Foodborne illness sickened scores of consumers and prompted widespread recalls during the year.
The U.S. Department of Justice released a 76-count indictment relating to the recall of peanuts and peanut ingredients manufactured and sold by the Peanut Corporation of America in 2008. Click to read the full story.
Reser’s Fine Foods, Beaverton, Ore., expanded the recall of products manufactured at its Topeka plant to include beef, chicken and ham processed between Sept. 5 and Oct. 9 due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Click to read the full story.
On April 5, the Centers for Control and Prevention updated the number of consumers who have fallen ill and may have consumed frozen food products manufactured by the Rich Products Corp., Buffalo, that may be contaminated with the pathogen E. coli O121. Click to read the full story.
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Co. recalled three varieties of specialty cheese due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Click to read the full story.
The Food and Drug Administration was expected to issue an analysis of the extent and causes of Salmonella contamination in spices with the aim of mitigating risk to human health, according to a recent article in The New York Times. Click to read the full story.
Eric and Ryan Jensen pleaded guilty on Oct. 22 to misdemeanor charges under a deal with federal prosecutors. Click to read the full story.
Proactive, not reactive. That’s the philosophy behind food safety at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., which in 2008 became the first national grocery chain to require suppliers to comply with Global Food Safety Initiative (G.F.S.I.) standards. Click to read the full story.
The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention added nearly 800 new records to its food fraud database, which increased the total number of records by 60%. Click to read the full story.