CAHFS Weekly Update: Recall of Elite brand products due to salmonella; The first human case of avian flu in the U.S.; Minnesota-based company gift to Ukrainian farmers
A multi nation recall of products made by the Strauss Group, marketed under the Elite brand name, are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination.
CAHFS Weekly Update: Global update on the 2021-2022 Avian Influenza (H5N1) outbreaks; Early evidence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in commercial and backyard flocks; Update on H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) pandemic in Minnesota
Global outbreaks of seasonal avian influenza among wild birds and poultry occur periodically, however, in the past 15 years, there has been a rise in the frequency and geographic distribution of avian influenza A virus infections.
CAHFS Weekly Update: European Union to Implement New Veterinary Medicinal Product Regulations; US Veterinary Wellbeing Study 2021; Bush Meat Seized at MSP Airport
On January 28, 2022, a new regulation pertaining to the use of veterinary medicines took effect in the European Union (EU).
CAHFS Weekly Update: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Found in Canada: Global Cases Continue to Rise; Brucellosis found in Livestock on Montana Ranch; United States See Increase in Bat-mediated Human Rabies Cases
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) had a global intensification during 2021 with cases continuing to be found in new locations around the world.
CAHFS Weekly Update: EU One Health Report Indicates Foodborne Illnesses Down During Pandemic; FDA Announces Foodborne Outbreak Response Improvement Plan (FORIP); Pork products recalled
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) recently published their annual One Health Zoonoses report for 2020.
CAHFS Weekly Update: Minnesota Community Colleges add meat-cutting training programs; US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Investments in Meat and Poultry Processing; United Kingdom (UK) Scientists Produce Single-Sex Litter of Mice via Gene Editing
In April 2020, as processing facilities in Minnesota (MN) shut down due to COVID-19 outbreaks, producers struggled to find outlets for their animals ready for slaughter. The MN Pork Board estimates 450,000 hogs were euthanized in Minnesota and Iowa.
CAHFS Weekly Update: Minnesota Involved in Two Multi-state Salmonella Outbreaks; USDA Announces New Initiative to Reduce Salmonella Illnesses; Study Published in China about Foodborne Disease Outbreaks
According to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Minnesota is involved in two concurrent active multi-state foodborne Salmonella outbreaks.
CAHFS Weekly Update: Updates on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in MN; Smuggled animal products seized at the US Int Airports; New Covid-19 variant and shortage of oxygen in Amazonas State- B Inbox
Minnesotans who are not in the designated high-priority groups, including those 65 and older, may start to receive Covid-19 vaccines soon. This is due to the existence of some remnants from Health Care Providers in the State.
Weekly Update |Minnesotan homes’ radioactive gas concern in the midst of the pandemic; Pet face mask demand skyrocketed; Streptococcus suis infections linked to eating raw pork in Thailand
As many people are spending more time in their homes during the pandemic, the potential exposure to household health hazard gases could be higher. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) says that it is more important than ever to know if our homes have high levels of radioactive gas known as radon.
Weekly Update | Proper disposal of Christmas trees; Pet food recall; New variant strains of SARS-CoV-2
Holiday greenery brings joy and delight; nevertheless, those trees and boughs can bring diseases and invasive species into our landscape, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture warns. Christmas is over, which means thousands of Christmas trees across Minnesota are nearing the end of their usefulness and the department requests the proper disposal of the trees and other decorative greenery.