FDA has released a new tool that will help the owners and operators of food facilities develop customized food defense plans to minimize the risk of intentional contamination. It’s a software program called the Food Defense Plan Builder and it’s designed to be easy to use.
Johns Hopkins University researchers have found that U.S. chicken meat contains high levels of cancer-causing arsenic, presumably due to the use of arsenic-based drugs in chicken populations.
The U.S. Army – Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is doing as much innovation as it can, creating novel technologies in food safety, sanitation and portable sterilization and enzymatic polymerization of natural compounds for applications in food antioxidants, anticancer drugs and flame-retardant materials.
The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is seeking a preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York against New York City Fish, Inc., and several key employees for manufacturing and distributing ready-to-eat fish products under insanitary conditions causing them to become adulterated.
Building on its long-standing commitment to food safety, the Harper Government unveiled its Safe Food for Canadians Action Plan. The Action Plan aims to further improve Canada’s food safety system by strengthening food safety rules, more effective inspection, a renewed commitment to service and more information for consumers.
At the 2013 annual meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) to be held July 13–16 in Chicago, Steve Taylor, Ph.D., will be presented with the Food Safety Magazine Distinguished Service Award at the joint social of the Nonthermal Processing and Food Engineering divisions of IFT.
The processed meat and poultry industry’s efforts to identify food safety strategies and to share research and best practices related to <i>Listeria monocytogenes</i> prevention and control have been key factors in preventing listeriosis outbreaks linked to meat and poultry products.
3M Food Safety today announced that its 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay for E.coli O157 (including H7) has been granted a NF VALIDATION certification from AFNOR CERTIFICATION for its ability to detect the bacteria in raw beef, fruit, vegetable and dairy products.