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Whether you start out from day one as a single mom or due to divorce, death, or a breakup become a single mother overnight, many of us initially think solely about survival. Those basic needs like safety, food, and shelter are the ones we focus on because we don't have a choice. Show More Summary
Welcome to Beach Beat — I figure when your mom gives you a great byline at birth, you should use it every chance you get. I couldn’t be happier about my byline being added to the list of journalists at Food Safety News. In case you missed it, or ICYMI as the millennials say, I... Continue Reading
Marin Pasta Works, a San Rafael, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 491 pounds of pork ravioli products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Show More Summary
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing grants totaling more than $30 million to fund 80 research projects aimed at improving food safety, reduce antibiotic resistance in food and increase the resilience of plants. Agriculture...Show More Summary
Conspiracy theorists cannot believe that Chipotle’s ongoing food safety problems—and its consequent legal woes—can be due to anything other than deliberate sabotage. Much as I love conspiracy theories—and my favorite is to blame the Center for Consumer Freedom—I suspect the problems are related more to supply-chain issues and the need to establish a stronger internal […]
Chipotle has officially entered the damned-if-it-doesn't, damned-if-it-does phase of food safety. The burrito-eating public who first seemed horrified at the chain's lousy safety protocols are now outraged that it would do such an absurd thing as remove lemons from the self-serve area. Show More Summary
Buying Syngenta will thaw China’s hostility towards genetically modified organisms. Nationalist fears about food safety will ring hollow once the seeds are in Chinese hands. The buyer will be able to push into a huge new market – but so, in time, will rivals like Monsanto.
A recent survey of 5,000 consumers nationwide that asked about food buying decisions showed changing attitudes about food safety. People still want toxin-free and pathogen-free food, but they also want more transparency from food producers...Show More Summary
Chipotle will close all its North American locations Feb. 8 to discuss food safety after customers were infected with E. coli and salmonella. But in the city, its restaurants have other problems. ... To view the full story, click the title link.
Chipotle Mexican Grill reported its first-ever sales decline at established stores in the fourth quarter due to a nationwide food safety crisis, but the drop in net income was far less than feared. It also was served with another subpoena over the nationwide outbreaks. By the numbers: The Denver...
You get told a lot of things throughout your life. Everybody has a few nuggets of ‘facts’ they would like to share with you. Many of them relates to how to prepare and store edible goods to avoid food poisoning. Australia’s government agency for scientific research CSIRO is aware of this and has decided to use science to debunk five prevailing food safety myths. More »
Foodborne illness outbreaks have dominated the news in recent months: E. coli and norovirus at Chipotle, listeria in prepackaged Dole salad mixes, and salmonella in cucumbers. These outbreaks have sickened — and in some cases killed — consumers, and one food safety expert says that inadequate safety oversight is at least partly to blame. Bill Marler, a …
The chain's fourth quarter results will be released later today. Burrito chain and recent media punching bag Chipotle is preparing to report its sales results for the fourth quarter of 2015, and — surprise! — they're expected to be the...Show More Summary
In the aftermath of an E. coli outbreak at Chipotle, which sickened dozens of people across the United States last fall, and led to an overhaul of the company's food safety practices, Americans reacted by avoiding the beloved fast food chain. Restaurants that once sported long lines were suddenly empty, a phenomenon that was almost surely happening nationwide. The risks, […]
Before the trial of two of its Shanghai facilities and 10 employees, officials with OSI Group expressed “confidence in China’s legal system,” and said they believed the local court would “come to a fair and reasonable judgement with full respect to the facts and laws.” But Monday, after a Shanghai court convicted the two Husi Food... Continue Reading
The food supplier claims the scandal was perpetrated by a disgruntled ex-employee. A 2014 food safety scandal in China did major damage to the reputations of fast food giants McDonald's and KFC — and now, those involved have been sentenced to jail time. Show More Summary
By Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese court has fined two domestic units of U.S. food supplier OSI Group [OSIGP.UL] up to 2.4 million yuan ($364,875) and handed prison sentences to 10 of its employees for producing and selling inferior products. Show More Summary
California’s Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act has been in effect for a month now, but the state’s Department of Public Health hasn’t yet published or implemented food safety standards for so-called edibles. However, the Act didn’t give the department a deadline. It simply states “the state department of public health shall develop standards for... Continue Reading
A few weeks ago I was speaking with the good people at BottomLineHealth about the “Six things this food safety expert won’t eat,” and I was as surprised as my daughter at how viral the list went. It now has been around the globe on more than a few occasions. [...]