Wilbur S. Feagan, co-founder of F & H Food Equipment Co. and a dedicated food safety advocate, died March 29 at his Springfield, IL home. He was 100 years old.
Marshfield Food Safety, LLC, a full service microbiology and chemistry contract testing laboratory, has completed an independent evaluation of PathoGenetix's RESOLUTION™ Microbial Genotyping System and found both an improved ease-of-use and specificity of strain and serotype identification over other identification systems it has used.
A proposed $60 million partnership between AIB International and Kansas State University to establish a Global Center for Grain-based Foods could harness the technical and educational expertise of both entities and provide state-of-the-art facilities for research, training, and education.
The UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a new food law Code of Practice for England, which took effect yesterday.
Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are beginning a program to try to outsmart foodborne illness outbreaks by routinely decoding the DNA of potentially deadly bacteria and viruses.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued a final rule, "Establishment, Maintenance, and Availability of Records: Amendment to Record Availability Requirements," as well as two Guidance for Industry documents to help food companies comply with the regulation.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) today released a study that found that 99.8% of whole cantaloupe samples it tested during the 2010/2011 season were negative for the presence of Salmonella.
Cornell University researchers have discovered five new species of Listeria – including one named for Cornell – that provide new insights that could lead to better ways to detect soil bacteria in food.
AIB International has introduced two new food safety-oriented products: a distance learning course on food safety and sanitation, and an "Inspection Only" offering that measures the food safety conditions and practices within a food operation.
Veterinarian H. Scott Hurd, a prominent and respected scientist and advocate for animal agriculture, passed away last week after a battle with brain cancer.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued a draft guidance entitled "Guidance for Industry: Prior Notice of Imported Food Questions and Answers (Edition 3)." The document addresses questions received since the publication of the second edition of the guidance in May 2004 and includes information related to the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which requires that additional information be provided in a prior notice of imported food submitted to FDA.
San Francisco-based Marin Sun Farms has obtained approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to take over the Rancho Feeding Corp. slaughterhouse in Petaluma, CA. The company plans to reopen the shuttered facility early next month.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) today released a Scientific Opinion on the risks to human health posed by Salmonella and Norovirus in leafy greens eaten raw as salads.
The [Canadian] federal government is proposing to give itself the power to fine meat-processing plants that break hygiene and other operating rules meant to protect human health.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking that seeks input to assist the Agency in implementing section 211 of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which added new provisions to the Reportable Food Registry (RFR) requirements of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The agency also extended the comment periods on its proposed rules, “Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration” (and the Draft Qualitative Risk Assessment associated with that rule) and "Draft Methodological Approach for Designating High-Risk Foods."
SafetyChain Software yesterday announced that Mangopack, a fresh-cut fruit processor focusing on extended shelf-life products, has selected SafetyChain as its partner to automate Mangopack's food safety and quality assurance (FSQA) programs.
Invisible Sentinel Inc. yesterday announced that its first-in-class rapid diagnostic for the detection of Salmonella species has received Performance Tested MethodsSM (PTM) certification from the Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC).
Increased production of genetically modified (GM) crops worldwide has caused a sharp rise in the number of incidents where low levels of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been found in food and feedstuffs traded between nations, disrupting trade.
The UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) today issued a call for proposals to design and execute a research study to identify and evaluate possible enhancements to norovirus removal from live oysters during shellfish depuration.
A team of scientists in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's San Juan (Puerto Rico) District Office is using funds awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services to adapt traditional chemistry methods to speed detection of foodborne pathogens.