On April 6, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced issuing a final report on its investigation of the 2020 fall outbreak of E. coli O157:H7). The FDA also announced the...
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In the newsAntimicrobial resistance of Escherichia coli in wastewater and river environments
A study was published in Communications Biology (Delgado-Blas, J.F., Ovejero, C.M., David, S. et al. Population genomics and antimicrobial resistance dynamics of Escherichia coli in wastewater and river environments. Commun ...
In the newsJBS USA recalled imported boneless beef products due to E. coli O157:H7
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that JBS USA Food Company (Greeley, Colorado) recalls approximately 4,860 pounds of imported boneless beef products that may be c...
BlogUnique new bacteria discovered at the space station that may help growing plants
Scientists on the ISS (International Space Station) have been frequently checking eight locations of the spaceship over the last six years for the presence of microorganisms’ growth. Hundreds of bacteria samples have been...
In the newsThe use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers as an alternative to hand washing in retail food and foodservice
Despite clear FDA recommendations for handwashing and glove use, food worker compliance with the recommendations is inadequate. There is frequent use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers (ABHSs) instead of hand washing in health...
In the newsOlymel ready-to-eat ham products recalled due to Salmonella Enteritidis
U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Olymel S.E.C./L.P.(Quebec, Canada) recalled approximately 6,804 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) ham products.