In response to Hurricane Michael, the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) Food Safety Division broadly leveraged new Geographic Information System (GIS) technology for the first time to conduct emergency assessments of food facilities across the State of Georgia. The technology helped inspectors conduct assessments more accurately and efficiently, with results shared in real-time. Read more....
Green Cedar, a company based in Michigan, is recalling an undisclosed volume of its Ackawi cheese because state and federal inspectors found Listeria contamination.
Because of the long shelf life of the cheese — which has a sell-by date of March 26, 2019 — there is concern that consumers may have the recalled cheese in their homes. The company did not provide any other identifying product codes or labeling information in the recall notice. Read more...