FDA Updates Spice Risk Profile, Adds Information About Lower Salmonella Prevalence in Retail Products

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration today updated its 2013 risk profile on pathogens and filth in spices with data that demonstrate that the prevalence of Salmonella in nine out of 11 types of retail spices in the U.S. was significantly lower than that for shipments of spice at import. The findings are consistent with public comments from the domestic food industry that responsible manufacturers apply a pathogen reduction treatment to many spices after entering the U.S., prior to retail sale.

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