BLACK PEPPER POWDER RECALLED FOR SALMONELLA CONTAMINATION
Summit Import Corp. of Jersey City, NJ, is recalling Yu Yee brand Black Pepper Powder packed in clear plastic 19.4-oz. bottles under lot number WH76 because it was found through FDA lab testing to contain Salmonella. The recalled product was distributed to some Asian retail stores in East Coast states. No illnesses have been reported… Continue Reading

FDA SEEKS EGYPT’S HELP ON OUTBREAK LINKED TO STRAWBERRIES
FDA officials are working with Egyptian officials on an investigation into a Hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen strawberries from Egypt that were served in smoothies. As of today, 74 people in seven states have been confirmed through laboratory testing to be infected with the outbreak strain. Federal officials report that symptoms of at least… Continue Reading

CHILE REBUILDING RASPBERRY BUSINESS WITH FOOD SAFETY STRATEGY
SANTIAGO, CHILE — Chile’s raspberry producers came in for some special attention during a conference for this country’s food exporters. All who were in attendance were provided with a glossy 20-page brochure just produced for raspberry farm workers. It’s one piece in a strategy to rebuild Chile’s place among raspberry exporters. Today, among the top raspberry producers… Continue Reading

SALMONELLA OUTBREAK LINKED TO NC CHEESES APPEARS TO BE OVER
It’s been more than a month since the last Salmonella case was confirmed in an outbreak traced to cheeses from a North Carolina company, suggesting the episode is over. Some of the implicated cheeses were made with unpasteurized, raw milk. Chapel Hill Creamery recalled all of its cheese and ceased operations in late July. North Carolina’s… Continue Reading

 

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