Dimethoate is an insecticide commonly used on crops such as cherries as a protection barrier to keep insects at bay. However, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has advised European Union (EU) policymakers in a new report that the chemical could be harmful to humans.
This week, a federal judge ruled that the four primary defendants in the Peanut Corporation of America case will not be required to pay restitution to their victims who were affected by a deadly Salmonella outbreak.
A new food safety rule has been finalized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help prevent food contamination during its transport.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a study that delves into how often deli slicers are cleaned at the retail level. Deli foods are most commonly associated with Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
A study commissioned by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has identified 28 key topics that future food safety work should focus on.
Del Monte Foods is making the transition to food packaging that no longer contains bisphenol A (BPA)--a chemical that is used to harden plastic products. Simultaneously, Del Monte has also announced plans to expand their line of food products that do not contain genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).
Campbell Soup Company is doing away with bisphenol A (BPA)-lined cans in North America by mid-2017. This new move applies not only to all of Campbell’s soups, but also Swanson broth and SpaghettiO’s pasta.
Vermont’s pending law that will require food manufacturers to label their foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has prompted yet another food giant to get a head start: ConAgra Foods Inc.
Chipotle Mexican Grill has hired James Marsden--a former Kansas State University (KSU) meat science professor--to head up the chain’s food safety endeavors.
Kellogg’s and Mars, Inc. have both begun labeling its products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Last week, General Mills announced that the company would begin labeling its products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
TRSA--a textile service industry association--has developed a certification program for laundries serving the food manufacturing and processing sectors.
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its largest allocation of funds yet--$19 million to help state agencies support the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested $5.1 billion from President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget. Today, Pew Charitable Trusts, Infectious Diseases Society of America and a host of other food companies sent a letter to Congress, urging House and Senate members to “include funding in the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill to support the Administration’s implementation of the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and at the Department of Agriculture (USDA).”
Today, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published and shared guidelines on how to communicate during a food crisis.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued final guidance on how food manufacturers, processors, growers and operators can reduce levels of acrylamide--a chemical that the International Agency for Research on Cancer considers to be a human carcinogen--in food. The U.S. National Toxicology Program also believes acrylamide to be linked to cancer.
A Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant in Bellerica, MA--located northwest of Boston--was voluntarily and temporarily shut down yesterday after one of its employees tested positive for norovirus.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA's) Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine Michael Taylor announced today that he is leaving the agency on June 1, 2016.
The International Deli-Dairy-Bakery Association (IDDBA) has announced that its year-long 2016 Safe Food Matters! campaign will focus on food allergens.
It was announced earlier this week that Cornell University and the New York State Department of Health will jointly lead the nation’s newest Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence (IFSCE).