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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.

 

Judge Orders Egg Executives to Prison 7 Years After Salmonella Outbreak
June 29, 2017
Judge Orders Egg Executives to Prison 7 Years After Salmonella Outbreak

After exhausting all appeals, two egg industry executives have been ordered by a federal judge to begin their prison sentences later this summer.

Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews Food Allergy Expert Steve Taylor
June 27, 2017
Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews Food Allergy Expert Steve Taylor

Food Safety Magazine launched the fourth episode of our new Food Safety Matters Podcast. In this installment, our editorial director interviews Steve Taylor on food allergens in the food processing environment, current research that could affect consumers with food sensitivities, and more.

New FDA Website Fulfills FSMA’s Accredited Third-Party Certification Program
June 26, 2017
New FDA Website Fulfills FSMA’s Accredited Third-Party Certification Program

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a new website that allows organizations to apply for recognition as a Third-Party accreditation body.

NEHA to Honor Sanitarian Bob Powitz with 2017 Walter S. Mangold Award
June 23, 2017
NEHA to Honor Sanitarian Bob Powitz with 2017 Walter S. Mangold Award

Forensic sanitarian Bob Powitz, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.S., C.F.S.P. will be honored with the 2017 Walter S. Mangold Award. This is the highest award conferred upon a Sanitarian by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA). 

IBM and Cornell Team Up to Research Global Milk Safety
June 23, 2017
IBM and Cornell Team Up to Research Global Milk Safety

IBM and Cornell University will be joining forces in a new collaboration in the name of food safety.

U.S. Bans Brazilian Beef Over Safety Concerns
June 23, 2017
U.S. Bans Brazilian Beef Over Safety Concerns

It was announced this week that, under the advisement of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, the U.S. will suspend all fresh beef imports from Brazil. The reason? “Recurring concerns about safety of the products intended for the American market,” says an official statement released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Ranchers Sue USDA Over Meat Labeling
June 22, 2017
Ranchers Sue USDA Over Meat Labeling

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been served with a federal lawsuit this week by three groups--Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America, and the Cattle Producers of Washington--all ranchers who want imported meat labels to display what country that product originated from.

Food Safety Pioneer Dave Theno Dies at 66
June 21, 2017
Food Safety Pioneer Dave Theno Dies at 66

Yesterday, Food Safety Magazine learned that our friend, Dave Theno, tragically passed away on Monday at the age of 66.

EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Dr. Vytenis Andriukaitis, Speaks with Food Safety Magazine
June 21, 2017
EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Dr. Vytenis Andriukaitis, Speaks with Food Safety Magazine

During Commissioner Andriukaitis’ visit to the U.S. to discuss a variety of issues related to antimicrobial resistance, food waste, food safety and global health challenges, Food Safety Magazine was able to spend a few moments with him, discussing his role in the Commission and his goals for his trip to Washington.

Amazon to Buy Whole Foods Market for $13.7 Billion
June 16, 2017
Amazon to Buy Whole Foods Market for $13.7 Billion

Online shopping powerhouse Amazon.com Inc.--based in Seattle, WA--announced today plans to buy Austin, TX-based Whole Foods Market Inc. in a $13.7 billion cash deal.

New EU-China-Safe Project to Focus on Food Fraud
June 15, 2017
New EU-China-Safe Project to Focus on Food Fraud

It was announced today that a major food safety project in Europe and China will be spearheaded by the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen's University Belfast.

Clemson Studies Stress Responses of Foodborne Illness and the Impact on Food Safety
June 14, 2017
Clemson Studies Stress Responses of Foodborne Illness and the Impact on Food Safety

A new research study entitled “Stress Responses of Foodborne Pathogens and Implications in Food Safety” was published earlier this month by Clemson University’s Department of Food, Nutrition and Packaging Sciences.

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