The domestic cantaloupe industry will experience increased food safety inspections and product sampling from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, according to a letter from the agency to the industry released on February 25.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has announced the launch of a major initiative designed to facilitate access to data, enhancing transparency in risk assessment. The program will consider how best and to what extent technical data used in risk assessments can be made available to the broader scientific community and interested parties.
After more than 4 years, a 76-count indictment was filed against four former officials of the Peanut Corporation of America for selling Salmonella-contaminated peanut butter products blamed for a nationwide Salmonella outbreak in 2009 that killed 9 people and sickened more than 700.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has partnered with the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) to offer a training module for aquaculture producers to aid in compliance with FDA regulations for seafood imports.
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors has announced that the Global Red Meat Standard, Fourth Edition, Version 4.1, has been successfully re-benchmarked and has achieved recognition against the GFSI Guidance Document, Sixth Edition.