FSIS is making available a list of test kits that have been validated for detection of relevant foodborne pathogens (i.e. Salmonella, Campylobacter, E. coli O157:H7, Listeria spp. including L. monocytogenes, and non-O157 STECs). The list is informational, not an endorsement or approval of any particular method.
The 100K Genome Project, led by the University of California, Davis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, and Agilent Technologies, announced on July 22 that it has added 20 newly completed genome sequences of foodborne disease-causing microorganisms to its public database.
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Board of Directors has approved the launch of a new food traceability center designed to protect and improve our global food supply. The Global Food Traceability Center will serve as an authoritative, scientific and unbiased source for food traceability.
The GFSI Board is pleased to announce that Neil Marshall, Global Director, Quality & Food Safety, The Coca-Cola Company has been appointed to the Board.
A new market research report from Strategic Consulting, Inc. tracks the volume, market value and varied methods of food safety testing conducted by food producers around the world. The report, “Food Micro, Eighth Edition: Microbiology Testing in the Global Food Industry” is based on detailed interviews with more than 450 food production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, including China and India.
The U.S. House of Representatives has failed to pass its version of the farm bill. Funding cuts for the food stamp program had proven to be a major point of contention.
A recent food safety report analyzes the global food safety testing market with respect to global revenue and volume for food safety testing.
Romer Labs today announced that the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) recently granted Romer Labs' Union Missouri Laboratory an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation for analysis of food allergens adding to their previous accreditation for mycotoxins analysis.