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Pets can transmit salmonella bacteria

As many prior posts have noted, the key issue in toxic tort litigation is causation. With sloppy practices seeming to occur with fair regularity in the food industry, there has been an assumption that most sources of salmonella to which individuals are exposed are related to food products (e.g., eggs...

FDA Issues Fee Rates Under Food Safety and Modernization Act for Domestic and Foreign Facility Reinspections, Failure to Comply with Recalls, and Importer Reinspection

The Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) provides that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) assess fees for certain domestic and foreign facility reinspections, failure to comply with recall orders, and importer reinspections. On August 1, 2011, the FDA announced these fees for fiscal year...

Coriander oil is found to kill E. Coli, Salmonella, & MRSA

Prior posts have noted the adverse environmental effects that are being seen with some bactericides. Prior posts have also noted the wide variety of substances that can act as selection factors affecting the evolution of various organisms. Researchers now report that oil extracted from coriander seeds...

FDA Reports 12% of U.S. Spice Imports Contaminated With Insect Parts And Rodent Hairs...What's In Your Salad?

New York Times reporter Gardiner Harris has reported that an FDA study found that about 12 percent of spices brought to the United States are contaminated with insect parts, whole insects, rodent hairs and other things, based upon an analysis of spice imports. According to FDA officials, it is unclear...

USDA: Environmental Assessment of Produce Safety Rule, Organic Substances, and Salmonella in Poultry and Spices

USDA Assisting FDA with Environmental Assessment for Produce Safety Rule USDA has been working with FDA to conduct an environmental impact statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental effects of the proposed produce safety rule. FDA had announced its plans to conduct an EIS after acknowledging...