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U.S. Bans Brazilian Beef Over Safety Concerns
June 23, 2017
U.S. Bans Brazilian Beef Over Safety Concerns

It was announced this week that, under the advisement of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, the U.S. will suspend all fresh beef imports from Brazil. The reason? “Recurring concerns about safety of the products intended for the American market,” says an official statement released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Ranchers Sue USDA Over Meat Labeling
June 22, 2017
Ranchers Sue USDA Over Meat Labeling

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been served with a federal lawsuit this week by three groups--Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America, and the Cattle Producers of Washington--all ranchers who want imported meat labels to display what country that product originated from.

Food Safety Pioneer Dave Theno Dies at 66
June 21, 2017
Food Safety Pioneer Dave Theno Dies at 66

Yesterday, Food Safety Magazine learned that our friend, Dave Theno, tragically passed away on Monday at the age of 66.

EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Dr. Vytenis Andriukaitis, Speaks with Food Safety Magazine
June 21, 2017
EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Dr. Vytenis Andriukaitis, Speaks with Food Safety Magazine

During Commissioner Andriukaitis’ visit to the U.S. to discuss a variety of issues related to antimicrobial resistance, food waste, food safety and global health challenges, Food Safety Magazine was able to spend a few moments with him, discussing his role in the Commission and his goals for his trip to Washington.

Amazon to Buy Whole Foods Market for $13.7 Billion
June 16, 2017
Amazon to Buy Whole Foods Market for $13.7 Billion

Online shopping powerhouse Amazon.com Inc.--based in Seattle, WA--announced today plans to buy Austin, TX-based Whole Foods Market Inc. in a $13.7 billion cash deal.

New EU-China-Safe Project to Focus on Food Fraud
June 15, 2017
New EU-China-Safe Project to Focus on Food Fraud

It was announced today that a major food safety project in Europe and China will be spearheaded by the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen's University Belfast.

Clemson Studies Stress Responses of Foodborne Illness and the Impact on Food Safety
June 14, 2017
Clemson Studies Stress Responses of Foodborne Illness and the Impact on Food Safety

A new research study entitled “Stress Responses of Foodborne Pathogens and Implications in Food Safety” was published earlier this month by Clemson University’s Department of Food, Nutrition and Packaging Sciences.

Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews Lone Jespersen
June 13, 2017
Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews Lone Jespersen

This week, Food Safety Magazine launched the third episode of our new Food Safety Matters Podcast. In this installment, our editorial director interviews Lone Jespersen on the importance of establishing and maintaining culture in a food safety setting.

 

3.7 Million Pounds of Recalled Meat Products Linked to One Breadcrumb Supplier
June 12, 2017
3.7 Million Pounds of Recalled Meat Products Linked to One Breadcrumb Supplier

One ingredient supplier has been linked to at least nine recalls of meat products containing undeclared milk. Thus far, a total of 3,785,572 pounds of products has been recalled.

Bernard and Bennett to Receive Food Safety Magazine Distinguished Service Award
June 12, 2017
Bernard and Bennett to Receive Food Safety Magazine Distinguished Service Award

Food Safety Magazine recently announced that Dane Bernard, M.Sc., and Reginald W. Bennett, M.Sc., will receive the magazine’s Distinguished Service Award at the 2017 annual meeting of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), July 9–12 in Tampa, FL.

Listeria Challenges Safe Cheese Production
June 7, 2017
Listeria Challenges Safe Cheese Production

Better understanding of manufacturing steps and research on different Hispanic-style cheese varieties needed for risk analysis and prevention, say researchers in the Journal of Dairy Science.

FSMA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program Rule Now Final
May 31, 2017
FSMA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program Rule Now Final

On May 30, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals became final.

Study: Effective Handwashing Does Not Require Hot Water
May 31, 2017
Study: Effective Handwashing Does Not Require Hot Water

Handwashing is a hot topic in the world of food safety. Lack of proper handwashing procedures in foodservice and other sectors can lead to the spread of foodborne illness. Are current handwashing rules in need of updating? A new study suggests it may be time.

No More Appeals for Former Egg Executives
May 25, 2017
No More Appeals for Former Egg Executives

The father and son duo behind a 2010 Salmonella outbreak linked to contaminated eggs have learned this week that they can no longer appeal their prison sentences, says the U.S. Supreme Court.

Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews Microbiologist Larry Keener
May 24, 2017
Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews Microbiologist Larry Keener

This week, Food Safety Magazine launched the second episode of our new Food Safety Matters Podcast. In this installment, our editorial director interviews our dear friend Larry Keener on emerging technologies in the food safety industry.

Study: Fatty Acids Can Kill Listeria
May 23, 2017
Study: Fatty Acids Can Kill Listeria

Research conducted at the University of Southern Denmark shows that fatty acids might neutralize the harmful affects of Listeria bacterium.

Lawsuit Against FDA Alleges Illegal Use of Food Additives
May 22, 2017
Lawsuit Against FDA Alleges Illegal Use of Food Additives

Five food and consumer advocacy groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), challenging the agency’s rule that permits food manufacturers to determine what additives can be added to their processed foods.

CDC: Raw Milk, Cheese Cause Almost All Dairy Foodborne Illness
May 18, 2017
CDC: Raw Milk, Cheese Cause Almost All Dairy Foodborne Illness

A new report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that raw milk and cheese products cause 96 percent of foodborne illnesses linked to contaminated dairy products.

SoyNut Butter Co. Bankrupt because of E. coli Outbreak
May 17, 2017
SoyNut Butter Co. Bankrupt because of E. coli Outbreak

The SoyNut Butter Co. has filed for bankruptcy, citing an E. coli outbreak linked to its I.M. Healthy brand peanut butter substitute and manufacturer Dixie Dew Products as the causes for its financial failure.

 

IAFP’s 2017 Black Pearl Award Recipient: Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.
May 16, 2017
IAFP’s 2017 Black Pearl Award Recipient: Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.

The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) has selected Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. as the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Black Pearl Award.

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