Weekly News Scan – July 22nd, 2021

BrightFarms Recalls Packaged Salad Greens for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Food Dive reports “Indoor farming company BrightFarms is voluntarily recalling packaged salad greens produced at its Rochelle, Illinois, greenhouse and sold in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin due to potential salmonella contamination. The company said it issued the recall “out of an abundance of caution” after being notified that eight consumers became ill, some of whom purchased or consumed the affected products during the month of June. The items include nine products encompassing a dozen UPCs of salad greens with “best by” dates through July 29, 2021.”

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Fostering A Culture Of Innovation To Drive Growth

According to Forbes, some companies were prepared for the pandemic because they began “the process of digital transformation and found themselves in a good position to adapt to changing customer needs.” For example, “Casey’s General Stores, a US based convenience store that’s also known for fantastic pizza and food, saw its fuel – and store – traffic slow substantially, so it quickly created a new mobile app enabling home delivery and curbside pickup to meet customer demand.”

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Pathway to Progress: How to Invest in Food Safety Technology when Future Is Uncertain

Food Safety Tech discusses how “operators are facing a number of challenges while trying to regain their footing as COVID-19 restrictions wind down. However, there are ways to invest in food safety technology, even while profits are recovering.”

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Oysters Recalled Amid Washington’s Largest Ever Vibrio Outbreak

Food Safety News reports that “Washington state has initiated a recall of live oysters harvested from the Samish Bay growing area in the Puget Sound area. The recall is in response to multiple cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus illnesses associated with oysters harvested in the area.”

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