Starting the development of guidelines to control Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in certain foods was one of the decisions made by the Codex Alimentarius Commission at its annual meeting in Geneva this week.
The July 2019 edition of the Journal of Food Protection—published by the International Association for Food Protection—includes an in-depth look at Salmonella outbreaks in the U.S. over a 17-year span.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announces a set of food safety research priorities the agency plans to focus on for the next 5–10 years.
This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a joint collaboration aimed at protecting consumers from Cyclospora cayetanensis, a parasite that has caused multistate outbreaks of foodborne illness in recent years.
According to a study conducted by researchers at Purdue University, few people use thermometers when they cook—even if they know how.
United Fresh Produce Association has released an updated version of the Food Safety Programs & Auditing Protocol for the Fresh Tomato Supply Chain, commonly known as the ‘Tomato Metrics’. These metrics were initially developed in 2009, endeavoring to harmonize food safety audit standards for the fresh tomato supply chain. It was this original effort that led to the development of the aptly named Produce GAPs Harmonized Standard.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today released a proposed draft guidance, “Reducing Microbial Food Safety Hazards in the Production of Seed for Sprouting,” intended to make the sprout seed industry (seed growers, conditioners, packers, holders, suppliers, and distributors) aware of the agency’s serious concerns with the continuing outbreaks of foodborne illness associated with the consumption of raw and lightly cooked sprouts.
Describing the U.S. food safety system as “hopelessly fragmented and outdated,” a congresswoman is pushing for the creation of a single federal agency to secure the nation’s food supply.
On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement regarding its current, science-based stance on the use of cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds, including cannabidiol (CBD), in various products including food.
Fresh Express—a subsidiary of Chiquita Brands—has released an interim report and fact sheet explaining a Cyclospora outbreak that was linked to their packaged leafy greens.
There are no genetically modified wheat varieties for sale or in commercial production in the U.S. at this time, as APHIS has not deregulated any GM wheat varieties.
A newly proposed amendment would not allow pending swine inspection changes to become law unless approved by the Senate and signed by President Trump.
A multi-country foodborne outbreak in Europe finally has a confirmed source: cold-smoked trout and salmon.
Food Safety Magazine has recently announced that Theodora Morille-Hinds, M.Sc., will receive the magazine’s Distinguished Service Award at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), July 21–24, in Louisville, KY.
June 7, 2019, will be the first-ever observance of World Food Safety Day. This year, the theme will be “Food safety, everyone’s business.”
The Government of Canada has launched a public consultation on labeling guidelines for “Product of Canada” and Made in Canada.”
The colloquia sessions will focus on aspects of chemistry, including the area of flavor modifiers, manufacturing processes, specifications, and analytical methods.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Americans (including consumers and the food industry itself) throws out $161 billion worth of food every year. Part of the problem, says the agency, is confusion over the meaning of dates on packaged foods.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is inspecting a Del Monte Fresh Produce facility in Kankakee, IL, after the Wisconsin Department of Health linked vegetable trays from that facility to a Salmonella Infantis outbreak.
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) has announced that General Mills is the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Black Pearl Award. General Mills will be presented with the award at this year’s IAFP Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY.