The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has plans to begin sharing new levels of food safety data specific to slaughter and processing facilities in the United States, on Data.gov.
A collaborative study involving Michigan State University and various animal scientists, epidemiologists, farmers, graduate students, microbiologists, undergraduates and veterinarians has provided to insight that could help to decrease the number of Escherichia coli illnesses.
Over the past 7 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has instituted these five noteworthy food safety changes.
After 10 million pounds of flour was voluntarily recalled on May 31, General Mills has announced the expansion of a flour recall due to new reports of illness stemming from an Escherichia coli outbreak.
As of today, July 1, 2016, most food products sold in Vermont must legally display on the label if that item includes any genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The new law--that all began with a bill that passed 2 years ago--is the first of its kind in the U.S. Although Vermont is the only state implicated, the law is having an effect nationwide.
This week, U.S. Senate lawmakers reached an agreement regarding how foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) will be labeled. The deal comes just one week before Vermont’s precedent-setting GMO labeling laws go into effect on July 1.
New research presented this week has revealed that an old technique can reduce the presence of Salmonella in meat by as much as 90 percent.
An outbreak of foodborne illness makes people sick, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses DNA evidence to track down the bacteria that caused it.
Purdue University’s Cooperative Extension Service will offer a program twice next month to update vegetable growers on federal regulations involving postharvest food safety and show how they can reduce the risk of contamination.
ISO 16140:2003 for the validation of alternative (proprietary) microbiological methods has just been revised.
Food Safety Magazine, primary media sponsor of the Global Food Safety Conference in Berlin, Germany, partnered with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) to capture feedback and observations on the conference itself and how the lessons learned can and will be implemented in the ever-changing world of food safety.
The partnership solidified today sets out to harness the vast experience and knowledge of both global organisations in order to implement “a roadmap for scaling up” by developing large-scale food safety capability building projects in a number of key regions in the global food supply network.
During a February inspection of a Whole Foods Market food packing and preparation facility in Everett, MA, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found a number of what they referred to as “serious violations”, one of which includes conditions that could promote the growth of Listeria.
In March, the first signs of antibiotic resistance in a pig sample became apparent. This week, it was made public that last month, a second pig tested positive for bacteria resistant to antibiotics, bringing about concerns of a new superbug.
Inspection reports prove that problems at CRF’s Pasco, WA plant were rampant for well over a year before the company announced a widespread recall of their frozen food products.
Health Canada has long advised consumers to cook ground beef to 71 °C (equal to 159.8 °F). Now, researchers say that even this standard temperature recommendation might not kill all bacteria.
Mike Taylor’s planned departure from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was announced by the agency in March. Today, Taylor has finally given some insight as to what he will do now that he is no longer the Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine.
Congress appropriated nearly $200 million over the past six years for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) kitchen equipment grants, which have helped thousands of schools purchase needed upgrades.
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a question and answer interview conducted with the agency's new Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Stephen Ostroff. Below are snippets from his commentary in relation to food safety the agency's upcoming plans.