FDA Advises Consumers to Avoid Potentially Contaminated Raw Oysters from Oyster Kings in New Brunswick, Canada

October 4, 2022 FDA

This alert is for consumers who have recently purchased, restaurants and retailers who have sold or served the below recalled brands of Oyster Kings Inc. oysters that were harvested on 9/8/2022 in New Brunswick, Canada.

Albertsons Companies, in Cooperation with Old Europe Cheese, voluntarily recalls select ReadyMeals and In-Store Prepared Items Made With Certain Cheeses

October 3, 2022 Albertsons Companies

Albertsons Companies, in cooperation with its supplier Old Europe Cheese, Inc. has voluntarily recalled 34 ReadyMeals and in-store prepared items made with certain Brie and Camembert cheeses due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

Outbreak Investigation of Listeria monocytogenes: Brie and Camembert Soft Cheese Products (September 2022)

September 30, 2022 FDA

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, is investigating a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to Brie and Camembert soft cheese products manufactured by Old Europe Cheese, Inc. of Benton Harbor, MI, and sold at various retailers under multiple labels and brands, including Reny Picot.

Proposed ‘Healthy’ Rule Embraces Dairy as Part of a Healthy Diet But Relies on Weak Arguments to Exclude Healthy Dairy at All Fat Levels

Joseph Scimeca, PhD, senior vice president of regulatory and scientific affairs for the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), released the following statement today on the proposed rule from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration pertaining to the definition of ‘healthy’ as a nutrient content claim.

FDA Releases Overview of Activities Underway to Enhance the Safety of Imported Produce

September 28, 2022 FDA

The FDA released its Activities to Enhance the Safety of Imported Produce, which provides an overview of the work underway to advance the safety of produce imported into the United States. This overview follows the 2019 release of the Strategy for the Safety of Imported Food (Import Strategy) which described the agency’s comprehensive approach to enhancing the safety of food imported into the United States.