After a Listeria outbreak involving bagged salads produced by Dole, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now including leafy greens on food history questionnaires that are used to interview foodborne illness patients.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter to a Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream manufacturing plant in Columbus, OH because they had uncovered Listeria in the facility.
Yesterday, the FDA issued a final rule that extends and clarifies the compliance dates for certain provisions in four of the seven foundational rules.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has refreshed its list of recommendations to avoid foodborne illness for those impacted by recent flooding, specifically in the state of Louisiana.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has released a detailed report outlining 16 years worth of Salmonella data.
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule outlining the criteria that will decide whether or not an ingredient meant for use in human or animal food is generally recognized as safe (GRAS).
A multistate outbreak of Salmonella has been linked to a Denver, CO-based sprout company. At least 30 people have fallen ill and five were hospitalized after consuming alfalfa sprouts originating from Sprouts Extraordinaire.
Last week, President Barack Obama quietly signed a bill that will put in place a federal standard for the labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The new law now requires the federal government to devise a universal standard for GMO labeling.
The Food Safety Authority Ireland (FSAI) has published its strategy that will cover 2016 through 2018.
In an effort to help educate Michigan residents about how to prevent foodborne illness, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety Discovery Zone is planning a day of education at Michigan State University (MSU) next month.
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is releasing test results from its sampling of several commodities – raw milk cheese aged 60 days, cucumbers, and hot peppers – as part of an ongoing effort to help ensure food safety and prevent contaminated products from reaching consumers.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ended its investigation into CRF Frozen Foods’ multistate outbreak.
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 306-117 to pass the bill, pushing mandatory GMO labeling one step closer to reality.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Foods and Veterinary Medicine Program (FVM) has unveiled a Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2016-2025 that outlines goals and objectives for the next 10 years.
Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized a rule that will improve the accuracy of the food facility registration database. This rule is part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
This year marks the first-ever joint event with the newly-established China Food Safety Initiative (CFSI), which has benefited from the engagement of top local and global brands, as well as China national agencies including the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), the Certification and Accreditation Administration of China (CNCA) and the China Nutrition and Health Food Association (CNHFA) - onboard with CFSI to drive food safety forward collaboratively.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has plans to begin sharing new levels of food safety data specific to slaughter and processing facilities in the United States, on Data.gov.
A collaborative study involving Michigan State University and various animal scientists, epidemiologists, farmers, graduate students, microbiologists, undergraduates and veterinarians has provided to insight that could help to decrease the number of Escherichia coli illnesses.
Over the past 7 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has instituted these five noteworthy food safety changes.
After 10 million pounds of flour was voluntarily recalled on May 31, General Mills has announced the expansion of a flour recall due to new reports of illness stemming from an Escherichia coli outbreak.