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FDA orders safety studies from scope manufacturers

1 hour agoHealth : Booster Shots

Federal health authorities are ordering manufacturers of specialized medical scopes to study how the reusable devices are cleaned after a series of life-threatening bacterial outbreaks at U.S. hospitals. The Food and Drug Administration said Monday that the three companies must submit plans to...

Phone app allows researchers to conduct concealed food safety observations

Smartphones are so ubiquitous, and text messaging and social media activities so common in public places, that no one questions what anyone does with their phone. That pervasiveness allows a phone application to be used in direct, concealed observations without alerting the people being observed.

More cases of campylobacter in the UK

Despite a concerted effort by the poultry industry and the food safety authorities against campylobacter in chicken, the number of people infected by the disease is actually on the rise.

ICYMI: Final Two PCA Sentences, Animal Antibiotics, Contaminated Cukes

In case you missed it, here are some of the top food safety stories from last week: PCA Sentencing: The final two defendants in the Peanut Corporation of America case, Daniel Kilgore and Samuel Lightsey, were sentenced Thursday, Oct. 1, in Albany, GA, to six and three years in prison, respectively. The two men made... Continue Reading

CDC, State/Local Health Partners Ask: How Large is Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Fig & Olive?

Multiple cities are investigating Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to eating at Fig & Olive restaurants, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells Food Safety News. Illnesses have so far been reported Washington,...Show More Summary

Aspen Foods Expands Recall of Frozen, Raw, Stuffed and Breaded Chicken Entrées

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, that Aspen Foods of Chicago is recalling approximately 561,000 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken products that appear to be ready-to-eat and may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis. Show More Summary

FDA official answers questions on preventive controls rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The final preventive control food safety rule is in the books, but questions about the rule’s impact remain at the Washington Conference.

FDA looks to implementation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lifting the lid on the Food and Drug Administration’s priorities for implementation of the preventive controls food safety regulation, attendees at the Washington Conference heard from both federal and state food safety experts about the challenges that are ahead.

USDA has Food Safety Advice for Those Affected by Hurricane Joaquin

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued some food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Joaquin. On Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service announced that Hurricane Joaquin is now a Category 4 hurricane in central and northwest Bahamas. Show More Summary

Researchers Find Smartphones Can Improve Food Safety Inspections

Smartphones might be an important tool for food safety inspectors because of their inconspicuousness. Researchers at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have found that phones used in place of clipboards can improve the quality of data collected during observations. Show More Summary

China Says It’s Getting Serious About Its Food Safety Laws

Under the new laws, violators will face what are widely regarded as the heaviest civil and criminal punishments ever mandated in China. Whistleblowers will be rewarded for telling authorities about violations.

World's Worst Wedding Guest Publishes Bitchy Live Blog of Subpar Nuptials

Not everyone’s going to love your wedding, but most people have the decency to bad-mouth your ugly flowers, ugly dress, or horrible food politely behind your back, from the safety of their own homes. The internet makes that so difficult, though, especially if you’re a popular beauty blogger who has to produce for her public. Show More Summary

Cucumber Producer Will Donate to Food Safety Education Campaign

Andrew & Williamson, the San Diego-based company linked to a Salmonella Poona outbreak that has sickened 558 people and killed three, recently announced that it intends to donate to a STOP Foodborne Illness campaign to educate emergency room doctors about foodborne illness. David Murray, a partner at Andrew & Williamson, said in a statement that everyone at... Continue Reading

Denver Health Officials Issue Warning About THC-Infused Capsules

A food safety advisory for a THC-infused product manufactured in Aspen, CO, was announced this past Friday by Denver’s Department of Environmental Health. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis (marijuana). Show More Summary

The Government’s Role in Food Safety

(U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, a Montana Democrat, was co-author of the Tester-Hagan Amendment to the Food Safety Modernization Act, which exempted certain small, local producers from regulation. He sits on the Senate Appropriations Committee...Show More Summary

ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

In case you missed it, here are some of the top food safety stories from last week: PCA Sentencing: Stewart Parnell, former CEO of the now-defunct Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), was sentenced to 28 years in prison on Sept. 21. His peanut-broker brother, Michael Parnell, got 20 years, and former PCA Quality Assurance Manager Mary... Continue Reading

Letter From the Editor: Stewart Parnell Crossed a Long-Existing Line

Since the sentencing of the Peanut Corporation of America criminal cases, some may be wondering if anything has really changed. The longest prison sentences ever handed out for food safety violations would, on the surface, appear to be a new bright line for food manufacturers. But, on closer look, maybe not. Food manufacturers have long... Continue Reading

Church Brothers names food safety director

Church Brothers LLC promoted Megan Chedwick to the position of director of food safety and sustainability.

Plastic in the food chain: Artificial debris found in fish

Textile fibres and plastic have been found in the guts of fish caught off the coasts of California and Indonesia, raising concerns over food safety

A Peanut Exec Just Received the Harshest Food Safety Prison Sentence Ever

The former owner and president of the Peanut Corporation of America was sentenced to 28 years in prison for allowing the distribution of salmonella-tainted peanuts across the United States that led to the death of nine people.

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