The U.S. Army – Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is doing as much innovation as it can, creating novel technologies in food safety, sanitation and portable sterilization and enzymatic polymerization of natural compounds for applications in food antioxidants, anticancer drugs and flame-retardant materials.
Johns Hopkins University researchers have found that U.S. chicken meat contains high levels of cancer-causing arsenic, presumably due to the use of arsenic-based drugs in chicken populations.
Building on its long-standing commitment to food safety, the Harper Government unveiled its Safe Food for Canadians Action Plan. The Action Plan aims to further improve Canada’s food safety system by strengthening food safety rules, more effective inspection, a renewed commitment to service and more information for consumers.
The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is seeking a preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York against New York City Fish, Inc., and several key employees for manufacturing and distributing ready-to-eat fish products under insanitary conditions causing them to become adulterated.
FDA has released a new tool that will help the owners and operators of food facilities develop customized food defense plans to minimize the risk of intentional contamination. It’s a software program called the Food Defense Plan Builder and it’s designed to be easy to use.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), the world’s largest retailer, will invest 100 million yuan ($16.3 million) over three years to improve food safety in China as it works to bolster its image after a series of food-related citations.
A Montreal-area poultry cutting and processing plant has temporarily lost its federal license pending "corrective actions" on its food safety regime.
Both food safety agencies dodge the sequester budget cuts for inspections of food plants.
China has promised to punish the production and sale of unsafe food products more harshly to combat increasingly severe food scandals.
The Auburn University Food Systems Initiative has become an institute due to its committed multi-disciplinary faculty and a string of successful ventures.
An April 17 letter to Congress signed by 54 food and beverage industry trade associations outlines why user fees should not be used to fund implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).