This week’s food safety infosheet (pdf) from the International Food Safety Network focuses on what we learned this week – that ground beef is once again the source of a multi-state E. coli outbreak. At least five people in Wisconsin and one California resident became ill with E. coli infections after consuming meat produced
A look back on 2007’s E. coli problems
Annys Shin wrote in today’s Washington Post:
After three relatively quiet years, the 20 recalls this year have raised new doubts about whether the beef industry’s attempts to keep the pathogen out of ground beef, and the government’s oversight of those efforts, are working.
Agriculture Department officials, who oversee the safety of pork, beef
Our food safety system
USA Today published two articles about food safety for this weekend’s USA Today. In the first article, titled, "Report: FDA so underfunded, consumers are put at risk," Julie Schmidt reports on a report that was released by an advisory panel to the FDA which concludes:
The Subcommittee concluded that science at the FDA
E. coli outbreak traced to Topps Meats
Proof that ‘Lightning does strike the same spot twice,’ says Marler Clark attorney
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service yesterday announced that Topps Meat Company of Elizabeth, New Jersey, was recalling 331,582 pounds of frozen ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The recall was prompted by a combined New …
Consumers beware: E. coli tainted meat sold in Rush County
Starr Shuppert of the Rushville Republican reports that there have been two recent reports in the county of efforts to sell meat that that has been recalled due to testing positive for E. coli bacteria.
On almost any given day a local resident might get a knock on their door and find an individual saying…