Press Release Category: Food & Beverage

Irish Salmonella outbreak over; source not found

Health officials have been unable to find the source of a Salmonella outbreak that affected almost 30 people in Ireland and England. The outbreak, which saw 11 people hospitalized, has been declared over by authorities. Symptom onset ranged between Nov. 30, 2022, and Jan. 13, 2023, peaking on Dec. 7. Patients lived in multiple areas

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Two and a half million pounds of Kroger, Great Value, Goya, and more brands of canned meat recalled nationwide over packaging defect

Conagra Brands, Inc., of Fort Madison, Iowa, is recalling approximately 2,581,816 pounds of canned meat and poultry products because of a packaging defect that may cause the products to become contaminated without showing any outward signs of contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. Recalled brands include Armour, Kroger

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2023: Court cases, rule changes and Codex celebrations

— OPINION — Welcome to 2023! The calendars have been changed, the holiday season is coming to a close and it is time to refocus ahead of what is sure to be another news worthy period for the food sector. This year marks a decade since the horse meat scandal in Europe. The food fraud

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Botulism from food causes the death of a respected outdoorsman from Jackson Hole

Wyoming social media reports the death of 55-year-old Hans Russell, who succumbed to botulism after being conscious but also completely paralyzed for several weeks in a Salt Lake City hospital. Russell was a popular outdoorsman and river guide in Jackson Hole, WY. His death is blamed on a solo camping trip to Idaho where he

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Starbucks is suspected in NC action of pumping too much potassium without disclosure

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein likes to pursue consumer complaints. Recently he’s taken on the damages consumers can experience from robocalls. The latest complaint, however, is large enough to take the breath away of any state attorney. The High Point, NC-based Puroast Coffee Company has filed a complaint with Stein, alleging that Starbucks coffee

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France hit again by wild mushroom poisonings

France has recorded more than 60 illnesses linked to wild mushrooms since the beginning of September. Recent weather conditions have favored the growth of wild mushrooms and more than 60 intoxications have been reported to poison control centers since early September. Only a few cases occurred in July and August likely because of the very

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Labor Day food safety tips to avoid food poisoning this holiday

On Labor Day many people in the U.S. will share good company, fun and food. It is a great time for friends and family to spend time together before work resumes and kids go back to a busy school schedule. But if people aren’t careful and follow food safety basics, getting back to school or

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Texas DSHS first wanted Blue Bell to recall ice cream related to infections

AUSTIN — When the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) first learned South Carolina found Listeria in two Blue Bell ice cream products, it suggested the company prepare a recall notice. But in testimony on the fourth day of the jury trial for former Blue Bell president Paul Kruse, a DSHS official over dairy

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When is sanitary history too ripe for the jury?

Does a company’s sanitary record figure into its possible criminal conduct when involved in an outbreak of foodborne illness? That question is being disputed during the pre-trial stage of the United States v. Paul Kruse. Pre-trial motions are scheduled for July 22 in the Texas Western District court in Austin. Kruse, 67, is the retired

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Is Reddit the new CDC and FDA? Is it the Tara?

OPINION Who supplied the Tara and what is the likely contaminate or toxin is causing the illnesses? What say you FDA, Daily Harvest and Revive? Over the last week, I have spoke to and been retained by over 160 people linked to the consumption of Daily Harvest products – specifically, the French Lentil + Leek

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FDA doesn’t name food behind outbreak, but Daily Harvest company president does

The FDA is investigating an outbreak of “adverse events” related to a frozen food that has been recalled, but the investigation notice does not identify a specific product. As of June 29 there have been107 people who reported what the Food and Drug Administration is referring to as adverse events. Traceback, testing and on-site inspections

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Wegmans recalls Vidalia onions over Listeria concerns

Wegmans is recalling Vidalia Onions from its stores because of potential Listeria contamination. The potentially impacted product was sold from June 23 through June 24. There is concern that consumers may have the onions in their homes because of their long shelf life. Recalled product: Vidalia Onions sold by the poundMay have a 4-digit PLU

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