The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has posted a warning letter issued to Jimmy John’s Franchise for engaging in a pattern of receiving and offering for sale adulterated fresh produce, specifically clover sprouts and cucumbers. The FDA also posted a warning letter to Sprouts Unlimited Wholesale Foods for supplying sprouts to Jimmy John’s, which sickened 22 people in November and December 2019.
The FDA, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local partners, have collaboratively investigated several outbreaks linked to Jimmy John’s restaurants. The warning letter lays out evidence from five outbreaks, including the most recent outbreak in Iowa during November and December 2019, of human infections with Escherichia coli O103, a Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC).
To facilitate the distribution of food during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a guidance document to provide restaurants and food manufacturers with flexibility regarding nutrition labeling of certain packaged food.
The mandated restaurant dine-in closures that took effect across most of the United States beginning the week ending March 22 took a toll on U.S. restaurant transactions, reports The NPD Group.
The USDA is taking immediate action to assist the American egg industry in redistributing the current inventory of safe, high-quality table eggs from foodservice warehouses to retail distribution to support the surge in consumer demand for this staple food.
Despite consuming fewer sugar-sweetened beverages and more whole grains, most American children and adolescents still eat poorly, according to a study published in JAMA.
“A Star is Born” is one of the Innova Market Insights top 10 trends for 2020, highlighting how the food industry continues to experiment with novel and unusual ingredients in order to move them into the mainstream.