The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) has been awarded a 5 year, $5 million cooperative agreement to develop and implement critically needed training for state, local, territorial, and tribal food safety agencies.
The Center for Food Safety (CFS) has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for allegedly failing to respond to the group’s requests for records on genetically engineered crops CFS says harm the environment.
In 2014, Denmark experienced a decrease in reported foodborne outbreaks, according to new data released by the National Food Institute, the Technical University of Denmark, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, and Statens Serum Institute.
A request was sent to FDA to implement programs and training to help small farmers comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Federal budget cuts in Canada are putting public health at risk, says the president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada.
Blue Bell Creameries has announced that its products will be back on some store shelves just in time for Labor Day--about 4 months after a Listeria outbreak led to a nationwide recall and complete shutdown of operations.
A report by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation last week says that foodborne illness rates in Australia are on the decline--except for Salmonella.
Cinnamon, oregano and vinegar are natural ingredients that can be used to sanitize leafy greens, according to researchers at the University of Arizona.
In a talk with farmers at the Mid Kansas Cooperative, U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo said that there’s no need for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in foods to be labeled for a couple of reasons.
Nearly $110 million has been set aside by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help states improve their ability to track and respond to infectious diseases.
Blue Bell Creameries has been given the all clear to produce and sell ice cream made at its Sylacauga, AL plant, according Ron Dawsey, director at the Alabama Department of Public Health.
Starting this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is accepting public comments regarding cheese that is made from raw, unpasteurized milk.
A ban on some cilantro imported from Mexico has been instated after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after a 2012 outbreak that sickened hundreds of consumers with intestinal illnesses, prompting an investigation.
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.