The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local partners continue to investigate a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora infections potentially linked to salad products that were made by Fresh Express containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots and sold in several regions of the United States.
PTI has announced the release of four new or improved tools to support traceability implementation
“There is no evidence that people can contract COVID-19 from food or from food packaging. The U.S. food safety system, overseen by our agencies, is the global leader in ensuring the safety of our food products, including products for export.”
FDA’s temporary guidance states that substitutions cannot include the Big 8 allergens. However, consumers who are allergic to ingredients outside of that list—like sesame, celery, or mustard, which are all considered allergens in the EU—still have cause for concern.
A new set of High Pressure Certified® (HPC) Guidelines has been released by The Cold Pressure Council (CPC). The topic of the newest guideline is Wet Salads, also known as deli salads.
Escherichia coli, Salmonella, and Listeria can’t be completely eliminated from dried fruits, nuts, flour, and cereals. However, their occurrence can be reduced—and Marks and his team are looking forward to developing solutions to do just that.
So far, 76 illnesses, including 16 hospitalizations, have been confirmed in 6 states. No deaths have been reported.
The U.S. food supply remains among the safest in the world, says AFFI.
Despite the unsafe methods used, approximately half of the survey respondents strongly agreed that they knew how to clean and disinfect their home safely.
The expanded testing will be applied to ground beef, bench trim, and raw ground beef components other than raw beef manufacturing trimmings.
The goal of World Food Safety Day is to bring awareness and inspire action to help prevent, detect, and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism, and sustainable development.
LGMA’s special subcommittee was formed in direct response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s recent report regarding three romaine lettuce outbreaks that occurred in 2019.
As FDA prepares to release the long-awaited New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint, the agency announces that several changes have been made in light of lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The goal is to provide regulatory flexibility, where appropriate, to help minimize the impact of supply chain disruptions on product availability associated with the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) filed a lawsuit last week against Smithfield Foods for falsely advertising that the pork processor’s products are the “safest” U.S. pork products.
The recommendations address shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), cloth face coverings, disinfectants, and sanitation supplies in the food and agriculture industry in order to help maintain employee safety, continuity of the food supply, food safety, and employee/consumer confidence.
FDA believes that adjacent or nearby cattle grazing land was the most likely contributing factor associated with all three late 2019 outbreaks.
The document serves as a guide to help each industry operate safely as all 50 states have begun at least partially relaxing stay-at-home orders and allowing some businesses to reopen.
The USDA and FDA announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help prevent interruptions at FDA-regulated food facilities, including fruit and vegetable processing.
The guidance, based on President Donald Trump’s Opening Up America Again plan, places much focus on cleaning and disinfection practices.