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October 23, 2014
IAFP 2015 Announces Call for Abstracts

The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) is now accepting presenter abstracts for IAFP 2015 to be held in Portland, OR next summer. 

October 21, 2014
WTO Concludes that U.S. Country-of-Origin Meat Labeling is Unfair

A new report released by the World Trade Organization concludes that country-of-origin labeling rules in the U.S. are unfair. 

Georgia-Pacific on Path to Achieve SQF Certification in All U.S. Corrugated Box Plants
October 20, 2014
Georgia-Pacific on Path to Achieve SQF Certification in All U.S. Corrugated Box Plants

Georgia-Pacific Corrugated is preparing to acheive Safe Quality Food certification in all its U.S. box plants and produce yards to reduce the likelihood of contaminated foods reaching store shelves.

October 20, 2014
Major Win for CFS in Legal Battle to Protect Food Safety

The Center for Food Safety has settled with the Food and Drug Administration regarding the agency's "Generally Recognized as Safe" food additive approval process.

October 20, 2014
Huub Lelieveld Named Honorable Doctor of the National University of Food Technologies

Food Safety Magazine board member Huub Lelieveld has been named Honorable Doctor of the Ukraine's National University of Food Technologies.

October 20, 2014
EPA to Register Enlist Duo Herbicide in an Effort to Protect Human Health, Infants and Children

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is registering the herbicide, Enlist Duo with first-time ever restrictions to manage the problem of resistant weeds. 

October 20, 2014
29th Session FAO/WHO Codex Coordinating Committee for Europe (CCEURO)

The 29th session of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) Codex Coordinating Committee for Europe (CCEURO) took place in The Netherlands from September 30 through October 3, 2014.

October 20, 2014
New Agricultural and Food Law Consortium Launches at Penn State

Penn State Law’s Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center is one of four institutions in the new Agricultural and Food Law Consortium, a partnership supported by a $750,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant and established to study how food and agriculture laws affect land- and sea-based food, fiber and energy production.

October 16, 2014
Estimated Annual Cost of Foodborne Illness in the U.S. Tops $15 Billion

A new report released by the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) estimates the cost of foodborne illnesses in the U.S. tops $15.6 billion.

 

October 14, 2014
New Website Provides Farm Food Safety News and Resources

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has completely revised its website to provide easier access to a wealth of news, information and resources concerning leafy greens food safety and this important program created in 2007.

October 14, 2014
New Plans for Food Safety Agency in Taiwan

A food safety office will be established in the near future as part of President Ma Ying-jeou's most recent bid to combat the tainted food scares that have shaken the nation over the past few months.

Lubriplate Lubricants Company Achieves ISO 21469 Certification
October 13, 2014
Lubriplate Lubricants Company Achieves ISO 21469 Certification

Lubricate Lubricants Company has recently obtained ISO 21469 certification for all of its NSF/H-1 registered food machinery lubricants.

October 10, 2014
Foster Farms President and CEO to Step Down

Ron Foster announced that he will step down as president and chief executive officer of Foster Farms, but will remain an owner and board member of the company.

October 8, 2014
Center for Produce Safety Awards $2.8M to Fourteen Projects

The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) today announced fourteen new grant awards valued at $2.8 million.  

Emirates Quality Mark certification will be mandated for all bottled waters sold in the United Arab Emirates as of October 2014
October 8, 2014
Emirates Quality Mark certification will be mandated for all bottled waters sold in the United Arab Emirates as of October 2014

NSF International, a global independent public health organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the water, food, health sciences and consumer goods industries, has been approved by the Emirates Standard Metrology Authority (ESMA) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to provide auditing and testing for the Emirates Quality Mark certification of bottled drinking water.

October 7, 2014
Kroff Food Services, Inc. and Xgenex Join Forces to Offer Green Solutions to Food Processing Industry

Companies’ sustainability solutions also offer operating efficiencies and cost savings.

October 6, 2014
California Court Dismisses Challenge Against Egg Law

Eliminating battery cages in chicken farms will reduce risk of Salmonella illness.

FDA Announces Text for Proposed Supplemental FSMA Rules Now Available
October 3, 2014
FDA Announces Text for Proposed Supplemental FSMA Rules Now Available

Redline versions of the codified text of the four recently released proposed supplemental FSMA rules are now available.

October 3, 2014
Partnership for Food Safety Education Announces Student Scholarships for 2014 National Food Safety Education Conference

The Partnership for Food Safety Education has announced the availability of a limited number of scholarships for full-time undergraduate and graduate students to attend its next national consumer food-safety education conference on December 4-5, 2014, in Arlington, VA.

October 2, 2014
USDA Invests Nearly $118 Million to Support America's Specialty Crop Producers

The Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Agricultural Marketing Service, will provide $66 million to state departments of agriculture for projects that help support specialty crop growers.

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