases of foodborne illness to dramatically speed up foodborne illness investigations. Time is the enemy in foodborne illness investigations. In the paper announcing their research, the IBM scientists point… Continue Reading

 

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