Food Safety Magazine

November 17, 2014

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FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods Michael Taylor Accepts Top Award
FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods Michael Taylor Accepts Top Award

Michael Taylor, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Deputy Commissioner of Foods has been honored with the STOP Foodborne Illness 2014 Award of Excellence.

Susan T. Mayne Named Director of Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
January 26, 2015
Susan T. Mayne Named Director of Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Susan T. Mayne is newly named director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, according to an official announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

 

Safe Food Matters! Campaign Focusing on Listeria Prevention Launched by IDDBA
January 26, 2015
Safe Food Matters! Campaign Focusing on Listeria Prevention Launched by IDDBA

The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) will be launching Safe Food Matters!--a year-long food safety initiative campaign to build awareness of safe food practices and serve as an industry resource for food retailers, manufacturers, and their employees.

Seafood Safety Standards Act Introduced to Congress
January 23, 2015
Seafood Safety Standards Act Introduced to Congress

The new Imported Seafood Safety Standards Act introduced in the Senate this week by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) is being supported by the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA).

EFSA: Low Exposure to BPA Triggers No Consumer Health Risk
January 22, 2015
EFSA: Low Exposure to BPA Triggers No Consumer Health Risk

Bisphenol A (BPA)--a chemical often used in the manufacturing of plastic food containers--poses no health risk to consumers--including unborn children, infants and adolescents--according to the most recent reevaluation conducted by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

USDA Proposal Focuses on Reducing Reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in Poultry Products
January 21, 2015
USDA Proposal Focuses on Reducing Reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in Poultry Products

A new proposal to enforce new federal standards to reduce instances of Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground chicken and turkey products as well as raw chicken breasts, legs and wings was announced today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Nestle Purina PetCare Under Scrutiny After FDA Inspection Uncovers Violations
January 20, 2015
Nestle Purina PetCare Under Scrutiny After FDA Inspection Uncovers Violations

A warning letter recently issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alleges that Nestle Purina PetCare violated federal regulations while manufacturing dog and cat foods at the company’s Lehigh County plant located in Allentown, PA.

Texas Tech Researcher Discovers New Strain of Salmonella
January 20, 2015
Texas Tech Researcher Discovers New Strain of Salmonella

Marie Bugarel, a research assistant professor at Texas Tech University’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, has discovered a new serotype of the Salmonella bacteria.

Mars, Inc. and UC Davis Launch Innovation Institute for Food and Health
January 20, 2015
Mars, Inc. and UC Davis Launch Innovation Institute for Food and Health

Earlier this month, Mars, Inc. and the University of California, Davis teamed up to launch the Innovation Institute for Food and Health as part of UC Davis’s World Food Center.

 

China's Food Safety Law Open for Comments As Food Safety Scandals Evolve
January 14, 2015
China's Food Safety Law Open for Comments As Food Safety Scandals Evolve

Last month, the Chinese National People’s Congress published a Second Draft of its Food Safety Law.

U.S. Senator Proposes Food Safety Plan to FDA
January 15, 2015
U.S. Senator Proposes Food Safety Plan to FDA

Earlier this week, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) publicly urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to implement a new food safety plan to address instances of unsanitary food warehouses throughout the U.S.

European Authorities Advising Against Raw Milk Consumption
January 13, 2015
European Authorities Advising Against Raw Milk Consumption

The popularity of raw milk is on the rise as many consumers believe it to be a healthy alternative to pasteurized milk.

Petco Removes China-Made Dog and Cat Treats
January 13, 2015
Petco Removes China-Made Dog and Cat Treats

Petco has become the first national pet specialty retailer to completely remove all dog and cat treats made in China from its store shelves and website.

 

Proposed Produce Safety Rule Now Accepting Public Comments
January 13, 2015
Proposed Produce Safety Rule Now Accepting Public Comments

The Standards for Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding Produce for Human Consumption--the proposed produce safety rule--is now available for public comment, according to a notice published in the Federal Register by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

CDC Continues to Investigate as Listeria Cases Linked to Caramel Apples Evolve
January 12, 2015
CDC Continues to Investigate as Listeria Cases Linked to Caramel Apples Evolve

There have now been seven reported deaths and more than 30 illnesses in 11 states stemming from the multi-state Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to caramel apples, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

 

FAO Teams with SNV Ghana on New Fish Processing Technology
January 12, 2015
FAO Teams with SNV Ghana on New Fish Processing Technology

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has teamed up with SNV Ghana to launch FAO-Thiaroye--a new fish processing technology to produce healthier fish that meets local and international standards.

Bill Marler Named to National Law Journal's First-Ever Top 50 Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers List
January 8, 2015
Bill Marler Named to National Law Journal's First-Ever Top 50 Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers List

Food safety attorney William (Bill) Marler has been named to the first-ever list of the Top 50 Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers by the National Law Journal.

 

Mandatory Labeling for Mechanically Tenderized Meat Delayed Until At Least 2018
January 5, 2015
Mandatory Labeling for Mechanically Tenderized Meat Delayed Until At Least 2018

According to a final rule by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), mechanically tenderized beef products will not require special safety labels for another three years.

Nominations Open for Meat Industry Hall of Fame
January 5, 2015
Nominations Open for Meat Industry Hall of Fame

The Meat Industry Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for Members of the Class of 2015.

2011 Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak Still Lingers in 2014
December 26, 2014
2011 Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak Still Lingers in 2014

In evaluating some of this year’s top stories in food safety, it’s been found that news originating two to three years ago still made headlines in 2014.

 

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