This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced $19 million worth of funds awarded to 36 grantees for the purpose of “ensuring safe and nutritious food supply while maintaining American agricultural competitiveness.”
A new national food safety policy for the West African country of Ghana has been adopted by food industry stakeholders in an effort to protect consumers and to ensure that exported food items are indeed safe.
The Consumers Union (CU) has formally raised concerns about the use of pesticides on produce and their impact on human health (workers, consumers and especially children) and the environment to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy has announced its 2015 food safety training for the dairy industry.
The Safe & Accurate Food Labeling Act presented by U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) has gained support from the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA).
The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) has released its latest Scientific Information Bulletin (SIB).
After evaluating a diverse assortment of genetically engineered apples and potatoes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided that these foods are completely safe for human consumption, and are just as nutritious as their conventional counterparts.
MarketsandMarkets--a global market research firm--has found that the food safety testing market will be worth more than $15 million by 2019.
New Zealand and Vietnam have entered a joint Food Safety Cooperation Arrangement aimed at promoting recognition and consistency between the regulatory systems of the two countries.
Food Safety Magazine, media sponsor and participant at the 2015 GFSI conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, distills the key takeaways from this annual global conference on food safety.
Eating the skinless inner kernels of peanuts may improve a person’s gut flora and its ability to ward off E. coli and Salmonella, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Maryland published in the Journal of Food Science.
On 26 February 2015, FSSC 22000 published FSSC 22000-Q--a brand new and voluntary module for the certification of Food Quality Management Systems (QMS) in compliance with ISO 9001:2008.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended Costco Canada’s fish import license, claiming that the retailer is not consistently adhering to food safety regulations.
A sample of powdered tea imported from the Japanese prefecture of Chiba, just southeast of Tokyo, had 0.93 percent of the legal maximum level of radioactive cesium 137 allowed in food, the Hong Kong government announced late Thursday evening.
Kansas State University (KSU) conducted a study, Costs of Meat and Poultry Recalls to Food Firms, using stock market prices and other data originating between 1994 and 2013 to determine how a company’s bottom line is ultimately affected when a meat or poultry recall arises.
After last week’s announcement that McDonald’s will phase out their use of antibiotics in chickens, KFC--the world’s largest chain of fried chicken restaurants--is facing mounting pressure to also alter the way their chickens are raised.
The North American Meat Institute Foundation (NAMIF) released an updated version of its popular Yellow Pages, a meat and poultry resource guide that provides important consumer information and answers to commonly asked questions about the meat supply, preparation and cooking and nutrition.
Based on a joint federal food study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the primary source of Salmonella poisoning was seeded vegetables, not meat as many might have assumed.
After a number of failed marketing and rebranding efforts, McDonald’s––one of the biggest purchasers of chicken in the U.S.––has announced that they will begin phasing out the use of antibiotics in their chicken at U.S. locations.
After a milk sampling survey was conducted at nearly 2,000 dairy farms, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed that the overwhelming majority of America’s milk supply is indeed safe, even in cases that require medication to maintain the health of dairy cattle.