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Changes to Cold Holding Temperatures in NC

Did you know? On January 1st, 2019, cold holding temperature requirement for

Time/Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) foods will change from 45°F to 41°F.  

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 41°F Cold Holding  Cold Holding Changes
 Do's and Don’ts of Cold Holding  Date Marking
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Rose Acre Farms Recalls Shell Eggs Due to Possible Health Risk

Through an abundance of caution Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana is voluntarily recalling 206,749,248 eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 

Listeria Problems with Soft Cheeses Increasing in the U.S. – Food Safety News

Listeriosis outbreaks associated with soft cheeses have been trending up in the United States since 2006, with high percentages of pregnant women and Hispanic people among those sickened. The risk for infection increases up to 160-fold when such cheeses are made from unpasteurized, raw milk.

E. coli outbreak Now Largest Since 2006 – The Packer

The FDA now believes Harrison Farm is the grower of the romaine lettuce responsible for the E. coli O157:H7 cluster linked to ill prisoners in Alaska. The CDC has also confirmed that the E. coli O157:H7 found in the 8 prisoners is a genetic match to the other 90 ill in the other 21 states.