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FDA issues final guidance on mandatory recall authority

When the Food and Drug Administration tells a food company to issue a recall “or else,” a new document describes exactly what that means.

Canada increases cases in salmonella outbreak

The Public Health Agency of Canada has increased the number of salmonella infections related to English cucumbers purchased in Western Canada this summer.

PSSI looks to real-time data monitoring for insights

Already a big player in meat and poultry facilities, Packers Sanitation Services Inc. is seeking to expand its footprint in the fresh produce world with real-time data monitoring of its sanitation services.

UPDATED: McCain recalls all products from facility

UPDATED: In a rare recall of foods for two types of pathogens, federal agencies are investigating deli items containing processed vegetables from McCain Foods USA Inc.

Health agency reports salmonella linked to Costco cukes

The Washington State Department of Health is investigating six cases of salmonella possibly linked to English cucumbers from Costco this summer.

Walmart food safety VP Frank Yiannas headed to FDA

Frank Yiannas, the vice president of food safety for Walmart and an outspoken proponent of blockchain, is leaving retail to take a post at the Food and Drug Administration.

CPS names next round of produce safety projects

The Center for Produce Safety has announced 13 new research awards at about $2.6 million.

Sobeys recalls broccoli products

Canadian retailer Sobeys Inc. has issued a recall for 19 fresh-cut and deli products containing broccoli due to possible listeria contamination.

Arizona LGMA revises metrics in wake of E. coli outbreak

As the Yuma, Ariz., lettuce season begins, growers there will be following new food safety standards after an industry-led massive effort dug into the possible causes of an E. coli outbreak linked to Yuma romaine.

FDA policy would list retailers who have recalled food

The Food and Drug Administration is considering a policy of releasing the names of retailers who have products involved in outbreaks that could result in illness or deaths.