The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Chinese National Food Industry Association (CNFIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to intensify their joint food safety efforts in China and the United States.
The U.S. FDA yesterday announced a new cooperative agreement with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture that will provide funding and support necessary to determine the current foundation of state law and the resources needed by states to implement the produce safety rule, and will develop a timeline for successful implementation once the rule is finalized.
U.S. Food and Drug Association Deputy Commissioner Mike Taylor on Sept. 10 told produce professionals that focusing on outcomes, rather than gathering evidence of violations, is part of FDA's new operational mandate for advancing food safety.
The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on Sept. 12 announced it is extending the comment period on a proposed rule regarding recordkeeping by all official establishments and retail stores that grind raw beef products.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marshfield Food Safety, LLC, a full service microbiology and chemistry contract testing laboratory, has completed an independent evaluation of PathoGenetix's RESOLUTION™ Microbial Genotyping System and found both an improved ease-of-use and specificity of strain and serotype identification over other identification systems it has used.