NSF International, a global independent public health organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the water, food, health sciences and consumer goods industries, has been approved by the Emirates Standard Metrology Authority (ESMA) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to provide auditing and testing for the Emirates Quality Mark certification of bottled drinking water.
Companies’ sustainability solutions also offer operating efficiencies and cost savings.
Eliminating battery cages in chicken farms will reduce risk of Salmonella illness.
Redline versions of the codified text of the four recently released proposed supplemental FSMA rules are now available.
The Partnership for Food Safety Education has announced the availability of a limited number of scholarships for full-time undergraduate and graduate students to attend its next national consumer food-safety education conference on December 4-5, 2014, in Arlington, VA.
The Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Agricultural Marketing Service, will provide $66 million to state departments of agriculture for projects that help support specialty crop growers.
Bacteria isolated from humans, retail meats and food animals show differences in antimicrobial resistance.
Company philosophy is to use antibiotics only as needed and only when prescribed by a veterinarian, so Tyson has been working since 2011 to reduce the use of any antibiotics used in human medicine from the company's chicken operations.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a new online tool to provide insight into FDA's compliance, inspection, and recall activities.
To help address important pest issues in Western agriculture, communities and natural areas, the Western Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center is making $300,000 in grants available for development of IPM resources.
The International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) is marking its fifth anniversary in serving the food protection community.
Romer Labs® has announced that both test kit lines, the AgraQuant® Gluten G12 ELISA test and the AgraStrip® Gluten G12 lateral flow test have obtained important approvals.
Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have discovered that plants may package commensal bacteria — bacteria that help the plants extract nutrients and defend against pathogen invasion — inside of seeds, thus ensuring that sprouting plants are colonized from the beginning.
A new brochure from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service aims to inform firms that have food service operations — such as retailers, restaurants, arenas and stadiums — about the agency’s mission and the role of the FSIS compliance officer who may conduct food safety/defense surveillance activities.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Sept. 26 named Alfred V. Almanza to be deputy under secretary for food safety.
The United Fresh Produce Association (United Fresh) yesterday explained in detail how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) recent changes to four proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will likely affect the produce industry. Key changes were made in the areas of water testing, compost use, and the definition of "farm," among others.
In this FDA Voice blog, officials Howard Sklamberg and Michael Taylor discuss FSMA and FDA's new orientation in light of last week's convictions in the trial of Peanut Corp. of America executive Stewart Parnell and his food broker brother, Michael Parnell.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Sept. 23 launched its 2014 Food Safety Challenge — a call to innovators from all disciplines to submit concepts that apply cutting-edge techniques to significantly improve the speed of detection methods for Salmonella in minimally processed fresh produce.
MenuTrinfo, is working with higher learning institutions through its AllerTrain U™ certification and training course to better accommodate students with food allergies and celiac disease.
Tuskegee University's inaugural George Washington Carver Lecture Series, to be held Oct. 30, will feature an impressive list of speakers from government, academia, and food companies such as PepsiCo, Kellogg's, and ConAgra.