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Stadium Food Vendor Fires Safety Manager Who Went Public With Concerns

Whatever happened to Jon Costa, the food safety manager for the food service vendor at both Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums in Kansas City, MO? Costa went public last November with some stomach-churning food safety violations at theShow More Summary

Kansas City stadium worker fired four months after exposing food safety concerns

15 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The food safety manager in charge of Kansas City’s Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums was fired last week, four months after he alerted city officials and media to several health violations going on at both venues, ESPN reports. Jon Costa, a now-former employee of Aramark, the company that operates the food stands in the Royals and Chiefs stadiums, made […]

More Welfare = More Entrepreneurs? Maybe!

Walter Frick writes in the Atlantic about recent research which suggests that a strong social safety net increases entrepreneurship. For example, one researcher found that expansion of the food stamp program led to a higher chance that...Show More Summary

EFSA: No Ebola Virus Threat From Legally Imported African Foods

Raw foods that legally reach Europe, including plants, fruits, and vegetables, pose no risk of Ebola virus transmission, according to a new report by scientists with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). And no human has ever been known to become infected with the Ebola virus from consumption of legally important foods into the European... Continue Reading

Wisconsin Bill Requires Food Protection Certificates for School Lunch

A school food safety bill in Wisconsin would treat lunch rooms like restaurants in that someone on staff would be required to obtain a food protection certificate before the facility could serve students. Assembly Bill (AB) 37 is awaiting action in the Wisconsin Senate after clearing the Assembly on a voice vote March 17. Rep.... Continue Reading

Food Safety Specialist Hopes New Tracking Strategy Will Lead to Better Intervention

A Kansas State University food safety specialist says a new federal partnership to monitoring foodborne illness is a promising approach.

Eat By Date's Massive Database Tells You When Food Really Expires 

Expiration dates are usually misleading. As we've explained, they refer to quality, not safety. Eat By Date is a giant database of food products that gives you true expiration dates, plus a lot of other useful information. Read more...

Don't Let Food Industry Stir the Pot

If we want food policies and programs that have our citizen's health, welfare, and safety at heart, we have to keep food industry from stirring up the pot. We live in an advanced capitalistic society. By law, food industry, particular...Show More Summary

FDA opens registration for food safety meeting

The Food and Drug Administration has opened online registration for its meeting on implementation of food safety regulations.

Is it Food Safe?

3 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

I have a new article entitled "Is it Food Safe?" which tries to address the many questions and confusions regarding ceramic glazes. I also include tips on studio safety.I am selling as a PDF (electronic file) on my site for $0.99 for 3 days and then for $1.99.CLICK HERE!

FDA Warning Letters: Seafood HACCP, Drug Residues, CGMP Violations

In its latest round of letters sent to food producers with alleged health and safety violations, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doled out warnings to four seafood producers, two dairies, a vinaigrette producer, and a manufacturer of baked goods. Two seafood processors in Norway received warnings over problems related to their Hazard Analysis &... Continue Reading

A Chinese High School Served Food So Bad It Started a Riot

Even though school food is rarely super delicious, it’s not usually poisonous, either. But in China, where food safety has an abominable track record, all bets are off.

Could Glowing Fish Help Improve Food Safety?

A startup in Hong Kong is hoping to use light-up fish embryos to improve food safety. The company, Vitargent, engineered medaka and zebrafish embryos to turn fluorescent green or develop tumors in the presence of harmful substances called Estrogenic Endocrine Disruptors (EEDs). The technology can screen for more than 1,000 chemicals such as DDT and... Continue Reading

Consumer Reports Guides Shoppers Through Produce Pesticide Residues

Each year, the Environmental Working Group releases guides to help shoppers pick fruits and vegetables with the fewest pesticide residues. Consumer Reports’ Food Safety and Sustainability Center has now released similar guidelines. According...Show More Summary

Towels top kitchen contamination hazards list

Food safety research used video observations to show people touching kitchen towels before washing their hands or using towels after washing their hands inadequately. Even after properly washing their hands, they would reuse the infected towels and contaminate themselves all over again. Show More Summary

Worker Safety in Fast Food

This report shows just how unsafe working conditions are in the fast food industry. 79 percent of fast food workers were burned in the last year and 58 percent received multiple burns. Given the relatively open kitchen of the fast food restaurant, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out why as there is a […]

Prison Food Company Served Rat-Eaten Cake To Inmates

The private food vendor that Michigan hired to feed its prisoners has committed hundreds of health and safety violations already, but newly revealed emails detail one particularly nasty incident from July. The post Prison Food Company Served Rat-Eaten Cake To Inmates appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Food safety documents available from Web seminar

Documents and powerpoint presentations are available from a Feb. 24 Web seminar on attribution of foodborne illness hosed by the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration.

House Republican Budget Whacks Food Stamps And Medicaid

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans unveiled a budget on Tuesday that, in addition to repealing Obamacare, reprises many of the safety net cuts Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) proposed in previous years. In his budget blueprint, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.),...Show More Summary

Being a Food Safety Inspector Means Never Forgetting the Smell of Cockroaches

As a food safety and sanitation professional, I was hired by large restaurant corporations to inspect their various locations. And what I saw was not even close to pretty.

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