This week, a federal budget agreement passed that prevented a government shutdown. Part of that agreement has allocated $3 million to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new campaign--in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture--to educate consumers about foods produced with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Earlier this week, it was announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would extend the compliance date for menu labeling requirements. Now--despite the one-year extension--foodservice operators are moving forward with their efforts despite compliance not being required until May 7, 2018.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the compliance date for menu labeling requirements. The original deadline of May 5, 2017 has been extended another year to May 7, 2018.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.’s stock has surged this week, a positive sign after the fast food chain continues to recover from a lengthy sales slump after a series of foodborne illness outbreaks that plagued the chain in 2015.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced that $4.8 million is now available for food safety training, education, extension, outreach, and technical assistance projects.
More than 3 months after an official nomination by President Donald Trump, former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the next Secretary of Agriculture.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Campylobacter and Salmonella were the most reported bacterial foodborne illnesses in 2016.
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a new partnership with the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. Both parties now recognize each other’s food safety systems as “comparable”.
The Acting Solicitor General of the United States has filed “the brief of respondent United States in opposition” to any further Supreme Court review of terms of imprisonment for two egg producers under the so-called “responsible corporate officer” (RCO) doctrine—which is said to be a rare instance of strict supervisory liability in the criminal law.
Earlier this week, General Mills released its 2017 Global Responsibility Report. The annual document explains the brand’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates. One of the key highlights in this year’s report is that General Mills boosted its spending on food safety from $13 million in 2015 to $16 million in 2016.
New data out of the European Union (EU) shows that food consumed in that region is still mostly pesticide-free.
This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) announced an expansion of its services to the general public--the Meat and Poultry Hotline.
Today, the FDA announced the publication of three waivers to the now final Sanitary Transportation rule mandated by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
This week, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) issued a request to Congress regarding spending for fiscal year 2018.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) had announced a new funding opportunity--the Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area.
According to a new study by Purdue University, Listeria monocytogenes can still thrive inside the tissue of romaine lettuce.
Colorado State University (CSU) has begun constructing the JBS Global Food Innovation Center. The $15 million state-of-the-art facility will focus on best practices in three distinct areas--food safety, meat sciences and animal handling and welfare.
Last week, a new Strategic Plan for 2017-2021 was unveiled by The Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC)--a partnership that consists of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
After reports of inspectors taking bribes to allow the sale of contaminated food, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now testing shipments of raw beef and ready-to-eat products originating from Brazil.
This week, President Donald Trump released an outline of his first federal budget. His 2018 budget plans include slashing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) funding by a whopping $4.7 billion.