Home-delivered fresh meal kits, locally grown foods, a move toward minimal processing, and restaurant hydroponic gardens are among the emerging industry trends that present food safety challenges. Moreover, consumers have redefined food safety to inc
The United States has limited controls to manage aflatoxin contamination in peanuts for export to Europe, according to findings from an audit carried out because of regular detection of non-compliances.
Officials from DG Sante, the European Commissio
Frozen food manufactures are addressing some unique food safety challenges, which the American Frozen Food Safety Institute (AFFI) is actively championing through research, education and best practices. Dr Sanjay Gummalla, AFFI’s Senior Vice Presiden
I oversee the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the public health regulatory agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. FSIS’ mission is clear: to ensure that the nation’s meat, poultry and processed egg products are safe, wholesome,
The US has approved a drug which aims to eliminate peanut allergies in children aged four to 17.
The treatment, called AR101, will be sold under the brand name Palforzia.
The drug has been designed to gradually reduce sensitivity to peanuts by exp
The owners of New York-based Anchor Frozen Foods pleaded guilty to a $1.1 million (€990,000) scheme to pass off giant squid as octopus.
Roy Tuccillo, Sr. and Roy Tuccillo, Jr. imported giant squid from Peru, then used email and wire transactions to s
Antimicrobial use in the broiler chicken and turkey sector in the US has seen a dramatic reduction over the past five years
A McDonald’s in Johnson City, TN, and a Little Caesar’s Pizza in Newark, NJ, put their customers at risk of exposure to hepatitis A by permitting an employee with the liver disease to report for work.
While Medicaid recipients express similar desires for their health as non-recipients, they are having a more difficult time achieving those outcomes, reporting far higher food insecurity, more health problems and greater stress about their food decis
We get our food from all sorts of places — grocery stores, restaurants, farms, relatives, our own gardens — and sometimes community food banks. In each and every case, food safety plays an important part in protecting us from getting sick from contam
Richmond, VA-based Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods late Friday recalled approximately 18,296 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry deli-sliced products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s F
About 1,778 pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken tender products that may contain milk (whey), a known allergen that was not declared on the finished product label, were subjects of a recall Friday, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s
A day after the CDC reported two dozen more people have been confirmed with Salmonella infections traced to eggs, a member of Congress asked the head of the Food and Drug Administration to explain what the agency has been doing to enforce the federal
Raw ground beef is the probable source of a new 16-state Salmonella outbreak involving 57 illnesses, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday, along with a massive recall.
The recall is for mor
The nomenclature is likely to be front and center when the U.S. Department of Agriculture publishes final bioengineered food disclosure labeling standards. It’s been in the works for the past two years.
And an offshoot of the Council for Biotechnolog
Fungal Disease Awareness Week is October 1–5, 2018. US CDC and partners have organized this week to highlight the importance of recognizing serious fungal diseases early enough in the course of a patient’s illness to provide life-saving treatment.
Citing the discovery of an infectious parasite in domestic produce this summer, the head of the FDA yesterday committed to using science to address foodborne pathogens.
A special government testing program found the Cyclospora parasite in U.S. cilant
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and the Food and Drug Administration are teaming up in October for a joint public meeting on the use of cell culture techniques to develop products derived from livestock and poultry.
Set for Oct. 23-25,
2018 has been marked by high profile food recalls ranging from romaine lettuce and thousands of pounds of ground beef to Ritz Crackers and goldfish. Grocery shopping shouldn’t be a game of Russian Roulette where what you pick up for dinner might make
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Economic Research Service released details last week regarding expected trade for agricultural products including feeds, feed grains and oilseeds.