Health Officials Determine Cause of Ohio Chipotle Foodborne Illness

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Health officials in Ohio released their findings on Aug. 16 regarding the recent foodborne illness outbreak at a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant in Powell, Ohio that sickened 647 people. The Delaware General Health District said that stool samples collected in July tested positive for the toxin that Clostridium perfringens forms in the gastrointestinal tract. The food samples did test… read more

Eggs Recalled Due to Salmonella Concern

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C.) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella enteritis infections linked to Gravel Ridge Farms cage-free large eggs. Cullman, Ala.-based Gravel Ridge issued a recall on Sept. 8 for packages of a dozen and 2.5 dozen eggs in cardboard containers with the UPC… read more

Salmonella Outbreaks Spark Public Health Concerns in Canada

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Public health officials in Canada have recorded hundreds of laboratory confirmed cases of Salmonella infections linked to raw chicken, including frozen raw breaded chicken products despite efforts at educating the public on safe handling practices. There have been 419 laboratory confirmed cases of Salmonella illnesses investigated as part of foodborne illness outbreaks across Canada, according to the Public Health… read more

Health Officials Determine Cause of Ohio Chipotle Foodborne Illness

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Health officials in Ohio released their findings on Aug. 16 regarding the recent foodborne illness outbreak at a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant in Powell, Ohio that sickened 647 people. The Delaware General Health District said that stool samples collected in July tested positive for the toxin that Clostridium perfringens forms in the gastrointestinal tract. The food samples did test… read more

Inconsistent Food Safety Standards Complicate F.S.V.P. Compliance

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Language barriers, personal hygiene and environmental impacts are just a few factors hindering food manufacturers’ compliance with the Food and Drug Administration’s (F.D.A.) Foreign Supplier Verification Program (F.S.V.P.) under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Enacted to verify that food imports meet the same safety standards as U.S. food production, the regulation requires importers to… read more

Food Industry Weighs in on the Definition of Bioengineered

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As with any legislative action, the devil is in the details. Following the lengthy debate that led to passage of the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (N.B.F.D.S.) in 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is working to finalize the regulations that will determine what is and is not a genetically modified ingredient. In early May,… read more

Prepared Foods Insights: A Freezer’s Worst Enemy

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Ice not only poses a worker safety issue, but it also can expand and crack the freezer’s structure or damage the drive. Jonathan Lasecki, Ashworth’s chief engineer, suggested using proper food-safe lubricants after regular sanitation. “You need to be careful with any water because oil and water don’t mix,” he said. “When you mix them… read more

Diet Quality has a Major Impact on Health

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The Food and Drug Administration has scheduled a meeting for July 26 and invited interested parties to submit ideas for how the agency can improve its nutrition innovation strategy. “It’s incontrovertible that diet quality has a major impact on health,” said Scott Gottlieb, M.D., commissioner of the F.D.A. “This is relational. We know, for example,… read more

“Global, Secure, Connected”: Thanks to a new brand image, KNX is gaining ground in all its target markets

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The completely revamped corporate identity plays to the strengths of the world’s gold standard for building automation. The home of intelligent building automation has received a fresh coat of paint: effective immediately, KNX is rolling out its global triumph with a completely modernized corporate identity (CI), which puts new emphasis on the KNX slogan: “Global,… read more

New Range of Foodservice Packaging Options

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Market-leading fresh food packaging manufacturer, LINPAC, is extending its food service offer by launching a comprehensive range of rigid rPET solutions for the sector. This complements the current LINPAC portfolio of EPS Hotpacs, catering trays, plates and bowls. The new range will allow customers to purchase a variety of food service packaging options from a… read more