A new study found more than 80 percent of raw chicken used in hospitals in food for patients and staff was contaminated with a form of antibiotic resistant bacteria called extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing E. coli. While sufficient...Show More Summary
Commercial cantaloupe growing and shipping is serious business.
Negotiations between the cosmetics industry and the Food and Drug Administration have collapsed. The goal was to revise regulations that date to 1938 and ensure the safety of various personal care products that cost Americans roughly $60 billion a year. The problem is: Read full article >>
Employment and labor law firm Littler Mendelson is advising food manufacturers to be prepared for new whistleblower protections under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The San Francisco, CA-based firm issued a client alert last...Show More Summary
The disagreements, it turns out, are more than skin deep. Concerned about generations-old regulations that have left it with little power to ensure the safety of thousands of consumer products from shampoo to shaving cream, the Food and Drug Administration launched talks with the cosmetics industry more than a year ago. Show More Summary
More than 100 farm, food safety, worker rights, animal welfare and environmental groups sent a joint letter Thursday to the White House, asking President Obama to reject the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposal to make substantial changes to the way 9 billion chickens and turkeys are processed annually in plants across America. “The department is […]
A new study published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine addresses the common call to action from public health experts to improve access to and consumption of fruits and vegetables. Findings from the Michigan State University...Show More Summary
The discovery of African swine fever (ASF) in Poland and Lithuania, at the end of January this year, has prompted the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is evaluating the effectiveness of control measures, at the request of the European Commission.
PrimusLabs, Santa Maria, Calif. has announced that the PrimusGFS Standard version 2.1 audit scheme has been benchmarked to the Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Food Safety Initiative Guidance Document Sixth Edition.
Lucerne Foods is recalling various sandwich products from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. Show More Summary
Raw chickens are being purchased out of grocery store poultry coolers in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland for the United Kingdom’s most aggressive retail testing for Campylobacter to be conducted by the Food Standards Agency since 2008. Human Campylobacter illnesses hardly moved last year off peak levels that have FSA officials concerned. As a... Continue Reading
A slight cut in one and a tiny bump in the other might sum up President Obama’s proposed budgets for federal food safety, an area which doesn’t even make his budget highlights for either the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). And, while silent on food... Continue Reading
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A cut in funding for the U.S. meat and poultry inspections contained in the Obama administration's 2015 budget proposal does not mean less attention to food safety, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Tuesday.
Washington, D.C., March 4, 2014 – A new study published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine addresses the common call to action from public health experts to improve access to and consumption of fruits and vegetables. Findings...Show More Summary
Photo via David Boaz. We’ve been covering the Mardi Gras King-cake-figurine-liability issue at Overlawyered for years. Tweet Tags: food safety, New Orleans “Caution! Non-edible baby inside this cake” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system
The administration is seeking $4.7 billion for the Food and Drug Administration, which includes new spending to implement laws passed last year to improve food safety and the safety of custom-mixed drugs made by large specialty pharmacies. The proposed funding represents an increase over last year’s $4.4 billion budget. The Food Safety and Modernization Act […]
ATLANTA — Entering its second year, the Eastern Cantaloupe Growers Association plans to help retailers boost sales with a recipe marketing program while it fine tunes its food safety plan for members.
Kroger and Safeway, the largest retail grocery companies in the U.S., have reportedly agreed not to sell genetically modified salmon. The decision was released Monday by a coalition of food safety, consumer, health and fishing groups. The two grocery chains are now part of more than 9,000 stores across the country that have rejected carrying... Continue Reading
Food is a big part of the current political upheaval in Ukraine. As the world’s third-largest wheat exporter, the news from Kiev has already roiled the Chicago Board of Trade, and Russian threats to block imports from Ukraine are ratcheting up tensions. Much more in the background, but every bit as important to Ukraine’s future,... Continue Reading