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No More Appeals for Former Egg Executives
May 25, 2017
No More Appeals for Former Egg Executives

The father and son duo behind a 2010 Salmonella outbreak linked to contaminated eggs have learned this week that they can no longer appeal their prison sentences, says the U.S. Supreme Court.

Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews Microbiologist Larry Keener
May 24, 2017
Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews Microbiologist Larry Keener

This week, Food Safety Magazine launched the second episode of our new Food Safety Matters Podcast. In this installment, our editorial director interviews our dear friend Larry Keener on emerging technologies in the food safety industry.

Study: Fatty Acids Can Kill Listeria
May 23, 2017
Study: Fatty Acids Can Kill Listeria

Research conducted at the University of Southern Denmark shows that fatty acids might neutralize the harmful affects of Listeria bacterium.

Lawsuit Against FDA Alleges Illegal Use of Food Additives
May 22, 2017
Lawsuit Against FDA Alleges Illegal Use of Food Additives

Five food and consumer advocacy groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), challenging the agency’s rule that permits food manufacturers to determine what additives can be added to their processed foods.

CDC: Raw Milk, Cheese Cause Almost All Dairy Foodborne Illness
May 18, 2017
CDC: Raw Milk, Cheese Cause Almost All Dairy Foodborne Illness

A new report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that raw milk and cheese products cause 96 percent of foodborne illnesses linked to contaminated dairy products.

SoyNut Butter Co. Bankrupt because of E. coli Outbreak
May 17, 2017
SoyNut Butter Co. Bankrupt because of E. coli Outbreak

The SoyNut Butter Co. has filed for bankruptcy, citing an E. coli outbreak linked to its I.M. Healthy brand peanut butter substitute and manufacturer Dixie Dew Products as the causes for its financial failure.

 

IAFP’s 2017 Black Pearl Award Recipient: Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.
May 16, 2017
IAFP’s 2017 Black Pearl Award Recipient: Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.

The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) has selected Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. as the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Black Pearl Award.

IAFP Announces 2017 Award Recipients
May 16, 2017
IAFP Announces 2017 Award Recipients

The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) will present awards recognizing excellence in food safety to the following organizations and individuals at the 2017 IAFP Annual Meeting.

FSMA Tips Dominate 2017 Food Safety Summit
May 16, 2017
FSMA Tips Dominate 2017 Food Safety Summit

Last week, part of the Food Safety Magazine team attended the 19th Annual Food Safety Summit held in Rosemont, IL.

Senate Confirms New FDA Lead Scott Gottlieb
May 10, 2017
Senate Confirms New FDA Lead Scott Gottlieb

This week, the U.S. Senate voted (57 to 42) to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick--Scott Gottlieb--as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) new commissioner.

Food Safety Matters: A Podcast for Food Safety Professionals
May 10, 2017
Food Safety Matters: A Podcast for Food Safety Professionals

Food Safety Magazine is proud to announce the launch of our new podcast--Food Safety Matters.

MSU Joins CODEX for New Food Fraud Undertaking
May 8, 2017
MSU Joins CODEX for New Food Fraud Undertaking

On Friday, Codex Alimentarius (CODEX, the world food code) initiated a major food fraud commitment by proposing an Electronic Working Group (EWG) to review other CODEX texts and to create a definition and scope for a number of related terms--food fraud, food integrity, and food authenticity. 

$25M Loss After Dole Salad Listeria Outbreak
May 5, 2017
$25M Loss After Dole Salad Listeria Outbreak

A recall of bagged salads produced at a single Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. facility in Springfield, IL has reportedly cost the company a whopping $25 million. The recalled salads were also sold under a number of store brand labels--Aldi, Kroger, Meijer and Walmart.

FDA to Spend $3M Educating Consumers on Safety of GMOs
May 5, 2017
FDA to Spend $3M Educating Consumers on Safety of GMOs

This week, a federal budget agreement passed that prevented a government shutdown. Part of that agreement has allocated $3 million to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new campaign--in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture--to educate consumers about foods produced with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Food Companies to Display Calorie Counts Despite FDA Delay
May 3, 2017
Food Companies to Display Calorie Counts Despite FDA Delay

Earlier this week, it was announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would extend the compliance date for menu labeling requirements. Now--despite the one-year extension--foodservice operators are moving forward with their efforts despite compliance not being required until May 7, 2018.

One Year Extension for FDA’s Menu Labeling Compliance
May 2, 2017
One Year Extension for FDA’s Menu Labeling Compliance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the compliance date for menu labeling requirements. The original deadline of May 5, 2017 has been extended another year to May 7, 2018.

Positive Q1 for Chipotle; Stock Price on the Rise Again
April 26, 2017
Positive Q1 for Chipotle; Stock Price on the Rise Again

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.’s stock has surged this week, a positive sign after the fast food chain continues to recover from a lengthy sales slump after a series of foodborne illness outbreaks that plagued the chain in 2015.

USDA: $4.8 Million Set Aside for Food Safety Outreach Program
April 26, 2017
USDA: $4.8 Million Set Aside for Food Safety Outreach Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced that $4.8 million is now available for food safety training, education, extension, outreach, and technical assistance projects.

Senate Confirms Perdue as Agriculture Secretary
April 25, 2017
Senate Confirms Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

More than 3 months after an official nomination by President Donald Trump, former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the next Secretary of Agriculture.

Campylobacter and Salmonella Top Foodborne Illnesses in 2016
April 21, 2017
Campylobacter and Salmonella Top Foodborne Illnesses in 2016

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Campylobacter and Salmonella were the most reported bacterial foodborne illnesses in 2016.

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