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GAO Study: FDA and USDA Should Strengthen Pesticide Residue Monitoring Programs and Further Disclose Monitoring Limitations

The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) most recent data from 2008 through 2012 show that pesticide residue violation rates in 10 selected fruits and vegetables were low, but FDA's approach to monitoring for violations, which targets commodities it has identified as high risk, has limitations. More

UF/IFAS Hires Anderson to Lead Food Systems Research Hub

Jack Anderson, a preeminent researcher, has been tapped to leard UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ new food systems research hub. More

EU to Allow Member States to Ban GMO Crops

On Nov. 11, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted to allow member nations to ban genetically modified (GM) crops from their soil, even if they are given approval to be grown within the European Union. More

Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Infections Linked to Bean Sprouts

As of Nov. 24, a total of 68 persons infected with the outbreak strains have been reported from 10 states. More

NSF International Awarded 2014 Certification Body of the Year by SQFI

The award recognizes NSF International for its achievements in developing best-in-class practices, including new online auditor training and calibration tools with case studies and problem solving activities. More


Jessica Mosley Joins United Fresh As Director of Education

Mosley will focus on the development of the association’s full spectrum of industry education programs, ensuring their value to United Fresh members and their relevance to the broader produce industry. More

EFSA Scientists Discuss Acrylamide in Food

EFSA scientists have met to discuss some 100 comments with the contributors to a recent public consultation on acrylamide in food, a contaminant that forms in starchy foods as a result of high temperature food processing, including cooking. More

Guelph Food Academy Launched

The University of Guelph has launched an expanded online food safety program. More

SIMBA Software Provides Traceability for Meat/Poultry Processors

Dynamic Systems, Inc., a Redmond, Wash., software developer specializing in barcode data collection, has announced the release of SIMBA 2015, which is designed to provide fish, meat and poultry processors the ability to process, label and track their products. More

Global Food Safety Conference Scheduled for March 3-5

The GFSI Global Food Safety Conference, set for March 3-5 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will bring together more than 800 leading food safety specialists from more than 50 countries to with the goal of advancing food safety globally. More

Paraclipse Adds Sales Rep Gaulton

Kay Gaulton is a North American Sales Representative, covering the western hemisphere, as well as the Caribbean and Central and South America. More

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