The city of Lawrence in Massachusetts has a lot going for it. A park dedicated to food trucks during the summer, a farmers market open two days a week, and an event on Sundays to promote biking, walking, skating and other physical activities. Oh, and city code inspectors allegedly have been selling bogus food safety... Continue Reading
The Chapel Hill Creamery in Chapel Hill, NC, is recalling all of its cheese products because they have been linked to a growing Salmonella outbreak in North Carolina and elsewhere. A local county health officer told Food Safety News on Thursday that the outbreak has sickened at least 50 people in North Carolina and about the same number in other states,... Continue Reading
J&J Family of Farms named Bob Ziel as its new director of food safety and social responsibility.
Fighting over “the dollar” has intensified during the past 30 days, raising questions about the future of a longtime source of food safety research funding. “The dollar” is the Beef Checkoff, the $1 added on to the transaction each time there is a bovine sale, from ranch to feedlot, or feedlot to slaughterhouse, etc. It may not... Continue Reading
When I was in high school, a friend of mine wanted to brew his own beer and his setup involved a bath tub and a lot of food safety risk. Alchema, a new Kickstarter project, shows just how far home-brewing has come in a relatively short...Show More Summary
A new report from the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food states that pregnant women, the elderly, and very young should no longer be advised against eating raw or lightly cooked eggs.
It is safe for pregnant women, the young and the elderly to eat raw eggs according to a report published on Monday by the U.K.’s Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF). The risk of contracting salmonella, a bacteria that causes severe food poisoning, is now “very low” across the country. Show More Summary
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued a safety alert for Wen by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioner after it received 127 complaints of "hair loss, hair breakage, balding, itching, and rash" associated with the product. Not ideal.It's the largest number of reports the agency has ever gotten about a hair-cleansing ... More »
A Colorado company is recalling more than 4,500 pounds of “Wild Boar Brotwurst” products because of excessive levels of nitrites. “The problem was discovered by FSIS (Food Safety and Inspection Service) personnel during a routine label verification task,” according to the recall notice from the U.S. Show More Summary
The failure of its competitors to capitalize on its food safety problems may provide some hope to Chipotle, whose business has been battered.
The Delhi government has drafted an ambitious plan to impart hygiene and food safety training to 23,000 street food vendors in Delhi.
Friendship Bread and no-knead bread recipes are increasingly popular, but they're also potentially dangers thanks to their ability to harbor food-borne-illness-causing pathogens. What are the dangers and how can you bake bread safel...
As the elections fast approach, not only are there political divides across parties, but also in food issues. The 2016 Food and Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes Toward Food Safety, Nutrition & Health looks at how consumers differ in...Show More Summary
Bar-S Foods is recalling more than 370,000 pounds of its hot dogs and corn dogs because they may contain listeria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Tuesday. Listeria can cause an infection...Show More Summary
Kids these days. Seems like they don’t know what they don’t know. When it comes to food safety, this might be especially true. People under 30 say they understand the country’s confusing food date labeling system, but many of them don’t...Show More Summary
As it turns out, the food stores and restaurant chains promising to sell only cage-free eggs by some date in the future and egg producers have been doing their due diligence when it comes to the housing of laying hens. Recently released findings of the Laying Hen Housing Research Project by the Coalition for Sustainable... Continue Reading
Taylor’s Maid Rite in Marshalltown, IA had a real friend in Thomas James “Tom” Vilsack, 40th Governor of Iowa. He gave them a waiver from state food safety laws to allow a 1920s-style cooking vessel risking cross contamination in the production of loose meat sandwiches. There’s no record of anyone being sickened or killed by... Continue Reading
The state lab is testing the safety of food to be served at the Democratic National Convention
Editor’s note: The Food and Drug Administration posted this “FDA Voice” column July 14 under the title “Charting a Path Forward on Food Safety, Nutrition and Animal Health.” It was co-authored by Stephen Ostroff, deputy commissionerShow More Summary
The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) of Sacramento, CA, recently gave its highest honor to the Chicago-based nonprofit food safety organization STOP Foodborne Illness. In presenting its Golden Checkmark award in late...Show More Summary