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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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    AB World Foods US, Inc. Recalls Al’Fez Natural Tahini due to Salmonella

    The FDA reported that AB World Foods US, Inc.(Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois) recalled Al’Fez Natural Tahini in 5.6oz glass jars because it could be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled Al’Fez Natural Tahini wa...

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    3D printed microfluidic chip integrated with nanointerferometer for multiplex detection of foodborne pathogens

    An article in AIP Advanced (June 2024, Vol 14, issue 6, by S. Feng et al. from Guangzhou University in China describes a new method to detect food pathogens. The current foodborne pathogen detection methods are slow, expensi...

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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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    Severe illness associated with consuming Diamond Shruumz chocolate bars, cones, and gummies

    The CDC, the FDA), America's Poison Centers, and state and local partners are investigating reports of severe acute illnesses potentially associated with consuming Diamond ShruumzTM brand chocolate bars, cones, and gummies m...

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    CORE Outbreak Investigation update July 10, 2024

    CORE update of July 10, 2024: the CORE list of outbreaks and adverse events includes five activities. A new outbreak of Salmonella Irumu (ref #1235) in an unidentified product has been added to the table. FDA has initiated t...

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