Weekly News Scan – May 31st, 2021

Survey Finds Little Change In Consumer Food Safety Behavior During Pandemic

According to Food Safety News, “trends in food safety and hygiene behaviors in the home have remained stable during the coronavirus pandemic, according to research published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).”

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Large Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Honeydew, Cantaloupe, and Galia Melons

Food Safety Magazine reports that “a large Salmonella Braenderup outbreak has been linked to melons. The outbreak has affected 200 people in more than 10 countries.” The “Food Standards Agency, is thought to be whole honeydew, cantaloupe, and galia melons from Costa Rica, Honduras, or Brazil.”

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FDA’s Traceability Tech Challenges Goes Live

The FDA has launched its latest initiative, the “FDA New Era of Smarter Food Safety Low- or No-Cost Tech-Enabled Traceability Challenge.” “The agency is asking technology providers, entrepreneurs and innovators to come forward and develop traceability technology tools that are scalable and affordable for food operations of all sizes.”

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Flexible Packaging for Food Gets Cleaner with Clean Room

Food Logistics discusses “A new cleanroom from LPS Industries sets a high standard for cleanliness in flexible packaging.” This new cleanroom has HEPA air filtration that “allows for greater control over contamination and dust, in addition to other state-of-the art technology and equipment that optimizes temperature and adds regulation to the environment as a whole.”

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