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5/15, 2003
ISSUE:65

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Current Food Safety News

05/15. U.S.- EU Dispute Could Bend Poor Nations to GMOs-Groups
05/15. US Calls in WTO on GM Foods
05/15. NFPA Supports U.S. WTO Case to End European Moratorium
05/15. Baby Supplements, Asthma, [Food] Allergy Linked
05/15. Eat, drink & be wary
05/15. Irradiated beef spreads into wider use
05/15. Book claims U.S. food industry chooses profits over safety
05/15. LEAHY ORCHARDS INC. SELECTS AVURE'S FRESHER UNDER PRESSURE(R
05/15. SYMPOSIUM WILL FOCUS ON FOOD SAFETY RISK ANALYSIS
05/15. FIRST WORLD CONGRESS ON FOOD IRRADIATION CITES EDUCATION AS
05/15. RESEARCHERS CALL FOR CHANGE OF APPROACH TO PREVENT LISTERIA
05/15. CALICIVIRUSES: A MAJOR CAUSE OF FOODBORNE ILLNESS

05/14. SEASONED INDUSTRY SCIENTIST DAVE GOMBAS NEW VP, NFPA-SAFE SU
05/14. SAFE PORK
05/14. ENHANCEMENTS TO GROUND BEEF PURCHASE REQUIREMENTS
05/14. BRAIN LICKER NOVELTY SWEET WARNING
05/14. RENO AREA BUSINESSES URGED TO ATTEND NOROVIRUS WORKSHOP
05/14. SUREBEAM OPENS BRAZILIAN FOOD PROCESSING CENTER: NEW FACILIT
05/14. FDA AND CDC PARTNER TO EXPAND COUNTER TERRORISM LABS
05/14. NORWAY WARNS PREGNANT WOMEN AGAINST EATING WHALE MEAT
05/14. Mum finds glass in baby's food
05/14. FDA to open food bioterrorism testing labs
05/14. Food Safety Closes Meat Businesses
05/14. Food allergies less common than thought, report says
05/14. Winners of food safety competition felicitated
05/14. FDA issues final two proposed food safety regulations
05/14. EU enlargement will mean food safety conflicts
05/14. Residents advised not to consume marlin after fish poisoning

05/13. CANADA MIGHT ADMIT MEXICAN MELONS AGAIN
05/13. COURT SAYS BUFFALO GRILL PROBES UNFOUNDED
05/13. US files WTO case against EU on biotech foods
05/13. U.S., Others File WTO Complaint Against EU Biotech Crops Ban
05/13. EU Animal By-Products Regulation Took Effect May 1
05/13. Training Course Will Reinforce Food Safety Duties for Inspec
05/13. Food allergy basics
05/13. Dangerous game in sights
05/13. Conch vendors asked to observe sanitary practices
05/13. Irradiated beef grows in acceptance despite some concerns
05/13. Bill holds food biotechs liable for products
05/13. Paris hosts debate on food safety
05/13. Food safety, maintaining guiding principles
05/13. Processors Vigorously Deny EU Rumors of Salmonella in Lake V
05/13. CONCERNS OVER PEANUT ALLERGY
05/13. FUN, SUN AND SAFE FOOD
05/13. Home cooking is the biggest food poisoning risk

05/12. SPEECH: THE HON TRISH WORTH TO THE IBC FOOD REGULATIONS CONF
05/12. PARIS APPEALS COURT TO RULE ON HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION IN MAD
05/12. THE CLAIM
05/12. IRRADIATED MEAT -
05/12. South Carolina inspectors crack down on bootleg slaughter op
05/12. HANDWASHING PROGRAMMES COULD BE INTERVENTION OF CHOICE

05/11. CARGILL FOODS RECOGNIZES SUPPLIERS OF CLEAN CATTLE WITH THE
05/11. EUROPE CONTEMPLATES US-STYLE DISEASE-CONTROL CENTRE
05/11. Companies slow to take up irradiation

05/10. Hotel Cut Off Date for Listeria Workshop in Boston May 13
05/10. Association vows tighter shrimp rules
05/10. Lizard Head In Salad Tests Negative For Bacteria
05/10. Small hospital scrambled to keep up with poisoning victims

05/09. ASM Division P General Meeting, Washington DC, May 18-22
05/09. Training Course: Food Safety Regulatory Essentials
05/09. US to Challenge EU's Policy on GM Foods
05/09. Denmark Confirms 13th Case of Mad Cow Disease
05/09. PENNSYLVANIA INSPECTORS CLOSE EIGHT EATERIES IN RECENT REVIE
05/09. VACCINES CUT HEALTH RISKS
05/09. PRION DISEASES: CANNIBALS AND GARBAGE PILES
05/09. CROSSING THE SPECIES BARRIER
05/09. GOV'T TO DEVISE FARM POLICY OUTLINE FOR ENSURING FOOD SAFETY
05/09. ABERDEEN, S.D.-AREA SCHOOL OFFICIALS CONFIDENT IN SAFETY OF
05/09. GOLF COURSE WATER STATIONS POTENTIAL HEALTH HAZARD
05/09. A Pain in the Glass
05/09. Businesses instructed on food legislation
05/09. Five new cases of BSE this week [Ireland]
05/09. ISBE employees deny charges in food case
05/09. Fonterra asks for food safety, Commerce Commission to probe [New Zealand]
05/09. Pesticide Poisoning Raises Food Safety Concerns

05/08. EFSA TO FORM SCIENTIFIC PANEL
05/08. OFFICIALS ISSUE ANNUAL QUARANTINE ON MUSSELS
05/08. DIDN'T REPAIR COOLER, RESTAURANT FINED $460
05/08. MANAGERS REVISIT FOOD SAFETY RULES: MORE THAN 700 IN WINNEBAGO
05/08. FDA SUGGESTS SECURITY RULES DESIGNED TO QUICKLY TRACK
05/08. Meatpacking Plant Sues USDA Inspectors
05/08. GM food is not unsafe- The Royal Society
05/08. Murano Food Irradiation speech posted
05/08. Irradiation is Up-and-Coming
05/08. COOL Records Cool
05/08. Store fined over out of date food [UK]
05/08. FDA Plans Food-tracking (Traceability) System
05/08. Watchdog warning on vitamin safety [UK]
05/08. Watchdog walks with controversy as it stands guard [UK]
05/08. TAKEAWAY FOOD CAN'T ALWAYS CURRY FAVOUR

Foodborne Outbreak
05/14. Twelve people at The Willough get food poisoning from bad sw
05/14. HEP A CASES UNDER INVESTIGATION

05/12. SHIGELLOSIS - USA (TEXAS)
05/09. NICOTINE POISONING AFTER INGESTION OF CONTAMINATED GROUND BE
05/09. Michigan food poisonings linked to pesticide - CDC
05/09. 110 Hiroshima schoolkids suffer food poisoning
05/08. Li'l A's pitcher shrugs off stomach ailment, wins
05/07. Shigella cases back on the rise [Illinois]
05/05. Grass-eating hikers fall ill

NEW METHODS
05/15. California raisins make safe and tasty preservative in jerky
05/14. Cracking solution for eggs
05/14. EPA APPROVES ENVIROSYSTEMS' ECOTRU(R)
05/14. NEW METHOD TO ACCURATELY IDENTIFY BACTERIA
05/14. ULTRA-HIGH-PRESSURE INACTIVATION OF PRION INFECTIVITY IN PRO

05/12. Food contaminating microbes to be identified by their fingerprints


Current USDA/FDA News
FSIS En Espanol
Food Safety Information For Consumers In Languages Other Than English
Protecting the Food Supply: FDA Actions on New Bioterrorism Legislation
Positive E. coli Test Results: Updated May 2, 2003
U.S. AND COOPERATING COUNTRIES FILE WTO CASE AGAINST EU MORATORIUM
OPPD (Policy) What's New Page: Updated May 12, 2003
FDA Fact Sheet: HHS Announces New Funding Opportunity for State Food Labs
Food Steris Corp.; Filing of Food Additive Petition
Establishment and Maintenance of Records Under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism

Current Food Recall
05/13. Price Chopper Has Recalled its bakery 4-pack Carrot Muffins
05/12. Undeclared milk and peanut proteins in various HOUSE curry mixes
05/12. Undeclared milk, tree nut, peanut and egg protein in DĄŻARTAGNAN BELGIAN
05/11. Leonard Novelty Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Product

05/11. Item #NC822, No Cholesterol Assorted 16 oz. Packaged Cookies
05/10. Hannaford Bros. Co. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Muffin Mix
05/10. Gar Shing Co., Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Choco Chips Cookies
05/09. GEORGEĄŻS TASTEE FROZEN UNBAKED PATTIES may contain E. coli 0157:H7
05/08. Frostbite Brands Announces Voluntary Ice Cream Sandwich Recall
05/07. Undeclared milk, tree nut, peanut and egg protein in DĄŻARTAGNAN BELGIAN
05/06. Undeclared milk and peanut proteins in various HOUSE curry mixes