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'Female Viagra' a political tightrope for FDA, advisors warn

Science and politics are making uneasy bedfellows as officials at the Food and Drug Administration weigh a proposed drug to enhance female sexual desire, a trio of experts on drug safety warned Monday.

Why people are so scared of GMOs, according to someone who has studied the fear since the start

When Chipotle announced earlier this year that it would no longer serve food made with genetically modified organisms due to safety concerns, customers rejoiced. But there was one big problem: Just as more Americans grow wary of GMOs, the scientific community is moving in the opposite direction. There is now near unanimity among scientists that GMOs are […]

Hispanic Health Disparities, Statins and Aggression in Men, Supercharged Stem Cells, and More Top Stories 6 July 2015

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Food Safety Checklists Take Their Place Alongside Those Used in Aviation and Medicine

When a Boston surgeon, author, and public health expert came out in late 2009 with the seminal book, “The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right,” the timing could not have been better for the food industry. The book became popular, especially among industry executives, during 2010, the year when Congress adopted the Food Safety... Continue Reading

Waiting to harvest after a rain enhances food safety

To protect consumers from foodborne illness, produce farmers should wait 24 hours after a rain or irrigating their fields to harvest crops, experts say. Rain or irrigation creates soil conditions that are more hospitable to Listeria monocytogenes, which when ingested may cause the human illness Listeriosis. Show More Summary

New Pew Center study finds global warming to be a mostly political issue

The public’s political views are strongly linked to attitudes on environmental issues But politcal views are not a major factor on biomedical, food safety and space issues July 1, 2015 (Washington) – Public attitudes about climate change and energy policy are strongly intertwined with political party affiliation and ideology. But politics play a more modest,…

USDA Advises #GrillingLikeaPRO on the Fourth of July

This Fourth of July weekend, many Americans will be celebrating our nation’s independence with family gatherings and summer cookouts. 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, ruin the fun. One of the... Continue Reading

No need for new rules to protect butterflies from GM pollen: EU report

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European food safety officials found there was no need to widen buffer zones around genetically modified (GM) crops even though research shows that pollen from GM maize, which can travel kilometres further than previously thought.

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert About Minnesota Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Prepared Chicken Products

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a public health alert due to concerns about illnesses caused by two separate strains of Salmonella that may be associated with raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned, stuffed chicken products. Show More Summary

UK Food Standards Agency: Nestlé’s Maggi Noodles Do Not Contain Excess Lead

The United Kingdom’s food safety regulatory agency has stated that Nestlé’s Maggi noodles do not contain excess lead and are safe to consume. “The FSA can confirm that results from testing samples of Maggi noodles in the UK have all found that levels of lead in the product [are] well within EU permissible levels and would... Continue Reading

Frieda’s passes two key audits

Frieda’s Specialty Produce has passed its annual Global Food Safety Initiative benchmark audit and California Certified Organic Farmers organic audit.

What motivates public opinion? The answers aren’t always clear

There aren’t always clear-cut reasons for why scientists and the general public don’t always see eye-to-eye on things like climate change or the safety of childhood vaccines and genetically modified foods, new research suggests. A report out today from the … Continue reading ? The post What motivates public opinion? The answers aren’t always clear appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

China's new national security law covers everything from space to cults

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China's top legislature on Tuesday adopted a sweeping new national security law touching on everything from the military and economy to the environment, religion, the Internet, food safety and space exploration, saying the country needed to bolster legal measures in the face of "ever-growing security...

Deaths Linked to PCA Peanut Butter May Finally Be Talked About in Open Court

ALBANY, GA—United States of America v. Stewart Parnell et al began 346 weeks ago when food safety cops on the beat first identified an unusual multistate cluster of Salmonella Typhimurium. It would become the most deadly outbreak of foodborne illness experienced in the 21st century so far and among the top 10 of the modern... Continue Reading

Most Significant U.S. Criminal Food Safety Case Ever Nears Conclusion

Two days have been set aside this week to resolve remaining pre-sentence issues in the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) criminal case being heard in federal court in Albany, GA. While this is the most significant criminal food safety case to ever be tried in the United States, it’s gone on so long that some people... Continue Reading

Cherkizovo implements FSSC 22000

Cherkizovo Group has finished implementing the new FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management System at all facilities of its poultry division.

The Expanding Role of HACCP

The food safety management system known as HACCP has come a long way since its development for the American space program. It has become an integral part of the country’s entire food safety system. “HACCP has had the biggest impact on ensuring the safety of food ever since it was implemented,” says Jenny Scott, senior... Continue Reading

Chinese authorities intercept 100,000-ton shipment of smuggled meat from the 1970s!

When cracking down on food safety in China, authorities came across a most disturbing shipment of meat from the Hunan province- from the 1970s. The nearly 100,000 tonnes of meat, including beef, chicken feet and duck necks, was said to be frozen and the

Michigan Bills Would Extend Safety Inspections to State Prison Kitchens

Aramark Correctional Services, the prison food vendor in Michigan, was recently caught serving maggots with potatoes and then ordering inmates to keep their mouths about it, according to published reports. And why not? State prison kitchens are exempt from food safety inspections because they are not defined as “food establishments” under state law. A pair... Continue Reading

Fox Claims Fast Food Workers Forego Higher Salaries To Keep Receiving "Free Stuff From The Government"

Fox News turned to a fast food CEO notorious for his opposition to paying employees livable wages during a misleading segment alleging that social safety net programs trap low-income Americans in poverty. On the June 24 edition of Fox...Show More Summary

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