Food Safety Magazine


February 19, 2013
Global Food Safety Initiative Recognizes Global Red Meat Standard

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors has announced that the Global Red Meat Standard, Fourth Edition, Version 4.1, has been successfully re-benchmarked and has achieved recognition against the GFSI Guidance Document, Sixth Edition.

February 15, 2013
Extension of Comment Period for Two FSMA Proposed Rules
February 15, 2013
Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Foster Farms
February 20, 2013
DuPont BAX System Certified by AOAC for Salmonella Detection
February 21, 2013
3M Food Safety Procures Extended Validation from AFNOR CERTIFICATION for Salmonella Assay
February 21, 2013
NIH-funded Researchers Begin Trial of Shigella Vaccine Candidates
February 21, 2013
PCA Executives Indicted for Fraud, Conspiracy in Salmonella Peanut Butter Outbreak
February 22, 2013
GFSI Recognizes FSSC 22000
February 26, 2013
FDA to Increase Cantaloupe Inspections
February 27, 2013
Waxman and Slaughter Introduce Legislation to Better Monitor Antibiotic Use in Animals
March 5, 2013
PCA Executives Indicted in Salmonella Peanut Butter Outbreak

After more than 4 years, a 76-count indictment was filed against four former officials of the Peanut Corporation of America for selling Salmonella-contaminated peanut butter products blamed for a nationwide Salmonella outbreak in 2009 that killed 9 people and sickened more than 700.

March 5, 2013
EFSA Promotes Public Access to Data in Transparency Initiative

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has announced the launch of a major initiative designed to facilitate access to data, enhancing transparency in risk assessment. The program will consider how best and to what extent technical data used in risk assessments can be made available to the broader scientific community and interested parties.

March 5, 2013
FDA to Increase Cantaloupe Inspections

The domestic cantaloupe industry will experience increased food safety inspections and product sampling from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, according to a letter from the agency to the industry released on February 25.

February 28, 2013
FDA Issues International Food Safety Capacity-Building Plan under the Food Safety Modernization Act
March 1, 2013
FDA Issues Environmental Assessment Report Following Outbreaks Linked to Cantaloupe
March 4, 2013
FDA Seeks Comments on IFT Report on Product Tracing Pilots
March 4, 2013
China to Set up Food and Drug Agency After Safety Scandals
March 6, 2013
Sequester to Slice Deep Into Meat Inspection
March 19, 2013
GFSI recognizes FSSC 22000

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors has announced that the FSSC 22000 scheme has been successfully re-benchmarked by GFSI and has achieved recognition against the GFSI Guidance Document Sixth Edition.

March 19, 2013
NSF International to Help Retailers Build a Culture of Food Safety

NSF International, using their new technology and science-based approaches, will create supply chain food safety management systems and training programs that can be scaled to fit a global retailer’s operations worldwide.

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