The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released an enhanced version of a free web-based tool that helps users to conduct quantitative risk assessments related to food safety.
The Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, submitted this month to the Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as well as the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is suggesting that consumer behavior––along with other practices put in place by government and private sectors––can play a role in reducing cases of foodborne illnesses.
There’s a new method for analyzing outbreak data to determine which foods are responsible for illness related to four major foodborne bacteria, thanks to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced that $160 million in funding is now available for research, education and extension projects to boost U.S. agriculture production.
John G. Surak––a member of Food Safety Magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board––has been presented with a Freund-Marquardt Medal.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers with peanut allergies to avoid food products containing cumin spice due to possible traces of peanut. Cumin is a common ingredient in Indian dishes and Tex-Mex style cooking.
Traces of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria may not be completely destroyed with current cleaning procedures in place at retail delis, according to new research conducted by Purdue University.
Larry Keener, president and CEO of International Product Safety Consultants and longtime member of the FSM Editorial Advisory Board, has been nominated as a candidate for leadership of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Board of Directors for 2015.
With a growing interest surrounding the laws and regulations that govern the foods and beverages we grow, raise, share, sell, cook, eat and drink, an entire new area of law continues to emerge and take hold in academia across the country.
This week, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) announced that Jennifer Cleveland McEntire will take over as the organization’s new vice president of science operations beginning March 3rd.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.