Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that $30 million has been set aside to help citrus producers fight Huanglongbing (HLB)––otherwise known as “citrus greening”––a disease that threatens U.S. citrus production.
Researchers at the University of Maine have been granted $150,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Under the Meat and Poultry Recall Notification Act, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) would have the authority to recall contaminated meat, poultry and some egg products. This bill would also allow the Secretary of Agriculture to issue a mandatory food recall. This new legislation has been proposed by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that Dr. Margaret Hamburg--who’s served as commissioner of the agency for nearly 6 years--is stepping down from her position.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has released its plans for 2015 through 2017 in an 80-page Single Programming Document released to the public today.
Registration is now open for The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) 2015. This year’s event will be held July 25 through July 28 in Portland, OR.
The oversight of food safety has been given a major boost with President Barack Obama’s proposed $4 trillion fiscal year 2016 budget.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is proposing tighter control on the use of antibiotics to speed up growth in food-producing animals such as chicken in a new draft order.
According to China’s annual agenda released every January, the sovereign state’s rural policy will be focusing heavily on food safety in 2015.
On Tuesday February 24th, a public meeting will take place to update stakeholders on the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration’s (IFSAC) work to improve foodborne illness source attribution.
Lawmakers proposed a bill on January 28, 2015 that would create a single food safety agency by bringing together the oversight functions of the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture and other agencies.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control have released findings that outline the growth levels of human cases involving campylobateriosis, Listeriosis, Salmonella and other foodborne illnesses.
Susan T. Mayne is newly named director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, according to an official announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) will be launching Safe Food Matters!--a year-long food safety initiative campaign to build awareness of safe food practices and serve as an industry resource for food retailers, manufacturers, and their employees.
The new Imported Seafood Safety Standards Act introduced in the Senate this week by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) is being supported by the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA).
Bisphenol A (BPA)--a chemical often used in the manufacturing of plastic food containers--poses no health risk to consumers--including unborn children, infants and adolescents--according to the most recent reevaluation conducted by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
A new proposal to enforce new federal standards to reduce instances of Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground chicken and turkey products as well as raw chicken breasts, legs and wings was announced today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
A warning letter recently issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alleges that Nestle Purina PetCare violated federal regulations while manufacturing dog and cat foods at the company’s Lehigh County plant located in Allentown, PA.
Earlier this month, Mars, Inc. and the University of California, Davis teamed up to launch the Innovation Institute for Food and Health as part of UC Davis’s World Food Center.
Marie Bugarel, a research assistant professor at Texas Tech University’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, has discovered a new serotype of the Salmonella bacteria.