Listeria Recall: Cherries

By | Food Poison Journal | August 23, 2017
SunOpta Inc’s subsidiary, Sunrise Growers Inc., has issued a voluntary recall of certain frozen organic dark sweet pitted cherry products due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. View Full Post
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Listeria Recall – Cheese

By | Food Poison Journal | August 23, 2017
Consumers are being warned not to eat cheeses made by a Cayuga County dairy that may be contaminated with Listeria, a germ that can cause food poisoning. Consumers should not eat “Old Fashioned Raw Milk Monterey Jack,” “Horseradish Monterey Jack” and “Chipotle Adobo Monterey Jack” cheeses made by Ripley Dairy LLC of Moravia, according to the state Agriculture Department. View Full Post
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Chuck Wagon Restaurant in Stuttgart Likely Site of Salmonella Outbreak

By | Food Poison Journal | August 23, 2017
According to the Booneville Democrat, since Friday, August 18, the ADH has received and is investigating approximately 30 reports of people ill with what is likely a foodborne illness. To date, we have four confirmed cases of Salmonella. At this point, epidemiological information suggests that the Chuck Wagon Restaurant in Stuttgart, AR is the likely site of the outbreak. View Full Post
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FDA Launches Food Safety Plan Builder to Facilitate FSMA Compliance

By | The Daily Intake | August 23, 2017
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule for Preventive Controls for Human Food was published on September 17, 2015 (80 FR 55907),and compliance dates for some businesses began in September 2016.  The final rule implements hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls (HARPC) for human food production. View Full Post
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Marijuana Contracts: The Trouble with Forms

By | Canna Law Blog™ | August 23, 2017
These days, you can find online a free legal form or template for just about any type of contract. It takes discernment, of course, to choose the best template for your purposes: the form should cover the substantive areas, to start, but it should also square with your jurisdiction, track any recent statutory amendments and apply the correct legal concepts to your situation. View Full Post
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Could the Ongoing Salmonella Outbreak Have Been Prevented?

By | Food Safety News | August 23, 2017
Outbreaks of Salmonella and other pathogens in fresh produce are unfortunately relatively frequent occurrences. This is true particularly with imported Mexican papaya. Neither the Food and Drug Administration nor the Centers for Disease Control have disclosed potential root cause in the latest outbreak, however the factors that lead to contamination of produce are well known. View Full Post
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Deadline for IAFP 2018 Presentation Proposals is Oct. 3

By | Food Safety News | August 23, 2017
The International Association for Food Protection is now accepting proposals for symposium, workshop and roundtable presentations for its annual conference and meeting in 2018. The 2018 event is scheduled for July 8-11 in Salt Lake City. The IAFP Program Committee recently invited association members and other interested individuals to submit proposals and announced Oct. View Full Post
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Breakfast Best Brand Sausage Recalled for Listeria Concerns

By | Food Safety News | August 22, 2017
Fair Oaks Farms LLC in Pleasant Prairie, WI, has recalled 1,134 pounds of pork sausage patties after its internal testing returned positive results for Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. View Full Post
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