Between March and April 2016, 14 consumers in eight states became ill with Salmonella Oslo after apparently eating contaminated cucumbers. After epidemiologic, traceback, and laboratory investigations, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now says the source of the outbreak was Persian cucumbers.
According to reports, Blue Bell Creameries is asking federal regulators to let up and allow the Texas-based ice cream maker to get back to business as usual following a deadly Listeria outbreak.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published an updated training strategy that reflects progress made with the agency’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) over the past year or so.
During the second half of 2016, Germany has experienced an increase in the number of Salmonella Stourbridge cases. The source of the infections has yet to be identified.
The European Union has released a summary report on trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and foodborne outbreaks in 2015.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided this week that a genetically modified pink pineapple--developed by food giant Fresh Del Monte Produce--is now safe to sell in the U.S.
This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued new information on food product labeling. This includes new guidance that encourages food manufacturers and retailers to apply “Best if Used By” date labels to food products.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has tasked a panel of independent experts--the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel--with meeting this week with the goal of determining once and for all whether or not glyphosate--the most commonly used herbicide in the world--is linked to cancer.
About 10 years ago, ConAgra’s Peter Pan brand peanut butter sickened hundreds of consumers in a multi-state Salmonella outbreak. Now, the food giant is heading to court to complete an $11.2 million settlement--the largest criminal fine ever ordered in a U.S. food safety case.
For the 25th year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Pesticide Data Program (PDP) has released its Annual Summary.
More than 360 people in 10 countries have been affected by a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak linked to an egg producer in Poland. One child in Croatia is believed to have died in connection to the Salmonella outbreak.
Researchers at Kansas State University (KSU) have discovered that recipes with handwashing reminders and meat thermometer instructions do have positive impacts on consumer food safety.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released a plan that serves as a national call to action, urging all levels of government, utilities, community organizations, and other stakeholders to work together to increase the safety and reliability of drinking water.
In May 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued final guidance on menu food labeling regulations. Now, the agency is clarifying specifics regarding the rule’s compliance date.
This month, FDA has released new data for sampling of hot peppers and cucumbers.
In the search for more natural food additives to keep foods safe and fresh, researchers have discovered that isolated compounds from avocado seed extracts could limit the growth of Listeria bacteria in ready-to-eat foods.
To help the public more easily access USDA food safety research information, the department’s National Agricultural Library’s (NAL's) Food Safety Research Information Office (FSRIO) has launched a new “Meet the Experts” online video collection available on the NAL website.
Based on a decision announced this week, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB)--a body that advises the U.S. Department of Agriculture--will no longer permit carrageenan to be used as an additive in organic food.
Earlier this month, the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) unveiled its most recent Scientific Information Bulletin (SIB) which focuses on food fraud.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded $9.4 million to support 25 research and outreach projects that will help mitigate pests, weeds and diseases on farms and in communities.