Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Barack Obama’s nominee--Robert Califf--as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new leader.
Last week, Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) introduced a draft bill requiring the Agriculture Secretary to put in place a national voluntary labeling standard for foods manufactured with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Less than 2 weeks ago, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced plans to ask for $5.1 billion from President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget--8 percent more than the previous fiscal year’s budget. Now, more details have been released about spending specifically for food safety.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, have announced the creation of the National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach and Technical Assistance Grant Program.
Acting on a tip they received, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made an unannounced visit to a Pennsylvania cheese factory back in 2012. They uncovered proof that Castle Cheese Inc. was altering its so-called “100 percent real Parmesan cheese” with fillers, namely wood pulp. The sub-par yet finished products were distributed to some of the largest grocery chains in the U.S.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking for $5.1 billion from President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget--8 percent more than the previous fiscal year’s budget.
On Monday, Denver-based Chipotle Mexican Grill temporarily shut down its 2,000+ locations for a few hours to conduct a virtual town hall meeting to discuss food safety with employees.
Due to questions and concerns about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) testing of raw milk cheese for the presence of non-toxigenic E. coli, the agency is pausing those efforts to embark on a new review of current testing practices.
Last week, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) publicly shared a recorded presentation to review modifications to the organic assessment exemption regulations under 23 Federal marketing orders and 22 research and promotion programs, collectively referred to as “commodity promotion programs.”
Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that the agency has finalized new federal standards to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground chicken and turkey products, chicken breasts, legs and wings.
Competitive grants in the amount of $30.1 million will be awarded to 80 research projects that will improve food safety and reduce antibiotic resistance in food, according to an announcement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and John P. Holdren, President Obama's Science and Technology Advisor and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
A student researcher at Sweden’s Umea University has found that Listeria bacteria, when exposed to light, can increase the risk of bacterial infection.
This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced two new opportunities for funding to assist with enhancing food safety under the agency’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an update on a Salmonella poona outbreak linked to cucumbers from Mexico.
Earlier this month, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. announced its involvement with the Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain--initially established last year by IBM Research and Mars, Inc.
A new analysis of federal import violations data claims that food imported into the U.S. from countries with low gross domestic product (GDP) poses higher safety risks than food from richer countries.
Last week, FMC Corporation announced that an analysis that was published in Food and Chemical Toxicology--a respected peer-reviewed journal--has found significant flaws in food additive research, specifically related to the food ingredient carrageenan.
One person has died and at least 11 more have been hospitalized due to a Listeria outbreak linked to bagged salads produced at a single Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. facility.
As Winter Storm Jonas continues to barrel toward the East Coast of the U.S., 16 states have been been issued blizzard warnings. The impending severe weather has prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to issue food safety recommendations for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.
Today, United Fresh announced the launch of a new training program aimed at assisting produce industry members with complying with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).