Welcome to the first global food safety round up for the year. In an ideal world, this would not be a necessary but food poisoning does happen. Here are some of the stories from around the world.
PyeongChang Winter Olympic Concerns After Food Poisoning
On Monday, 41 staff members of the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games are suspected patients of a norovirus. Patients have been vomiting and experiencing stomach cramps. Some of the agents were in charge of the athletes’ village. As a result, this then raised concerns that the virus may affect international athletes who will stay there.
Since then, authorities have sent the patients in quarantine. They also concluded that patients contracted the virus from infected water left on washroom doorknobs or other parts of the public facility.
Tenth recall made for Canadian Caviar Company
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has made the ninth update (ten when you add the original announcement) on tinned fish roe. The Imperial Caviar & Seafood and VIP Caviar Club brand roe for possible botulism contamination.
Customers are told to throw the product away in a sealed or double bagged package, or take them back to the store where you bought them for a full refund.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) announced that they will conduct a nationwide review of all meat-cutting plants. This comes after a huge backlash on the failed methods of old, when two major suppliers were not meeting standards. Things that would be looked into is accuracy of used by dates and food safety practices.
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