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How salmonella gets into flour

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The possibility of a salmonella contamination led Pillsbury’s parent company to recall select batches of the popular brand’s Unbleached All Purpose Flour products, the US Department of Agriculture announced on Twitter on Monday (March 11). Hometown Food Company recalled about 12,000 cases of the flour, which had been shipped to US grocers including Publix and Winn-Dixie supermarkets. But how does… Read more »

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Food Safety Experts Say Raw Cookie Dough Might Not Kill Us After All

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Ah, cookie dough—the irresistible batter of the gods. The one uncooked foodstuff we’ll wantonly risk crippling food poisoning for, as we dive face first into mixing bowls and lick spatulas like ice lollies. The artery-clogging snack to soothe any teenage heartbreak. We know you could kill us but we just can’t resist. And now, according to the UK Advisory Committee on… Read more »

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Research: pathogens can survive 6+ months

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Researchers at the University of Georgia have found that pathogens, like salmonella, can survive for at least six months in cookies and crackers. The recent study was prompted by an increased number of outbreaks of foodborne diseases linked to low-water-activity, or dry, foods. Larry Beuchat, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus and researcher in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences,… Read more »

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Egg storage times: EFSA assesses public health risks

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Extending the storage time of eggs at home or at retail would increase Salmonella food poisoning risks, says EFSA’s latest scientific opinion on public health risks from eggs. Experts focussed on the risk to consumers posed by Salmonella Enteritidis, the bacteria responsible for causing the highest number of egg-borne outbreaks in EU.

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U.S.D.A. publishes Salmonella action plan

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The Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has initiated an “action plan” it says will address one of the most pressing problems the agency faces – Salmonella in meat and poultry products.

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