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Poll: Consumers Really Want GMO Labels
December 3, 2015
Poll: Consumers Really Want GMO Labels

A poll conducted by research firm The Mellman Group last month confirms that consumers want to know what’s in their food.

WHO Say Children and Low-Income Regions Most Affected by Foodborne Disease
December 3, 2015
WHO Say Children and Low-Income Regions Most Affected by Foodborne Disease

Findings announced today by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals that nearly 30 percent of all deaths from foodborne illness are in children under the age of 5, despite the fact that they make up on 9 percent of the world’s population.

 

Climate Change Threatens Global Food Security, Says USDA
December 2, 2015
Climate Change Threatens Global Food Security, Says USDA

A major scientific assessment released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) indicates that climate change will likely have a negative effect on global food security.

Study Measures How Much Restaurant Management Knows About Food Allergens
December 1, 2015
Study Measures How Much Restaurant Management Knows About Food Allergens

Last month, the Journal of Foodservice Business Research published a study indicating that restaurant managerial staffers have a lot to learn when it comes to food allergies--even those who have gone through training.

ISU and ScanTech Collaborate to Improve Produce Shelf Life
November 30, 2015
ISU and ScanTech Collaborate to Improve Produce Shelf Life

Idaho State University’s (ISU) Research and Innovation in Science and Engineering (RISE) facility has teamed up with Atlanta-based ScanTech Inc. to develop a new, chemical-free treatment process for produce and meat.

 

New Rules Announced for Catfish Inspections
November 28, 2015
New Rules Announced for Catfish Inspections

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a final rule establishing an inspection program for Siluriformes fish, including catfish.

 

FDA Shares Blueprint for Prevention-Based Microbiological Surveillance Sampling Program
November 23, 2015
FDA Shares Blueprint for Prevention-Based Microbiological Surveillance Sampling Program

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a new web resource that shares information about the agency’s sampling programs for food safety.

FSA: Campylobacter in UK Chickens on the Decline
November 19, 2015
FSA: Campylobacter in UK Chickens on the Decline

After conducting a second year of Campylobacter testing on fresh store-bought chickens, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has just published its latest findings.

 

Progress Report: Congressional Work on Food Policy Falls Short
November 18, 2015
Progress Report: Congressional Work on Food Policy Falls Short

According to Food Policy Action--a nonprofit group--Congress has fallen short in terms of food and farming policy as outlined in the group’s 2015 congressional Progress Report.

New FSIS Guidelines to Reduce Allergen-Related Food Recalls
November 16, 2015
New FSIS Guidelines to Reduce Allergen-Related Food Recalls

The  U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has released new guidelines to assist meat, poultry, and processed egg product producers in properly managing ingredients that could trigger adverse reactions among consumers with allergies or other sensitivities.

Three More FSMA Rules Finalized by FDA
November 13, 2015
Three More FSMA Rules Finalized by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized three more rules in relation to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

New Report Challenges Food Safety and Animal Health Standards in TPP Trade Agreement
November 13, 2015
New Report Challenges Food Safety and Animal Health Standards in TPP Trade Agreement

The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy has released an analysis of  Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement chapter on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures, which deals with the regulatory standards intended to protect food safety and animal health.

Chipotle's Pacific Northwest Stores to Reopen After E. coli Outbreak
November 12, 2015
Chipotle's Pacific Northwest Stores to Reopen After E. coli Outbreak

Chipotle Mexican Grill plans to reopen all 43 restaurants previously shut down in Oregon and Washington after an Escherichia coli (E. coli) outbreak occurred last month.

IAFP 2016 Announces Call for Abstracts
November 6, 2015
IAFP 2016 Announces Call for Abstracts

The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) is now accepting presenter abstracts for IAFP 2016 to be held in St. Louis, MO from July 31, 2016 through August 3, 2016.

PCA’s Former Quality Manager Surrenders to Federal Prison
November 5, 2015
PCA’s Former Quality Manager Surrenders to Federal Prison

One of the main defendants in the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) trial has surrendered to federal prison, according to reports.

Chipotle Hit with Lawsuit as More E. coli Cases Emerge
November 4, 2015
Chipotle Hit with Lawsuit as More E. coli Cases Emerge

At least one lawsuit against Chipotle has been filed just as West Coast health officials have confirmed a rise in the number of people sickened by Escherichia coli (E. coli). The current count is 37--12 in Oregon and 25 in Washington.

 

Donald Zink Joins IEH
November 4, 2015
Donald Zink Joins IEH

IEH Laboratories & Consulting Group (IEH) has announced that Donald Zink has join the organization as president of the Division of Foods and Regulatory Compliance. Zink is a valued and long-time member of Food Safety Magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board.

 

CDC: Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria Cause Almost All Multistate Foodborne Outbreaks
November 3, 2015
CDC: Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria Cause Almost All Multistate Foodborne Outbreaks

A new Vital Signs report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today reveals that although multistate outbreaks cause more than 50 percent of foodborne disease outbreaks, they only account for 3 percent of reported outbreaks in the U.S.

 

GFSI Announces New Partnership with UNIDO
November 3, 2015
GFSI Announces New Partnership with UNIDO

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has partnered with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to work on “food safety capacity building” in China, and on a global scale.

 

E. Coli Outbreak Closes Chipotle Restaurants in Oregon and Washington
November 2, 2015
E. Coli Outbreak Closes Chipotle Restaurants in Oregon and Washington

On Sunday, the popular Chipotle Mexican Grill chain announced the closing of all restaurants in two West Coast markets--Oregon and Washington--due to a reported outbreak of Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria.

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