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Features: Massive Canadian Beef Recall Puts Pressure on CFIA and Raises Questions on Timing of Plant Closing

The massive recall of E. coli-contaminated beef from Canadian processor XL Foods in Alberta now encompasses more than 1,700 beef products and is considered the largest in the country’s history.

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Features: Antibiotic-Free Pigs Remain Home for Resistant Bacteria

As more and more antibiotic-resistant pathogens appear in livestock, it seems logical that eliminating antibiotics from animal feed might reduce the levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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Features: A Gas for Salmonella in Produce

Chlorine-based decontamination is a technique commonly used for eliminating pathogens from fresh produce, but the damage it does to the products’ cell structure shortens their shelf lives

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Features: Hitting the Road for Food Safety

Phenomenex (chromatography media, columns, and sample preparation products) and AB SCIEX (mass spectrometry) have developed some creative LC/MS/MS (liquid chromatography/mass spec) analysis solutions by combining their technology and expertise.

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Features: Vinyl- and Latex-Free Protective Wear

PolyConversions, Inc. has introduced vinyl- and latex-free VR Protective Wear, which provides protection that is impervious to puncture and cold-crack resistant.

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Features: FSMA Implementation Suit Unlikely to Speed Matters

The Center for Food Safety has filed suit in federal court against the Office of Management and Budget and the FDA for their failure to implement key provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010 according to the prescribed schedule.

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Features: Canadian Beef Recall Spreading

A massive, voluntary recall of beef products distributed by XL Foods of Alberta, Canada, due to possible contamination with E. coli 0157:H7, appears to have spread to the U.S.

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Features: Ensuring Safety Across the Food Chain

While food manufacturers adjust to the new realities of FSMA, processing and packaging suppliers are rolling out new technologies to help businesses stay ahead of the curve, and many will be featured this fall at PACK EXPO International 2012.

Features: Molecular Detection Assay for E. coli O157 Receives AOAC-PTM Approval

3M Food Safety has received AOAC-PTM Certification (#071202) for its new 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay for E. coli O157 (including H7) from the AOAC Research Institute’s Performance Tested Methods Program.

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Features: An Academic Approach to Preventing Further Cantaloupe Contaminations

A Salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupes from a farm in southwestern Indiana raises concerns about—as well as academic interest in—the vulnerability of the fruit to bacterial contamination.

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