At least one lawsuit against Chipotle has been filed just as West Coast health officials have confirmed a rise in the number of people sickened by Escherichia coli (E. coli). The current count is 37--12 in Oregon and 25 in Washington.
IEH Laboratories & Consulting Group (IEH) has announced that Donald Zink has join the organization as president of the Division of Foods and Regulatory Compliance. Zink is a valued and long-time member of Food Safety Magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board.
A new Vital Signs report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today reveals that although multistate outbreaks cause more than 50 percent of foodborne disease outbreaks, they only account for 3 percent of reported outbreaks in the U.S.
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has partnered with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to work on “food safety capacity building” in China, and on a global scale.
On Sunday, the popular Chipotle Mexican Grill chain announced the closing of all restaurants in two West Coast markets--Oregon and Washington--due to a reported outbreak of Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria.
Whole Foods Market just announced that it became a GLOBALG.A.P. retail member in August.
Nestle SA has presented a special request to a Swiss judge asking for extra security for the company’s CEO--Paul Bulcke--when he testifies in a court case in which a former employee alleges that Nestle ignored her food safety warnings.
Last week, the popular review website Yelp began beta testing a food safety alert for restaurants in the San Francisco area that had received poor inspection scores.
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) cancer agency announced today that consuming processed meats can cause cancer.
The Hot Dog Report released by Clear Food--a company that conducts genetic testing on food products--last week reveals that 10 percent of vegetarian hot dogs they tested contained meat.
Oregon State University’s (OSU) Western Regional Food Safety Training Center has just received funding that will allow partnership with Colorado State University (CSU) and five other land-grant universities in the Rocky Mountain region.
An annual report released by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) reveals that most of both countries’ food recalls throughout 2014-15 have been due to undeclared allergens and microbiological contaminations--primarily Listeria.
Today, Subway Restaurants announced plans to transition to serving only protein from animals that have never received antibiotics.
Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new version of its online tool that allows users to search for data on foodborne outbreaks.
More than half of food industry workers go to work sick, according to the annual Mind of the Food Worker study conducted by the Center for Research and Public Policy and commissioned by Alchemy Systems.
An extensive overview of how the USDA is doing its part to improve food security all over the world.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Ad Council are teaming up with 20th Century FOX to launch a series of public service advertisements featuring Alvin and the Chipmunks--an American animated music group.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Mars, Inc. have joined forces in a new partnership agreement to make food safer across the world, but particularly in developing countries.
Cornell University’s Food Venture Center in Geneva, NY has earned a $7 million state investment for research aimed at developing new techniques for food and beverage processing and production.
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) just released the 2014 Pesticide Residues in Fresh Produce report in which the organization declares that, based on testing, the vast majority of fruits and vegetables sold in the Golden State do meet federal pesticide safety standards.