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Faces of Food Safety: Meet Kimberly Johnson of FSIS

Editor’s note: This is a recent installment in a series of employee profiles being published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Kimberly Johnson is a Consumer Safety Inspector (CSI) serving in the Office of Field Operations (OFO) in the Springdale district. Johnson began her career with FSIS in Liberal, KS, as a red meat food... Continue Reading

Halal beef recalled by Nashville’s Baraka Bakery and Grocery

Nashville’s Baraka Bakery and Grocery has recalled an undetermined amount of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, according to  the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Show More Summary

Demonstration at Perdue chicken plant, Tyson Foods says its sustainability goals will integrate worker safety

Worker advocates and consumers continue to pressure poultry companies to improve conditions for their employees. Perdue accepted petitions from 100,000 consumers while Tyson Foods made promises to increase wages and reduce injuries.

Propel raises $4M to make the social safety net more tech savvy and user friendly

Some big names are making an investment in food stamps — specifically in Propel, a startup that helps food stamp recipients manage their benefits. Propel is announcing that it has raised $4 million in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz,...Show More Summary

Food safety threat in plain sight; counter measures less clear

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series about food allergies and the efforts by public health agencies, schools, legislators and parents to make it easier and safer for allergic individuals to manage risks. A chronic disease with no known cure. An emerging epidemic that affects up to 15 million people in the... Continue Reading

Tyson Foods Promises Better Conditions And Safety For Meat Workers

Meat-processing employs more than a half-million people. An investigation found they've got some of the most dangerous factory jobs in America and suffer from injury, low pay and lack of work breaks.

Tyson Foods Invests in EHS for Continuous Business Improvements

Major food company Tyson Foods plans to fund its investments in worker safety, training and worker rights by reducing waste and costs. The company says that continuous improvements in the business must include a healthier workplace and, with that in mind, is taking steps to expand training, improve workplace safety and compensation,... Show More Summary

Chipotle's Payment System May Have Been Hacked

Chipotle says it has "detected unauthorized activity" on the system that processes payments, which could mean that customer data has been exposed to hackers. All of this after over a year of dealing with a food safety crisis...(and that whole cocaine thing). We now take you live to Chipotle's board room: [ more › ]

Chipotle Warns Customers of Possible Credit Card Breach

More woes for the troubled burrito chain As Chipotle continues to try to climb out of a massive sales slump triggered by a string of high-profile food safety disasters, it’s suddenly got a new pain point: a potential credit card breach. The...Show More Summary

U.S. signs reciprocal food safety agreement with Australia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has signed an arrangement with the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources recognizing each other’s food safety systems as comparable to each other. This is the third time that the FDA has recognized a foreign food safety system as comparable, the first being New Zealand in 2012 and... Continue Reading

Listeria concern brings recall of ham by Memphis company

Memphis-based Fineberg Packing Co. Inc. has recalled 8,822 pounds of ready-to-eat ham products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Show More Summary

Magnet found in sausage; Uncle John’s Pride recalls 70 tons

Tampa-based Uncle John’s Pride LLC is recalling 139,909 pounds of ready-to-eat smoked meat and poultry sausage that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Show More Summary

Idaho's anti-dairy spying lawsuit attracts supporters

A dozen groups representing food safety supporters, free speech advocates and labor unions are helping fight the Idaho law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities. The Idaho … Click to Continue »

Elderly man sentenced to 18 months for certification bribes

A 71-year-old man is facing 18 months in federal prison for taking bribes in exchange for giving false food safety training certificates to foodservice workers from 2008 to 2015. Ernest Griffin negotiated a plea agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice in the case, admitting last year to one count of federal program bribery. U.S.... Continue Reading

FDA warns seafood firms in Alabama, Ecuador to clean up

The Food and Drug Administration found serious food safety violations at two seafood facilities, one in Ecuador and one in Alabama, according to warning letters recently made public by the federal agency. Food companies that receive FDA warning letters have 15 working days to respond with an outline the specific things they are doing to... Continue Reading

Campbell’s recalls chicken soup for undeclared milk allergen

Consumer complaints spurred Campbell Soup Co. to recall 4,185 pounds of chicken soup products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Saturday. Show More Summary

Publisher’s Platform: Please, put me out of business

From about 2011 though the summer of 2015 business was slower for The Food Safety Law Firm, which meant on average less people were sickened by the food they ate. For some time I thought the food industry was actually “Putting me out of Business.” However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its... Continue Reading

Is It Safe To Eat Moldy Bread?

No, say food safety experts. Molds can easily penetrate deep into a soft food, like bread. But you can salvage other foods with tougher surfaces, like cabbages, carrots and hard cheeses.

Clash of science and politics "dangerous"-EU food safety chief

LONDON, April 21 (Reuters) - Politicians who attack the EU agency that ruled the weedkiller glyphosate probably does not cause cancer are in danger of undermining the effectiveness of a body that is key to keeping Europeans safe, its chief warned.

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