New research published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology--a scientific journal--says that produce farmers should wait until 24 hours after rain or irrigation to harvest their crops.
On Wednesday, Kraft Foods Group and H.J. Heinz Co. moved one step closer to merging, earning more than 98 percent of shareholder votes.
Argentina’s foreign prime minister Hector Timerman announced on Tuesday that the country’s beef would soon be permitted for export into the U.S.
Sysco Corporation announced that it has terminated its merger agreement with US Foods, days after the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., granted the Federal Trade Commission's request for a preliminary injunction to block the proposed Sysco-US Foods merger.
The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has retracted an earlier recall of ground cumin powder from Barts Ingredients Company.
At the Food Safety and Manufacturing Summit today in Dallas, TX, Acting Associate Attorney General Stuart Delery--third in line at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)--will speak about some of the legal duties manufacturers and distributors have to ensure that they sell safe foods.
The prevalence of grocery store mergers is bringing about quite a change in the food retail industry.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the appointment of members to the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) for the 2015-2017 term.
Four U.S. senators wrote a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) asking for a study that will measure the viability of creating the single food agency proposed by lawmakers in January.
Canada-based Niagara Bottling LLC has recalled its line of spring water produced at its Allentown and Hamburg plants in Pennsylvania due to the possible presence of Escherichia coli (E. coli) contamination.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs)--the source of artificial trans fat in processed foods--are not “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) for use in human food. Food manufacturers now have 3 years to remove PHOs from their products.
Nestle India will destroy $50 million worth of instant noodles after a sales ban imposed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. Tests show that the noodles contain unusually high levels of lead.
China is currently recognizing Food Safety Publicity Week--a nationwide campaign aimed at “rebuilding public confidence in food safety”.
The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to repeal Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Amendments Act of 2015 for meat--specifically beef, chicken and pork.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced today that a new report by the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) reveals good and bad news regarding antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs.
A new report from nonprofit consumer group Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has found that not only are states reporting and solving fewer foodborne illness outbreaks, but states vary widely in their outbreak reporting rates.
The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) issued a statement today ahead of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture’s consideration of the Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) Amendments Act, praising them for rescinding statutes that mandate the program.
The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain has published its scientific opinion on acrylamide--a chemical that naturally forms in starchy food products during every-day high-temperature cooking--found in food, reconfirming previous evaluations that its presence in food does in fact increase consumer risk of cancer.
A new program established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will give international food importers with proven food safety track records a break.
This week, the Obama administration hosted a gathering of food producers, medical professionals, hospital representatives and restaurant workers--including staff from Tyson Foods, Walmart and Foster Farms--urging them to promise to reduce their use of lifesaving antibiotics in livestock, use of which is becoming ineffective due to overuse.