New federal data released by the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) show little improvement in terms of foodborne illnesses compared to previous years. The 2014 Food Safety Progress Report compares foodborne outbreaks with data collected from 2006 to 2008, and 2011 to 2013.
The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) is on a mission to fight Campylobacter--an infectious disease typically caused by eating raw or undercooked poultry.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has officially introduced the Meat and Poultry Recall Notification Act to Congress after a PBS documentary on Salmonella aired earlier this week.
Raw or partially cooked beef products that have undergone mechanical tenderization will now require new labeling, according to an announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The first-ever Fresh Foods Survey conducted by Supermarket News has revealed that food safety is by far retailers’ greatest concern--50 percent of survey respondents said that food safety is one of their “biggest fears”.
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) has chosen Springdale, AR-based Tyson Foods, Inc.--one of the world’s largest meat processors--for its 2015 Black Pearl Award. The award will be presented at IAFP’s Annual Meeting in Portland, OR this summer.
Alvina Chu from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene give an in-depth summary of how state and local officials investigated the foodborne outbreak that occurred during last year's Food Safety Summit.
Reports released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)--along with documents obtained by the Houston Chronicle--show that Blue Bell Creameries knew about Listeria contamination in their production facilities in March 2013, but they failed to take action to prevent an outbreak from occurring.
After a recall of all its products in April, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams conducted swab testing and has officially identified the source of its Listeria outbreak--a machine spout location in one of the company’s production facilities in Columbus, OH.
Last week, China’s Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress voted to amend its current food safety law in an effort to enforce stricter punishments for violations as well as more stringent rules and regulations regarding infant formula. The amendment is planned for enforcement on October 1, 2015.
Revisions to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 22000 are in the works as new food safety management requirements are set to be published in 2017, which will be 12 years after the standard was first published.
On the heels of a high-profile Listeria outbreak and the recall of all Blue Bell ice cream products, seven Democratic U.S. senators on Thursday called on the Senate Appropriations Committee to fully fund the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) by approving President Obama’s request for an additional $109.5 million to implement the law.
Tyson Foods announced this week that they plan to completely eliminate the use of human antibiotics from its chicken flocks by the end of September 2017.
A new report released by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) alleges that a 20 year old food safety program initiated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has not performed as planned.
Food Safety Magazine spoke with Dr. Lynne McLandsborough to discuss the implications of Blue Bell Creameries’ massive product recall this week.
This week, the European Commission announced that when it comes to GMOs, “the need for changes that reflect public views and allow national governments to have a greater say on the use of European Union (EU)-authorized GMOs for animal (feed) or human (food) consumption.”
After months of hard work, Food Safety Magazine is proud to unveil a brand new look for our bi-weekly FSM eDigest newsletter.
Q&A session at National Food Policy Conference.
After an initial recall in March that caused three deaths and multiple illnesses over the last 4 years, Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries is now recalling all of its products due to traces of Listeria--a bacteria commonly found in raw milk.
After 4 years, the International Nonthermal Processing Workshop is returning to Europe! This year’s event hopes to attract an international audience from Europe, the U.S. and all the world regions active in nonthermal research and applications.