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    Inhibitory effects of sweeteners on bacterial quorum sensing

    Scientists at Ben-Burion University in Israel discovered that some artificial sweeteners hurt the gut flora to quorum sensing. The study shows that aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin have significant inhibitory actions on the Gram-negative...

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    Flagship Food Group recalls frozen cauliflower due to Listeria monocytogenes

    The FDA reported that Flagship Food Group of Eagle (Idaho) recalls a limited number of cases of frozen cauliflower, TJ Farms Select brand because it can be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The cauliflower was import...

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    CDC report on Salmonella outbreaks linked to backyard poultry

    The CDC issued its annual report on Salmonella outbreaks linked to backyard poultry. The investigation found Salmonella infections with serotypes of Enteritidis, Hadar, Indiana, Infantis, Mbandaka, and Muenchen. Epidemiologi...

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    Decreased incidence of infections caused by food pathogens during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic

    FoodNet monitors laboratory-diagnosed infections caused by eight pathogens regularly transmitted through food (Campylobacter, Cyclospora, Listeria, Salmonella, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), Shigella, Vibrio, and Yersinia). Cases of infection cover 10 states (covering roughly...

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    Sesame seed-containing products recalled in Canada due to Salmonella

    The CFIA reported that Industry recalls certain sesame seed-containing products from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled products are Sesame seeds white org bulk sold from August 11, 2021, ...

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    In Australia Aldi Stores recalled Snackers Market Little Pickers Cubed due to Listeria monocytogenes

    The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports that ALDI Stores, a Prestons, New South Wales establishment and subsidiary of German food conglomerate ALDI Süd recalls Snackers Market L...

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