More problems for Earthbound Farms and its parent company Natural Selection Foods. Now its organic carrot juice has been identified as the culprit in an outbreak of botulism.
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Investigators are getting closer to the source of the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak and recently lifted the ban on produce from from counties other that the three in California. Washington Post reporter Annys Shin says all bagged spinach that has tested positive was conventionally grown, processed by Natural Selection Foods, and sold under the Dole brand. We cannot find confirmation from the FDA spinach website.
An important element of Monday’s post on E. coli and irradiation was the recognition that years of federal regulations had failed to significantly reduce foodborne illness risks. Conducting research for the post brought back memories of having reviewed the Food and Drug Administration’s and Food Safety Inspection Service’s initial regulations implementing the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) inspection regime.
Those reviews led to a presentation and a food safety conference, and the presentation led to a paper that was published as a chapter in a book on the economics of HACCP. (Amazon ranks the book #2,020,211, but hurry: as of Monday night they had one copy left.)
How Intensive Was the Peer Review for the Commentary by Ginsberg and Rice in Environmental Health Perspectives?
Peer review is often viewed as the “gold standard” for scientific quality. But like everything else, the quality of peer review varies.