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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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    USDA launches new effort to reduce Salmonella illnesses linked to poultry

    The USDA and FSIS announced the initiation of a more robust and more comprehensive effort to reduce Salmonella illnesses associated with poultry products. The agency initiates several vital activities to gather the necessary...

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    U.S. and Canada are part of Salmonella outbreak linked to tahini and halva

    Food Safety News reported that the United States and Canada are part of an outbreak affecting Europe due to Salmonella in tahini and halva from Syria. The United States has reported six Salmonella Mbandaka cases, one in 2020...

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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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    In the EU multi-country Salmonellosis outbreak linked to imported sesame-based products from Syria

    Five European countries have reported salmonellosis infections linked to the consumption of sesame-based products such as tahini and halva imported from Syria. Up to 121 people have been affected since January 2019 in Denmar...

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    The ACCC reported that Barossa Fine Foods Patés were recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

    According to the ACCC (The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission), Knoll Consultants & Investments Pty Ltd, trading as ​​Barossa Fine Foods (Edinburgh North, South Australia), has recalled Barossa Fine Foods P...

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