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  • by U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Jerome Yoon has been with USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service for just over one year, serving as branch chief for the Office of Management’s (OM) Safety & Physical Security Branch (SPSB). In this role, Yoon supervises the Physical Security Team and the Safety Team, delivering technical expertise on safety-related issues to all employees. The… Continue Reading
  • by Joe Whitworth
    Ways to help measure and develop a food safety culture and apply it in practice have been published by an industry group. The document was created by the food safety culture group of FoodDrinkEurope. It aims to provide guidelines, practical examples, and tools for food businesses to help them understand, implement, and measure food safety… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    On June 6-9, the World Health Organization has scheduled a series of talks on food safety to increase awareness and encourage a variety of stakeholders to debate and discuss an array of topics on health and food safety. Over four days, WHO will explore the topics behind World Food Safety Day’s theme: “Food standards save lives.” … Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Meat thermometer ownership is growing but raw and rare meat consumption is increasing, according to an Australian charity. The Food Safety Information Council conducts consumer research to see how Australians are doing in certain areas related to food safety. Almost one in three surveyed have a meat thermometer at home, which is a 4 percent… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    The Produce Counter is recalling Nature’s Pick brand fresh cut cubed butternut squash from the marketplace because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results. The recalled product has been sold in Ontario, Canada. Recalled product: Brand Product Size UPC Codes Nature’s Pick Fresh cut cubed Butternut… Continue Reading
  • by Dan Flynn
    Not so long ago, Hallettsville, TX, was known for its nearby “Chicken Ranch” and its historic Courthouse square was the location of city scenes in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the 1982 musical starring Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton. In recent days, however, the county seat of Lavaca County, TX, became the center of a… Continue Reading
  • by Guest Contributor
    — OPINION — Editor’s note: This is part of a series of papers written by students in the Food Safety Litigation class taught by Professors Bill Marler and Denis Stearns in the LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law. By Brittany Rowe On March 29, 2023, the Center… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are not issued until a company… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    J.T.M. Provisions Company, in Harrison, Ohio is recalling approximately 22,530 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat beef chili with beans products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically white plastic, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The frozen, ready-to-eat beef chili with beans items was produced on February 27, 2023. The following products… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    A Staphylococcus aureus outbreak in Italy has been associated with food handler contamination, based on findings from a study. The outbreak was because of the contamination of food from an asymptomatic food handler. Staphylococcal food poisoning (SFP) is caused by the ingestion of preformed staphylococcal enterotoxins (SEs), produced by enterotoxigenic strains of coagulase-positive staphylococci (CPS), mainly Staphylococcus aureus.  “The investigated… Continue Reading