The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has tools to identify possible multistate outbreaks, investigate their cause, and communicate about them to the public. But it needs to balance the need to communicate quickly against the need to provide accurate and specific information.
An article published by Iowa Capital Dispatch details some of the allegations against managers at a Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Waterloo, Iowa.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the launch of a multi-year partnership with several California stakeholders to improve food safety through the enhanced understanding of environmental pathogens that may cause foodborne illness outbreaks.
EFSA has finished its scientific report examining critical issues in food safety risk communication and social practices in the EU.
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation (CORE) Investigation Table.
During the second public meeting to discuss the proposed rule entitled, “Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods,” the FDA expressed their intent to extend the comment period for the information collection provisions that is set to close on November 23rd.
Bill will add sesame as the ninth major allergen, require the federal government to analyze research opportunities to help develop more effective treatments for food allergy.
Models and tools developed will advance next-generation food safety risk assessments to improve risk management of foodborne illness and better protect public health.
Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) has formally communicated concerns with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the agency’s failure to mandate the labeling of sesame as an allergen.
Officials aren't naming the origin of another Escherichia coli outbreak but recalled romaine lettuce has tested positive for the outbreak strain.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a proposed rule to establish additional traceability recordkeeping requirements for certain foods.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a draft guidance, encouraging food manufacturers to voluntarily declare sesame in the ingredient list on food labels.
FDA, along with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the agency’s state and local partners, are working to investigate two outbreaks of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 (STEC) illnesses. A specific food product has not yet been identified. However, FDA has seen similar recurring, emerging, or persistent strains of E. coli in recent outbreaks.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is launching a voluntary pilot program to evaluate alignment of private third-party food safety audit standards with the food safety requirements in the Preventive Controls for Human Food and the Produce Safety rules.
A recent review article published online October 13 in Food Control presents an alternative approach to “zero-tolerance” to enhance the control of Listeria monocytogenes in low-risk foods.
Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats has sickened 10 people in three states with one reported death, according to federal health officials.
Over 1100 food safety and quality professionals logged into the Virtual Food Safety Summit education program, visited with exhibitors in the Expo Hall, and networked through the virtual platform. During the event leading subject matter experts shared their insights on the most pressing topics from the impact of COVID-19 on the food supply, to the importance of focusing on the consumer, and potential criminal exposure for a company in relation to an outbreak.
USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) supports food safety programs that improve the safety and quality of the U.S. food supply for a healthy population and improved quality of life. Here’s how NIFA is helping to keep American consumers safe.
A Texas grand jury has charged Paul Kruse, the former president of ice cream manufacturer Blue Bell Creameries LP, with wire fraud and conspiracy in connection with the alleged cover-up of the company’s sales of Listeria-tainted ice cream in 2015.
NSF International, a global public health and safety organization, announced that Dr. Jennifer McEntire, Senior Vice President of Food Safety and Technology at the United Fresh Produce Association, is this year’s Food Safety Leadership Award recipient.