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The FDA Wants Proof Hand Sanitizer Works

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Hand sanitizer is a constant presence in modern life, from your purse to your office desk to the automatic dispensers in airports and classrooms. Now the Food and Drug Administration says it’s looking for data on the safety and efficacy of these products. Read more...

How To Reheat Leftovers Safely (Without Ruining The Taste) [Infographic]

Reheating leftovers has become much simpler since the advent of the microwave. However, there’s still a lot that can go wrong in terms of taste and food safety. This infographic covers everything you need to know; from best storage practices to fool-proof nuking tips. More »      

Beach Beat: Watch for Pink Chicken and ‘Microwave Burritos’

Most days news of the food safety variety is alarming at best and tragic at worst, so it is with tremendous pleasure that I can share a couple of stories that crossed my screen in recent days. They left the office cat staring blankly, yet defensively, as I chuckled at Google news alerts. ‘Nothing spoils... Continue Reading

First update to food safety law since 1967 in Nepal

National food safety laws are coming in for attention around the world and the latest to look at changes is Nepal. The government in Kathmandu wants to amend its Food Safety Act to broaden the definition of food and define more types of malpractice in food trade. The changes in the law are being designed... Continue Reading

Chipotle launches rewards program to bring back customers

(Reuters) - Burrito chain Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc said it will launch a limited-period loyalty program, betting on a strategy it had previously shunned, to lure back customers after a string of food safety lapses last year. The three-month...Show More Summary

FDA warnings: Juice, seafood HACCP problems, drug residues

A juice processor in Washington state, seafood companies in New York and Hawaii, and a cattle operation in Texas recently received warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration because of various food safety problems. The FDA told Valley...Show More Summary

More Whole Foods Products Recalled Over Food-Safety Fears

Really thinning out the shelves, guys. Whole Foods has added two brand-new recalls to a year that's already not going to win an award for product safety. Marin Food Specialties, a manufacturer that supplies raw macadamia nuts to the grocer, warns packs sold out west may be contaminated with salmonella. Show More Summary

RECALL: 225,000 Tommee Tippee Electric Bottle and Food Warmers Due to Fire Hazard

Just a couple weeks after recalling 3.4 million sippy cups, Mayborn USA Inc., of Norwood, Mass., along with The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has announced a voluntary recall of about 225,000 Electric bottle and food warmers...Show More Summary

Whole Foods Faces Recalls Over Salmonella, Listeria Concerns

Macadamia nuts and pasta salad could be tainted Whole Foods Market is being hit with two voluntary recalls in the name of food safety. Marin Foods Specialties, Inc. just recalled packaged raw macadamia nuts sold at the upscale grocery chain due to possible salmonella contamination. Show More Summary

Epic food recalls: What’s the deal with that?

About the author: James Gorny, Ph.D., is the vice president for food safety and technology for the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) in Newark, DE. Prior to joining PMA Gorny was the senior advisor for produce safety at FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Anyone who has been following news lately is aware of two epic recalls... Continue Reading

United Fresh hires new vice president of food safety

The United Fresh Produce Association, Washington, D.C., hired Jennifer McEntire as vice president of food safety and technology.

Sinclair Systems hires new food safety manager

Sinclair Systems International, Fresno, Calif., hired Elizabeth Correia as the company’s new food safety manager.

Tel Aviv, Israel: Conference on Sustainable Food Systems

This is at the second day of the conference on Sustainable Food Systems, sponsored by The Manna Center Program for Food Safety and Security at Tel Aviv University, the Israeli Forum for Sustainable Nutrition, and NYU’s Global Research Initiatives.   The meeting is at Bar Shira Hall at Tel Aviv University (directions are here).  The […]

Terahertz radiation: A useful source for food safety

An effective and less expensive tool for the inspection of food and drugs could soon be a reality. Scientists from the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin have been working with national and international partners to develop a conceptually new source of terahertz radiation. Show More Summary

Letter From The Editor: Food safety should generate jobs now

Until recently, I did not really know or care what the so-called Millennial Generation did or did not do. I figured they’d figure it all out on their own — eventually. After all, we are talking about a generation that was born before the year 2000, and now they are inching up in age. Every year puts... Continue Reading

Possible breach of food defense leads to recall of chicken products

Minnesota’s GNP Company, based in Cold Spring, late Saturday recalled approximately 55,608 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Show More Summary

UPDATE: Producer, others recall frozen vegetables for Listeria

UPDATED CONTENT: National Frozen Foods Corp. responded late Friday evening to requests for comment from Food Safety News, providing a recall notice for frozen peas and mixed vegetables it packages under 13 brands. The recall came after company testing “revealed that the finished products may potentially be contaminated” with Listeria monocytogenes. Show More Summary

Sick boy’s parents sue eatery with food safety violation history

Denver parents are seeking legal recourse after their teenage son was hospitalized with life-threatening complications from an E. coli O157:H7 infection linked to an Aurora, CO, restaurant. The lawsuit, filed Thursday with the Arapaho...Show More Summary

Terahertz radiation: Useful source for food safety

A compact and low-cost emitter generates light across the entire terahertz spectrum. Scientists say that it provides an effective and less expensive tool for the inspection of food and drugs.

Chipotle's New Pre-Cooked Steak Is Being Compared to Canned Meatballs

The steak was changed in the wake of the company's food safety crisis After a rash of E. coli outbreaks last year, Chipotle changed the way it prepares some of its ingredients in an effort to ensure food safety. That includes pre-cooking...Show More Summary

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