From: Food Quality & Safety Magazine, 08.10.10
Steel troughs and chlorine effective against Johne’s disease
Adding chlorine to trough water effectively reduces survival of the bacterium that causes Johne's disease among dairy cattle—especially if the trough is made of stainless steel, according to a new study.
FDA: unsanitary conditions since 2006
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked the Department of Justice to seek a permanent injunction against a New York food processing company that has repeatedly been found to operate under unsanitary conditions. Inspections over several years have uncovered deficiencies in the production of food and seafood products at NY Gourmet Salads Inc. in Brooklyn, N.Y., the FDA announced.
Calls for USDA inspection of imports
A report from a food safety research company identifies potential hazards, including microbial and chemical contamination, in the aquaculture and processing of imported catfish. The report concludes that the current inspection system for imported catfish “does not provide sufficient protection” for consumers.