This week, major yogurt brand Dannon announced plans that will improve the company’s sustainable agriculture practices for its milk supply, increase transparency for its portfolio of products and evolve to more natural and fewer ingredients for Dannon’s three flagship brands--Dannon, Oikos and Danimals.
According to new information released by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the consumption of apricot kernels could result cyanide poisoning.
On April 1st, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a limit of 100 parts per billion (ppb) for inorganic arsenic in infant rice milk. Now, even after that proposal, a new study claims that babies who consume rice cereals and similar products had higher concentrations of arsenic in their urine compared to babies who had not consumed rice products.
Researchers at Ontario, Canada’s University of Guelph have discovered that soy isoflavones and peptides may inhibit the growth of microbial pathogens that cause foodborne illness.
Food Safety Magazine announced this week that John Larkin, Ph.D., will receive the magazine's Distinguished Service Award at the 2016 annual meeting of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), July 31–August 3 in St. Louis, MO.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided that it will not regulate the cultivation or sale of a genetically modified mushroom.
For the past year, the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has been running a survey to measure the amount of Campylobacter in chickens for sale in local grocery stores. Due to changes in how chickens are processed, the agency has now announced that it will suspend testing for the time being.
By way of the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration, the administration of President Barack Obama has initiated a new rule by which food safety whistleblowers will be protected from retaliation.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has pledged $4 million to support research and extension efforts to reduce pest related issues and increase crop protection practices for the agricultural industry.
A newly published report shows proof that while changes in the tests that diagnose foodborne illness do help to identify infections faster, they could soon pose challenges to finding outbreaks and monitoring progress toward preventing foodborne disease.
Dimethoate is an insecticide commonly used on crops such as cherries as a protection barrier to keep insects at bay. However, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has advised European Union (EU) policymakers in a new report that the chemical could be harmful to humans.
This week, a federal judge ruled that the four primary defendants in the Peanut Corporation of America case will not be required to pay restitution to their victims who were affected by a deadly Salmonella outbreak.
A new food safety rule has been finalized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help prevent food contamination during its transport.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a study that delves into how often deli slicers are cleaned at the retail level. Deli foods are most commonly associated with Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
A study commissioned by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has identified 28 key topics that future food safety work should focus on.
Del Monte Foods is making the transition to food packaging that no longer contains bisphenol A (BPA)--a chemical that is used to harden plastic products. Simultaneously, Del Monte has also announced plans to expand their line of food products that do not contain genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).
Campbell Soup Company is doing away with bisphenol A (BPA)-lined cans in North America by mid-2017. This new move applies not only to all of Campbell’s soups, but also Swanson broth and SpaghettiO’s pasta.
Vermont’s pending law that will require food manufacturers to label their foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has prompted yet another food giant to get a head start: ConAgra Foods Inc.
Chipotle Mexican Grill has hired James Marsden--a former Kansas State University (KSU) meat science professor--to head up the chain’s food safety endeavors.
Kellogg’s and Mars, Inc. have both begun labeling its products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).