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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Ground Beef Finally Declared Over After 7 Months
March 25, 2019
Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Ground Beef Finally Declared Over After 7 Months

On March 22, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared a months-long foodborne outbreak finally over.

 

34 Tons of Tyson Chicken Recalled After Metal Pieces Reported
March 22, 2019
34 Tons of Tyson Chicken Recalled After Metal Pieces Reported

Tyson Foods, Inc. has issued a recall of more than 34 tons of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products because they may be contaminated with pieces of metal.

Strawberries, Spinach, and Kale Top 2019 “Dirty Dozen” List
March 20, 2019
Strawberries, Spinach, and Kale Top 2019 “Dirty Dozen” List

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has once again released their annual list of the “dirtiest” and “cleanest” fruits and vegetables available to U.S. consumers.

USDA FSIS Issues Meat Industry Best Practices for Responding to Customer Complaints
March 15, 2019
USDA FSIS Issues Meat Industry Best Practices for Responding to Customer Complaints

This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) shared a new industry resource: the FSIS Guideline for Industry Response to Customer Complaints 2019.

Food Safety Plans in Fiscal Year 2020 Federal Budget
March 13, 2019
Food Safety Plans in Fiscal Year 2020 Federal Budget

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump delivered “Budget for a Better America”, his Fiscal Year 2020 federal budget proposal to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Infant Formula Linked to Multi-Country Salmonella Outbreak
March 12, 2019
Infant Formula Linked to Multi-Country Salmonella Outbreak

A multi-country Salmonella outbreak in Europe has been linked to one common food source: infant formula.

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to Resign
March 5, 2019
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to Resign

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is resigning, according to multiple reports released today. According to the Washington Post, he will officially leave his post in about a month.

UK’s Shellfish Safety Expertise Awarded by FAO
February 28, 2019
UK’s Shellfish Safety Expertise Awarded by FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has formally recognized the UK’s expertise and leadership when it comes to shellfish safety.

FDA Strategy for the Safety of Imported Food
February 26, 2019
FDA Strategy for the Safety of Imported Food

FDA's new strategy document outlines the agency's new approach to importing foreign food.

FSAI Now Using New DNA Technology to Identify Food Ingredients
February 25, 2019
FSAI Now Using New DNA Technology to Identify Food Ingredients

This month, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) disclosed that it now has a new scanning tool that can identify the entire DNA content of a food.

FDA Releases Overview of the Latest Romaine Lettuce E. coli Outbreak
February 14, 2019
FDA Releases Overview of the Latest Romaine Lettuce E. coli Outbreak

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an overview of the investigation of the romaine lettuce outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections in multiple U.S. states and Canadian provinces in late 2018 and early 2019.

Raw Milk from Pennsylvania Farm Linked to Multistate Brucella Exposures
February 12, 2019
Raw Milk from Pennsylvania Farm Linked to Multistate Brucella Exposures

Raw, unpasteurized milk from Miller’s Biodiversity Farm in Quarryville, PA, is believed to be the source of exposure to Brucella RB51 in 19 states.

FDA Issues Final Guidance on Voluntary Food Recalls
February 7, 2019
FDA Issues Final Guidance on Voluntary Food Recalls

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new plans, via the issuing of final guidance, for how the agency will issue public warnings about voluntary recalls.

Ireland’s Food Safety Authority Marks 20 Years with New National Roadmap for Consumer Food Safety Protection
February 6, 2019
Ireland’s Food Safety Authority Marks 20 Years with New National Roadmap for Consumer Food Safety Protection

This week, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) launched its vision and new strategy for the next 5 years, whilst also marking its 20th anniversary by revealing new research that provides an insight into consumer attitudes to food safety.

Three Face Jail in Netherlands for Links to Horsemeat Scandal
February 1, 2019
Three Face Jail in Netherlands for Links to Horsemeat Scandal

Three people are facing jail in the Netherlands for their roles in the horse meat scandal of 2013.

Chipotle Hires New Food Safety VP
January 31, 2019
Chipotle Hires New Food Safety VP

It has been reported that as of this week, Chipotle Mexican Grill has welcomed Kerry Bridges as the company’s new vice president of food safety.

Dr. Mindy Brashears Named USDA’s Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety
January 29, 2019
Dr. Mindy Brashears Named USDA’s Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has selected a new senior leader for food safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Baby Formula Recall is French Company’s Second in Less Than Two Years
January 28, 2019
Baby Formula Recall is French Company’s Second in Less Than Two Years

On January 25, Lactalis Nutrition Santé announced a recall of baby formula products--approximately 16,300 boxes sold in French pharmacies--due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Shipments of Foreign Fresh Fruit Recalled in 18 States
January 28, 2019
Shipments of Foreign Fresh Fruit Recalled in 18 States

Fresh peaches, nectarines, and plums shipped across the U.S. are being recalled due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall notice indicates that the country of origin for a portion of the fresh produce is Chile.

Gold Medal Flour Recalled Again, This Time for Salmonella
January 24, 2019
Gold Medal Flour Recalled Again, This Time for Salmonella

General Mills has announced a voluntary recall of 5-lb. Bags of its Gold Medal brand unbleached flour due to possible Salmonella contamination.

 

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