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.
A Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant in Bellerica, MA--located northwest of Boston--was voluntarily and temporarily shut down yesterday after one of its employees tested positive for norovirus.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA's) Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine Michael Taylor announced today that he is leaving the agency on June 1, 2016.
The International Deli-Dairy-Bakery Association (IDDBA) has announced that its year-long 2016 Safe Food Matters! campaign will focus on food allergens.
It was announced earlier this week that Cornell University and the New York State Department of Health will jointly lead the nation’s newest Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence (IFSCE).
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) have announced the expansion of their long-term collaboration into a formal strategic partnership for large-scale capacity building programs.
This week, roughly 1,000 food safety leaders from over 60 countries have come together as part of the Global Food Safety Initiative’s 15th annual Global Food Safety Conference (GFSC) in Berlin, Germany.
After completing a 2 year nationwide study, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is analyzing data collected on the presence of Salmonella in retail packages found in supermarkets, ethnic markets, discount stores and online.
Today, the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) announced results from a second round of quarterly testing of fresh chickens.
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Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Barack Obama’s nominee--Robert Califf--as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new leader.
Last week, Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) introduced a draft bill requiring the Agriculture Secretary to put in place a national voluntary labeling standard for foods manufactured with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).