In this episode of Food Safety Matters, Kathy Gombas offers an in-depth look into FSMA guidance documents as well insights into potential challenges some are finding in the first stages of implementation.
A memo posted to FDA.gov last week has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has denied the Grocery Manufacturer Association’s (GMA’s) food additive petition to allow the continued use of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) for certain limited used in foods.
As of May 16, the multistate Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to contaminated romaine lettuce has spread to 32 states, sickening 172 people, according to the latest U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention update. Seventy-five people have been hospitalized and one person in California has died.
The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) has filed a federal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in an attempt to keep some meat producers from referring to their products as “meat.”
The ongoing multistate Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from the Yuma, AZ, growing region has now crossed the U.S. border into Canada.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of Carmen Rottenberg and Paul Kiecker to key leadership positions within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Rottenberg has been named the Administrator of FSIS and Kiecker the Deputy Administrator.
On May 9, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shared its latest update on the romaine lettuce outbreak, adding additional victims and states to the existing list.
New research conducted at the Harvard Business School found that 19 million foodborne illnesses and 51,000 hospitalizations, and billions of dollars in medical-related costs could be avoided each year if federal food safety inspectors do one simple thing: tweak their schedules.
Bill Marler, the most prominent foodborne illness lawyer in America, spoke with Food Safety Matters about representing victims of foodborne illness and the evolution of food safety over the last 25 years.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today finalized an existing draft guidance document to further assist restaurants and similar retail food establishments to implement the requirements of the menu labeling final rule.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded President Donald J. Trump’s selection of Dr. Mindy Brashears to be the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Under Secretary for Food Safety.
Lenoir, NC-based JBS USA, Inc. has recalled 17.7 tons of raw ground beef products due to possible contamination by way of extraneous plastic materials.
One death has been linked to the multistate Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak caused by romaine lettuce in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) last outbreak update dated May 2.
U.S. and Canadian health officials are currently investigating a multistate norovirus outbreak linked to raw oysters.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from the Yuma, AZ, growing region continues to expand.
This week, it was confirmed via a shareholder announcement that South Africa’s Tiger Brands was notified that their poultry plant did test positive for Listeria ST6, the deadly strain of the pathogen that has affected the region for over a month.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA's) Economic Research Service has released a new report entitled Trends in Food Recalls 2004-2013.
New research conducted by researchers at the University of Southampton indicates that chlorine could be making foodborne pathogens in fresh produce undetectable.
In this episode, we interview Melanie Neumann, president of Neumann Risk Services about understanding, implementing and managing FSMA in global food companies.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has expanded its consumer warning regarding contaminated romaine lettuce from the Yuma, AZ, growing region.