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Food Safety on Food Trucks Called ‘A Little More of a Challenge’

It can take more to ensure that food is safe on a food truck than at a brick-and-mortar restaurant, says Bob Kramer, a registered sanitarian who provides training and technical assistance to entrepreneurs. Kramer is the director of food safety and food services for a microlender in Ohio called the Economic and Community Development Institute... Continue Reading

Some FRONTLINE Comments Were Left on the Editing Floor

(Mike Robach, vice president of corporate food safety, quality and regulatory affairs for Cargill Inc., was interviewed for the FRONTLINE documentary, “The Trouble with Chicken,” which aired May 12, 2015.) There were a couple of points I made in the FRONTLINE interview that were left on the editing floor. My opinion that Salmonella does not... Continue Reading

A Sarbanes-Oxley Act for Food Safety?

Food Safety is the crazy uncle of corporate food production – everyone has one, but no one really wants to talk about him or it. Corporate management on average is far more interested in food sales and profits and would just as soon ignore those people who talk incessantly about a “culture [...]

Timothy Lytton on the role of litigation in constructive food safety policy

In this recent video interview with Food Safety News, legal scholar Timothy Lytton envisions a more constructive role for litigation in the next stages of development in food safety policy.Lytton, previously the author of Kosher, describes...Show More Summary

PMA opposes added user fees in comments to FDA

The Food and Drug Administration needs more funds to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act, but the Produce Marketing Association has told the FDA that it opposes added user fees, registration fees, or inspection fees imposed by federal or state agencies to cover the gap.

UC Davis Partners With Chinese on World Food Safety Center

University of California Davis officials signed an agreement May 22 in Beijing to partner with a Chinese city and a nearby agricultural university on joint food safety programs. The UC Davis World Food Center in Zhuhai, China, is designed to organize research and establish goals regarding food production in China and elsewhere. “China has placed a very... Continue Reading

ProPublica Study Dishes on Cruise Ship Food Safety Problems

With more than 22 million passengers each year, cruise ships are a popular way to get out and see the world, but they’re also a great venue for spreading contagious foodborne illnesses to a large number of people in a short amount of time, according to a new study on the health and safety of the... Continue Reading

Why don't poor people just get jobs? Because they already did.

The contrast between hardworking Americans and shiftless, lazy, poor people is a favorite of Republicans as they try to cut safety net programs like food stamps or housing assistance. But—even if you believe that people who don't work should starve—it's a contrast based on a lie. Show More Summary

Proper Communication: A Food Safety Priority

It’s all about the “buy in.” People need to believe in what they are doing, what makes it important, and have the knowledge to move forward in a positive direction. Here are some basic suggestions to get the food safety message across: A simple “please” and “thank you” goes a long way. That may sound... Continue Reading

Lytton Interview: The Role of Litigation in Food Safety

Albany Law School professor and author Tim Lytton sat down with Food Safety News at the 2015 Food Safety Summit last month in Baltimore, MD, to discuss the influence of litigation on food safety. Lytton describes litigation as one of the three key pillars of the U.S. food safety system, along with government regulation and... Continue Reading

Press release: Monsanto, out of China!

Chinese food safety activists stated that Monsanto not only hid the information from the Chinese government and people, but also defrauded them with fake reports in order to obtain a safety license. Covering up Roundup’s carcinogenicity...Show More Summary

Memorial Day Weekend Food Safety Tips From USDA

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, and many Americans will celebrate with cookouts, camping, road trips and other activities that involve food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is reminding families to take extra care not to let foodborne bacteria, which grows more quickly in hot weather,... Continue Reading

New Jersey Township Tries Again for Fines on Food Safety Violators

After dealing with an outbreak of Hepatitis A late last year, Hamilton Township, NJ, has introduced new food safety laws to fine restaurants for health violations and require that establishments prominently display food license and food inspection reports. If passed by the Hamilton Township Council, Ordinance 15-025 would require restaurants to pay $350 for a... Continue Reading

How Congress Guts Our Food Safety Laws

Tainted food incidents are increasing. Americans are dying. Congress acted five years ago with a tough new law. All that remains to be done is to get funding to the FDA to implement it, say Robert S. Wieder. How Congress Guts Our Food Safety Laws is a post from:

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Blue Bell and the Very Real Impact of the Food Safety Modernization Act

(This article by Michael R. Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, was originally posted here on May 20, 2015.) Could the deadly outbreak of illnesses tied to contaminated ice cream have been prevented? It’s an important question, one that is on the minds of many in... Continue Reading

Physicians can play key role in preventing foodborne illness

Food safety awareness is key to understanding the food safety issues on the horizon, and clinicians at hospitals and doctors' offices play a key role in ensuring consumers are aware of the threats of foodborne illness, says an exper...

What Do International Trade Agreements Have to Do With Dinner?

If you’re concerned about food safety, here’s what you need to know about the TPP and TTIP.

FDA and USDA offer regional food safety center grants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have issued a request for applications to determine the location of two regional centers to support food training and education.

CSPI Chastises FDA for Lack of Recall Notification Guidance Required by FSMA

Many requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) have yet to be implemented, and one of them is a recall notification system for grocery stores described in Section 211 of the law. The section on improving the Reportable Food Registry required that within one year of FSMA’s enactment in 2011, FDA “develop and publish... Continue Reading

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