As Winter Storm Jonas continues to barrel toward the East Coast of the U.S., 16 states have been been issued blizzard warnings. The impending severe weather has prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to issue food safety recommendations for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.
Today, United Fresh announced the launch of a new training program aimed at assisting produce industry members with complying with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
To combat the prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes in deli foods, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is launching a year-long nationwide pilot project aimed as assessing whether or not retailers are utilizing the best methods to control Listeria in their stores.
Chipotle Mexican Grill plans to close all of its restaurants in the U.S. for a few hours on February 8 to address food safety in an all-staff meeting.
This month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) began implementing the next phase of its Raw Pork Products Exploratory Sampling Program (RPPESP).
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies has delivered its opinion on UV-treated milk, saying that it is safe for the general public, excluding infants under 1 year of age.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) says they issued fewer enforcement orders to food businesses for food safety violations in 2015 compared to 2014.
Today, Campbell’s Soup Company announced its support for federal legislation requiring labels for foods produced with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The company has already prepared a label that will comply with Vermont’s pending GMO labeling law.
On Thursday, Blue Bell Creameries released a statement updating “loyal customers” on the progress the company after a widespread product recall last March that claimed three lives and sickened multiple others.
Chipotle Mexican Grill revealed today that the fast food chain was served with a grand jury subpoena last month in connection to the company’s first norovirus outbreak that occurred last August at one of their Simi Valley, CA locations.
Tata Trusts and Mars, Inc. have announced a new partnership solidified by a Memorandum of Understanding that will allow them to join forces to improve food safety, malnutrition and agricultural development in India, one of the world’s most populous countries.
Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the publication of a final rule in the Federal Register that will ban three food-contact substances that are no longer manufactured.
As part of a massive year-end spending bill last month, U.S. Congress has repealed a food labeling law that required grocers and retailers to display the animal’s country of origin on packages of red meat.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Civil Division has opened a criminal investigation regarding Blue Bell Creamery’s response to last spring’s Listeria outbreak that ultimately caused three deaths and at least 10 illnesses.
Salmonella and other foodborne pathogens can thrive in low-water-activity foods and dry foods, according to “Survival of Salmonella in Cookie and Cracker Sandwiches Containing Inoculated, Low-Water Activity Fillings”, a new study conducted by the University of Georgia and published in the Journal of Food Protection.
On Monday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that at least five more people have become sick after eating at Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), along with the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) released findings from an annual report on foodborne outbreaks in the European Union (EU).
Chipotle Mexican Grill is changing how it handles fresh food preparation in an effort to make improvements with the company’s food safety after months of reported illnesses across the U.S.
This week, the House of Representatives made public a spending bill that will fund the federal government until the end of September 2016, which marks the end of the fiscal year. Included in the $1.1 billion bill are plans to fully fund the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA’s FSIS) has come up with a better way to determine the source of foodborne outbreaks linked to ground beef. If the new plan works, these efforts will stop outbreaks sooner than ever before.