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
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 […]
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
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
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
A Kansas State University food safety specialist says a new federal partnership to monitoring foodborne illness is a promising approach.
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...
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
The Food and Drug Administration has opened online registration for its meeting on implementation of food safety regulations.
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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
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.
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
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
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
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 […]
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.
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.
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
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.