Food Safety Magazine

November 17, 2014

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Wal-Mart China Recalls Donkey Meat Adulterated with Fox
January 2, 2014
Wal-Mart China Recalls Donkey Meat Adulterated with Fox

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has recalled donkey meat sold at some outlets in China's eastern Shandong province after tests showed the product contained the DNA of other animals, the U.S. company said. The Shandong Food and Drug Administration explained that the donkey product contained fox meat.

National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection to Host Public Meeting
December 26, 2013
National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection to Host Public Meeting


The National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) today announced that it will host a public meeting Jan. 7-8, 2014 to review and discuss safe handling instructions included on food labels. At that meeting, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will also seek feedback on its Establishment-Specific Data Release Strategic Plan.

FDA Updates Food Defense Mitigation Strategies Database
December 26, 2013
FDA Updates Food Defense Mitigation Strategies Database

In conjunction with its recently proposed rule, "Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration," the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Dec. 24 released an updated version of the Food Defense Mitigation Strategies Database (MSD). The Database provides a range of preventive measures that food companies may choose to implement to better protect their facility, personnel, products, and operations from intentional contamination.

Global Food Safety Initiative Recognizes IFS PACsecure
December 23, 2013
Global Food Safety Initiative Recognizes IFS PACsecure

The Board of Directors of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) on Dec. 20 announced that the IFS PACsecure Standard Version 1 has been successfully benchmarked by GFSI and has achieved recognition against the GFSI Guidance Document Sixth Edition. The IFS PACsecure Standard has been recognized against the M Production of Food Packaging scope.

FDA Will Tweak Food Safety Rules to Be More Farmer-Friendly
December 20, 2013
FDA Will Tweak Food Safety Rules to Be More Farmer-Friendly

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it will revise sweeping new food safety rules proposed earlier this year after farmers complained the rules could hurt business

FDA Proposes New Food Defense Rule to Tackle Intentional Adulteration
December 20, 2013
FDA Proposes New Food Defense Rule to Tackle Intentional Adulteration

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today proposed a rule that would require the largest food businesses in the U.S. and abroad to take steps to prevent facilities from being the target of intentional attempts to contaminate the food supply. The FDA will hold a public meeting on the proposed rule on Feb. 20, 2014, in College Park, MD.

CDC: Drug-resistant Salmonella Outbreak from Foster Farms Chicken Affected 416
December 19, 2013
CDC: Drug-resistant Salmonella Outbreak from Foster Farms Chicken Affected 416

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today posted an Investigation Update on the multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella Heidelberg infections linked to Foster Farms brand chicken that was initially reported in early October. To date, 416 individuals have been affected, from 23 states and Puerto Rico.

Survey Says: Consumer Concern Over Food Safety Rising

General public concern about food safety has shown a marked increase over the past two years, according to a recent survey by Chicago-based consultancy Technomic. In a poll conducted in mid-July, Technomic found that 40 percent of consumers were “extremely concerned” about food safety issues in restaurants.

July 18, 2013
FSM EAB Member Jim Gorny Appointed Center For Produce Safety Technical Committee Chair
July 11, 2013
BPA No Longer Authorized for Use in Infant Formula Packaging: Decision Not Based on Safety
February 15, 2013
Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Foster Farms
February 15, 2013
Extension of Comment Period for Two FSMA Proposed Rules
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