On May 30, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals became final.
Handwashing is a hot topic in the world of food safety. Lack of proper handwashing procedures in foodservice and other sectors can lead to the spread of foodborne illness. Are current handwashing rules in need of updating? A new study suggests it may be time.
The father and son duo behind a 2010 Salmonella outbreak linked to contaminated eggs have learned this week that they can no longer appeal their prison sentences, says the U.S. Supreme Court.
This week, Food Safety Magazine launched the second episode of our new Food Safety Matters Podcast. In this installment, our editorial director interviews our dear friend Larry Keener on emerging technologies in the food safety industry.
Research conducted at the University of Southern Denmark shows that fatty acids might neutralize the harmful affects of Listeria bacterium.
Five food and consumer advocacy groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), challenging the agency’s rule that permits food manufacturers to determine what additives can be added to their processed foods.
A new report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that raw milk and cheese products cause 96 percent of foodborne illnesses linked to contaminated dairy products.
The SoyNut Butter Co. has filed for bankruptcy, citing an E. coli outbreak linked to its I.M. Healthy brand peanut butter substitute and manufacturer Dixie Dew Products as the causes for its financial failure.
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) has selected Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. as the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Black Pearl Award.
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) will present awards recognizing excellence in food safety to the following organizations and individuals at the 2017 IAFP Annual Meeting.
Last week, part of the Food Safety Magazine team attended the 19th Annual Food Safety Summit held in Rosemont, IL.
This week, the U.S. Senate voted (57 to 42) to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick--Scott Gottlieb--as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) new commissioner.
Food Safety Magazine is proud to announce the launch of our new podcast--Food Safety Matters.
On Friday, Codex Alimentarius (CODEX, the world food code) initiated a major food fraud commitment by proposing an Electronic Working Group (EWG) to review other CODEX texts and to create a definition and scope for a number of related terms--food fraud, food integrity, and food authenticity.
A recall of bagged salads produced at a single Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. facility in Springfield, IL has reportedly cost the company a whopping $25 million. The recalled salads were also sold under a number of store brand labels--Aldi, Kroger, Meijer and Walmart.
This week, a federal budget agreement passed that prevented a government shutdown. Part of that agreement has allocated $3 million to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new campaign--in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture--to educate consumers about foods produced with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Earlier this week, it was announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would extend the compliance date for menu labeling requirements. Now--despite the one-year extension--foodservice operators are moving forward with their efforts despite compliance not being required until May 7, 2018.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the compliance date for menu labeling requirements. The original deadline of May 5, 2017 has been extended another year to May 7, 2018.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.’s stock has surged this week, a positive sign after the fast food chain continues to recover from a lengthy sales slump after a series of foodborne illness outbreaks that plagued the chain in 2015.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced that $4.8 million is now available for food safety training, education, extension, outreach, and technical assistance projects.