A look back at the past 100+ years since Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle changed the way we look at food safety.
Safety considerations pertaining to the use of chemical pesticides for food production and public health require adherence to proper application practices.
The article highlights an interview with Fred Hayes, director, technical services, Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute on international packaging issues.
Although Foster Farms avoided the harshest of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s enforcement measures by making immediate changes to its manufacturing practices, it did not recall its products. Find out why.
This article focuses on a proposal by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to generically approved” labels for meat and poultry products that would more closely align USDA oversight of the labeling of meat and poultry products with its current goals, priorities and resources. Read more for what this may mean for meat producers.
In recent years, federal, state and local agencies have shifted their thinking toward the concept of building an integrated food safety system.
When it comes to food, there is limited regulation, control or intervention unless there is a problem or failure in the supply chain.
The long-term goal of NoroCORE is to reduce the burden of foodborne disease associated with viruses, particularly noroviruses.
Foodborne disease continues to be of major concern to public health officials, food manufacturers, academic researchers and consumer protection groups worldwide.
Ozone may be viewed as advantageous over other chemical sanitizers used in the food industry for sanitation purposes.
A roundtable with Randall D. Huffman, Ph.D., Alice L. Johnson, DVM, William Brown, Ph.D., and Scott M. Russell, Ph.D.
Radlo Foods describes their innovative approach to egg safety.
Although date labeling of food has a long history, it has become more visible in the past few years as attention to and concern about food loss and waste have heightened.
Today’s poultry is much more efficient in terms of genetics than anything previously seen, and a chicken of the future will be significantly different from today’s; it will absolutely need to be.
An enormous amount of research has been conducted with regard to detecting pathogenic bacteria; however, in many cases, pathogenic bacterial counts may be more appropriate.
The food processing industry has recently witnessed the introduction of new or improved rapid methods for the detection of foodborne pathogens and toxins.
FDA has successfully built a strong foundation for a state-of-the-art, science-based food safety system that will drive future progress for years to come.
Given the importance of risk assessment to public health decisions, food safety agencies have established mechanisms to engage the entire food industry on such issues.
Regardless of the method of raising meat animals, dairy livestock or poultry, the greatest contributor to humane handling is management practices.
Whenever foodborne outbreaks hit the news, the question always arises: Why don’t consumers take more care with handling and cooking their food?