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.
New data from the Fibre Box Association (FBA) shows that more corrugated boxes are shipped with recyclable alternative coatings than those shipping using traditional wax coatings. This is a first since the corrugated industry’s recyclable protocol came about in 2005.
California has become the first state to ban the routine use of antibiotic drugs in farm animals.
In a study published this week, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Food Research Institute have concluded that caramel apples most likely become contaminated with Listeria from one source--the inserted dipping sticks upon which they stand.
In a televised CBS News report, former workers at Blue Bell Creameries are blowing the whistle on management, claiming that complaints about cleanliness and sanitation at the Brenham, TX plant went ignored before a Listeria outbreak earlier this year caused 10 illnesses and three deaths.
A study by researchers at the University of Washington found that most American wines have arsenic levels higher than what’s allowed in drinking water--a threshold set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
A risk assessment published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found that the use of insects as a source of protein in human and animal food depends heavily on how the insects were reared and processed.
Maple Leaf Foods has announced that, beginning in 2017, the company will require all of its suppliers--protein, ingredients and packaging--to become food safety certified to a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standard.
Since an initial recall of Salmonella poona tainted cucumbers distributed by San Diego-based Andrew and Williamson (A&W) was first announced in early September, the multistate outbreak has continued to spread.
UK grocery stores are not doing all they can to help with Campylobacter contamination in chickens.
The two remaining co-defendants in the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) case were sentenced to jail time today in an Albany, GA federal court.
China has long been a hotbed where food safety scandals run rampant. As of today--October 1, 2015--the country is revising its Food Safety Law for the first time in 6 years.
Andrew and Williamson (A&W)--the company named in a recent major recall linked to Salmonella bacteria in cucumbers--is making a donation to STOP Foodborne Illness. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping those impacted by foodborne illness.
Food Industry Asia (FIA) has signed an agreement to ramp up food safety capacity building in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China.
A U.S. District judge in Albany, GA has sentenced 61-year-old Stewart Parnell to 28 years in prison for his role in shipping contaminated food that killed 9 people and sickened at least 700 others in 2008 and 2009, causing one of the largest foodborne outbreaks in U.S. history.
France’s national ban on the manufacture and export of food contact materials that contain bisphenol A (BPA) has been lifted. However, France still does not allow such products to be sold within their borders.
Mars, Inc. is opening the Global Food Safety Center (GFSC)--a pre-competitive research and training hub. The center is slated to open on September 24.
In order for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to be successful, it must obtain sufficient funding as determined by Congress.
The White House has announced that President Barack Obama is nominating Robert Califf as the next commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
A joint report and scorecard by a number of organizations has rated more than 20 top restaurants on their use of antibiotics in meat. With the exception of five companies, all received failing grades.