Image Gallery:Top 10 Food-Safety Stories—November 2012
The following Image Gallery provides you with an inside look into the top food-safety articles trending on Food Product Design’s website during November. First and foremost was the FDA’s use of its new power to suspend the registration of Sunland, Inc., the producer of nuts, and nut and seed spreads that has been blamed for a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney that sickened 41 people in 20 states. Energy drinks also were a hot topic, with news that FDA is reviewing 13 fatality reports submitted to the agency by Living Essentials, the distributor of 5-Hour Energy. This disclosure comes on the heels of news that FDA is investigating five deaths and one non-fatal heart attack in connection with Monster Energy drinks. Other trending food-safety items were Consumer Reports' investigation of bacteria in pork, the BPI-ABC News “pink slime”, killer mushrooms, the fate of the Farm Bill, and the usual host of food recalls.