Food roundup #1: Food safety

I’ve been pretty obsessed with food safety for a couple of weeks now and every so often, I take a look to see what’s trending news on this topic.

If you’re interested in information and updates about E. coli and Salmonella outbreaks and food safety across the United States, here’s a few clips this week.


FDA romaine lettuce labeling plan

United Fresh, whose members represent the entire produce industry supply chain, said Monday the FDA and the CDC would be lifting their advisory warning consumers not to eat romaine lettuce based on this voluntary labeling agreement. The group said the deal was negotiated by “a number of romaine grower-shipper-processors” who agreed to take part.

Romaine expected in stores soon

UPDATED 12:28 a.m. EDT Nov. 27 — Government and industry officials say new labels for romaine lettuce will help keep the public safe during events such as the current E. coli outbreak. But, most entities in the supply chain are not involved in the initiative and not all forms of romaine will carry the voluntary labels for consumers.

Slaughterhouses named for failing salmonella standards

The Center for Science in the Public Interest, which wants the USDA to declare all strains of salmonella in meat and poultry products as adulterants, said in a statement the data show “stark differences” between the four major poultry producers.

Duncan Hines salmonella recall

The FDA is warning consumers not to consume raw cake mix batter because mixes can be made with ingredients such as eggs or flour that can carry risks of bacteria that are rendered harmless by baking, frying or boiling.

Swift Beef Recalls due to E. Coli

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2018 – Swift Beef Co., a Hyrum, Utah establishment, is recalling approximately 99,260 pounds of raw non-intact ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today

6 Airplane foods to avoid

  •  Via CNBC. Excerpt:

A record-breaking 112.5 million Americans are expected to travel to visit friends and family this holiday season. If you’re one of the nearly 7 million flying to your destination this week, you may want to avoid some foods that are served in the air, especially if you’re prone to illness, food safety experts say.

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