Stewart Parnell--the former Peanut Corporation of America owner that was convicted last year for knowingly shipping Salmonella-contaminated peanut butter from his Georgia plant--may be sentenced to life in prison if prosecutors have their way.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Challenge has announced two winners for its 2014 competition--Purdue University, and runner-up Pronucleotein, Inc.
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives is preparing to vote on the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act that would block mandatory labeling for genetically modified foods.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack said yesterday that scientists have developed a vaccine that is 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu.
A new report by Swiss Re--a wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer--declares that the number of food recalls issued in the U.S. since 2002 has nearly doubled.
Researchers at Washington State University (WSU) have discovered that the use of ultraviolet C (UVC) light is effective in prohibiting foodborne pathogens from contaminating some fresh fruits.
Illinois Institute of Technology's Institute for Food Safety and Health (IIT IFSH) announced earlier this week that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted an IFSH process filing for applying a Pressure Enhanced Sterilization (PES) processing technology for the commercial production of complex particulate-bearing shelf-stable low acid foods.
As the debate regarding the necessity of country-of-origin labels for meat continues, researchers at the University of Arkansas have discovered that consumer perceptions are highly influenced by such labels.
Russel was a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Food Safety Magazine.
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.