Recent data from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals that there’s much room for improvement in the way both organizations monitor pesticide residue violations.
The comment period on a proposed supplemental rule that goes with the Food Safety Modernization Act will end on December 14th.
On November 19th, the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) will sponsor an interactive discussion session outlining the requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed produce safety rule appearing in the congressional mandates in the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act.
A potato genetically engineered to reduce the amounts of a potentially harmful ingredient in French fries and potato chips has been approved for commercial planting, the Department of Agriculture announced on Friday.
Larry Keener, president and CEO of International Product Safety Consultants and longtime member of the FSM Editorial Advisory Board, has been nominated as a candidate for leadership of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Board of Directors for 2015.
Alchemy Systems has just announced the release of the highly anticipated online course, SafeMark™ Food Safety Manager: Certification Training for Retail Food Stores.
The global public health organization NSF International has partnered with leaders from major retailers, mass merchandisers, drugstore chains, club stores and manufacturers to create the Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance.
Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, issued a statement earlier this week in response to the election results of the GMO labeling ballot initiatives in Colorado and Oregon.
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) is now accepting nominations for their 2015 Association Awards.
Strategic Consulting, Inc., an information resource for industrial diagnostics companies, has published a comprehensive new market report on microbiology testing in the global industrial market.
Arylessence, Inc., a creator and manufacturer of flavors and fragrances, announced today that it has achieved SQF Level 2 certification by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), the globally recognized authority on food safety and quality.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that China is lifting its suspension of red and golden delicious apple imports from Washington State.
Taylor Farms has once again been recognized for its commitment to the highest levels of food safety.
Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation has acquired Kalite Sistem Laboratories Group (KSL), a leading independent food testing laboratory in Turkey.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announces a list of 15 additional states that may have received shipments of Salmonella contaminated chicken.
When it comes to foodbourne illness, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that beef is still a common culprit.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has unveiled a new part of the ISO 22000 family of standards.
The FDA has developed an online learning module to help the seafood industry, retailers, and state regulators ensure the proper labeling of seafood products offered for sale in the U.S. marketplace.
The University of Maryland's Center for Food Safety and Security Systems has received a $4.6 million U.S. Department of Agriculture grant for a project crafting scientifically based food safety metrics for leafy greens and tomatoes.
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) is now accepting presenter abstracts for IAFP 2015 to be held in Portland, OR next summer.