NBC Bay Area reported today that, following its investigation into Sysco Corporation’s food storage practices, California officials will fine the food distribution company $19.4 million for "illegal and unsafe" practices.
A TV report showing unsanitary conditions at a Shanghai meat supplier's plant has caused a food safety scare for KFC (a unit of Yum Brands) and McDonald's in China.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today that it has removed from its Microbiology Laboratory Guidebook an enumeration method for Campylobacter testing in raw poultry.
Earlier this month, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) released a "Top 10" list identifying the foodborne parasites of greatest global concern, along with a detailed report on those parasites and information on new guidelines that are being developed to control them.
ABC Research Laboratories yesterday announced its acceptance as a General Mills Approved Laboratory for pesticide multi-residue analysis (MRA).
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today released the latest version of its New Technology Information Table, which summarizes some of the new technologies that the agency has received and reviewed, and for which FSIS has had "no objection" to use in FSIS establishments.
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today released a position paper on food fraud mitigation. the paper includes new requirements to be met by for food companies looking to combat food fraud.
The UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) announced last week that it has revised and updated its guidance on E. coli O157 control of cross-contamination, taking into account the results from independent research into the effectiveness of disinfecting complex equipment, as well as the views of industry and local authority stakeholders.
One week after its initial release of data from 2012 showing that antibiotic resistance in foodborne pathogens is an ongoing public health threat, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on July 10 issued a "Special Edition" newsletter promoting its report and touting what federal agencies are doing to improve food safety.
A new study by researchers at the University of Florida confirms that cloths used in harvesting of tomatoes shouldn’t be reused, as they can transfer Salmonella bacteria from one tomato to many others.
Bio-Rad Laboratories announced July 8 that QC Laboratories, an independent food testing laboratory, has selected Bio-Rad’s iQ-Check Prep Automation Solution for detecting foodborne pathogens.
Congresswomen Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) today issued a call for all Foster Farms poultry processing facilities to be shuttered until a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened over 600 people in 29 states is stopped. The Representatives also introduced legislation that would strengthen the ability of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to recall meat, poultry, and egg products by clarifying the term "adulterated."
The USDA and California-based poultry processor Foster Farms announced July 3 that the company is recalling some of the raw chicken products linked to a 16-month-long outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg infections that has sickened more than 600 consumers in 27 states and Puerto Rico.
An analysis of foodborne illness data from 2012, published July 1 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that antibiotic resistance in foodborne pathogens remains a serious public health threat.
Chicago-based Mérieux NutriSciences Corp. today announced it has acquired Total Quality Food Consultants, thereby expanding its global portfolio of regulatory, scientific and marketing services to the food and non-food industries.
Research from the University of Melbourne, Australia, suggests that a test called multi-locus variable number tandem repeats variable analysis (MLVA) could make it easier for public health investigators to determine if a case of food poisoning is an isolated incident or part of a larger outbreak.
New research published June 26 by the UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) provides a highly detailed picture of how many people suffer from food poisoning in the UK every year and how much food poisoning can be attributed to different foods.
Many stakeholders across the food industry appear to be confused about implementation deadlines surrounding the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), according to a recent study from PMMI. The report details food manufacturers’ perceptions of FSMA, and how equipment manufacturers can best help them respond to the upcoming regulations.
The UK's Food Standards Agency is soliciting industry input on draft technical guidance geared to small and medium sized food businesses to help them meet upcoming EU regulations on food allergen labelling for prepacked foods and allergen information for non-prepacked foods.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a guide for small food businesses to help them comply with new federal requirements for the voluntary use of the term "gluten-free" on food products.