Federal health authorities are ordering manufacturers of specialized medical scopes to study how the reusable devices are cleaned after a series of life-threatening bacterial outbreaks at U.S. hospitals. The Food and Drug Administration said Monday that the three companies must submit plans to...
Smartphones are so ubiquitous, and text messaging and social media activities so common in public places, that no one questions what anyone does with their phone. That pervasiveness allows a phone application to be used in direct, concealed observations without alerting the people being observed.
Despite a concerted effort by the poultry industry and the food safety authorities against campylobacter in chicken, the number of people infected by the disease is actually on the rise.
In case you missed it, here are some of the top food safety stories from last week: PCA Sentencing: The final two defendants in the Peanut Corporation of America case, Daniel Kilgore and Samuel Lightsey, were sentenced Thursday, Oct. 1, in Albany, GA, to six and three years in prison, respectively. The two men made... Continue Reading
Multiple cities are investigating Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to eating at Fig & Olive restaurants, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells Food Safety News. Illnesses have so far been reported Washington,...Show More Summary
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, that Aspen Foods of Chicago is recalling approximately 561,000 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken products that appear to be ready-to-eat and may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The final preventive control food safety rule is in the books, but questions about the rule’s impact remain at the Washington Conference.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lifting the lid on the Food and Drug Administration’s priorities for implementation of the preventive controls food safety regulation, attendees at the Washington Conference heard from both federal and state food safety experts about the challenges that are ahead.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued some food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Joaquin. On Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service announced that Hurricane Joaquin is now a Category 4 hurricane in central and northwest Bahamas. Show More Summary
Smartphones might be an important tool for food safety inspectors because of their inconspicuousness. Researchers at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have found that phones used in place of clipboards can improve the quality of data collected during observations. Show More Summary
Under the new laws, violators will face what are widely regarded as the heaviest civil and criminal punishments ever mandated in China. Whistleblowers will be rewarded for telling authorities about violations.
Not everyone’s going to love your wedding, but most people have the decency to bad-mouth your ugly flowers, ugly dress, or horrible food politely behind your back, from the safety of their own homes. The internet makes that so difficult, though, especially if you’re a popular beauty blogger who has to produce for her public. Show More Summary
Andrew & Williamson, the San Diego-based company linked to a Salmonella Poona outbreak that has sickened 558 people and killed three, recently announced that it intends to donate to a STOP Foodborne Illness campaign to educate emergency room doctors about foodborne illness. David Murray, a partner at Andrew & Williamson, said in a statement that everyone at... Continue Reading
A food safety advisory for a THC-infused product manufactured in Aspen, CO, was announced this past Friday by Denver’s Department of Environmental Health. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis (marijuana). Show More Summary
(U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, a Montana Democrat, was co-author of the Tester-Hagan Amendment to the Food Safety Modernization Act, which exempted certain small, local producers from regulation. He sits on the Senate Appropriations Committee...Show More Summary
In case you missed it, here are some of the top food safety stories from last week: PCA Sentencing: Stewart Parnell, former CEO of the now-defunct Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), was sentenced to 28 years in prison on Sept. 21. His peanut-broker brother, Michael Parnell, got 20 years, and former PCA Quality Assurance Manager Mary... Continue Reading
Since the sentencing of the Peanut Corporation of America criminal cases, some may be wondering if anything has really changed. The longest prison sentences ever handed out for food safety violations would, on the surface, appear to be a new bright line for food manufacturers. But, on closer look, maybe not. Food manufacturers have long... Continue Reading
Church Brothers LLC promoted Megan Chedwick to the position of director of food safety and sustainability.
Textile fibres and plastic have been found in the guts of fish caught off the coasts of California and Indonesia, raising concerns over food safety
The former owner and president of the Peanut Corporation of America was sentenced to 28 years in prison for allowing the distribution of salmonella-tainted peanuts across the United States that led to the death of nine people.