PART 1: PROTECTING A DIVERSIFIED FOOD CHAIN
(Editor’s note: This is Part 1 of a four-part series. Subsequent parts will post on the next three Mondays.) Foodborne illnesses and food recalls seem to dominate the news these days. All across the globe, we hear about people being sickened by contaminated milk, flour, fresh produce, raw seafood, frozen entrées, and myriad other products. Some… Continue Reading

FDA WARNING LETTERS: LISTERIA, JUICE HACCP ISSUES, DRUG RESIDUES
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took seven firms to task in recently posted warning letters. Recipients included a ready-to-eat food manufacturing facility in Michigan, a dietary supplement and seafood processor in Chicago, businesses involved in juice marketing and manufacturing in Hawaii and California, and two dairy farms in Michigan. Saranac Brand Foods Inc. in Saranac,… Continue Reading

E. COLI OUTBREAK IN SEATTLE BRINGS CLOSURE OF MEXICAN RESTAURANT
The Matador, a Mexican restaurant in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, was shut down on Friday, Sept. 9, as an imminent health hazard and for being the target of an investigation into a local outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infections. Public Health — Seattle & King County ordered the closure by suspending the restaurant’s food permit. The agency… Continue Reading

 

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