The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service yesterday announced new procedures that will allow the agency to trace contaminated ground beef back to its source more quickly, remove it from commerce, and find the root cause of the incident to prevent it from recurring.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) yesterday reported that an outbreak of salmonellosis that began in January and was linked to organic sprouted chia seed powder finally appears to be over.
Sysco Corporation last week announced the senior leaders who will guide the company upon completion of its proposed merger with US Foods.
The Association of Food & Drug Officials has assembled an Ad-hoc Committee that has been tasked with developing a guidance document for controlling food allergens in retail food and food service establishments.
For the millions of adults and children in the U.S. who have to shun nuts to avoid an allergic reaction, help could be on the way. Scientists are now developing a method to process cashews — and potentially other nuts — that could make them safer to eat for people who are allergic to them.
University of Wyoming researchers have discovered a substance that greatly increases the survival of Listeria monocytogenes. Researchers hope the discovery will lead to the development of techniques to better combat the pathogen and to improve food safety.
U.S. meat supplier OSI Group LLC is withdrawing products made in a Shanghai factory from undisclosed outlets in the wake of a food safety scare last month that hit fast food chains McDonald's and KFC.
PrimusLabs, provider of a comprehensive array of food safety services, has achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Accreditation 17025:2005 for each of its U.S. microbiological laboratories.
A new survey by NSF International found that people are confused about how to interpret dates on food packaging such as expiration, “best used by” and “sell by” dates, causing many to keep some food dangerously long or to prematurely throw away good food.
To help protect public health, researchers from North Carolina State University have developed guidelines on how to use social media to communicate effectively about food safety.
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) last night presented its annual awards during its 2014 Annual Meeting in Indianapolis. Sodexo Inc. received the prestigious Black Pearl Award and four men were named IAFP Fellows.
Both McDonald's and Yum Brands report significant losses as food safety concerns have led many Chinese consumers to boycott the U.S.-owned restaurants. Both fast food chains, as well as Burger King, have dumped OSI Brands subsidiary Shanghai Husi Food Co. as a supplier and have scrambled to find new poultry and meat suppliers.
Health officials continue their search for a common food source in an ongoing Cyclospora outbreak that has affected 19 states and more than 200 people.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) yesterday announced a long-awaited "re-focused" and "science-based" inspection system for chicken and turkey products, along with additional food safety requirements for poultry processors.
The UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) on July 29 reported that it had conducted detailed audits at two 2 Sisters Food Group plants in Scunthorpe (England) and Llangefni (Wales) on July 25, and that initial results showed the plant at Scunthorpe as "Good" and the plant at Llangefni as "Generally Satisfactory".
BioMérieux has been granted AOAC Research Institute approval for its TEMPO® BC automated test for the fast enumeration of Bacillus cereus group bacteria in food products.
The United Kingdom's Food Standards Agency (FSA) today published the results of a study to look at the origin of foods claiming to be from the UK and Ireland. The study did not identify any cases of food on sale with misleading country of origin claims.
Three former Peanut Corporation of America executives who are accused of scheming to manufacture and ship Salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people, sickened more than 700 and prompted one of the largest food recalls in history are set to go to trial this week in south Georgia.
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) yesterday reported that a recent surge in reports of illnesses caused by the parasite Cyclospora — 69 in the last month — has prompted the agency to launch an investigation.
Roka Bioscience, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company focused on providing advanced testing solutions for foodborne pathogens, on July 17 announced its initial public offering of five million shares of its common stock at $12 per share.