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Norovirus outbreak reported at Belgian school; raw vegetables blamed

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More than 150 students and staff at a school in Belgium fell ill during an outbreak of norovirus earlier this month, according to information recently released. The Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) reported the food poisoning at the Atheneum Pegasus school in the city of Ostend ... more

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Vilsack’s food safety record is filled with accomplishments, and maybe a ding or two

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Analysis Tom Vilsack already is one of the longest serving cabinet members to work as Secretary of Agriculture, and now President-elect Joe Biden wants Vilsack to serve again in that capacity, an appointment that opens the former USDA boss to all sorts of scrutiny, including his food safety record. Food ... more

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How cost and trends are impacting Christmas dinner

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Dive Brief: Traditional Christmas dinners featuring turkey or pork will be 8.1% more expensive this year than in 2019, according to research by the commodity price analytics firm Mintec. This increase is mainly driven by a 19% year-over-year leap in pork prices and a 13.2% jump in turkey prices, supported ... more

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Untapped: How grocers are growing their private label alcohol assortment

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Nestled among the golden hills of California, Oliver’s Markets has capitalized on its location by offering private label wines sourced from the famous Sonoma County wine country. Now, the grocer is looking to expand its private label selection by turning its attention to the South of France, Richard Williams, the ... more

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Food workers should be among the next in line for the vaccine, CDC panel says

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Dive Brief: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted to recommend that frontline essential workers, as well as people age 75 and older, be next in line to receive the coronavirus vaccine. The recommendations were made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on Sunday, which voted in favor 13-1. ... more

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To avoid pathogens, avoid raw meat, eggs, egg nog and flour this holiday season

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Have you heard of Tiger Meat or Cannibal Sandwiches? If you’re from Wisconsin, I’m sure you have. I was introduced to this holiday tradition by my fiance’s family, who are all from northern Wisconsin. This tradition is an appetizer of raw, lean ground beef served on bread with sliced onions, ... more

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USDA concerned about chicken from China; fake U.S. inspection mark used

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The product is no longer available to consumers, but USDA officials have issued a public alert for certain organic imported raw chicken wings because the are marked with a fraudulent establishment number. Label information printed in Chinese makes it more difficult for consumers to identify the product. “Di-Da Di-Da USA ... more

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Nestle recalls some Lean Cuisine dinners because of several consumer complaints about plastic

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The public is being asked to freezers for a flavor of Lean Cuisine frozen dinner because consumers have been complaining about pieces of hard plastic in the product. Nestle has launched a nationwide recall. The Lean Cuisine baked chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy have “best before” dates in October ... more

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Researchers working to identify Cyclospora sources

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In partnership with the Center for Produce Safety, researchers from the University of Georgia are working on a project to identify potential sources of the protozoan pathogen Cyclospora cayetanensis.  The project, “The prevalence of Cyclospora in water and produce,” seeks to provide industry members a science-based picture of the presence of ... more

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Coca-Cola to cut 2,200 jobs — most in the US — as part of restructuring

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Dive Brief: Coca-Cola said it is cutting 2,200 jobs globally through buyouts and layoffs as part of a restructuring plan accelerated by the ongoing pandemic, according to a statement emailed to Food Dive. In the U.S., the beverage giant is reducing its workforce by 1,200, or 12% of its staff. Coca-Cola had ... more

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