As we continue to recognize World Health Day’s focus on food safety, it cannot be expressed enough how global an issue this is. In the U.S. alone, much of our food supply is imported from other countries--specifically 20 percent of of vegetables, half of our fresh fruit and a whopping 80 percent of our seafood.
In 2010, it was determined by the Congressional Budget Office that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would require $580 million from 2011 to 2015 to execute the demands of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). To date, Congress has allocated less than half of that amount to the cause, according to the New York Times.
As World Health Day approaches next week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is reasserting its commitment to reduce food waste by launching FoodKeeper--a new food app developed by the agency’s Food Safety and Inspection Service along with Cornell University and the Food Marketing Institute.
Today, Food Standards Scotland (FSS) will take over responsibilities associated with regulating the country’s food safety.
This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced $19 million worth of funds awarded to 36 grantees for the purpose of “ensuring safe and nutritious food supply while maintaining American agricultural competitiveness.”
At a new conference this week, the Agriculture Union (AU) revealed that meat sold within Canadian borders is not as thoroughly inspected as meat that is exported, creating a “double standard”.
A new national food safety policy for the West African country of Ghana has been adopted by food industry stakeholders in an effort to protect consumers and to ensure that exported food items are indeed safe.
The Consumers Union (CU) has formally raised concerns about the use of pesticides on produce and their impact on human health (workers, consumers and especially children) and the environment to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy has announced its 2015 food safety training for the dairy industry.
The Safe & Accurate Food Labeling Act presented by U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) has gained support from the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA).
The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) has released its latest Scientific Information Bulletin (SIB).
After evaluating a diverse assortment of genetically engineered apples and potatoes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided that these foods are completely safe for human consumption, and are just as nutritious as their conventional counterparts.
MarketsandMarkets--a global market research firm--has found that the food safety testing market will be worth more than $15 million by 2019.
New Zealand and Vietnam have entered a joint Food Safety Cooperation Arrangement aimed at promoting recognition and consistency between the regulatory systems of the two countries.
Eating the skinless inner kernels of peanuts may improve a person’s gut flora and its ability to ward off E. coli and Salmonella, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Maryland published in the Journal of Food Science.
Food Safety Magazine, media sponsor and participant at the 2015 GFSI conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, distills the key takeaways from this annual global conference on food safety.
On 26 February 2015, FSSC 22000 published FSSC 22000-Q--a brand new and voluntary module for the certification of Food Quality Management Systems (QMS) in compliance with ISO 9001:2008.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended Costco Canada’s fish import license, claiming that the retailer is not consistently adhering to food safety regulations.
Kansas State University (KSU) conducted a study, Costs of Meat and Poultry Recalls to Food Firms, using stock market prices and other data originating between 1994 and 2013 to determine how a company’s bottom line is ultimately affected when a meat or poultry recall arises.
A sample of powdered tea imported from the Japanese prefecture of Chiba, just southeast of Tokyo, had 0.93 percent of the legal maximum level of radioactive cesium 137 allowed in food, the Hong Kong government announced late Thursday evening.