Mar 8 Capital Press story Shaun George, a representative of George Packing Co., based in Newberg, Ore., told the Capital Press the company declined to share the grower names with the FDA, because the information is proprietary and the hazelnuts had not been definitively linked to the E coli illnesses. Mar 7 CIDRAP News story “Suspected pathogens spark peanut butter, hazelnut recalls” George said he believed the FDA would investigate practices at the farms, where nuts are harvested off the ground. On Mar 4, DeFranco and Sons, based in Los Angeles, recalled its bulk and consumer-pack in-shell hazelnut products after illness investigations in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin linked them to seven E coli O157:H7 infections. The company said it received the in-shell nuts from suppliers and growers and distributed them nationwide and to Canada. In other developments, a hazelnut packer that distributed some of the products is refusing share the names of farm sources with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigators, the Capital Press, a grower industry Web site, reported yesterday. In the Mar 4 FDA recall notice, George Packing was listed as one of the brands distributed by DeFranco and Sons. Other nuts are harvested off the ground as well, but in 2007, the US Department of Agriculture said California almonds had to comply with new pasteurization regulations established in response to Salmonella outbreaks linked to almonds. The rule was developed by the Almond Board of California, an industry group. California is the world’s largest almond producer. Joshua Rounds, MPH, an epidemiologist with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), said the in-shell hazelnuts were collected for testing by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. The findings are the first product test to suggest that the hazelnuts were contaminated. Earlier epidemiologic investigations in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin had already found that the seven patients sickened in the outbreak had consumed in-shell hazelnuts. Mar 9, 2011 (CIDRAP News) Lab tests have shown that Escherichia coli O157:H7 coli found in hazelnuts from the home of one of three Minnesotans sickened in a three-state E coli outbreak matches the outbreak strain, Minnesota officials said today. So far, the hazelnuts from one of Minnesota’s three patients appear to be the only ones available for testing. Spokeswomen from the Michigan and Wisconsin health departments told CIDRAP News that none of their patients had nuts left for testing. They also said no new illnesses in the two states have been associated with the outbreak. See also: The United States is the world’s third largest hazelnut producer, behind Turkey and Italy. About 99% of the nation’s hazelnut crop is grown in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, according to an Iowa State University industry profile. In 2008 US growers sold 22,400 tons of in-shell hazelnuts. Iowa State University background information on the hazelnut industry Apr 6, 2007, FoodNaviagator-usa.com story
Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Olivia Brand in No. 1 singles; Calli Hatfield is pictured above.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington tennis team opened its 2018 season with a second place finish in the home quad held at the Sellers Park tennis courts.Wellington’s doubles teams swept the competition. No. 1 doubles players Kylie Aufdengarten and Rylee Rusk placed first. Jacelyn Buck and Calli Hatfield, at No. 2 doubles, placed first.In singles, neither Natalie Henning and Olivia Brand placed.The final team standings were: Buhler 19, Wellington 15, Goddard Eisenhower 13, Conway Springs 13.“I was very pleased to finish second overall,” said Brian Aufdengarten, Wellington head tennis coach. “I really thought coming in we might be able to take third.”Here are the breakdown of each Wellington performance:No. 1 doubles — Rusk/Aufdengarten defeated Goddard Ike 8-4, defeated Buhler 8-5, defeated Conway Springs 8-6.“They played well, but struggled at the net,” Aufdengarten said of the Wellington duo. “We weren’t finishing points up there. We just have to get better.”Jacelyn Buck in No. 2 doubles.No. 2 doubles — Buck/Hatfield defeated Goddard Ike 8-0, defeated Buher 8-1 and defeated Conway Springs 8-0.“These two looked very good, the most impressive Wellington performance of the day,” Aufdengarten said. “Calli was making some great shots and Jacelyn is so intimidating at the net. Their net play by both was key.”No. 1 singles — Henning lost to Kelly Truong of Goddard Ike, 8-0; Aliyah Frederick, Buhler, 8-4; and Molly Schmanke, Conway Springs 8-1.“Natalie had a great match against Frederick, who won the No. 1 singles playing,” Aufdengarten said. “She battled hard all day and I was pleased with her.”No. 2 doubles — Brand lost to Emma O’Keefe of Goddard Ike 8-2; Brittany Teufel of Buhler 8-1; and Molly Bender, 8-4.“Olivia had some very good matches,” Aufdengarten said. “She had some very good points in matches. Her last match she was tied 4-4 with Bender from Conway Springs and just ran out of energy. Wish she would have played her earlier in the day.”Overall on singles, Aufdengarten said:Both singles players never gave up and will get better, singles is tough and there was very good competition today. Wellington will be hosting a six-team tournament next Tuesday. Chaparral, Kingman, Sterling, Wichita Collegiate and Winfield will be participating.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.