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GMO Labels: Win, Lose or Draw?
GMO Labels:  Win, Lose or Draw?

Will labeling of a genetically modified organism (GMO) on a food package really provide useful information?

One Food Safety Agency – Heresy?
One Food Safety Agency – Heresy?

Would a single, national food safety agency in the U.S. ever become reality? Do we even want it to?

From Bonds to Burritos: How the Increasing Criminalization of Regulatory Offenses Affects the Food and Beverage Industry
From Bonds to Burritos: How the Increasing Criminalization of Regulatory Offenses  Affects the Food and Beverage Industry

Why are criminal prosecutors more interested in food industry behavior these days? It’s time to take notice.

 

The 2015 Food Recovery Summit: EPA’s Role in Reducing Wasted Food
The 2015 Food Recovery Summit: EPA’s Role in Reducing Wasted Food

It’s time to focus on reducing food waste and increasing food security. Learn how to help the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s reach its shared goal with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

HACCP Issues and Impacts
HACCP Issues and Impacts

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) was originally developed based on several key program types.

Is My Sushi Safe? Why Government Regulation Is Coming to Sushi
Is My Sushi Safe? Why Government Regulation Is Coming to Sushi

Inconsistent government regulations confound food safety issues surrounding sushi. Fish quality and rice acidification affect the safety of the popular Japanese cuisine.

 

Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC): Microorganisms of Public Health Significance in Meat and Poultry
Shiga Toxin-Producing <i>Escherichia coli</i> (STEC): Microorganisms of Public Health Significance in Meat and Poultry

In the U.S., between 1983 and 2002, the six most commonly occurring serotypes of non-O157 Escherichia coli were O26, O111, O103, O121, O45 and O145, which have become foodborne pathogens of interest.

 

USDA-FSIS Steps Up Reinspection Enforcement: Do You Have Your Import Paperwork in Order?
USDA-FSIS Steps Up Reinspection Enforcement: Do You Have Your Import Paperwork in Order?

A recent change to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) import requirements appears to have triggered an increase in FSIS surveillance of FSIS-regulated imports. Is your company ready?

Effects of New Inspection Rules on Poultry and Other Meat
Effects of New Inspection Rules on Poultry and Other Meat

On October 20, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service implemented its new Modernization of Poultry New Slaughter Inspection Regulation. What does this meat and poultry for meat processors?

 

Leading Food Safety Collaborative Steps Up Services to Health Educators
Leading Food Safety Collaborative Steps Up Services to Health Educators

A partnership of industry, government and consumer groups is working together to ensure that consumers have free access to evidence-based, actionable educational messages and resources.

The Role of the Cooperative Extension in Food Safety
The Role of the Cooperative Extension in Food Safety

Cooperative Extension faces many challenges and opportunities as the system moves into its second century.

A New Paradigm for Validation, Verification and Monitoring
A New Paradigm for Validation, Verification and Monitoring

Validation, verification and monitoring are critical components of food safety and quality management programs.

Food Safety: A Century of Warnings
Food Safety: A Century of Warnings

A look back at the past 100+ years since Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle changed the way we look at food safety.

Pesticide Residue Testing of Food Ingredients: Monitoring for Compliance and Safety
Pesticide Residue Testing of Food Ingredients: Monitoring for Compliance and Safety

Safety considerations pertaining to the use of chemical pesticides for food production and public health require adherence to proper application practices.

An International Perspective on Food Safety Packaging
An International Perspective on Food Safety Packaging

The article highlights an interview with Fred Hayes, director, technical services, Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute on international packaging issues.

Recent Foster Farms Salmonella Outbreak Illustrates USDA Food Safety Regime
Recent Foster Farms <i>Salmonella</i> Outbreak Illustrates USDA Food Safety Regime

Although Foster Farms avoided the harshest of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s enforcement measures by making immediate changes to its manufacturing practices, it did not recall its products. Find out why.

 

USDA Proposal to Availability of Labels for Meat and Poultry Products

This article focuses on a proposal by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to generically approved” labels for meat and poultry products that would more closely align USDA oversight of the labeling of meat and poultry products with its current goals, priorities and resources. Read more for what this may mean for meat producers.

Radlo Foods Hatches a High-Tech Egg Safety Plan
Radlo Foods Hatches a High-Tech Egg Safety Plan

Radlo Foods describes their innovative approach to egg safety.

Antibiotic Resistance: An Emerging Food Safety Concern
Antibiotic Resistance: <br>An Emerging Food Safety Concern

The emergence of antibiotic-resistant foodborne pathogens is inherently linked to how antibiotics have been used in food animal production.

Raw Poultry: How Safe Is Safe Enough?
Raw Poultry: How Safe Is Safe Enough?

Today’s poultry is much more efficient in terms of genetics than anything previously seen, and a chicken of the future will be significantly different from today’s; it will absolutely need to be.

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