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Egg Producers to Spend 3 Months in Prison for 2010 Salmonella Outbreak
October 5, 2016
Egg Producers to Spend 3 Months in Prison for 2010 Salmonella Outbreak

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis, MO has denied appeals from Austin “Jack” DeCoster and his son Peter DeCoster--the pair behind a multistate Salmonella outbreak in 2010 that sickened roughly 56,000 people.

Registration Opens for 6th National Consumer Food Safety Education Conference
October 5, 2016
Registration Opens for 6th National Consumer Food Safety Education Conference

Early bird registration is now open for the sixth National Consumer Food Safety Education Conference held on January 25-27, 2017, in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. 

FSIS Issues New Guidance for Meat Labels
October 5, 2016
FSIS Issues New Guidance for Meat Labels

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will issue guidance on what type of documentation is necessary for a product label to claim that an animal was raised “without antibiotics”, “organic”, “grassfed”, “free-range” or “without the use of hormones”.

CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Caused by Alfalfa Sprouts is Over
October 4, 2016
CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Caused by Alfalfa Sprouts is Over

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared an end to an outbreak linked to raw sprouts.

Report: Food Processors Choose Procedural Changes Over New Equipment for FSMA
October 3, 2016
Report: Food Processors Choose Procedural Changes Over New Equipment for FSMA

According to a new report compiled by the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI), food processors are having to change their equipment procedures in order to comply with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

CDC Ends Multistate E. coli Outbreak Investigation Linked to Flour
September 30, 2016
CDC Ends Multistate E. coli Outbreak Investigation Linked to Flour

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared an end to a multistate outbreak linked to flour.

Multistate E. coli Outbreak Linked to New England Meat Producer
September 29, 2016
Multistate E. coli Outbreak Linked to New England Meat Producer

A multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 (STEC O157:H7) infections is currently being investigated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

FDA Updates Food Facility Registration Product Categories in Guidance
September 27, 2016
FDA Updates Food Facility Registration Product Categories in Guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued updated guidance today that will help enhance FDA’s ability to respond quickly and accurately to food-related emergencies by updating the food product categories that companies can select when registering with the agency.

Another Listeria Recall for Blue Bell Ice Cream
September 22, 2016
Another Listeria Recall for Blue Bell Ice Cream

Blue Bell Creameries is recalling packages of ice cream containing chocolate chip cookie dough due to the possibility of Listeria contamination.

New Campaign Sheds Light on Chipotle’s Improved Food Safety Program
September 21, 2016
New Campaign Sheds Light on Chipotle’s Improved Food Safety Program

Today, Chipotle launched a new marketing campaign aimed at reassuring consumers that their food is safe to eat.

Trump to Limit Role of “FDA Food Police”
September 16, 2016
Trump to Limit Role of “FDA Food Police”

Yesterday, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign team released a list of “specific regulations to be eliminated” if the Republican nominee is elected to the White House come November 8th.

EFSA: White Food Coloring Chemical Poses No Consumer Health Concerns
September 14, 2016
EFSA: White Food Coloring Chemical Poses No Consumer Health Concerns
The 5-Second Rule is Bogus, Say Rutgers Researchers
September 12, 2016
The 5-Second Rule is Bogus, Say Rutgers Researchers

Rutgers University researchers have found that the popular notion of the 5-second rule isn't actually accurate.

$21 Million of FSMA Help Going to 42 States, Courtesy of FDA
September 9, 2016
$21 Million of FSMA Help Going to 42 States, Courtesy of FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will be awarding $21.8 million to support 42 states with implementing the agency's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) produce safety rule. 

Chipotle Settles with Sickened Customers One Year After E. coli, Norovirus Outbreaks
September 9, 2016
Chipotle Settles with Sickened Customers One Year After E. coli, Norovirus Outbreaks

Chipotle Mexican Grill has reportedly reached a settlement with more than 100 customers who fell ill after the chain suffered a series of foodborne outbreak last year.

CDC Links Hepatitis A Outbreak to Strawberries from Egypt
September 7, 2016
CDC Links Hepatitis A Outbreak to Strawberries from Egypt

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and multiple state public health officials are investigating the origin of a multistate Hepatitis A outbreak linked to strawberries.

Hurricane Hermine Prompts New USDA Food Safety Advice
September 2, 2016
Hurricane Hermine Prompts New USDA Food Safety Advice

Just over a week after flood waters wreaked havoc on Louisiana, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is again sharing life-saving food safety advice, this time for residents in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas as Hurricane Hermine makes landfall.

Survey: Despite the Risks, Brits Prefer Undercooked Hamburgers
August 31, 2016
Survey: Despite the Risks, Brits Prefer Undercooked Hamburgers

Research conducted by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) last summer reveals that over 5 million citizens of Great Britain are at risk for foodborne illness linked to undercooked hamburgers. The survey results were released just as the UK was celebrating National Burger Day last week.

Listeria Recall Affects Major U.S. Food Retailers
August 29, 2016
Listeria Recall Affects Major U.S. Food Retailers

Country Fresh--a Houston, TX food producer--has recalled 30,000 cases of fresh cut vegetables and other products like pico de gallo that are sold at big name retailers. The food items are possibly contaminated with Listeria.

Leafy Greens Added to CDC’s Foodborne Illness Questionnaire
August 26, 2016
Leafy Greens Added to CDC’s Foodborne Illness Questionnaire

After a Listeria outbreak involving bagged salads produced by Dole, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now including leafy greens on food history questionnaires that are used to interview foodborne illness patients.

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