About 10 years ago, ConAgra’s Peter Pan brand peanut butter sickened hundreds of consumers in a multi-state Salmonella outbreak. Now, the food giant is heading to court to complete an $11.2 million settlement--the largest criminal fine ever ordered in a U.S. food safety case.
For the 25th year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Pesticide Data Program (PDP) has released its Annual Summary.
More than 360 people in 10 countries have been affected by a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak linked to an egg producer in Poland. One child in Croatia is believed to have died in connection to the Salmonella outbreak.
Researchers at Kansas State University (KSU) have discovered that recipes with handwashing reminders and meat thermometer instructions do have positive impacts on consumer food safety.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released a plan that serves as a national call to action, urging all levels of government, utilities, community organizations, and other stakeholders to work together to increase the safety and reliability of drinking water.
In May 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued final guidance on menu food labeling regulations. Now, the agency is clarifying specifics regarding the rule’s compliance date.
This month, FDA has released new data for sampling of hot peppers and cucumbers.
In the search for more natural food additives to keep foods safe and fresh, researchers have discovered that isolated compounds from avocado seed extracts could limit the growth of Listeria bacteria in ready-to-eat foods.
To help the public more easily access USDA food safety research information, the department’s National Agricultural Library’s (NAL's) Food Safety Research Information Office (FSRIO) has launched a new “Meet the Experts” online video collection available on the NAL website.
Based on a decision announced this week, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB)--a body that advises the U.S. Department of Agriculture--will no longer permit carrageenan to be used as an additive in organic food.
Earlier this month, the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) unveiled its most recent Scientific Information Bulletin (SIB) which focuses on food fraud.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded $9.4 million to support 25 research and outreach projects that will help mitigate pests, weeds and diseases on farms and in communities.
Government testing of residues from glyphosate--an herbicide that kills weeds and has been linked to cancer by the World Health Organization--has been put on hold by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In recent years, the presence of pesticides in foods has become a top concern for American consumers.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced final guidance for industry for a voluntary, fee-based program to allow the expedited review and importation of foods into the U.S. from importers with a proven track record of food safety and security.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is planning to expand its testing in a 5-year strategic plan made public this month.
Policymakers, regulators and other food industry giants are meeting to discuss groundbreaking efforts in public-private collaboration for public health and international business.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has released its annual report on pesticide residues in food.
The FDA has discovered that recalled strawberry products may have still been served--particularly in schools and restaurants--in the weeks following an initial recall.
Today, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) published an update of its annual salt monitoring program, now in it’s 13th year.
From May 2016 through October 2016, at least seven countries have confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis, signaling a multi-country outbreak.