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    Artificial tear eye drops caused an outbreak of extensively drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa

    The CDC and its partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of an extremely drug-resistant strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. According to the CDC, the outbreak was caused by artificial tears. The strain is Verona...

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    CFIA reported that Kootenay Meadows Nostrala surface-ripened organic cheese was recalled due to Staphylococcus aureus and generic E. coli

    The CFIA reported that Mountain Valley Dairy Ltd., doing business as Kootenay Meadows brand Nostrala  (Creston, British Columbia), recalled Surface-Ripened Organic Cheese sold in variable sizes recalled due to Staphyloc...

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    INFOSAN issued its first quarterly report 2023 on food safety

    The INFOSAN (International Food Safety Authorities Network) Secretariat reported that it was involved in 47 food safety incidents concerning 53 WHO Member States (MS) and territories from all WHO regions during this first qu...

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    FDA proposes to restructure the Food Division by creating a single food safety and regulatory body under one leader

    FDA was slow to react to the complaints of infants’ illnesses and hospitalization after consuming powdered infant formula produced by Abbott in Sturgis, MI. Upon inspection of the facility, the FDA found several...

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    Cricket Creek Farm recalls Sophelise and Tobasi cheeses due to Listeria Monocytogenes

    The FDA reported that Cricket Creek Farm (Williamstown, MA) recalled 165 units of Sophelise cheese and 149 pounds of Tobasi cheese because it could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Sophelise and Tobasi were distr...

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    Multistate, multiserotype outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to Cashew Brie in 2021

    The CDC reported in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on the multistate outbreak of Salmonella traced back to Jule's cashew brie. The product was recalled on April 22, 2021. (Lewis K, Vasser M, Garman K, et al. No...

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