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Food Safety News Survey Almost Over

We are just 100 responses away from our goal of 1,000 to our recent survey. However, the more we get, the better we can understand how to make Food Safety News better. We are extending the survey through this coming Wednesday, so please take a few minutes to give us some valuable feedback. FSN has... Continue Reading

What Eating Organic Food Does for the World

by guest blogger Lisa Bunin, PhD, organic policy director, Center for Food Safety Sure, I eat organic food because I think it's healthier for me than food grown with synthetic, toxic agrochemicals or food that's been genetically engineered or injected with growth hormones. Show More Summary

Hurricane Season – Preparing for the Storm

MEDIA ADVISORY: Hurricane Season Food Safety and Meal Plans: Mayo Clinic Experts Offer Storm Prep Suggestions As topical storm Erika brews in the Atlantic, residents of coastal communities are starting to prepare for a potential severe weather emergency. But hurricane shutters, flashlights and batteries are not the only things to consider. Food safety is critical to […]

Congress asks FDA to fast forward safety education to growers

A coalition of Democratic and Independent members of Congress have asked the Food and Drug Administration to immediately implement specific training and outreach programs to help small growers and processors comply with upcoming food safety regulations.

Kraft recalls 2M pounds of turkey bacon that may spoil early

4 days agoNews : NY Daily News

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said it has received reports of illness tied to individuals eating the items.

The US Is Allegedly Withholding Information About GMOs

4 days agoNews : Vice News

A nonprofit organization called the Center for Food Safety filed suit on Tuesday against a division of the US Department of Agriculture for allegedly not responding properly to their requests for information about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Show More Summary

Two Million Pounds of Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon Recalled Over Spoilage Scare

In the second-largest food safety recall of 2015, Kraft Heinz is yanking more than 2 million pounds of Oscar Mayer turkey bacon from store shelves.

Pesticides harmful to bees, says EU watchdog

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Widely-used pesticides made by Bayer CropScience and Syngenta pose a risk to bees, the European Union's food safety watchdog said on Wednesday, reinforcing previous research that led to EU restrictions.

Business Groups Support Appeal to Keep DeCosters Out of Prison

Sending food industry executives to jail for company food safety violations, even if they did not know about them, might seem a useful way to bring about more compliance, but corporate America is rising up to strike down the practice. Amicus briefs are pouring in from industry groups to support the appeal to the St. Louis-based U.S.... Continue Reading

U.S. regulator sued for withholding information on GMO crops

(Reuters) - A food safety advocacy group sued an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday, saying it illegally withheld public information on genetically engineered crops.

Brands Are Putting ‘GMO-Free’ Labels on Products That Don’t Even Have Genes

While there may be healthy skepticism surrounding the safety of genetically modified foods, producers are being forced to use "GMO-free" labels when they don't even need them.

Trace heavy metals in plastics pose no immediate food safety threat but may lead to long-term environmental problems

The trace amounts of toxic substances used to make plastics don’t contaminate the food or beverage products they contain at a significant level and pose no immediate threat to consumers, according to recent Iowa State University research. But the plastics may create environmental problems years after they’ve been used.

USDA Offers Back-to-School Food Safety Tips for Parents

It’s back-to-school time, and, for many students, that means that many parents will be packing lunches for their kids again. Leaving food at room temperature can cause bacteria to grow to dangerous levels that can cause illness. Bacteria grow most rapidly in the range of temperatures between 40 degrees F and 140 degrees F, doubling... Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: A Few More Survey Results Please

We have had nearly 1,000 responses to our recent survey. However, the more we get, the better we can understand how to make Food Safety News better.  We are extending the survey through the next week, so please take a few minutes to give us some valuable feedback. FSN has nearly 150,000 Facebook “likes,” more... Continue Reading

Beware (some) journal rankings

From the inbox: Dear Dr. John C. Whitehead, Your interesting published article "A Split-Sample Revealed and Stated Preference Demand Model to Examine Homogenous Subgroup Consumer Behavior Responses to Information and Food Safety Technology Treatments" drives me to call for new papers and honorary reviewer, on behalf of Review of Economics...

Your organic fruits and veggies might have been irrigated with fracking wastewater

Irrigation water appears to be a major loophole in the USDA's organic food safety program.

FSIS Posts List of Outlets in WA, AK Where Recalled Whole Hogs Were Sent

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has posted a distribution list of 74 retail and distribution outlets in Washington state and Alaska which received whole hogs from Kapowsin Meats of Graham, WA. The product has been linked to a Salmonella outbreak that, as of Aug. 13, had sickened 134 people in WA and hospitalized... Continue Reading

How The FDA Works: A Primer For The Novice Biotech Investor

A few facts, observations and opinions regarding the FDA: The FDA was founded in 1906 primarily to regulate the safety of our food supply. There are between 9,000 and 10,000 FDA employees, regulating over one trillion dollars of commerce with a budget of approximately 4.5 billion dollars. If my math is correct [...]

FDA Approves Women's Sex Pill Addyi With Safety Restrictions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by a pharmaceutical industry eager to replicate the blockbuster success...Show More Summary

FSIS Shuts Down Missouri Slaughter Plant for Humane Handling Violations

Fruitland American Meat, the Jackson, MO, facility owned by Rain Crow Ranch to harvest its grass-fed cattle, has been ordered to suspend operations until it takes corrective actions demanded by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). An FSIS spokesman told a St. Louis newspaper that Fruitland was closed until it takes corrective actions to... Continue Reading

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