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Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews Lone Jespersen
June 13, 2017
Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews Lone Jespersen

This week, Food Safety Magazine launched the third episode of our new Food Safety Matters Podcast. In this installment, our editorial director interviews Lone Jespersen on the importance of establishing and maintaining culture in a food safety setting.

 

3.7 Million Pounds of Recalled Meat Products Linked to One Breadcrumb Supplier
June 12, 2017
3.7 Million Pounds of Recalled Meat Products Linked to One Breadcrumb Supplier

One ingredient supplier has been linked to at least nine recalls of meat products containing undeclared milk. Thus far, a total of 3,785,572 pounds of products has been recalled.

Bernard and Bennett to Receive Food Safety Magazine Distinguished Service Award
June 12, 2017
Bernard and Bennett to Receive Food Safety Magazine Distinguished Service Award

Food Safety Magazine recently announced that Dane Bernard, M.Sc., and Reginald W. Bennett, M.Sc., will receive the magazine’s Distinguished Service Award at the 2017 annual meeting of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), July 9–12 in Tampa, FL.

Listeria Challenges Safe Cheese Production
June 7, 2017
Listeria Challenges Safe Cheese Production

Better understanding of manufacturing steps and research on different Hispanic-style cheese varieties needed for risk analysis and prevention, say researchers in the Journal of Dairy Science.

FSMA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program Rule Now Final
May 31, 2017
FSMA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program Rule Now Final

On May 30, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals became final.

Study: Effective Handwashing Does Not Require Hot Water
May 31, 2017
Study: Effective Handwashing Does Not Require Hot Water

Handwashing is a hot topic in the world of food safety. Lack of proper handwashing procedures in foodservice and other sectors can lead to the spread of foodborne illness. Are current handwashing rules in need of updating? A new study suggests it may be time.

No More Appeals for Former Egg Executives
May 25, 2017
No More Appeals for Former Egg Executives

The father and son duo behind a 2010 Salmonella outbreak linked to contaminated eggs have learned this week that they can no longer appeal their prison sentences, says the U.S. Supreme Court.

Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews Microbiologist Larry Keener
May 24, 2017
Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews Microbiologist Larry Keener

This week, Food Safety Magazine launched the second episode of our new Food Safety Matters Podcast. In this installment, our editorial director interviews our dear friend Larry Keener on emerging technologies in the food safety industry.

Study: Fatty Acids Can Kill Listeria
May 23, 2017
Study: Fatty Acids Can Kill Listeria

Research conducted at the University of Southern Denmark shows that fatty acids might neutralize the harmful affects of Listeria bacterium.

Lawsuit Against FDA Alleges Illegal Use of Food Additives
May 22, 2017
Lawsuit Against FDA Alleges Illegal Use of Food Additives

Five food and consumer advocacy groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), challenging the agency’s rule that permits food manufacturers to determine what additives can be added to their processed foods.

CDC: Raw Milk, Cheese Cause Almost All Dairy Foodborne Illness
May 18, 2017
CDC: Raw Milk, Cheese Cause Almost All Dairy Foodborne Illness

A new report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that raw milk and cheese products cause 96 percent of foodborne illnesses linked to contaminated dairy products.

SoyNut Butter Co. Bankrupt because of E. coli Outbreak
May 17, 2017
SoyNut Butter Co. Bankrupt because of E. coli Outbreak

The SoyNut Butter Co. has filed for bankruptcy, citing an E. coli outbreak linked to its I.M. Healthy brand peanut butter substitute and manufacturer Dixie Dew Products as the causes for its financial failure.

 

IAFP’s 2017 Black Pearl Award Recipient: Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.
May 16, 2017
IAFP’s 2017 Black Pearl Award Recipient: Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.

The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) has selected Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. as the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Black Pearl Award.

IAFP Announces 2017 Award Recipients
May 16, 2017
IAFP Announces 2017 Award Recipients

The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) will present awards recognizing excellence in food safety to the following organizations and individuals at the 2017 IAFP Annual Meeting.

FSMA Tips Dominate 2017 Food Safety Summit
May 16, 2017
FSMA Tips Dominate 2017 Food Safety Summit

Last week, part of the Food Safety Magazine team attended the 19th Annual Food Safety Summit held in Rosemont, IL.

Senate Confirms New FDA Lead Scott Gottlieb
May 10, 2017
Senate Confirms New FDA Lead Scott Gottlieb

This week, the U.S. Senate voted (57 to 42) to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick--Scott Gottlieb--as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) new commissioner.

Food Safety Matters: A Podcast for Food Safety Professionals
May 10, 2017
Food Safety Matters: A Podcast for Food Safety Professionals

Food Safety Magazine is proud to announce the launch of our new podcast--Food Safety Matters.

MSU Joins CODEX for New Food Fraud Undertaking
May 8, 2017
MSU Joins CODEX for New Food Fraud Undertaking

On Friday, Codex Alimentarius (CODEX, the world food code) initiated a major food fraud commitment by proposing an Electronic Working Group (EWG) to review other CODEX texts and to create a definition and scope for a number of related terms--food fraud, food integrity, and food authenticity. 

$25M Loss After Dole Salad Listeria Outbreak
May 5, 2017
$25M Loss After Dole Salad Listeria Outbreak

A recall of bagged salads produced at a single Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. facility in Springfield, IL has reportedly cost the company a whopping $25 million. The recalled salads were also sold under a number of store brand labels--Aldi, Kroger, Meijer and Walmart.

FDA to Spend $3M Educating Consumers on Safety of GMOs
May 5, 2017
FDA to Spend $3M Educating Consumers on Safety of GMOs

This week, a federal budget agreement passed that prevented a government shutdown. Part of that agreement has allocated $3 million to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new campaign--in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture--to educate consumers about foods produced with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

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