Due to questions and concerns about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) testing of raw milk cheese for the presence of non-toxigenic E. coli, the agency is pausing those efforts to embark on a new review of current testing practices.
Last week, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) publicly shared a recorded presentation to review modifications to the organic assessment exemption regulations under 23 Federal marketing orders and 22 research and promotion programs, collectively referred to as “commodity promotion programs.”
Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that the agency has finalized new federal standards to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground chicken and turkey products, chicken breasts, legs and wings.
Competitive grants in the amount of $30.1 million will be awarded to 80 research projects that will improve food safety and reduce antibiotic resistance in food, according to an announcement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and John P. Holdren, President Obama's Science and Technology Advisor and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
A student researcher at Sweden’s Umea University has found that Listeria bacteria, when exposed to light, can increase the risk of bacterial infection.
This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced two new opportunities for funding to assist with enhancing food safety under the agency’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an update on a Salmonella poona outbreak linked to cucumbers from Mexico.
Earlier this month, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. announced its involvement with the Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain--initially established last year by IBM Research and Mars, Inc.
A new analysis of federal import violations data claims that food imported into the U.S. from countries with low gross domestic product (GDP) poses higher safety risks than food from richer countries.
Last week, FMC Corporation announced that an analysis that was published in Food and Chemical Toxicology--a respected peer-reviewed journal--has found significant flaws in food additive research, specifically related to the food ingredient carrageenan.
One person has died and at least 11 more have been hospitalized due to a Listeria outbreak linked to bagged salads produced at a single Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. facility.
As Winter Storm Jonas continues to barrel toward the East Coast of the U.S., 16 states have been been issued blizzard warnings. The impending severe weather has prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to issue food safety recommendations for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.
Today, United Fresh announced the launch of a new training program aimed at assisting produce industry members with complying with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
To combat the prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes in deli foods, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is launching a year-long nationwide pilot project aimed as assessing whether or not retailers are utilizing the best methods to control Listeria in their stores.
Chipotle Mexican Grill plans to close all of its restaurants in the U.S. for a few hours on February 8 to address food safety in an all-staff meeting.
This month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) began implementing the next phase of its Raw Pork Products Exploratory Sampling Program (RPPESP).
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies has delivered its opinion on UV-treated milk, saying that it is safe for the general public, excluding infants under 1 year of age.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) says they issued fewer enforcement orders to food businesses for food safety violations in 2015 compared to 2014.
Today, Campbell’s Soup Company announced its support for federal legislation requiring labels for foods produced with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The company has already prepared a label that will comply with Vermont’s pending GMO labeling law.
On Thursday, Blue Bell Creameries released a statement updating “loyal customers” on the progress the company after a widespread product recall last March that claimed three lives and sickened multiple others.