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FDA Approves New Labels for Peanut-Containing Foods
September 11, 2017
FDA Approves New Labels for Peanut-Containing Foods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced new labels for peanut-containing foods suitable for infants, noting that they may reduce the risk of developing an allergy.

Nestlé Establishes a Food Safety Institute in India
September 7, 2017
Nestlé Establishes a Food Safety Institute in India

To strengthen the food safety commitment in India, Nestlé is establishing the Nestlé Food Safety Institute India (NFSI). NFSI India will adopt a holistic and collaborative approach towards ensuring safe food for consumers that will help meet India's growing demand for healthy and safe food. 

3M Expands Food Safety Offerings, Acquires Elution Technologies
September 7, 2017
3M Expands Food Safety Offerings, Acquires Elution Technologies

3M has announced that it has acquired Elution Technologies, a Vermont-based manufacturer of test kits that enable food and beverage companies to help ensure their products are free from potentially harmful allergens, such as peanuts, soy or milk.

Food Safety Education Month
September 6, 2017
Food Safety Education Month

September is National Food Safety Education Month. It provides an opportunity to raise awareness about steps you can take to prevent foodborne illness.

Food Safety & Quality Operations Survey Launched by SafetyChain Software and The Acheson Group
September 1, 2017
Food Safety & Quality Operations Survey Launched by SafetyChain Software and The Acheson Group

SafetyChain Software, an innovator of real-time food safety and quality management solutions, and The Acheson Group, a strategic consulting firm for food and beverage companies, are pleased to announce the launch of the 2017 Food Safety & Quality Operations Survey. The objective of this survey is to assess the top challenges faced by food safety and quality teams and gain insight into the tactics being used to overcome these challenges.

USDA Looking for NACMCF Nominees
August 31, 2017
USDA Looking for NACMCF Nominees

The National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods is looking to recruit new members to provide scientific advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Health and Human Services concerning the development of microbiological criteria by which the safety and wholesomeness of foods can be assessed. 

Hygiena expands distribution operations in Latin America
August 30, 2017
Hygiena expands distribution operations in Latin America

Hygiena, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company that specializes in rapid food safety and environmental sanitation testing, today announced that it has acquired Pruebas Microbiologicas  Rapidas  (PMR), a Mexico City-based distributor that has long served as an independent partner of Hygiena serving Mexico.

USDA Integrates Recall Information into 'FoodKeeper' Application
August 30, 2017
USDA Integrates Recall Information into 'FoodKeeper' Application

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced new updates to its popular FoodKeeper application that will provide users with new information on food safety recalls.

Federal court upholds Seafood Traceability Rule; targets fraud
August 30, 2017
Federal court upholds Seafood Traceability Rule; targets fraud

A new federal plan to combat seafood fraud by requiring the fishing industry to trace their catches from boat or farm to the U.S. border has survived a court challenge.

California and Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreements Align with Produce Safety Rule
August 30, 2017
California and Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreements Align with Produce Safety Rule

The California and Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreements have updated their required food safety practices to align with the Produce Safety rule.

UPDATED: USDA Offers Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Hurricanes
August 29, 2017
UPDATED: USDA Offers Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Hurricanes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Irma.

McDonald’s Cuts Antibiotics Worldwide
August 25, 2017
McDonald’s Cuts Antibiotics Worldwide

McDonald's Corporation has announced that it is cutting human antibiotics from its global chicken supply and promises to take similar actions in its supplies of beef, dairy cows, pork and laying hens.

Impacts of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System
August 23, 2017
Impacts of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System

The NARMS program at CDC helps protect public health by providing information about emerging bacterial resistance, the ways in which resistance is spread, and how resistant infections differ from susceptible infections.

Blockchain Collaboration with Major Retailers and Food Companies to Address Food Safety Worldwide
August 22, 2017
Blockchain Collaboration with Major Retailers and Food Companies to Address Food Safety Worldwide

A group of companies across the global food supply chain have announced a major blockchain collaboration with IBM that is intended to further strengthen consumer confidence in the global food system. The consortium includes Dole, Driscoll’s, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick and Company, McLane Company, Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Unilever and Walmart, who will work with IBM to identify new areas where the global supply chain can benefit from this technology.

FDA Launches Food Safety Plan Builder to Help with FSMA Requirements
August 22, 2017
FDA Launches Food Safety Plan Builder to Help with FSMA Requirements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is releasing a new software tool to help food facilities create a food safety plan for compliance with Food Safety Modernization act (FSMA).

Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews NC State University Food Safety Extension Specialist Ben Chapman
August 22, 2017
Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews NC State University Food Safety Extension Specialist Ben Chapman

In this week’s episode of Food Safety Magazine’s Food Safety Matters Podcast, we talk with Ben Chapman, Food Safety Extension Specialist at NC State University, and co-host of Food Safety Talk podcast. 

FDA Concludes Major Sampling Study of Sprouts
August 18, 2017
FDA Concludes Major Sampling Study of Sprouts

In response to recent foodborne illness outbreaks linked to various types of sprouts, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed a large-scale sampling study as part of its effort to learn more about potential contamination in these products and protect consumers from disease-causing bacteria in sprouts.

Cornell University to Host Nonthermal Technologies Symposium
August 18, 2017
Cornell University to Host Nonthermal Technologies Symposium

Running from Sunday October 29 through October 31, 2017, international food safety experts will gather at Cornell University for a symposium on the validation of nonthermal technologies, hosted by the university’s Department of Food Science. 

New FDA Guidance Document Clarifies FSMA’s Sanitary Transportation Rule
August 17, 2017
New FDA Guidance Document Clarifies FSMA’s Sanitary Transportation Rule

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued another guidance document, this time explaining a waiver to the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Sanitation Transportation rule.

FAO Urges United Nations to Establish World Food Safety Day
August 11, 2017
FAO Urges United Nations to Establish World Food Safety Day

The General Assembly of United Nations is scheduled to consider establishing a World Food Safety Day when it meets in September.

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