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2010-10-30 00:00:40

Northwest Analytical brings you The Compliant FSMS Webinar Series to examine how food processors can deal with regulatory and commercial issues such as ISO 22000 and GFSI. The series will enable food industry management to design reasonable strategies to deal with these issues and dependably produce safe food while protecting the company's brand. Portland, OR (PRWEB) October 29, 2010 Dr. David Acheson begins the series with his insights into the food industry regulatory and commercial...

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2009-03-31 08:45:00

Shortly after a huge salmonella recall for peanuts, federal food officials are now encouraging consumers to stay away from food made with pistachios, which may be tainted with the same bacteria. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc. recalled more than 2 million pounds of its roasted nuts dispatched around the U.S. since last fall. "Our advice to consumers is that they avoid eating pistachio products, and that they hold onto those...

2008-08-20 00:00:29

By The Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Federal inspectors at U.S. border crossings repeatedly turned back filthy, disease-ridden shipments of peppers from Mexico in the months before a salmonella outbreak that sickened 1,400 people was finally traced to Mexican chilies.Yet no larger action was taken. Food and Drug Administration officials insisted as recently as last week that they were surprised by the outbreak because Mexican peppers had not been spotted as a problem before.But an...

2008-08-14 06:00:34

By Julie Schmit McALLEN, Texas -- When government investigators found a hot trail to a potential cause of the salmonella outbreak that had confounded them for weeks, it led them to the "Pink Palace." Nicknamed for its pink paint job, the palace is the McAllen Produce Terminal Market, a 42-acre wholesale market 5 miles north of a major border crossing point for Mexican fresh produce entering the USA. From concrete loading docks, 100 small distributors and importers peddle tons of fresh...

2008-08-09 03:00:21

WASHINGTON - The salmonella strain linked to a nationwide outbreak has been found in irrigation water and in a sample from a batch of serrano peppers at a Mexican farm, federal health officials said Wednesday. Dr. David Acheson, the Food and Drug Administration's food safety chief, called the finding a key breakthrough in the case, as did another health official. "We have a smoking gun, it appears," said Dr. Lonnie King, who directs the center for foodborne illnesses at the Centers...

2008-08-01 06:00:03

By Michael Doyle and Elaine Walker, The Miami Herald Aug. 1--WASHINGTON -- Turf struggles, bad communication and weak leadership undermined the federal response to a recent salmonella outbreak that cost the tomato industry a bundle, witnesses told a House of Representatives subcommittee Thursday. Lawmakers joined farmers in a wholesale attack on the Food and Drug Administration's performance, potentially laying the political foundation for a regulatory overhaul and multimillion-dollar...

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2008-07-31 13:45:00

Federal health officials said on Wednesday that a salmonella strain has been found in irrigation water as well as a Serrano pepper at a Mexican farm "” the same strain linked to the recent nationwide outbreak. "The finding is a key breakthrough in the case, as did another health official," said Dr. David Acheson, the Food and Drug Administration's food safety chief. Dr. Lonnie King who directs the Center for Foodborne Illnesses at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, referred...

2008-07-30 21:00:11

WASHINGTON _ Food-safety investigators said Wednesday that they'd found a contaminated pepper sample on a Mexican ranch, further pinpointing at least one of the sources for a salmonella outbreak that's poisoned consumers across the nation and roiled the produce industry. In what the Food and Drug Administration termed "a key breakthrough," officials told a House of Representatives subcommittee that they'd found salmonella traces on serrano peppers and irrigation water at a ranch in Nuevo...


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