Weekly News Scan – October 26, 2020

A Blog Series: The Digital Transformation of Food Safety

“Part 2 we will begin to explore how other industries have experienced and benefitted from their Digital Transformations, and the lessons we can draw and relate to how food supplier organizations can find similar benefits by digitally transforming food safety. To begin… we’ll explore what may seem, on the face of things, to be an unrelated industry: Newspaper Publishing.”

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Food Safety News describes a possible genetic link between the E.Coli outbreaks within romaine lettuce. FDA Deputy Commissioner, Frank Yiannis discusses that they “have seen similar recurring, emerging, or persistent strains of E. coli in recent outbreaks. E. coli O157: H7 can contaminate many foods, and we cannot assume that the current outbreaks are linked to historically associated foods like romaine and other leafy greens.”

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CDC, USDA Investigating Multistate Listeria Outbreak Linked to Italian-Style Deli Meats

Food Safety News announces that “The CDC and USDA are investigating a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes that has sent 10 people to the hospital and resulted in one death. The outbreak, which as of October 22 has reported illnesses in Florida (1), Massachusetts (7) and New York (2), has been linked to Italian-style deli meats such as salami, mortadella and prosciutto. Currently no specific deli meat or common supplier has been identified.”

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Food Safety Summit: Practice Improves Performance – Internal Audits for Food Processors

Food Safety Strategies highlights the recent Food Safety Summit session on internal audits. The “purpose of the session was to learn essentials to develop, perform, review and correct an internal auditor program for food processors, as well as honing auditor performance skills and improving audit reporting.” One interesting takeaway was that audit frequency should be based on risk, “severity of consequences if system fails, potential changes to system, historical background, best practice, customer requirements, external requirement.”

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