The practice of washing and refrigerating eggs to enhance microbiological safety, although common in the U.S., Japan, and Australia, is not used in many other countries around the world. This report examines differences in egg safety practices among various nations.
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) yesterday announced the launch of a Seafood Traceability Financial Tool to help organizations in the seafood industry understand the costs and benefits of implementing traceability.
Silliker, a Merieux NutriSciences Company, last week announced it has expanded its repertoire of food allergen testing services by implementing the RIDASCREEN® R5 Gliadin test kit for gluten analysis in food.
September is National Food Safety Education Month, and a number of federal and local government agencies, as well as food companies and food industry associations have launched educational campaigns.
Bio-Rad Laboratories has announced it will host a Lunch and Learn next Friday, Sept. 12, during the Annual Educational Conference of the Arkansas Association for Food Protection and the American Society for Microbiology.
Perdue Foods yesterday announced that it has removed all antibiotics from its chicken hatcheries, an initiative that has taken five years to implement fully.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency recently proposed a number of regulations to modernize and strengthen its food safety program.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Aug. 28 announced that it is taking steps to strengthen its program to assess the safety of chemicals in foods and other products.
In a bid to beat regulators to the punch, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents America’s largest food companies, on Aug. 27 announced a major initiative that will give the Food and Drug Administration access to a large database of safety information for chemicals commonly used in processed foods.
McDonald's Corp. said today that a total of 12 of its stores in Russia have been temporarily closed over the state food safety regulator's allegations of sanitary violations.
New Zealand-based Fonterra Cooperative Group today became the latest foreign company to bet that it could turn a profit by bringing safer food to China. Fonterra said it would spend more than $500 million in a deal with the Beingmate Baby and Child Food Company, a Chinese manufacturer of infant formula.
The co-owner of a shuttered Petaluma, CA slaughterhouse linked to a huge recall pleaded guilty Friday to charges that he helped sell meat from dairy cows with eye cancer and will work with prosecutors in their case against three others in the alleged scheme.
Agilent Technologies, Inc. and Shimadzu Corp. on Aug. 21 announced the release of gas chromatography (GC) instrument control for their respective Chromatography Data Systems (CDS).
U.S.-based H.J. Heinz Co. apologized to Chinese consumers last week and said it would tighten controls over suppliers after it was forced to recall some infant cereal from store shelves due to excess levels of lead.
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) today announced that Donald L. Zink became the association's president at the conclusion of its annual meeting, IAFP 2014, in Indianapolis earlier this month.
The CDC yesterday reported that it is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup infections linked to almond and peanut butters manufactured by nSpired Natural Foods.
USDA-FSIS last week issued an updated version of the guidance document Pre-Harvest Management Controls and Intervention Options for Reducing Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Shedding in Cattle: An Overview of Current Research.
A consumer advocacy organization has launched a campaign to put conveyor belts at supermarket checkout stands under the microscope — literally. Called Good Armor, the group recently issued a press release noting that "shoppers place billions of products on these contaminated belts each year, exposing foods to potentially harmful yeasts, molds, and coliform bacteria."
Public Health England (PHE) reported Aug. 15 that it is investigating a national outbreak of a type of Salmonella enteritidis that has affected 156 people.
Mehmood Khan, PepsiCo’s chief scientific officer, will speak at Tuskegee University’s first George Washington Carver Lecture Series event on Oct. 30