Category Archives: Tracebacks to the SOURCE of contamination

USDA’s New Traceback Proposals

RESPONSES TO FSIS DOCKET # 2011-0009, ENTITLED “CHANGES TO FSIS TRACEBACK, RECALL PROCEDURES FOR ESCHERICHIA COLI O157:H7 POSITIVE RAW BEEF PRODUCT, AND AVAILABILITY OF COMPLIANCE GUIDELINES”.  DOCKET RELEASED ON MAY 2, 2012   INTRODUCTION FSIS is to be commended for … Continue reading

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USDA Lack of Tracebacks, and John Munsell

Food Safety News published an article on May 8 regarding USDA’s recent decision to perform Tracebacks to the Origin of contamination (what a novel idea!), and my involvement with Tracebacks.  Brief article, which I hope you will enjoy.  John Munsell … Continue reading

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Does High Risk Meat Get USDA Endorsement?

Everyone: Ever wonder why we continue to experience ongoing foodborne illness outbreaks and recalls in spite of the plethora of “science based” antimicrobial practices at use at slaughterplants, over which USDA provides dutiful scrutiny?  A major reason for continued sicknesses … Continue reading

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USDA Inspected & Passed HIGH RISK Meat

The Hannaford chain of grocery stores in the northeast recently experienced a recall of ground beef products which were laced with an antibiotic-resistant strain of Salmonella.  Like most other retail chains, Hannafords purchases all their meat from outside source slaughter … Continue reading

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Oil spills & E.coli: What’s the Connection?

We are familiar with NASA’s investigation of the 2003 Shuttle disaster, which disintegrated upon reentry into earth’s atmosphere.  More recently, we witnessed the environmental problems emanating from the blowup on the BP drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, which … Continue reading

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