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CNN Examines China's Food Safety Problems

An article in CNN.com examines why almost half of Chinese food-processing plants fail to meet internationally acceptable standards, according to a new study. More

United Fresh Launches New Logo and Website

The new brand aims to elevate the association’s mission to build a stronger connection across the United Fresh supply chain. More

FDA's Draft Environmental Impact Statement on Proposed Produce Rule Available for Comment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a notice in the Federal Register that the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed produce safety rule —entitled Standards for Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding Produce for Human Consumption — is available for public comment. FDA is also announcing a public meeting on the Draft EIS. More

Ogle Named CFO and Vice President, Finance and IT at AIB

Tom Ogle has been named AIB International’s Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance and IT. He will officially join the company Feb 2, 2015. More

Chinese Food Distributor Cited by FDA Over Rodents, Birds

A food company that distributes products to Asian restaurants throughout the East and into the Midwest was cited for numerous violations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after rodents and other pests were found in a warehouse. More


FDA Finds 'Significant Violations' in Pet Food Processing at Nestle Purina Plant

Nestle Purina PetCare violated federal regulations during the manufacture of dog and cat foods at the company's Lehigh County plant, according to a warning letter issued this month by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. More

Legislators Advocate for Single Food Agency

In an op-ed piece on The Hill, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rep. Rosa L. Delauro (D-Conn.) argue in favor of consolidating our nation’s food safety functions into one independent agency. More

New Mechanical Seal Primary Rings for Sealing Refrigerants and Other Low Viscosity Liquids Introduced

The products are used for sealing refrigerants and other low viscosity liquids. More

FSNS Releases 2015 Education Course Schedule

Certified courses include SQF, HACCP, Micro 101, and BRC Issue 7. More

CanadaGAP Auditor Training Courses Scheduled

NSF-GFT will be holding CanadaGAP Auditor Training Courses on February 23-27, in Guelph, Ontario and March 2-6, in Vancouver, British Columbia. More

Q Laboratories' Crowley Appointed to Technical Committee

r Erin Crowley has been appointed to the MicroVal Technical Committee, which is is responsible for governing the validation studies performed through MicroVal, approval of the technical protocol for the validation studies, evaluation of the results of the validation studies, request for consideration of matrix extensions and/or inclusion of data from other studies, including from studies done under schemes other than MicroVal. More

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