Lawmakers proposed a bill on January 28, 2015 that would create a single food safety agency by bringing together the oversight functions of the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture and other agencies.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control have released findings that outline the growth levels of human cases involving campylobateriosis, Listeriosis, Salmonella and other foodborne illnesses.
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 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).
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.
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).
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
Last month, the Chinese National People’s Congress published a Second Draft of its Food Safety Law.
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.
The popularity of raw milk is on the rise as many consumers believe it to be a healthy alternative to pasteurized milk.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.