To help combat these ongoing illnesses, the Government of Canada is partnering with the food manufacturing industry and food retailers to reduce Salmonella in frozen raw breaded chicken products produced on or after April 1, 2019, to below detectable amounts, thereby reducing the risk of illness for everyone who handles or consumes these types of products.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Florence.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with various local and state partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to shell eggs.
Perry Johnson Registrars Food Safety, Inc. of Troy, MI has become the first certification body to be accredited under FDA’s Accredited Third-Party Certification Program for the following program scopes: Produce Safety; Preventive Controls for Human Food; Juice HACCP, and Seafood HACCP.
Recently, FDA added a new test to an ongoing sampling project: Cyclospora cayetanensis. The agency has a new analytical testing method for this parasite.
South Africa’s health minister declared an end to the listeriosis outbreak caused by ready-to-eat (RTE) deli meat. As of the last Situation Report, released in July 2018, there were 1,060 laboratory-confirmed cases and 216 deaths.
Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS), along with Empire Kosher Poultry, Inc., issued a public health alert warning consumers about possible Salmonella contamination in raw, kosher chicken products.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is telling consumers and retailers to avoid eating, selling, or handling food products that are prepared by adding liquid nitrogen at the point of sale, immediately before consumption.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), in a letter authored by Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety Carmen Rottenberg, is clearing up faulty information that was disseminated last year regarding poultry sampling test results.
In this interview, Frank Yiannas shares how Walmart approaches food safety and culture.
This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has recognized Brea, CA-based International Accreditation Services (IAS) as an accreditation body under the Accredited Third-Party Certification Program for a period of 5 years.
A study conducted by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has found that most listeriosis outbreaks go undetected.
In a July 31st notice, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) warned restaurants and other foodservice establishments about the dangers of not properly cooking minced beef burgers.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been ordered by the Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to ban the use of chlorpyrifos, a commonly used pesticide for various fruit, nut, and vegetable crops.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a summary of a study entitled Before Implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Rule: A Survey of U.S. Produce Growers.
In Canada, Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. has recalled Dole brand Baby Spinach with Tender Reds from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the newly formed Leafy Greens Food Safety Task Force, met for 2 days to share preliminary hypotheses from the Environmental Assessment in the Yuma, AZ, growing region to facilitate conversations with state and local officials, industry and local growers on the hypotheses and associated actions necessary to prevent such an outbreak from occurring again.
On July 31, a letter about the progress made thus far on the Produce Safety Rule mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was published by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.
This week, Chipotle Mexican Grill faced yet another food safety failure, this time in the Columbus, OH, area.
Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data on foodborne illness in Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks--United States, 2009-2015.