According to leaked documents, food safety officials in the UK have dropped legislation that was supposed to limit the use of acrylamide, an “extremely hazardous substance”, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and a chemical that has been previously linked to cancer.
The chemistry department at Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, KS) have come up with a new way to detect of foodborne bacteria in food and water in less than an hour.
In the USDA’s solicitation for proposals from vendors interested in conducting necessary studies, the agency has made no mention of an originally planned consumer use study.
Leafy herbs were chosen as one of the priority food groups to undergo enhanced surveillance by the CFIA.
The results of a scientific workshop on foodborne illness have been published in Summary Report of Joint Scientific Workshop on Foodborne Viruses, a publication by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The workshop was a joint venture with the UK Food Standards Agency.
Yesterday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the end to an Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 (STEC O157:H7) outbreak caused by contaminated beef products.
Walmart Stores Inc., along with the Walmart Foundation, will invest $25 million to aid with food safety research in China.
Back in April, yogurt giant The Dannon Company announced plans to use more natural, nonsynthetic ingredients that do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This move--to take place over a 3 year time span--was to apply to the company’s Dannon, Oikos and Danimals branded products. This week, Dannon, along with other unnamed companies, has been the recipient of industry criticism for the announcement made almost 6 months ago.
The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) is working on changing the way that food is regulated in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Late last month, Blue Bell Creameries was hit with yet another product recall due to possible Listeria contamination. The ice cream’s cookie dough ingredient is believed to be the culprit. Now, the same recall includes one large grocery retailer, along with a popular brand of meal replacement bars and one more ice cream company.
EFSA is inviting eligible parties to register as official EFSA stakeholders.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines Shigellosis as an infectious disease caused by Shigella bacteria and is believed to be spread by unwashed hands.
The 2015/16 California Leafy Greens Products Handler Marketing Agreement (LGMA) Report provides a detailed report of audits conducted, along with citations issued. LGMA audits are mandatory and are conducted by State of California auditors who verify that science-based food safety practices are implemented on the farm.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received questions about the timing of the compliance dates for its various nutrition initiatives and is providing the following questions and answers.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Matthew.
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.
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.
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”.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared an end to an outbreak linked to raw sprouts.
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).