Saturday 23 August 2014

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Food Court News April 13 – Weekly Briefing (audio)

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In this week’s summary of food news:

  • Beef Recall: A Maine meat distributor has announced that it is recalling more than a ton of beef products that may be contaminated with the E. coli bacteria;
  • Orange Juice Imports: The FDA stopped 144 shipments of imported orange juice amid its continue surveillance for an illegal fungicide;
  • FDA Announces Rule on Antibiotics in Animal Feed: The FDA called on the nation’s pork, beef, and poultry producers to reduce their use of antibiotics. But critics of the new rule see little change;
  • Undercover Video: An undercover investigation at a central Pennsylvania egg farm found hens suffering in “deplorable” conditions, officials with the Humane Society of the United States announced this week;
  • Childhood Obesity: A new study predicts that the average American youth would be nearly four pounds heavier than a child or teen of the same age five years ago, and more than 20 percent of kids would be obese, up from 16.9 percent today;
  • FSMA Update: Beginning in late February warning letters issued by FDA now provide an indication of the types of violations that could trigger reinspection fees under the authority provided by the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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