Food Safety Magazine


June 24, 2013
GLOBALG.A.P. Board Appoints New Chairman and Vice-Chairman
June 26, 2013
Minnesota Health Officials Identify Illnesses Linked to Raw Milk
June 26, 2013
Food Safety Testing Market Worth $14,030.2 Million By 2018

A recent food safety report analyzes the global food safety testing market with respect to global revenue and volume for food safety testing.

June 26, 2013
FDA Must Complete FSMA Rules by Mid-2015, Judge Says
June 27, 2013
Food Micro, Eighth Edition: Microbiology Testing in the Global Food Industry

A new market research report from Strategic Consulting, Inc. tracks the volume, market value and varied methods of food safety testing conducted by food producers around the world. The report, “Food Micro, Eighth Edition: Microbiology Testing in the Global Food Industry” is based on detailed interviews with more than 450 food production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, including China and India.

July 1, 2013
FDA to Block Pomegranate Seeds from Turkey; Townsend Recall Expands
July 4, 2013
Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Welcomes New Board Member

The GFSI Board is pleased to announce that Neil Marshall, Global Director, Quality & Food Safety, The Coca-Cola Company has been appointed to the Board.

July 9, 2013
EFSA Finalizes New Guidance on Pesticides and Bees
July 11, 2013
BPA No Longer Authorized for Use in Infant Formula Packaging: Decision Not Based on Safety
July 13, 2013
FDA Proposes “Action Level” for Arsenic in Apple Juice
July 18, 2013
IFT Launches Global Food Traceability Center

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Board of Directors has approved the launch of a new food traceability center designed to protect and improve our global food supply. The Global Food Traceability Center will serve as an authoritative, scientific and unbiased source for food traceability.

July 18, 2013
FSM EAB Member Jim Gorny Appointed Center For Produce Safety Technical Committee Chair
July 23, 2013
FDA Draft Guidance Egg Safety Rule for Free Range and Organic Egg Producers
July 23, 2013
FSIS Issues List of Validated Foodborne Pathogen Test Kits

FSIS is making available a list of test kits that have been validated for detection of relevant foodborne pathogens (i.e. Salmonella, Campylobacter, E. coli O157:H7, Listeria spp. including L. monocytogenes, and non-O157 STECs). The list is informational, not an endorsement or approval of any particular method.

July 24, 2013
100K Genome Project Database Adds 20 Foodborne Pathogen Sequences

The 100K Genome Project, led by the University of California, Davis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, and Agilent Technologies, announced on July 22 that it has added 20 newly completed genome sequences of foodborne disease-causing microorganisms to its public database.

July 25, 2013
Multistate Cyclosporiasis Outbreak at 285 Cases; CDC Says Source Still Unknown

As of July 22, 2013, CDC had been notified of more than 250 cases of Cyclospora infection in residents of multiple states, including Iowa, Nebraska, Texas, Wisconsin, Georgia and Connecticut. Illinois and Kansas have also notified CDC of one case each that may have been acquired out of state but in the United States.

July 25, 2013
EFSA: Food Is the Main Source of BPA Exposure for Consumers

The European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) scientific experts have provisionally concluded that for all population groups, diet is the major source of exposure to bisphenol A (BPA). The agency added that consumers' exposure to BPA is lower than EFSA estimated previously.

July 26, 2013
Listeria in Packaged Herring Prompts Recall by Zip International

This news is no red herring — the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported on July 26 that Zip International Group LLC of Edison, NJ, is recalling 400-gram plastic packages of herring fillet in oil (marketed under the brand names Fosforel and Atlantika) due to Listeria contamination.

July 26, 2013
Earthbound Farm, Competitors Talk Food Safety

Rival companies dropped their competitive guard momentarily to discuss food safety and changes in wash systems as Earthbound Farm opened its doors to them. Representatives of SmartWash Solutions, Taylor Farms, Ready Pac Foods, Field Fresh Foods, Club Chef and Yum! Brands attended a plant tour and meeting July 25 at the San Juan Bautista, CA-based organic grower-shipper.

July 26, 2013
FDA Issues Proposed Rules to Verify Safety of Imported Food

Taking two steps forward in the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), on July 26 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released new proposed rules for verifying foreign suppliers and accrediting third-party auditors.

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