Food safety roundup 12th October 2012


XL Foods workers feared raising food safety concerns, union says
Globe and Mail
The union that represents workers at the Alberta meat plant where a bacteria outbreak has prompted a massive recall of beef says workers were fearful of raising concerns about food safety and managers refused to discuss the problems. Doug O’Halloran
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Globe and Mail
As food recalls mount, White House still lingering over new safety rules
Kansas City Star
Some food safety advocates believe such rules could have helped prevent the most recent salmonella outbreak in peanut butter, which has sickened 35 people since June, mostly children younger than 10. A peanut butter recall was expanded last week and
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Kansas City Star
Food safety: Why going to your supermarket may be more dangerous than you (blog)
Melissa Lee’s 10-month-old daughter, Ruby, became desperately ill last year after eating ground turkey tainted with salmonella. She was just one of 48 million Americans sickened by tainted food last year. Three thousand died. Ruby recovered, though
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Save lives now implement food safety rules
Macon Telegraph (blog)
In January 2011, President Obama signed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. The first major overhaul of the nation’s food safety regulations in about 70 years, however, remains stuck at the White House Office of Management and Budget, where
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FoodSafety Update: Peanut Butter Products Recall Continues to Expand
Food Product Design
WASHINGTON—The nationwide recall of peanut butter, nut butters and peanut butter products that began Sept. 22 after a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney has now been expanded to include more than 100 brands and nearly 250 products.
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Industry Special: METRO China ensuring food safety ‘from farm to fork’
China Daily
Another contributing factor to the wholesaler’s success is its achievements in food safety, which also helped the company become the designated food supplier to the 9th National University Games of China last week. “We have a unique combination of
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China Daily
EAC to unveil food safety programme
The Citizen Daily
Studies conducted by the Tanzania Food and Drug Authority (TFDA) have indicated that at least 25 per cent of maize grown and consumed in Tanzania is contaminated, exposing people to carcinogenic effects. TFDA manager of Food Evaluation and
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Food Sickens Millions as Firm-Paid Checks Say It’s Safe
The Food Safety Modernization Act, which passed Congress with bi-partisan support, will allow the FDA to certify private companies to audit producers of imported food on its behalf. The law mandates that these auditors submit their reports to the agency.
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KFC shuts down as food safety chief, Kerala, probes worm-infested chicken
According to Anil Kumar, food safety commissioner, Kerala, the outlet will remain closed till the case is under investigation. Meanwhile, three other units of the company are under the scanner with food safety officers conducting raids and collecting
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EFSA welcomes national food safety body endorsement
food science agency. The 27 food safety agencies are members of EFSA’s Advisory Forum (AF) and they said EFSA has, “enhanced consumer protection, provided vital support to Member States and proved to be a crucial resource in times of food crises.”
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Pediatricians Ask White House to Move Forward Food Safety News
By Helena Bottemiller
Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics wrote to the White House this week urging the release of key food safety rules — becoming the latest in a series of health, industry and consumer groups to call on the administration to get
Food Safety News
XL Too Big for Food Safety – Rick Mercer Rant Nails It
By Damien Gillis
The tainted meat scandal that continues to dominate Canadian news headlines has provoked harsh criticism of XL Foods – the company at the centre of th…
The Common Sense Canadian home page
Food safety officials review report on conditions inside Alberta beef
By The Canadian Press
BROOKS, Alta. – The union for workers at an Alberta beef packer shut down over E. coli concerns says better training and work conditions are required to ensure meat is safe.
$12,000 fine for Salmonella Poisoning – Food Safety Now
All food outlets in NSW require a Food Safety Supervisor with a NSW Food Authority Get Your Food Safety Certificate and Work In Hospitality or Retail.…/12000-fine-salmonella-poisoni…
Statement of Duties (PDF) –
promotion and monitoring of food safety, and the management of unsafe foods. Government, the public and industry on a wide range of food safety and food…
Packaging – Food Safety Solutions
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Bankstown Bakehouse prosecuted over food poisoning | NSW Food
The introduction of the requirement for Food Safety Supervisor certification by the NSW Government in October 2011, aimed at addressing poor food handling…/mr-09-Oct-12-bankstown-b…



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