Food Safety Magazine

November 17, 2014

News

Industry Reacts to Congressional Passing of Food Safety Spending
December 15, 2014
Industry Reacts to Congressional Passing of Food Safety Spending

Over the weekend, a $1.1 trillion spending budget passed by the U.S. Senate is an additional step forward for the food safety industry.

 

House Approves Food Safety Funding
December 12, 2014
House Approves Food Safety Funding

This week, U.S. House of Representatives made significant progress in terms of allocating funds for food safety.

Marshfield Evaluation Confirms Ease, Specificity of PathoGenetix System
April 7, 2014
Marshfield Evaluation Confirms Ease, Specificity of PathoGenetix System

Marshfield Food Safety, LLC, a full service microbiology and chemistry contract testing laboratory, has completed an independent evaluation of PathoGenetix's RESOLUTION™ Microbial Genotyping System and found both an improved ease-of-use and specificity of strain and serotype identification over other identification systems it has used.

FDA Reaffirms Position on BPA
December 9, 2014
FDA Reaffirms Position on BPA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) has released its 2014 hazard assessment of Bisphenol A (BPA)––an industrial chemical used to harden plastic products.

New Food Safety Program Launched by University of Guelph
December 8, 2014
New Food Safety Program Launched by University of Guelph

The University of Guelph’s Department of Food Science has launched an expanded online interactive food safety training program, now open to the industry.

New GAO Report Scrutinizes Pesticide Monitoring in Food by FDA and USDA
December 5, 2014
New GAO Report Scrutinizes Pesticide Monitoring in Food by FDA and USDA

The monitoring of pesticide residue by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been criticized by a new report from the General Accounting Office (GAO).

New Survey Reveals How Food Safety Educators Reach Consumers
December 4, 2014
New Survey Reveals How Food Safety Educators Reach Consumers

At today’s Consumer Food Safety Education Conference in Arlington, VA, findings from the a report commissioned by the Partnership for Food Safety Education were released.

Neogen Names New COO
December 4, 2014
Neogen Names New COO

Neogen Corporation announced today that, effective immediately, Richard Calk, Jr. will take over as president and chief operating officer.

Anritsu’s Quality Control Approach Covers All Detection Needs
December 3, 2014
Anritsu’s Quality Control Approach Covers All Detection Needs

Anritsu offers a number of systems, programs and detectors to ensure that food companies remain compliant with even the most stringent of quality control programs.

 

FAO Gives $495 Million for Nigeria’s New Food Safety Policy
December 3, 2014
FAO Gives $495 Million for Nigeria’s New Food Safety Policy

In an effort to support Nigeria’s newly launched National Policy on Food Safety, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has given $495 million to the cause, aimed at reducing the number of foodborne illnesses and improving consumer confidence, among other goals.

Health Canada Extends DuPont™ BAX® System Certification to Include Composited Samples for E. coli O157:H7 Testing
December 3, 2014
Health Canada Extends DuPont™ BAX® System Certification to Include Composited Samples for E. coli O157:H7 Testing

New Protocol Allows Customers to Incubate Multiple Ground Beef Samples as a Single Enrichment to Test Product in One PCR Reaction.

World Health Day 2015 to Focus on Food Safety
December 2, 2014
World Health Day 2015 to Focus on Food Safety

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced plans to focus on food safety for World Health Day––April, 7, 2015.

European Food Allergy Advice Updated by EFSA
December 1, 2014
European Food Allergy Advice Updated by EFSA

Since new data has been released on the prevalence of food allergies in Europe, scientific advice has been updated by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

PerkinElmer Enters into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Perten Instruments
November 24, 2014
PerkinElmer Enters into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Perten Instruments

PerkinElmer, Inc., today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Perten Instruments Group AB.

Canada Tops Overall World Ranking of Food Safety Performance
November 20, 2014
Canada Tops Overall World Ranking of Food Safety Performance

Canada ranks first, followed by Ireland and France as the top three countries in food safety performance according to the 2014 World Ranking Food Safety Performance, a new report produced by The Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for Food in Canada in collaboration with the University of Guelph's Food Institute.

 

QIAGEN Achieves AOAC Certification of Automated Workflows for Detection of Listeria Pathogens in Common Foods
November 20, 2014
QIAGEN Achieves AOAC Certification of Automated Workflows for Detection of Listeria Pathogens in Common Foods

QIAGEN today announced that its mericon® Pathogen Detection Assays for Listeria species and Listeria monocytogenes received AOAC Performance Tested MethodSM (PTM) certification from the AOAC-Research Institute.

New LGMA Tech Training Video Aimed at Farm Workers
November 20, 2014
New LGMA Tech Training Video Aimed at Farm Workers

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) released a new video this week that is now part of the organization’s training program.

Romer Labs RapidChek Listeria NextDay AOAC Certification Extended for Monitoring Food Samples
November 19, 2014
Romer Labs RapidChek Listeria NextDay AOAC Certification Extended for Monitoring Food Samples

Romer Labs has announced that its RapidChek® Listeria NextDay test system earned Performance-Tested Methods certification from the AOAC Research Institute for various ready-to-eat foods with a 27-48 hr. enrichment.

 

NSF International Awarded 2014 Certification Body of the Year by Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI)
November 18, 2014
NSF International Awarded 2014 Certification Body of the Year by Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI)

NSF International was awarded SQF Certification Body of the Year by The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) at the Quality Achievement Awards Ceremony during the SQF Conference on October 29, 2014.

Definition of “Farm” Prompts FDA to Publish Updated Guidance for Industry on Food Facility Registration
November 18, 2014
Definition of “Farm” Prompts FDA to Publish Updated Guidance for Industry on Food Facility Registration

The Food and Drug Administration has announced the availability of a guidance for industry entitled "Questions and Answers Regarding Food Facility Registration (Sixth Edition)."

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