WENATCHEE, Wash. — After using a host of different incentives, Jim Colbert, director of food safety for Chelan Fruit Cooperative, was able to have all but nine of the co-op’s 225 members pass a food safety audit.
After stepping down from her post as Under Secretary for Food Safety at the U.S. States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Dr. Elisabeth Hagen will join Deloitte as a food safety senior advisor for the consulting firm. She will advise...Show More Summary
In this weekly series we have been discussing the benefits of a vegetarian diet including: better health, animal rights, food safety, frugal living, public health, global food crisis, water and land depletion and the staggeringly huge...Show More Summary
Dr. William Keene, Oregon’s senior state epidemiologist, died Sunday, Dec. 1, The Oregonian newspaper reported. Keene was admitted to a Portland hospital two weeks earlier for acute pancreatitis. For the past two decades, the nationally known food detective kept the Oregon Public Health Division at the top of a short list of states known for... Continue Reading
Canada’s food safety regulations appear to be in the passing lane while here in the U.S. lawmakers seek to lengthen the timeline, calling for a second draft and comment period for proposed food safety rules.
Seven years ago, mostly in 2007, more than 8,500 cats and dogs in the United States died from eating contaminated pet food. Ever since, American consumers have been fearful and suspicious about the seemingly chaotic pet-food industry. Show More Summary
According to Romania’s National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority (ANSVSA) the country will be permitted to export pork meat to the European Union (EU) from all of its commercial pig holdings as of 1 January 2014.
Dan Flynn, Editor and Chief of Food Safety News, and a person who I have known since he was a reporter at the Lewiston Morning Tribune covering a very young, and a bit radical 19 year old Pullman city council member, is heading to Foodpolis in South Korea this week to plant the Food Safety... Continue Reading
If you must postpone a holiday feast, keep it fresh and safe! (Gavin St. Ours, Flickr creative commons). Whatever your menu, you always need to watch out when guests are late or don’t arrive how you preserve the freshness and safety of your special feast. Show More Summary
Organic farmers and others who rely on manure for soil fertility are worried about proposed food safety rules that would restrict the practice. Click here for the full story
Canada’s food safety regulations are in the passing lane.
Many different types of nonprofit civic organizations have been targeted by corporate spies: environmental, public interest, consumer, food safety, animal rights, pesticide reform, nursing home reform, gun control and social justice...
On Nov. 5, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hosted a two-hour webinar with American Indian tribes to discuss FDA’s proposed rules on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). During the webinar, FDA emphasized that it will work with tribes to implement FSMA regulations. However, tribes remain concerned and frustrated with FDA’s failure to... Continue Reading
Thanksgiving and Hanukkah are only a week away and whether you're celebrating only one holiday or both, chances are there will be at least one very eager dog friend underfoot trying to see if she can use an old Jedi mind trick to get the turkey or the gelt from the table and into her belly. Show More Summary
Birko’s new hire, Jeremy Adler, will be leading the advancement of the company’s latest food safety technology. The Henderson, Colo.-based company recently hired Adler as director of technology and innovation to assist in research and development.
Adding legislative clout to widespread industry sentiment, 75 members of Congress have asked the Food and Drug Administration to issue a second draft and comment period for proposed food safety rules.
In this weekly series we have been discussing the benefits of a vegetarian diet including:better health, animal rights, food safety, frugal living, public health, global food crisis and the staggeringly huge contribution of meat/livestock...Show More Summary
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ARC Greenhouses has joined foodservice distributor ProAct’s sustainability and food safety initiative for local produce, Greener Fields Together.
NSF International has acquired a Brazilian specialist in environmental and food safety analysis.