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The FDA proposes to exempt certain cottage cheese from traceability requirements

The FDA issued a proposed exemption for certain cottage cheese products from the requirements of the Food Traceability Rule. In the final rule, the FDA announced its intention to consider exempting cottage cheese regulated under the Grade “A” Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) from the rule’s requirements. The proposed exemption would apply to all Grade “A” cottage cheese on the Interstate Milk Shippers List. The FDA is requesting to submit either electronic or written comments on the proposed exemption by September 12, 2024. @ https://www.fda.gov/food/cfsan-constituent-updates/fda-proposes-exempt-certain-cottage-cheese-traceability-requirements?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

 

 

FDA Proposes to Exempt Certain Cottage Cheese

The FDA today issued a proposed exemption for certain cottage cheese products from the requirements of the Food Traceability Rule.

Suntegrity Skincare recalled Suntegrity Impeccable Skin Sunscreen Foundation due to microbial contamination

On May 24, 2024, Suntegrity Skincare initiated a voluntary recall of nine lots of Suntegrity Impeccable Skin Sunscreen Foundation (Multiple Shades) based on its discovery of a higher than acceptable microbiological mold count, specifically, Aspergillus Sydowii in some tubes that developed post-release and over time in a recent test. Out of an abundance of caution, the company has decided to voluntarily recall additional lots even though all original and recent test results received have come back clear. The product is packaged in 2 oz orange tubes. @ https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/suntegrity-skincare-issues-voluntary-recall-suntegrity-impeccable-skin-sunscreen-foundation-multiple?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

 

Las Vegas, Nevada. On May 24, 2024, Suntegrity Skincare initiated a voluntarily recall of nine lots of Suntegrity Impeccable Skin Sunscreen Foundation (Multiple Shades) based on its discovery of a higher than acceptable microbiological mold count (Species: Aspergillus Sydowii) in some tubes of Lot 1

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In Canada, cheese are recalled due to Staphylococcus aureus

Due to suspected Staphylococcus aureus contamination, Les Fromages Latino Inc. (Québec) recalls certain batches/lots of Rumba, Sabana, and Sombrero branded Cheeses from the Canadian marketplace. The recalled cheeses include Rumba branded Queso Campesino Country Cheese, sold in 200 gram packages; Rumba branded Asadero Mexican Style Cheese, sold in 200 gram packages; Rumba branded Queso Fresco Cheese, sold in 400 gram packages; Rumba branded Campesino Cheese, sold in 6 kilogram packages; Rumba branded Asadero Cheese, sold in six (6) kilogram packages; Rumba branded Sabana Cheese, sold in six (6) kilogram packages; Sabana branded Queso Fresco Grilling Cheese, sold in 200 gram packages; Sombrero branded Asadero Grilling Cheese, sold in 200 gram packages,  The Rumba, Sabana, and Sombrero branded Cheeses were marketed, and sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec. @ https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/en/alert-recall/various-brands-cheese-recalled-due-staphylococcus-aureus

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Core Update June 12, 2024

CORE update of June 12, 2024: the CORE list of outbreaks and adverse events includes six activities. An investigation of illnesses (ref #1233) linked to Diamond Shruumz-brand Chocolate Bars, Cones, and Gummies has been added to the table, and the FDA has issued an advisory. Consumers should not eat, sell, or serve any flavor of Diamond Shruumz-brand Chocolate Bars, Cones, and Gummies and should discard them. FDA has initiated sample collection and analysis. The cause of the illness has not yet been identified. FDA’s investigation is ongoing. Updates will be provided as they become available. In collaboration with state and local partners, the FDA and CDC are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Africana (ref #1227) illnesses that may be linked to cucumbers. The case count for this outbreak increased from 162 to 196. FDA and CDC are also investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup (ref #1229) illnesses that shares several similarities with the Salmonella Africana outbreak, including where and when illnesses occurred and the demographics of ill people. For the outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup illnesses, the case count has increased from 158 to 185. Investigators are working to determine whether the two outbreaks could be linked to the same food.