Walgreens, Trader Joe’s Linked to Outbreak

Salads and sandwich wraps linked to a multistate E. coli outbreak were sold at Walgreens stores in Northern California and Trader Joe’s stores in California, Washington, Oregon and Arizona, according to a retail distribution list compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS).

Food Traceability Growing Concern

The Global Food Traceability Center launched in July by the Institute of Food Technologists, is working to address the growing concern for both businesses and consumers to know where their food is coming from. The increasing complexity of the world’s food system can make it difficult to trace products back to their source.

Produce Safety Workshop

An interactive two-an-a half day workshop with a focus on Microbial Produce Safety Systems from Preharvest to Postharvest, is being offered November 5-7, 2013, at UC Davis Conference Center. Read complete workshop description and download workshop brochure…