Food Safety Magazine


March 19, 2013
Comment Period Extended for Escherichia coli (STEC) Survey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced that it has extended the opportunity for comment on the draft Shiga toxin-producing <i>E. coli</i> (STEC) Survey questions. The new deadline to receive comments is March 25.

March 13, 2013
FDA Reopens Comment Period on Food Facilities
March 21, 2013
Senate Approves Bill to Avert USDA Meat-Inspector Furloughs
March 22, 2013
Congress Passes Bill to Avert Meat Inspector Furloughs
March 26, 2013
Public Meeting to Address Agenda Items for Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues
April 2, 2013
New and Revised Standards for FCC

To help ensure the quality of popular food ingredients increasingly being incorporated into products sold worldwide, standards for omega 3-rich krill oil and natural, low-calorie stevia sweeteners are among the latest proposed revisions to the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC).

April 2, 2013
Montana House OKs Raw Milk Bill

A bill allowing small farms to sell raw, unpasteurized milk directly to consumers has been approved by a Montana House committee, sending it to the full House for debate. Read more on this controversial issue.

April 2, 2013
BPA: EFSA To Publicly Consult on Draft Opinion

Continuing its commitment to transparency and openness, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will launch a public consultation in July 2013 on its draft scientific opinion on the possible risks to public health of bisphenol A (BPA), a substance used in food contact materials.

March 27, 2013
FAQ on Preventive Controls and Produce Safety Rules Are Now Available
March 27, 2013
According to CPSI Reports of Foodborne-Illness Outbreaks Decline by 40%
April 1, 2013
FSA Supports Food Allergy Project
April 1, 2013
Beef Testing Under Scrutiny
April 4, 2013
EFSA Reaches Conclusions on Mechanically Separated Meat
April 4, 2013
Food Safety Training Initiatives on a Global Scale: Results of a Worldwide Study
April 9, 2013
H7N9 Bird Flu Death Toll Rises to 8
April 16, 2013
Genetically Engineered Plants under Scrutiny

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently received inquiries about the labeling of foods with ingredients derived from genetically engineered plants, but has not yet made a decision regarding the petitions.

April 16, 2013
FSIS Announces Pilot Program on Import Inspection Applications

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced the availability of and is requesting comments on a draft compliance guide for U.S. importers and brokers on the electronic filing of import inspection applications for certain meat, poultry, and egg products.

April 15, 2013
FDA Requests $4.7 Billion to Ensure Food Safety
April 15, 2013
Thermo Fisher Scientific to Acquire Life Technologies Corporation
April 16, 2013
China Constructs Food-Tracking System
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