China has long been a hotbed where food safety scandals run rampant. As of today--October 1, 2015--the country is revising its Food Safety Law for the first time in 6 years.
Andrew and Williamson (A&W)--the company named in a recent major recall linked to Salmonella bacteria in cucumbers--is making a donation to STOP Foodborne Illness. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping those impacted by foodborne illness.
Food Industry Asia (FIA) has signed an agreement to ramp up food safety capacity building in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China.
A U.S. District judge in Albany, GA has sentenced 61-year-old Stewart Parnell to 28 years in prison for his role in shipping contaminated food that killed 9 people and sickened at least 700 others in 2008 and 2009, causing one of the largest foodborne outbreaks in U.S. history.
France’s national ban on the manufacture and export of food contact materials that contain bisphenol A (BPA) has been lifted. However, France still does not allow such products to be sold within their borders.
Mars, Inc. is opening the Global Food Safety Center (GFSC)--a pre-competitive research and training hub. The center is slated to open on September 24.
In order for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to be successful, it must obtain sufficient funding as determined by Congress.
The White House has announced that President Barack Obama is nominating Robert Califf as the next commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
A joint report and scorecard by a number of organizations has rated more than 20 top restaurants on their use of antibiotics in meat. With the exception of five companies, all received failing grades.
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidance entitled, “A Labeling Guide for Restaurants and Other Retail Establishments Selling Away-From-Home Foods--Part II”.
The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has just published its final report of their year-long survey of Campylobacter levels on UK fresh shop-bought chickens.
Two people in California and Texas have died after consuming cucumbers that were contaminated with Salmonella poona.
In January 2011, President Barack Obama signed off on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Over 4 years later, some of FSMA’s final rules are coming into effect.
New research from the University at Buffalo School of Management suggests that consumers are more likely to purchase food products when stores utilize traceability systems that prove where and how the food was produced and shipped.
Subway is joining a rapidly growing list of fast food restaurants choosing to serve antibiotic free chicken due to growing concern about antibiotic resistance from consumers.
As President Barack Obama’s regulatory agenda gradually comes to an end, there’s expected to be an onslaught of new rules passed before election year becomes Washington’s priority.
A new report issued this week by the American Association for Justice (AAJ) states that food safety regulators are not able to keep up with such a quickly evolving industry, therefore making the civil justice system the primary point of protection against unsafe food for consumers.
When it comes to food safety concerns, American consumers are most worried about chemicals in food, according to the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2015 Food and Health Survey. Previously, consumers’ concerns were centered around foodborne illness.
Five months after shutting down production due to Listeria contamination, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams’ Columbus, OH facility is now back in business. For now, the facility will only be used for making certain ice cream ingredients.
Is organic ground beef safer than conventional beef? It is, according to Consumer Reports’ “How Safe is Your Ground Beef?”.