Weekly News Scan – November 9, 2020

A Blog Series: The Digital Transformation of Food Safety- Part Three: Learning from Other Industries – Banking

Part 3 of Corvium’s digital transformation series features banking, “which could be characterized as one of the most important and far-reaching digital transformations ever to occur.”

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Outbreak Investigation of E. coli O157:H7: Unknown Food (Fall 2020)

The FDA and USDA reported a romaine lettuce sample has tested positive for E.coli. The sample came from a processing plant in Michigan which is unrelated to other outbreaks. “On November 6, 2020, Tanimura & Antle, Inc. recalled packaged single head romaine lettuce with a pack date of 10/15/2020 or 10/16/2020.”

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Food Safety and Inspection Service Recalls Frozen Snacks Due To ‘misbranding And Undeclared Allergen’ Issue

According to Wavy, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a recall on Wednesday of several snack products due to what they call misbranding and an undeclared allergen.” “Stuffed Foods LLC, located in Wilmington, Massachusetts, has recalled about 1,818 pounds of snack products because of the issue.”

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Food Safety and Inspection Service posts past year outbreak summaries

FSIS along with other public health agencies have joined forces to investigate “foodborne illness associated with FSIS-regulated products to determine which specific products are making people sick so that these products can be removed from commerce to prevent additional illnesses.” The annual report “summarizes information about outbreaks investigated during each fiscal year, including the number of outbreaks, pathogens, products, illnesses, and how many outbreaks resulted in product recalls” and highlighting what they have learned from the past year.

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