The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued final guidance on how food manufacturers, processors, growers and operators can reduce levels of acrylamide--a chemical that the International Agency for Research on Cancer considers to be a human carcinogen--in food. The U.S. National Toxicology Program also believes acrylamide to be linked to cancer.
A Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant in Bellerica, MA--located northwest of Boston--was voluntarily and temporarily shut down yesterday after one of its employees tested positive for norovirus.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA's) Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine Michael Taylor announced today that he is leaving the agency on June 1, 2016.
The International Deli-Dairy-Bakery Association (IDDBA) has announced that its year-long 2016 Safe Food Matters! campaign will focus on food allergens.
It was announced earlier this week that Cornell University and the New York State Department of Health will jointly lead the nation’s newest Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence (IFSCE).
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) have announced the expansion of their long-term collaboration into a formal strategic partnership for large-scale capacity building programs.
This week, roughly 1,000 food safety leaders from over 60 countries have come together as part of the Global Food Safety Initiative’s 15th annual Global Food Safety Conference (GFSC) in Berlin, Germany.
After completing a 2 year nationwide study, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is analyzing data collected on the presence of Salmonella in retail packages found in supermarkets, ethnic markets, discount stores and online.
Today, the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) announced results from a second round of quarterly testing of fresh chickens.
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Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Barack Obama’s nominee--Robert Califf--as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new leader.
Last week, Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) introduced a draft bill requiring the Agriculture Secretary to put in place a national voluntary labeling standard for foods manufactured with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Less than 2 weeks ago, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced plans to ask for $5.1 billion from President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget--8 percent more than the previous fiscal year’s budget. Now, more details have been released about spending specifically for food safety.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, have announced the creation of the National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach and Technical Assistance Grant Program.
Acting on a tip they received, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made an unannounced visit to a Pennsylvania cheese factory back in 2012. They uncovered proof that Castle Cheese Inc. was altering its so-called “100 percent real Parmesan cheese” with fillers, namely wood pulp. The sub-par yet finished products were distributed to some of the largest grocery chains in the U.S.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking for $5.1 billion from President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget--8 percent more than the previous fiscal year’s budget.
On Monday, Denver-based Chipotle Mexican Grill temporarily shut down its 2,000+ locations for a few hours to conduct a virtual town hall meeting to discuss food safety with employees.
Due to questions and concerns about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) testing of raw milk cheese for the presence of non-toxigenic E. coli, the agency is pausing those efforts to embark on a new review of current testing practices.
Last week, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) publicly shared a recorded presentation to review modifications to the organic assessment exemption regulations under 23 Federal marketing orders and 22 research and promotion programs, collectively referred to as “commodity promotion programs.”
Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that the agency has finalized new federal standards to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground chicken and turkey products, chicken breasts, legs and wings.