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    Why meat processing plants infect many employees with COVID-19?

    Beef, pork, and poultry processing plants across the US have emerged as dangerous new hot spots for COVID-19. Many plants have been forced to temporarily stop operations due to very high numbers of...

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    The FSIS announced the intention to extend the Escherichia coli (STEC) testing to additional raw beef products

    The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a plan to expand its routine verification testing for six Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (non-O157 STEC; O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, or O145) that are adulteran...

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    LGMA Forms a subcommittee to address land adjacent to romaine lettuce fields

    Food safety magazine reported that the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) appointed a new subcommittee that will focus on how land adjacent to leafy greens farms is contributing to foodborne illness outbreaks...

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    President Trump signed an executive order to the meat industry to prevent closures

    The concerns about the integrity of the meat supply are increasing as more meat plants are forced to close due to COVID-19. Three of the largest pork processors in the US had closed...

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    FDA sent warning letter to Quality Dairy Company of Lansing, MI

    The company produces ready-to-eat (RTE) sandwiches, salads, and bakery items.  visiting the facility in January of 2020 the FDA investigators found serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard A...

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    Researchers develop a dual mechanism to defeat antibiotic-resistant bacteria

    A team of Princeton researchers reported in the journal Cell that they have found a compound (SCH-79797), that kills both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. The killing mechanism is through a unique dual-targeting mec...

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