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    Southwest Agricultural Region Environmental Microbiology Study on Foodborne Pathogens (2019 – 2024)

    In 2019, the FDA and others began a multi-year study in Yuma County, Arizona, to improve understanding of the environmental factors that may impact the presence of foodborne pathogens in the Southwest agricultural...

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    The FDA proposes to exempt certain cottage cheese from traceability requirements

    The FDA issued a proposed exemption for certain cottage cheese products from the requirements of the Food Traceability Rule. In the final rule, the FDA announced its intention to consider exempting cottage cheese regulated u...

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    Suntegrity Skincare recalled Suntegrity Impeccable Skin Sunscreen Foundation due to microbial contamination

    On May 24, 2024, Suntegrity Skincare initiated a voluntary recall of nine lots of Suntegrity Impeccable Skin Sunscreen Foundation (Multiple Shades) based on its discovery of a higher than acceptable microbiological mold coun...

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    The source of decade-long Listeria outbreaks was identified as cheeses manufactured by Rizo Lopez Foods

    The CDC reported that as of February 8, 2024, 26 people were infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria. 23 were hospitalized, and 2 died. The CDC investigated some outbreaks connected to queso...

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    In Canada, cheese are recalled due to Staphylococcus aureus

    Due to suspected Staphylococcus aureus contamination, Les Fromages Latino Inc. (Québec) recalls certain batches/lots of Rumba, Sabana, and Sombrero branded Cheeses from the Canadian marketplace. The recalled cheeses i...

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    Core Update June 12, 2024

    CORE update of June 12, 2024: the CORE list of outbreaks and adverse events includes six activities. An investigation of illnesses (ref #1233) linked to Diamond Shruumz-brand Chocolate Bars, Cones, and Gummies has been added...

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