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New Report Challenges Food Safety and Animal Health Standards in TPP Trade Agreement
November 13, 2015
New Report Challenges Food Safety and Animal Health Standards in TPP Trade Agreement

The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy has released an analysis of  Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement chapter on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures, which deals with the regulatory standards intended to protect food safety and animal health.

Chipotle's Pacific Northwest Stores to Reopen After E. coli Outbreak
November 12, 2015
Chipotle's Pacific Northwest Stores to Reopen After E. coli Outbreak

Chipotle Mexican Grill plans to reopen all 43 restaurants previously shut down in Oregon and Washington after an Escherichia coli (E. coli) outbreak occurred last month.

IAFP 2016 Announces Call for Abstracts
November 6, 2015
IAFP 2016 Announces Call for Abstracts

The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) is now accepting presenter abstracts for IAFP 2016 to be held in St. Louis, MO from July 31, 2016 through August 3, 2016.

PCA’s Former Quality Manager Surrenders to Federal Prison
November 5, 2015
PCA’s Former Quality Manager Surrenders to Federal Prison

One of the main defendants in the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) trial has surrendered to federal prison, according to reports.

Chipotle Hit with Lawsuit as More E. coli Cases Emerge
November 4, 2015
Chipotle Hit with Lawsuit as More E. coli Cases Emerge

At least one lawsuit against Chipotle has been filed just as West Coast health officials have confirmed a rise in the number of people sickened by Escherichia coli (E. coli). The current count is 37--12 in Oregon and 25 in Washington.

 

Donald Zink Joins IEH
November 4, 2015
Donald Zink Joins IEH

IEH Laboratories & Consulting Group (IEH) has announced that Donald Zink has join the organization as president of the Division of Foods and Regulatory Compliance. Zink is a valued and long-time member of Food Safety Magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board.

 

CDC: Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria Cause Almost All Multistate Foodborne Outbreaks
November 3, 2015
CDC: Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria Cause Almost All Multistate Foodborne Outbreaks

A new Vital Signs report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today reveals that although multistate outbreaks cause more than 50 percent of foodborne disease outbreaks, they only account for 3 percent of reported outbreaks in the U.S.

 

GFSI Announces New Partnership with UNIDO
November 3, 2015
GFSI Announces New Partnership with UNIDO

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has partnered with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to work on “food safety capacity building” in China, and on a global scale.

 

E. Coli Outbreak Closes Chipotle Restaurants in Oregon and Washington
November 2, 2015
E. Coli Outbreak Closes Chipotle Restaurants in Oregon and Washington

On Sunday, the popular Chipotle Mexican Grill chain announced the closing of all restaurants in two West Coast markets--Oregon and Washington--due to a reported outbreak of Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria.

Whole Foods Market Joins GLOBALG.A.P. as Retail Member
October 30, 2015
Whole Foods Market Joins GLOBALG.A.P. as Retail Member

Whole Foods Market just announced that it became a GLOBALG.A.P. retail member in August.

Nestle Gearing Up for Swiss Food Safety Trial
October 28, 2015
Nestle Gearing Up for Swiss Food Safety Trial

Nestle SA has presented a special request to a Swiss judge asking for extra security for the company’s CEO--Paul Bulcke--when he testifies in a court case in which a former employee alleges that Nestle ignored her food safety warnings.

 

Yelp Beta Tests Poor Restaurant Inspection Alerts
October 27, 2015
Yelp Beta Tests Poor Restaurant Inspection Alerts

Last week, the popular review website Yelp began beta testing a food safety alert for restaurants in the San Francisco area that had received poor inspection scores.

 

WHO Says Processed Meats Cause Cancer
October 26, 2015
WHO Says Processed Meats Cause Cancer

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) cancer agency announced today that consuming processed meats can cause cancer.

The Hot Dog Report Finds Meat in Meat-Free Products, Along with Human DNA
October 26, 2015
The Hot Dog Report Finds Meat in Meat-Free Products, Along with Human DNA

The Hot Dog Report released by Clear Food--a company that conducts genetic testing on food products--last week reveals that 10 percent of vegetarian hot dogs they tested contained meat.

October 23, 2015
Rocky Mountain Area Universities Partner to Create FSMA Trainings

Oregon State University’s (OSU) Western Regional Food Safety Training Center has just received funding that will allow partnership with Colorado State University (CSU) and five other land-grant universities in the Rocky Mountain region.

 

FSANZ Annual Report Sums Up a Year of Food Recalls
October 23, 2015
FSANZ Annual Report Sums Up a Year of Food Recalls

An annual report released by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) reveals that most of both countries’ food recalls throughout 2014-15 have been due to undeclared allergens and microbiological contaminations--primarily Listeria.

Subway Restaurants to Serve All Antibiotic-Free Meat by 2025
October 21, 2015
Subway Restaurants to Serve All Antibiotic-Free Meat by 2025

Today, Subway Restaurants announced plans to transition to serving only protein from animals that have never received antibiotics.

CDC Launches Updated Online Foodborne Outbreak Database
October 20, 2015
CDC Launches Updated Online Foodborne Outbreak Database

Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new version of its online tool that allows users to search for data on foodborne outbreaks.

Poll: Sick Employees Insist on Serving Up Food
October 19, 2015
Poll: Sick Employees Insist on Serving Up Food

More than half of food industry workers go to work sick, according to the annual Mind of the Food Worker study conducted by the Center for Research and Public Policy and commissioned by Alchemy Systems.

 

USDA Invests in Global Food Security
October 16, 2015
USDA Invests in Global Food Security

An extensive overview of how the USDA is doing its part to improve food security all over the world.

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