LA Using Data To Combat Food Borne Illnesses
Meanwhile, California Attorney General Kamala Harris announces a settlement with Nabisco after the company failed to warn California consumers about lead in their food products.
The Los Angeles Daily News:
How Los Angeles County Is Using Data To Reduce The Risk Of Food Borne Illness
More than two years after implementing Envision Connect, a data management system that tracks inspection data for retail food facility, food truck, housing, and swimming pool inspections, county health officials are beginning to analyze inspection data for food safety trends to help restaurants reduce the risk of food-borne illness. (Baer, 1/24)
Mondelez Settles With California Over Lead In Ginger Snaps
Mondelez International Inc has agreed to pay $750,000, improve its product sourcing and testing, and hire a food quality auditor after failing to warn California shoppers that its Nabisco Ginger Snaps contained excessive levels of lead. In announcing the settlement with the maker of Oreo and Chips Ahoy cookies, California Attorney General Kamala Harris on Friday said testing revealed that a serving of the ginger snaps contained lead levels up to nine times the threshold requiring a warning under California's Proposition 65. (Stempel, 1/22)