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    Why French Lentil & Leek Crumbles frozen Soup caused 393 illness and 133 hospitalizations

    In June of 2022, shortly after introducing French Lentil & Leek Crumbles Frozen Soup to the market, the company had received ~500 reports of people getting sick after eating it. Symptoms included gastrointestinal...

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    High disinfectant tolerance in Pseudomonas spp. shows that biofilm aids the survival of Listeria monocytogenes

    In a study (Microorganisms 2023,  11(6), 1414; https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms11061414), a set of Pseudomonas isolates originating from cleaned and disinfected surfaces in a salmon processing facility were screen...

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    FDA issued new guidance for standards for the growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of sprouts

    The new Rule establishes requirements addressing common routes of microbial contamination, including agricultural water; biological soil amendments of animal origin; worker health and hygiene; equipment, tools, buildings, an...

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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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    FDA Finalizes draft Guidance for Sprout Operations under the Produce Safety Rule

    The FDA published two guidance documents that outline recommendations for how sprout operations may comply with the Produce Safety Rule.  The first is guidance (Guidance for Industry: Standards for the Growing, Harvesti...

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    Meatloaf likely source of Calgary daycare E. coli outbreak

    The City of Calgary reported charging the shared kitchen used by several daycares experiencing an E. coli outbreak for operating without the proper license. The Shiga toxin-producing E. coli outbreak resulted in 351 lab-conf...

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