VIRGINIA PROVIDES SCANT DETAILS ABOUT HEPATITIS A OUTBREAK
The number of people sickened in a Hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen imported strawberries served by Tropical Smoothie Cafe is increasing daily, reaching 28 as of Thursday, but state health officials are not providing any other details. Virginia’s Department of Health issued a public warning Aug. 19, but has not posted any additional information…. Continue Reading

PUBLIC COMMENTS SO FAR SHOW SUPPORT FOR 3RD GMO APPLE
There are 18 days remaining in the public comment period on the Arctic Fuji as Okenagan Specialty Fruits Inc. seeks permission to market its third variety of genetically modified, non-browning apple. Bioresource engineer Neal Carter, founder and president of the fruit company in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada, already gained permission from the U.S. Department of… Continue Reading

CDC ADDS SALAD TO LISTERIA QUESTIONNAIRE IN WAKE OF OUTBREAK
The investigation into a multi-year, multi-state listeriosis outbreak traced to package salads from Dole might have yielded results several months earlier had sick people been asked if they had eaten leafy greens, according to a report published Thursday. Nineteen people across nine states were sickened in the U.S. from July 2015 through January this year…. Continue Reading

CONSUMER COMPLAINTS SPARK RECALL OF FROZEN CHICKEN ENTRÉES
Consumer complaints have spurred Sentry Foods Solutions LLC to recall more than 10 tons of frozen chicken entrées that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically glass or hard plastic. The Tucker, GA, company produced and packaged the 21,570 pounds of frozen chicken products on March 17, March 18, April 30, and May 13, according to… Continue Reading

 

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