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Cumin products were recalled due to almond contamination prompting allergy concerns

Mahaleb caused false positive results in nuts and spices testing

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has said initial results which prompted cumin products to be recalled for containing almond were wrong and positive readings were caused by mahaleb.

Cumin. Picture: Gusjer/Flickr

16 months between Portuguese Listeria outbreak start and detection

The first reported foodborne listeriosis outbreak in Portugal highlights the need for an effective surveillance system for early detection and prompt submission of isolates for typing, according to researchers.

200 scientists sign petition asking for PFCs in food packaging to be phased out

Over 200 scientists from 38 countries have signed a petition asking for PFCs in food packaging to be phased out, according to The Green Science Policy Institute.

Tap Root Dairy owner sentenced for Clean Water Act violation

The owner of a dairy farm in North Carolina has been sentenced and fined for violating the Clean Water Act, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Senators urge full FSMA funding

Seven senators have urged full funding of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food safety work through the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).