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FDA Issues New FSMA Guidance for Exempt Canned Foods, Juice and Seafood
August 7, 2017
FDA Issues New FSMA Guidance for Exempt Canned Foods, Juice and Seafood

To cut back on confusion related to U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations for low-acid canned foods, juice Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), or seafood HACCP, the agency has put out an explanation of certain exemptions from FSMA.

Loyola University Introduces Food Studies Program
August 7, 2017
Loyola University Introduces Food Studies Program

Starting in fall 2017, Loyola students will be able to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Food Studies.

Bad Eggs Pulled from 4,000 Aldi Stores in Germany
August 4, 2017
Bad Eggs Pulled from 4,000 Aldi Stores in Germany

Aldi--a discount supermarket chain with over 10,000 stores in 18 countries--has stopped selling eggs at more than 4,000 stores in Germany. The reason? Some eggs were found to be contaminated with insecticides.

Al Almanza Exits USDA for Major Private Sector Meat Processor
August 4, 2017
Al Almanza Exits USDA for Major Private Sector Meat Processor

After a 39 year stint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that ended with his retirement on July 31, Al Almanza has a new private sector job--global head of food safety and quality assurance for JBS USA, a U.S. company that processes beef, pork and lamb products.

Morton Food Safety Launches FoodSafe RepProtect
August 4, 2017
Morton Food Safety Launches FoodSafe RepProtect

Morton Food Safety Associates has announced the launch of FoodSafe ReProtect, designed to help supply chain, food safety and communications experts fully align to ensure consistency between what a company does and says in managing food risks.

Perdue Appoints New USDA Food Safety Leaders
August 2, 2017
Perdue Appoints New USDA Food Safety Leaders

Yesterday, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of two new appointments to assist with achieving the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) food safety goals.

USDA Food Safety Leader Al Almanza Retires
August 1, 2017
USDA Food Safety Leader Al Almanza Retires

In a farewell message published online last week, Al Almanza announced his retirement--effective July 31, 2017--from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Mexican Papayas Trigger U.S. Salmonella Outbreak
July 27, 2017
Mexican Papayas Trigger U.S. Salmonella Outbreak

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with multiple state officials, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Kiambu illnesses linked to papayas originating from Mexico.

Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews AFDO’s Joe Corby
July 25, 2017
Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews AFDO’s Joe Corby

Joe Corby—executive director of the Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)—speaks to Food Safety Magazine about how the food industry can take advantage of AFDO's expertise, tools and more.

Food Safety Regs to Change in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
July 24, 2017
Food Safety Regs to Change in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published plans to update food regulations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Europe Continues Moving Toward Reduced Acrylamide in Food
July 24, 2017
Europe Continues Moving Toward Reduced Acrylamide in Food

Last week, European Member States decided to approve the European Commission’s proposal to reduce the presence of acrylamide in food.

Pew: Evidence-based Food Safety Interventions Will Reduce Human Illnesses from Contaminated Meat and Poultry
July 21, 2017
Pew: Evidence-based Food Safety Interventions Will Reduce Human Illnesses from Contaminated Meat and Poultry

A new study released by Pew Charitable Trusts, entitled “Food Safety from Farm to Fork”, has determined a few ways to prevent meat from becoming contaminated while on the farm.

Chipotle Customers Report Foodborne Illness Symptoms Online
July 19, 2017
Chipotle Customers Report Foodborne Illness Symptoms Online

On Tuesday morning, a Chipotle Mexican Grill location in Sterling, VA was temporarily shut down after receiving multiple complaints from customers about foodborne illness.

7 Million Pounds of Meat Products Recalled After Consumers Find Bone Pieces
July 17, 2017
7 Million Pounds of Meat Products Recalled After Consumers Find Bone Pieces

More than 7 million pounds of beef and pork hot dogs and sausages have been recalled by a Bronx, New York-based meat processor.

Study: Processed Mac and Cheese Has Lots of Phthalates
July 14, 2017
Study: Processed Mac and Cheese Has Lots of Phthalates

The Coalition for Safer Food Processing and Packaging (CSFPP) has released testing data on the presence of phthalates in what has become known as the ultimate comfort food--macaroni and cheese.

IAFP Director David Tharp Marks a Quarter Century on His Summer Job
July 12, 2017
IAFP Director David Tharp Marks a Quarter Century on His Summer Job

David Tharp, friend of Food Safety Magazine, celebrates an impressive 25 years with the International Association for Food Protection.

Duke University Launches World Food Policy Center
July 12, 2017
Duke University Launches World Food Policy Center

The institution has announced the launch of the World Food Policy Center (WFPC) at the Sanford School of Public Policy.

Food Safety Matters Podcast Talks Food Fraud with John Spink and Handwashing with Don Schaffner
July 11, 2017
Food Safety Matters Podcast Talks Food Fraud with John Spink and Handwashing with Don Schaffner

This episode includes an interview with food fraud expert John Spink, along with a chat on handwashing with Don Schaffner.

 

Europe Attempts to Set Limits on Acrylamide in Food… Again
July 10, 2017
Europe Attempts to Set Limits on Acrylamide in Food… Again

The European Commission (EC) has drafted a new proposal on setting mandatory benchmark levels for acrylamide within the food industry.

Food Safety Magazine to Present at Roka Bioscience’s TechBits at the Booth at IAFP 2017
July 5, 2017
Food Safety Magazine to Present at Roka Bioscience’s TechBits at the Booth at IAFP 2017

Stacy Atchison, publisher of Food Safety Magazine and the Food Safety Matters Podcast, will be presenting as part of Roka Bioscience's event at IAFP 2017.

 

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