SCALLOPS AT SUSHI RESTAURANTS BLAMED IN HEPATITIS A OUTBREAK
Hawaii health officials have identified imported scallops that were served raw at Genki Sushi restaurants as the probable cause of an ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak. All of the restaurant locations on Oahu and Kauai have been closed at the order of the Hawaii State Department of Health, according to a statement issued Monday evening. Additional… Continue Reading

TEACH KIDS TO BE COOL WITH SCHOOL LUNCHES FROM HOME
Editor’s note: These suggestions come from a tip sheet written by Marianne Gravely, technical information specialist for the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, and published Aug. 16, 2016. Additional information isfrom USDA’s “Keep Lunches Safe” page. There’s a certain week when you know the summer is over. It’s when you start seeing the school supply… Continue Reading

IRISH FOOD BUSINESSES CLOSED IN JULY BY FOOD SAFETY AUTHORITY
Twelve closure orders and one prohibition order were served on Irish food businesses in July for breaches of food safety legislation, according to reports from Ireland’s equivalent to the Food and Drug Administration. Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI). The problems reported by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) involved violations of either the FSAI Act… Continue Reading

365 DAYS LATER — WHITE HOUSE STILL SITTING ON ORGANIC STANDARDS
The folks that write POLITICO’S Agriculture Tip Sheet were celebrating an anniversary Tuesday. Not their own, but the one year anniversary of USDA’s proposed organic aquaculture standards being hung up in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) at the White House. What POLITICO calls “the first ever standards for cultivation and production of organic fish and… Continue Reading

NEW HEPATITIS A CASES LIKELY IN HAWAII DESPITE SCALLOP EMBARGO
Hawaii health officials are asking for continued federal help with their investigation of a Hepatitis A outbreak traced to frozen, imported scallops served by Genki Sushi restaurants on Oahu and Kauai. Questions about possible wider distribution of the scallops were resolved late Tuesday when Department of Health (DOH) officials confirmed Honolulu-based distributor True World Foods… Continue Reading

 

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