E. COLI CASES HAVE OREGON OFFICIALS INVESTIGATING NON-FAIR FOOD, FAIR LIVESTOCK
A number of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) illnesses are reportedly being investigated following last month’s Washington County Fair in Hillsboro, OR. Public health officials announced Wednesday that potential sources were food items unrelated to the fair, as well as contact with livestock at the fair, which was held July 28-31 in Hillsboro. Anyone who attended the Washington… Continue Reading

SAM’S CLUB BAKERY SUPPLIER DENIES IT IS ENDANGERING CONSUMERS
Orange Bakery Inc., whose customers include Whole Foods Market and Sam’s Club, this week denied claims in a federal civil case that allege the company stopped required food safety testing and has been forging third-party certifications for more than a year. The bakery company, based in Irvine, CA, has several facilities across the U.S. It… Continue Reading

DATA SHOWS UK CONSUMERS SUPPORT CHICKEN CLEAN-UP CAMPAIGN
Britain’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) on Thursday announced research showing that consumers want the food industry to continue action to tackle Campylobacter in chickens — the biggest cause of food poisoning in the United Kingdom. The new findings show that 68 precent of UK consumers think the industry should continue to reduce Campylobacter levels beyond the agreed… Continue Reading

TYSON FOODS FINED $263K FOR OSHA VIOLATIONS AT TEXAS CHICKEN PLANT
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Tyson Foods more than $263,498 for 15 “serious” and two “repeated” workplace safety violations at the company’s chicken processing facility in Center, TX. According to OSHA inspectors, the violations by the one of the nation’s largest meat and poultry processors resulted in the amputation of… Continue Reading

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