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Food Industry News Roundup for Week of Nov. 15

QA Virtual Conference on Food Safety set for Dec. 2, Biden announces USDA and FDA nominees and more news from the week.

November 20, 2021

QA Virtual Conference on Food Safety Set for Dec. 2
The virtual event will cover how the pandemic and other recent events have changed food safety and food safety communications.

FDA Announces Investigation of E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Linked to Spinach
According to the CDC, as of Nov. 15, 10 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from seven states including: Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Ohio and South Dakota.

Biden Announces Intent to Nominate Robert Califf to Lead FDA
Califf brings nearly four decades of experience as a doctor, researcher, leader and public servant, including previous service as FDA commissioner from 2016-2017.

Esteban is currently the chief scientist for the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), a position he has held since 2018.

We R Food Safety! promotes Molly Linden to Senior FS&Q Consultant
Linden previously served as a tier 1 food safety consultant where she worked with clients on food safety assessments, HACCP plans, deviation reports, food safety system development or regulatory documentation.