Food Safety Magazine


May 7, 2013
Funding FSMA: The Status of User Fees

An April 17 letter to Congress signed by 54 food and beverage industry trade associations outlines why user fees should not be used to fund implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

May 8, 2013
CFIA Pulls Poultry Processor's License Due to Inconsistent Food Safety Controls

A Montreal-area poultry cutting and processing plant has temporarily lost its federal license pending "corrective actions" on its food safety regime.

May 9, 2013
Wal-Mart Invests $16.3 Million Into China Food Safety

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), the world’s largest retailer, will invest 100 million yuan ($16.3 million) over three years to improve food safety in China as it works to bolster its image after a series of food-related citations.

May 10, 2013
Gary Ades, Ph.D., Joins FSM Board
May 13, 2013
CDC: Food Allergies Increasing
May 14, 2013
FDA Announces Food Defense Plan Builder Online Tool

FDA has released a new tool that will help the owners and operators of food facilities develop customized food defense plans to minimize the risk of intentional contamination.  It’s a software program called the Food Defense Plan Builder and it’s designed to be easy to use.

May 15, 2013
Senate Agriculture Comittee Clears Farm Bill — A Look at Food Safety Provisions
May 17, 2013
FDA seeks Preliminary Injunction Against New York Fish Manufacturer

The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is seeking a preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York against New York City Fish, Inc., and several key employees for manufacturing and distributing ready-to-eat fish products under insanitary conditions causing them to become adulterated.

May 17, 2013
Harper Government Announces Safe Food For Canadians Action Plan

Building on its long-standing commitment to food safety, the Harper Government unveiled its Safe Food for Canadians Action Plan. The Action Plan aims to further improve Canada’s food safety system by strengthening food safety rules, more effective inspection, a renewed commitment to service and more information for consumers.

May 21, 2013
High Arsenic Levels Found in U.S. Chicken

Johns Hopkins University researchers have found that U.S. chicken meat contains high levels of cancer-causing arsenic, presumably due to the use of arsenic-based drugs in chicken populations.

May 21, 2013
Food Safety Innovation Nation

The U.S. Army – Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is doing as much innovation as it can, creating novel technologies in food safety, sanitation and portable sterilization and enzymatic polymerization of natural compounds for applications in food antioxidants, anticancer drugs and flame-retardant materials.

May 22, 2013
Biotech Labeling Drive Not Going Away, Says Former Deputy Secretary USDA Merrigan
May 23, 2013
Slaughter and DeLauro Highlight New Report Detailing Antibiotic Resistance in Foodborne Pathogens
May 23, 2013
Building Domestic Capacity to Implement the FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA)
May 29, 2013
Smithfield to Be Sold to Chinese Meat Processor
May 29, 2013
Steve Taylor, Ph.D., Receives Food Safety Magazine Distinguished Service Award

At the 2013 annual meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) to be held July 13–16 in Chicago, Steve Taylor, Ph.D., will be presented with the Food Safety Magazine Distinguished Service Award at the joint social of the Nonthermal Processing and Food Engineering divisions of IFT.

May 30, 2013
FSIS Releases Proposed Rule on HACCP Systems Validation
May 31, 2013
3M Molecular Detection Assay for E.coli O157 (Including H7) Certified by AFNOR Certification

3M Food Safety today announced that its 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay for E.coli O157 (including H7) has been granted a NF VALIDATION certification from AFNOR CERTIFICATION for its ability to detect the bacteria in raw beef, fruit, vegetable and dairy products.

May 31, 2013
FDA Issues Final Rule on Prior Notice of Imported Food
June 1, 2013
Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Townsend Farms
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