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Everyone involved in food production, processing, sale and service has a role in ensuring that the food that reaches consumers will not be a hazard to human health. Jamaica´s national food control systems are designed to ensure a safe food supply and to promote the good health of our population.

Access to a secure supply of safe food is a human right !


Food Safety Modernization Act
Are you aware of the Food Safety Modernization Act and it´s requirements ?

RSS Feed  Shigella Lawsuit Filed against Salsarita’s Restaurant in Wal-Mart
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Wife of active duty U.S. Navy diver is one of 275 people who became ill with Shigellosis  Attorneys Bill Marler and Drew Falkenstein of Marler Clark, the nation’s only law firm dedicated to representing victims of foodborne illness, have filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Benton County, Arkansas on behalf of married couple... Continue Reading

RSS Feed  Walmart’s Salsarita’s Sickened 275 with Shigella – Lawsuit to Follow
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Lawsuit Filed Today. Salsarita’s Restaurant in the Walmart Home Office Café in Bentonville has reopened following a Shigella outbreak that made 275 sick in nine states according to the Benton County Health Department.  According to the Arkansas State Health Department dozens of employees were also ill with Shigellosis. The Benton County Health Department conducted an... Continue Reading

RSS Feed  Another Cyclospora Outbreak?
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Federal officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are now stepping in to assist health officials in 13 states in investigating a spike in cases of Cyclosporiasis, according to CIDRAP. Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal infection caused by the ingestion of food or water contaminated with the parasite Cyclospora. In total, 125 cases... Continue Reading

RSS Feed  Final Report Adds Details to E. Coli Outbreak from Trader Joe’s Salads - (
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In October 2013, 33 people in four states were sickened by E. coli O157:H7 in an outbreak that was quickly traced back to pre-packaged salads sold at Trader Joe’s grocery locations.On Monday, the California Department of Public Health released its final report on the outbreak with a wealth of new...

RSS Feed  Records To Be Kept by Official Establishments and Retail Stores That Grind Raw Beef Products - (Federal Register Volume 79, Number 140 (Tuesday, July 22, 2014))
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SUMMARY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to amend its recordkeeping regulations to specify that all official establishments and retail stores that grind raw beef products for sale in commerce must keep records that disclose the identity and contact information of the supplier of all source materials...

RSS Feed  Audits of 2 Sisters plants
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The FSA conducted detailed audits at two 2 Sisters Food Group plants, Scunthorpe and Llangefni, on Friday 25 July. Initial results from these two detailed and rigorous audits showed the plant at Scunthorpe as 'Good' and the plant at Llangefni as 'Generally Satisfactory'.

RSS Feed  Booker withdraws Chef's Larder Madras Curry Powder
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Booker has withdrawn Chef's Larder Madras Curry Powder with a 'best before' end date of March 2017 and batch code LEP 048771 as a precautionary measure. This is because salmonella was found during routine testing. Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause food poisoning. The FSA has issued a Product...


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