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Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews NC State University Food Safety Extension Specialist Ben Chapman
August 22, 2017
Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews NC State University Food Safety Extension Specialist Ben Chapman

In this week’s episode of Food Safety Magazine’s Food Safety Matters Podcast, we talk with Ben Chapman, Food Safety Extension Specialist at NC State University, and co-host of Food Safety Talk podcast. 

FDA Concludes Major Sampling Study of Sprouts
August 18, 2017
FDA Concludes Major Sampling Study of Sprouts

In response to recent foodborne illness outbreaks linked to various types of sprouts, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed a large-scale sampling study as part of its effort to learn more about potential contamination in these products and protect consumers from disease-causing bacteria in sprouts.

Cornell University to Host Nonthermal Technologies Symposium
August 18, 2017
Cornell University to Host Nonthermal Technologies Symposium

Running from Sunday October 29 through October 31, 2017, international food safety experts will gather at Cornell University for a symposium on the validation of nonthermal technologies, hosted by the university’s Department of Food Science. 

New FDA Guidance Document Clarifies FSMA’s Sanitary Transportation Rule
August 17, 2017
New FDA Guidance Document Clarifies FSMA’s Sanitary Transportation Rule

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued another guidance document, this time explaining a waiver to the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Sanitation Transportation rule.

FAO Urges United Nations to Establish World Food Safety Day
August 11, 2017
FAO Urges United Nations to Establish World Food Safety Day

The General Assembly of United Nations is scheduled to consider establishing a World Food Safety Day when it meets in September.

New Data Ranks Food Safety at America’s Baseball Stadiums
August 9, 2017
New Data Ranks Food Safety at America’s Baseball Stadiums

Sports Illustrated gathered data from 28 local public inspection records (the most recent available) throughout the U.S. and Canada for Major League Baseball venues.

Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews Food Safety and Quality Expert Scott Brooks
August 8, 2017
Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews Food Safety and Quality Expert Scott Brooks

In this week’s episode of Food Safety Magazine’s Food Safety Matters Podcast, we chat with Scott Brooks, owner of River Run Consulting.

FDA Issues New FSMA Guidance for Exempt Canned Foods, Juice and Seafood
August 7, 2017
FDA Issues New FSMA Guidance for Exempt Canned Foods, Juice and Seafood

To cut back on confusion related to U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations for low-acid canned foods, juice Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), or seafood HACCP, the agency has put out an explanation of certain exemptions from FSMA.

Loyola University Introduces Food Studies Program
August 7, 2017
Loyola University Introduces Food Studies Program

Starting in fall 2017, Loyola students will be able to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Food Studies.

Bad Eggs Pulled from 4,000 Aldi Stores in Germany
August 4, 2017
Bad Eggs Pulled from 4,000 Aldi Stores in Germany

Aldi--a discount supermarket chain with over 10,000 stores in 18 countries--has stopped selling eggs at more than 4,000 stores in Germany. The reason? Some eggs were found to be contaminated with insecticides.

Al Almanza Exits USDA for Major Private Sector Meat Processor
August 4, 2017
Al Almanza Exits USDA for Major Private Sector Meat Processor

After a 39 year stint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that ended with his retirement on July 31, Al Almanza has a new private sector job--global head of food safety and quality assurance for JBS USA, a U.S. company that processes beef, pork and lamb products.

Morton Food Safety Launches FoodSafe RepProtect
August 4, 2017
Morton Food Safety Launches FoodSafe RepProtect

Morton Food Safety Associates has announced the launch of FoodSafe ReProtect, designed to help supply chain, food safety and communications experts fully align to ensure consistency between what a company does and says in managing food risks.

Perdue Appoints New USDA Food Safety Leaders
August 2, 2017
Perdue Appoints New USDA Food Safety Leaders

Yesterday, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of two new appointments to assist with achieving the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) food safety goals.

USDA Food Safety Leader Al Almanza Retires
August 1, 2017
USDA Food Safety Leader Al Almanza Retires

In a farewell message published online last week, Al Almanza announced his retirement--effective July 31, 2017--from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Mexican Papayas Trigger U.S. Salmonella Outbreak
July 27, 2017
Mexican Papayas Trigger U.S. Salmonella Outbreak

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with multiple state officials, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Kiambu illnesses linked to papayas originating from Mexico.

Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews AFDO’s Joe Corby
July 25, 2017
Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews AFDO’s Joe Corby

Joe Corby—executive director of the Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)—speaks to Food Safety Magazine about how the food industry can take advantage of AFDO's expertise, tools and more.

Food Safety Regs to Change in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
July 24, 2017
Food Safety Regs to Change in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published plans to update food regulations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Europe Continues Moving Toward Reduced Acrylamide in Food
July 24, 2017
Europe Continues Moving Toward Reduced Acrylamide in Food

Last week, European Member States decided to approve the European Commission’s proposal to reduce the presence of acrylamide in food.

Pew: Evidence-based Food Safety Interventions Will Reduce Human Illnesses from Contaminated Meat and Poultry
July 21, 2017
Pew: Evidence-based Food Safety Interventions Will Reduce Human Illnesses from Contaminated Meat and Poultry

A new study released by Pew Charitable Trusts, entitled “Food Safety from Farm to Fork”, has determined a few ways to prevent meat from becoming contaminated while on the farm.

Chipotle Customers Report Foodborne Illness Symptoms Online
July 19, 2017
Chipotle Customers Report Foodborne Illness Symptoms Online

On Tuesday morning, a Chipotle Mexican Grill location in Sterling, VA was temporarily shut down after receiving multiple complaints from customers about foodborne illness.

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