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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After last week’s announcement that McDonald’s will phase out their use of antibiotics in chickens, KFC--the world’s largest chain of fried chicken restaurants--is facing mounting pressure to also alter the way their chickens are raised.
The North American Meat Institute Foundation (NAMIF) released an updated version of its popular Yellow Pages, a meat and poultry resource guide that provides important consumer information and answers to commonly asked questions about the meat supply, preparation and cooking and nutrition.
Based on a joint federal food study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the primary source of Salmonella poisoning was seeded vegetables, not meat as many might have assumed.
After a number of failed marketing and rebranding efforts, McDonald’s––one of the biggest purchasers of chicken in the U.S.––has announced that they will begin phasing out the use of antibiotics in their chicken at U.S. locations.
After a milk sampling survey was conducted at nearly 2,000 dairy farms, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed that the overwhelming majority of America’s milk supply is indeed safe, even in cases that require medication to maintain the health of dairy cattle.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report last week stating that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration could do more to ensure that food being imported into the U.S. is safe.
Some House Republicans appear to be considering proposals for a single food safety agency.
The European Food Safety Authority and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control have released findings from their joint European Union Summary Report.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released an enhanced version of a free web-based tool that helps users to conduct quantitative risk assessments related to food safety.
The Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, submitted this month to the Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as well as the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is suggesting that consumer behavior––along with other practices put in place by government and private sectors––can play a role in reducing cases of foodborne illnesses.
There’s a new method for analyzing outbreak data to determine which foods are responsible for illness related to four major foodborne bacteria, thanks to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced that $160 million in funding is now available for research, education and extension projects to boost U.S. agriculture production.
John G. Surak––a member of Food Safety Magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board––has been presented with a Freund-Marquardt Medal.