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Food Hygiene News - August 2, 2019

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 Food Hygiene News - August 2, 2019 Edition

 

Listeria found in pre-washed bags of lettuce

If I buy bagged salad, and the bag says the salad’s already washed, can I just eat it without washing it again? Well, yes, you can, but you may not want to. It’s all about how much risk you want to assume.

https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2019/07/spot-check-of-almost-300-leafy-greens-samples-shows-serious-contamination/

 

CDC now involved in pigs ear recall

Last week we talked about the pig ear recall, and that 93 people were hospitalized with salmonella. That number increased to 127, and now the FDA and CDC are advising all customers to avoid purchasing *any* pig ears, and for retailers to pull *all* pig ears from shelves.

https://www.fda.gov/news-events/fda-newsroom/fda-fast-facts-fda-advises-consumers-not-purchase-or-feed-and-retailers-not-sell-any-pig-ear-pet

 

Flies can transfer E. coli

2018 saw a major e.coli outbreak linked to Romaine lettuce. Researchers are now saying that outbreak may have been caused by flies coming from a feedlot near the lettuce fields. Yikes.

https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2019/07/researchers-confirm-flies-can-transfer-e-coli-from-feedlots-to-produce-fields/

 

Non-Profit of the Week - Cat Care Society

Cat Care Society, located in Denver, has been around since 1981, and works to support homeless, injured and abused cats.They don’t discriminate - if they’ve got the room, they’ll take in the cat. On average, they receive 70 calls a day, with half from owners who have to regrettably surrender their kitty. For more info, check out their website:

http://www.catcaresociety.org/about-us

 

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