Category Archives: Food Safety

Invisible Sentinel and Victory Brewing Company Partner on Diagnostic for the Beer Industry

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Veriflow® brewPAL Will Protect against Beer Spoilage Philadelphia, Pa. (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Invisible Sentinel Inc., a life-sciences company that develops and manufactures rapid molecular diagnostics for the food and beverage industries, announced today that it will partner with Victory Brewing Company to develop a diagnostic assay to detect beer-spoiling microbes. The assay, to be Read More

Microbac Adopts Invisible Sentinel Inc.’s Veriflow® Diagnostic Technology for Detection of Bacterial Pathogens in Food

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The rapid diagnostic tool will soon be available at laboratories across the country. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Reposted from http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/06/prweb11966231.htm Microbac Laboratories, Inc. has announced that the company has adopted Invisible Sentinel Inc.’s Veriflow® diagnostic technology for detection of bacterial pathogens in food. The adoption of Invisible Sentinel’s entire suite of Veriflow® assays by Microbac Read More

FDA begins implementing sweeping food-safety law

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The Obama administration moved ahead Friday with the first major overhaul of the nation’s food-safety system in more than 70 years, proposing tough new standards for fruit and vegetable producers and food manufacturers. The long-awaited proposals by the Food and Drug Administration are part of a fundamental change aimed at preventing food-borne outbreaks — caused Read More

FDA Halts Work at Nut Plant Linked to Salmonella

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(CNN) — U.S. regulators shut down a New Mexico nut-processing facility Monday after the plant was linked to an outbreak of salmonella earlier this year. The Food and Drug Administration’s decision to suspend the registration of the Sunland Inc. plant in Portales, New Mexico, comes after health officials traced the June outbreak to nut butter produced at the Read More

Campylobacter in Skinless, Boneless Chicken

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A study published in BMC Microbiology has looked at the prevalence of Campylobacter in skinless, boneless chicken breasts, tenderloins, and thighs. The meat was purchased in food stores in Alabama from 2005 to 2011. Campylobacter bacteria was found in 41% of the meat samples. This study reinforces the fact that consumers should avoid cross-contamination with raw poultry and should Read More

FDA Issues 2nd Annual Food Safety Report to Congress

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its 2nd Annual Report on Food Facilities, Food Imports, and FDA Foreign Offices Report to Congress this week. The report, required by the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), details the agency’s duties and how it interacts with other federal agencies to protect the nation’s food supply.

Food Companies Act to Protect Consumers From E. Coli Illness

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The federal government has spent years considering whether to take steps to help keep dangerous strains of E. coli bacteria out of the food supply, a question that has become even more urgent in the face of a deadly wave of E. coli sickness that swept through Europe and raised alarms on both sides of Read More

USDA Bans Six New E. coli Strains from Meat Supply

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Federal agriculture officials are expanding long-delayed rules that will ban six new strains of potentially lethal E. coli bacteria from the nation’s meat supply, msnbc.com has learned. Under the new regulations, a group of E. coli bacteria collectively dubbed the “the big six” capable of causing infection and death will be classified as adulterants on Read More

U.S. food pathogen testing market grows by 18%

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New regulations and public demand for safe food are increasing pathogen testing by food producers, according to “Food Micro, Fifth Edition: Microbiology Testing in the U.S. Food Industry”— a new market research report from Strategic Consulting Inc. Thomas Weschler, President and report author, says that while the food safety testing market has shown solid growth Read More

Report Ranks Top Sources of Illness Related to Foods

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(HealthDay News) — Poultry contaminated with Campylobacter bacteria is the food-pathogen combination that causes the most foodborne illness in the United States, sickening more than 600,000 people a year at a cost of $1.3 billion, according to a new report.Issued by the University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute, the report identifies the 10 riskiest combinations Read More

FOOD SAFETY NEWS:   Overhill Farms, Inc. Recalls Chicken Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination   Read More   Maxi Canada, Inc. Recalls Breaded Chicken Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens   Read More   The Wornick Company Recalls Beef Ravioli Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens   Read More   Embutidos Fanguito, Inc. Recalls Pork Products Due To Mislabeling, Misbranding, and Undeclared Allergens   Read More   Channel Fish Processing Co., Inc. Recalls Siluriformes Fish Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens   Read More