Food Safety Magazine

November 17, 2014


October 31, 2014
China Lifts Suspension on Washington State Apples

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that China is lifting its suspension of red and golden delicious apple imports from Washington State. 

Taylor Farms Named SQFI Primary Producer of the Year
October 31, 2014
Taylor Farms Named SQFI Primary Producer of the Year

Taylor Farms has once again been recognized for its commitment to the highest levels of food safety.

October 30, 2014
Kalite Sistern Laboratories Group Acquired by Merieux NutriSciences Corporation

Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation has acquired Kalite Sistem Laboratories Group (KSL), a leading independent food testing laboratory in Turkey.

October 29, 2014
FSIS Updates List of Where Salmonella Contaminated Chicken May Have Been Shipped

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announces a list of 15 additional states that may have received shipments of Salmonella contaminated chicken.

October 29, 2014
New CDC Data Reveals Beef Still a Common Cause of Foodbourne Illness

When it comes to foodbourne illness, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that beef is still a common culprit. 

October 28, 2014
ISO 22004 to Help Companies Follow Food Safety Global Best Practices

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has unveiled a new part of the ISO 22000 family of standards.

October 24, 2014
USDA Awards $4.6 Million to University of Maryland for Continuation of Food Safety Study

The University of Maryland's Center for Food Safety and Security Systems has received a $4.6 million U.S. Department of Agriculture grant for a project crafting scientifically based food safety metrics for leafy greens and tomatoes.

October 23, 2014
IAFP 2015 Announces Call for Abstracts

The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) is now accepting presenter abstracts for IAFP 2015 to be held in Portland, OR next summer. 

October 21, 2014
WTO Concludes that U.S. Country-of-Origin Meat Labeling is Unfair

A new report released by the World Trade Organization concludes that country-of-origin labeling rules in the U.S. are unfair. 

Georgia-Pacific on Path to Achieve SQF Certification in All U.S. Corrugated Box Plants
October 20, 2014
Georgia-Pacific on Path to Achieve SQF Certification in All U.S. Corrugated Box Plants

Georgia-Pacific Corrugated is preparing to acheive Safe Quality Food certification in all its U.S. box plants and produce yards to reduce the likelihood of contaminated foods reaching store shelves.

October 20, 2014
Major Win for CFS in Legal Battle to Protect Food Safety

The Center for Food Safety has settled with the Food and Drug Administration regarding the agency's "Generally Recognized as Safe" food additive approval process.

October 20, 2014
Huub Lelieveld Named Honorable Doctor of the National University of Food Technologies

Food Safety Magazine board member Huub Lelieveld has been named Honorable Doctor of the Ukraine's National University of Food Technologies.

October 20, 2014
EPA to Register Enlist Duo Herbicide in an Effort to Protect Human Health, Infants and Children

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is registering the herbicide, Enlist Duo with first-time ever restrictions to manage the problem of resistant weeds. 

October 20, 2014
29th Session FAO/WHO Codex Coordinating Committee for Europe (CCEURO)

The 29th session of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) Codex Coordinating Committee for Europe (CCEURO) took place in The Netherlands from September 30 through October 3, 2014.

October 20, 2014
New Agricultural and Food Law Consortium Launches at Penn State

Penn State Law’s Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center is one of four institutions in the new Agricultural and Food Law Consortium, a partnership supported by a $750,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant and established to study how food and agriculture laws affect land- and sea-based food, fiber and energy production.

October 16, 2014
Estimated Annual Cost of Foodborne Illness in the U.S. Tops $15 Billion

A new report released by the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) estimates the cost of foodborne illnesses in the U.S. tops $15.6 billion.


October 14, 2014
New Website Provides Farm Food Safety News and Resources

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has completely revised its website to provide easier access to a wealth of news, information and resources concerning leafy greens food safety and this important program created in 2007.

October 14, 2014
New Plans for Food Safety Agency in Taiwan

A food safety office will be established in the near future as part of President Ma Ying-jeou's most recent bid to combat the tainted food scares that have shaken the nation over the past few months.

Lubriplate Lubricants Company Achieves ISO 21469 Certification
October 13, 2014
Lubriplate Lubricants Company Achieves ISO 21469 Certification

Lubricate Lubricants Company has recently obtained ISO 21469 certification for all of its NSF/H-1 registered food machinery lubricants.

October 10, 2014
Foster Farms President and CEO to Step Down

Ron Foster announced that he will step down as president and chief executive officer of Foster Farms, but will remain an owner and board member of the company.

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