The Reducing food-based Inorganic Compounds Exposure (RICE) Act introduced to Congress this week by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) asks the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to set a maximum level of inorganic arsenic in rice and foods that contain rice.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released four inspection reports of Blue Bell Creameries facilities from 2007 to 2012 after a records request by the media was granted.
This week, House Democrats presented Congress with the Just Label It campaign aimed requiring mandatory labels on foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Sanderson Farms CEO Joe Sanderson says that the company has no plans to reduce or eliminate use of antibiotics in their sourced livestock--the exact opposite of what many fast food chains and U.S. chicken companies like Tyson Foods have vowed to do.
A precedent-setting punishment has been handed down to ConAgra Grocery Products--a subsidiary of ConAgra Foods--for shipping Salmonella contaminated Peter Pan brand and Walmart’s Great Value private label peanut butter products in 2006.
Food Safety Magazine announced this week that Connie Kirby, M.Sc., will receive the magazine's Distinguished Service Award at the 2015 annual meeting of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), July 25–28 in Portland, OR.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled for a fourth time against the U.S. in regards to mandatory country-of-origin meat labeling, citing that such labeling puts countries like Canada and Mexico at a disadvantage.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has devised a new, voluntary certification and labeling program for foods that are free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
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.