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FDA has expanded the the list of food that it probes to find the causes and source of the recent salmonella outbreak. Now it includes tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeño. FDA does not say exactly what types of food it is looking into, but says it looks into types of food that are ate with tomatoes.
FDA also looks at Mexico as being a possible source, but yesterday Mexico says US salmonella outbreak is not caused by Mexican tomatoes.
Matterhorn Group Inc is recalling certain date coded product of their Rainbow Glacier "Astro Pops" water ice frozen novelty pops, Cherry Pineapple Swirl 3.5 oz size 12 count bag pack.
Bay Valley Foods is recalling five cases of mislabeled Kroger Chicken Noodle Soup because it may contain undeclared milk.
FSIS is soliciting applications for cooperative agreements for a collaborative outreach program on food safety and defense to assist Spanish-speaking small and very small plant owners and operators.
This announces a product recall for the one-gallon Nestle Pure Life Purified Drinking Water sold ONLY in Shop-Rite stores in the five Northeast states of Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
Michigan and Ohio health officials have found that E. coli bacteria infections in both states are because of ground beef from Kroger Food Stores.
Fresca Italia of Brisbane, CA is recalling Burrata, a type of cheese, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
The Department for Public Health reported that a Kentucky resident has tested positive for the strain of Salmonella associated with a nationwide foodborne illness outbreak.
Health officials say you can prevent food-born illness if you handle fresh produce safely.
Now that summer is here, and picnics, summer camp lunches and barbeques are being enjoyed across the country, Health Canada would like to remind Canadians of four simple steps they can take to protect themselves from food-borne illnesses: clean, separate, cook and chill.
Recent Salmonella contamination in fresh tomatoes has resulted in a nationwide concern for consumers unfamiliar with food-safe processing technologies. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised that tomatoes packaged commercially via heat processing are still safe to eat. Unfortunately heat changes the flavor and texture of fresh produce and is not viable for refrigerated salsas or pico-style dip products with tomatoes.
US Secretary of HHS signed a Joint Progress Statement with the Minister of the AQSIQ of the People's Republic of China. The document outlines steps taken by both nations in implementing the 2007 MOA on food and feed safety.
In spite of a number of food safety incidents in recent years, most Americans remain confident that the food produced in the United States is safe.
Many people, concerned about food and tomato safety ask questions on how it is that tomatoes can be contaminated with salmonella. We usually hear of salmonella being a problem with raw eggs and poorly cooked meat.
Tipu's Tiger Chai is recalling its Tipu's Tiger Chai Concentrate because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians of the importance of proper handling and preparation of fresh tomatoes in order to prevent foodborne illness.