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THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

FDA Release Draft Risk Profile on Pathogens and Filth in Spices, Takes Steps to Strengthen Spice Safety

March 16, 2016 - The FDA has released a draft statemant on the presence of microbial contamination of spices. The FDA found Salmonella in spices from 37 of the 79 countries exhamined. In addition 12 percent of the spice shipments adulterated with filth such as insects and animal hair.
"Under new FSMA regulations, facilities will be required to implement preventive controls for hazards in foods, such as pathogens such as Salmonella that may be associated with certain spices. Moreover, in many cuisines, spices are added during cooking rather than at the table, and this heat treatment can reduce pathogen contamination depending on the length of cooking and temperature."

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