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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.

Study: Illness Outbreaks Linked to Organic Food

November 09, 2016: The SpecialtyFood.com and The Packer:

"Eighteen foodborne illnesses outbreaks between 1992 and 2014 were linked to organic food, according to a study published in the Journal of Food Protection. Salmonella and E. coli were the most commonly occurring pathogens in the study. Eight of the outbreaks were attributed to produce items, with four linked to unpasteurized dairy products—two to eggs, two to nut and seed products, and two to multi-ingredient foods. The study also found that 83 percent of the outbreaks were associated with foods that were “definitely or likely” U.S. Department of Agriculture certified organic." "They were not able to reach a conclusion on whether organic commodities are more or less likely to cause foodborne disease outbreaks."

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