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Casing group was last meeting on Almanza’s FSIS calendar

Barbara Negron, president of the North American Natural Casing Association, and her associate Eric Svendsen, were the last people from outside the federal government to meet with Al Almanza before he retired. USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection...Show More Summary

USDA agency reports 1.7 million verifications in 3Q of FY 2017

Enforcement actions by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to ensure meat, poultry, and egg products are safe, wholesome and correctly labeled are reported each quarter. The latest enforcement report, released Thursday, covers the federal government’s third quarter, from April 1 through June 30. Show More Summary

Cumberland Farms chicken Caesar salad recalled for allergen

Missa Bay LLC of Swedesboro, NJ, has recalled 1,719 pounds of chicken Caesar salad products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Show More Summary

Hungary pulls tainted egg products from shelves

Hungary on Tuesday became the latest European country to withdraw egg products imported from Germany containing the insecticide fipronil. The EU member state's food safety agency Nebih said it had ordered the withdrawal of Asian-style frozen foods imported from Germany by a Hungarian catering trade supplier. Show More Summary

Flimsy evidence behind many FDA approvals

(Reuters Health) - Many drugs granted accelerated approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lack clear evidence of safety and effectiveness, and the same is true for most high-risk medical devices, according to two new reports in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Two swans found with bird flu H5N8 in Switzerland

ZURICH (Reuters) - Two new cases of bird flu have been reported in western Switzerland, the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) said in a statement on Tuesday.

Faces of Food Safety: Meet Rosalinda Salinas-Castro 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’s Food Safety Inspection Service, republished here with permission. Rosalinda Salinas-Castro loves the work she does for FSIS and has devoted 18 years of her life to the Agency. As a consumer safety inspector (CSI),... Continue Reading

FDA warns peanut firm about insanitary conditions, labeling

A peanut production facility in Virginia is on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for serious violations of food safety regulations regarding sanitary conditions during production, storage and transportation, and product labeling. Show More Summary

Canada-U.S. in talks about inspection system equivalencies

Audits of Canada’s meat, poultry, and egg inspections conducted in September 2016 and written up in a report in April this year are now getting attention. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service sent a copy of the final audit report to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), raising significant questions that require attention. Show More Summary

Poultry products recalled over packaging mistake

Blaine, WA-based Luvo Inc. (USA) has recalled approximately 4,805 pounds of poultry products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The...Show More Summary

Experts point finger at Dutch oversight agency in egg scandal

Years of cuts at the Dutch food watchdog agency and a tendency among politicians to put economics ahead of public safety may be to blame for the EU's tainted-egg scandal that has spread as far as Hong Kong. Millions of eggs have been...Show More Summary

EU Commissioner calls for eggs summit after contamination scare

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commissioner charged with food safety has called for a meeting of ministers and national watchdogs to discuss the fallout of an eggs contamination scare that has led to finger pointing between several European Union members.

FAO urges United Nations to establish World Food Safety Day

The General Assembly of United Nations is scheduled to consider establishing a World Food Safety Day when it meets in September. A recent draft resolution, adopted by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Conference on July...Show More Summary

Don't worry, your Moscow Mule copper mug isn't going to kill you

A minor panic broke out when Iowa banned restaurants and bars from using copper mugs due to safety concerns.  The FDA guidelines say that copper shouldn't come to contact with foods that have a pH below 6.0. The pH of Moscow Mules is...Show More Summary

Dutch arrest 2 suspects in investigation into tainted eggs that sparked food safety scare in Europe

Dutch investigators on Thursday detained two men suspected of being involved in the illegal use of pesticide at poultry farms that sparked a food safety scare in several European countries. The detentions and a series of coordinated raids in the Netherlands and Belgium marked another escalation...

Beef patties recalled for misbranding and undeclared allergen

Wisconsin’s Kenosha Beef International, LTD recalled approximately 3,960 pounds of beef patty products late Wednesday due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Show More Summary

Report: Monsanto Edited 'Independent' Roundup Herbicide Safety Reviews

You'd probably be uneasy if you heard that your food had been sprayed with something meant to kill other plants. Maybe you'd be even more uneasy if the WHO released a report saying the chemical was a potential carcinogen, but wasn't certain. If an independent review of the data found the herbicide was safe, you might be able to sleep at night. More »      

Sports Illustrated ranks MLB stadiums on food safety dangers

Sports Illustrated is out with its 2017 MLB Ballpark Food Safety Rankings, showing where the playoffs could be most dangerous for fans. SI collected public records data from 28 local health departments to compile the rankings. However,...Show More Summary

Apply now for the Dave Theno Fellowship for Food Safety

Stop Foodborne Illness is now accepting applications for the Dave Theno Fellowship for Food Safety. “Thanks to the generous outpouring from Dave’s family, friends and colleagues, the staff and board of Stop Foodborne Illness have created the Dave Theno Fellowship for Food Safety,” according to a news release from the non-profit organization. A man of action,... Continue Reading

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