Bethesda, Maryland—Food safety newsletter, FOCUS, targets critical new food safety challenges in China markets.

Two articles parallel regulatory bottlenecks in e-produce platforms in China and farmers markets in the US. However welcome these marketing innovations, the authors point out critical points of concern which fall within the scope of food safety regulation but to a

Perrigo Company plc is issuing a voluntary nationwide recall of 35-ounce, 992-gram containers of Parent’s Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron. This product, sold exclusively at Walmart, is being recalled because of the potential presence of metal foreign matter in a single lot of the product (C26EVFV). The total number of containers affected

Keurig Dr Pepper today announced it will voluntarily withdraw Peñafiel unflavored mineral spring water products, imported from Mexico, due to the presence of violative levels of arsenic. Arsenic when present in the diet at very high levels, well above those detected in recent samples of Peñafiel, is associated with numerous chronic diseases. Water quality tests

The Barry-Eaton District Health Department (BEDHD) in Hastings, Michigan has closed Tequila’s Mexican Grill again as of 11:45 AM on Friday, June 21st.

BEDHD received additional information from the investigation and from epidemiology that suggests the 39 individual illnesses is not norovirus. Based on this information, BEDHD staff reviewed additional food handling procedures

Mizkan America, Inc., announced the voluntary recall of select production codes of certain RAGÚ® pasta sauces in the U.S. because the sauce may contain fragments of plastic.  There have not been any reports of consumer injuries or complaints.  Mizkan America is taking this action out of an abundance of caution.  This recall is at

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is reminding Delawareans to avoid consuming raw dairy products as it announces a confirmed case of brucellosis caused by Brucella melitensis in a 46-year-old Sussex County woman. The illness is a bacterial infection, which primarily affects those consuming, or coming into contact with, contaminated animals or animal products.

Ruiz Foods Products Inc., a Denison, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 246,514 pounds of frozen, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) breakfast wrap products containing bacon that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically small rocks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The frozen egg, potato, bacon and cheese wrap items