ISO 16140:2003 for the validation of alternative (proprietary) microbiological methods has just been revised.
Food Safety Magazine, primary media sponsor of the Global Food Safety Conference in Berlin, Germany, partnered with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) to capture feedback and observations on the conference itself and how the lessons learned can and will be implemented in the ever-changing world of food safety.
The partnership solidified today sets out to harness the vast experience and knowledge of both global organisations in order to implement “a roadmap for scaling up” by developing large-scale food safety capability building projects in a number of key regions in the global food supply network.
During a February inspection of a Whole Foods Market food packing and preparation facility in Everett, MA, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found a number of what they referred to as “serious violations”, one of which includes conditions that could promote the growth of Listeria.
In March, the first signs of antibiotic resistance in a pig sample became apparent. This week, it was made public that last month, a second pig tested positive for bacteria resistant to antibiotics, bringing about concerns of a new superbug.
Inspection reports prove that problems at CRF’s Pasco, WA plant were rampant for well over a year before the company announced a widespread recall of their frozen food products.
Health Canada has long advised consumers to cook ground beef to 71 °C (equal to 159.8 °F). Now, researchers say that even this standard temperature recommendation might not kill all bacteria.
Mike Taylor’s planned departure from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was announced by the agency in March. Today, Taylor has finally given some insight as to what he will do now that he is no longer the Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine.
Congress appropriated nearly $200 million over the past six years for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) kitchen equipment grants, which have helped thousands of schools purchase needed upgrades.
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a question and answer interview conducted with the agency's new Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Stephen Ostroff. Below are snippets from his commentary in relation to food safety the agency's upcoming plans.
Yesterday, General Mills announced a voluntary recall of 10 million pounds of flour after 38 people in 20 U.S. states fell ill due to Eschericia coli.
After more than 30 individuals have contracted Salmonella Virchow, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking into whether or not they need to develop specific food recall and notification methods for online retailers.
Renaissance BioScience Corporation--a global yeast innovation company--has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company’s Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) notice for its nonGMO, acrylamide-reducing (AR) baker’s yeast strain.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized a new food safety rule under the agency’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
A new report published by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), has garnered mixed reactions on worker safety in the meat and poultry industry and whether or not it has improved enough over the last decade or so.
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the release of its 5th Annual Report for the Reportable Food Registry (RFR).
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently started requiring meat processors to affix labels to their beef products indicating that it has been mechanically tenderized, along with safe cooking instructions for consumers to follow.
In Canada, genetically modified (GM) salmon has been approved for sale.
This week marks the launch of the New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Center at Massey University in Palmerston North--a city in New Zealand.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) has discovered that, after extensive research, there is no distinct difference between food crops that are genetically modified (GM) and those that are conventionally grown.