For the past year, the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has been running a survey to measure the amount of Campylobacter in chickens for sale in local grocery stores. Due to changes in how chickens are processed, the agency has now announced that it will suspend testing for the time being.
By way of the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration, the administration of President Barack Obama has initiated a new rule by which food safety whistleblowers will be protected from retaliation.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has pledged $4 million to support research and extension efforts to reduce pest related issues and increase crop protection practices for the agricultural industry.
A newly published report shows proof that while changes in the tests that diagnose foodborne illness do help to identify infections faster, they could soon pose challenges to finding outbreaks and monitoring progress toward preventing foodborne disease.
Dimethoate is an insecticide commonly used on crops such as cherries as a protection barrier to keep insects at bay. However, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has advised European Union (EU) policymakers in a new report that the chemical could be harmful to humans.
This week, a federal judge ruled that the four primary defendants in the Peanut Corporation of America case will not be required to pay restitution to their victims who were affected by a deadly Salmonella outbreak.
A new food safety rule has been finalized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help prevent food contamination during its transport.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a study that delves into how often deli slicers are cleaned at the retail level. Deli foods are most commonly associated with Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
A study commissioned by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has identified 28 key topics that future food safety work should focus on.
Del Monte Foods is making the transition to food packaging that no longer contains bisphenol A (BPA)--a chemical that is used to harden plastic products. Simultaneously, Del Monte has also announced plans to expand their line of food products that do not contain genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).
Campbell Soup Company is doing away with bisphenol A (BPA)-lined cans in North America by mid-2017. This new move applies not only to all of Campbell’s soups, but also Swanson broth and SpaghettiO’s pasta.
Vermont’s pending law that will require food manufacturers to label their foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has prompted yet another food giant to get a head start: ConAgra Foods Inc.
Chipotle Mexican Grill has hired James Marsden--a former Kansas State University (KSU) meat science professor--to head up the chain’s food safety endeavors.
Kellogg’s and Mars, Inc. have both begun labeling its products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Last week, General Mills announced that the company would begin labeling its products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
TRSA--a textile service industry association--has developed a certification program for laundries serving the food manufacturing and processing sectors.
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its largest allocation of funds yet--$19 million to help state agencies support the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested $5.1 billion from President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget. Today, Pew Charitable Trusts, Infectious Diseases Society of America and a host of other food companies sent a letter to Congress, urging House and Senate members to “include funding in the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill to support the Administration’s implementation of the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and at the Department of Agriculture (USDA).”
Today, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published and shared guidelines on how to communicate during a food crisis.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued final guidance on how food manufacturers, processors, growers and operators can reduce levels of acrylamide--a chemical that the International Agency for Research on Cancer considers to be a human carcinogen--in food. The U.S. National Toxicology Program also believes acrylamide to be linked to cancer.