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

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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

Jessica Mosley Joins United Fresh As Director of Education

People

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

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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

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

SIMBA Software Provides Traceability for Meat/Poultry Processors

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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

UF/IFAS Hires Anderson to Lead Food Systems Research Hub

People

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

Food Quality

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

Global Food Safety Conference Scheduled for March 3-5

Industry Events

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

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

HBC Launches 2015 Catalogue

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The Hill Brush Company has been working to bring together a comprehensive collection of products, all wrapped up in a contemporary design More

Cockroach Pieces in Instant Noodles Leads to Recall

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Two Japanese food companies have pulled products from store shelves and issued a recall after pieces of cockroaches were found in their noodle meals, WSJ reports. More

Food Safety is Theme of World Health Day 2015

Industry Events

Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General, announced at ICN2 that food safety would be the focus of World Health Day 2015. More

UN Reveals Major Gaps in Water and Sanitation, Especially in Rural Areas

Food Quality

Global efforts to provide improved water and sanitation for all are gaining momentum, but serious gaps in funding continue to hamper progress, according to a new report from WHO on behalf of UN-Water. More

New Weapon Developed to Fight MRSA

News Coverage

An artificial alternative to antibiotics has been developed to fight hospital superbugs such as MRSA, according to an article on Forbes.com. More

Shimadzu Introduces New Spectrophotometer

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The company's new UV-3600 Plus UV-VIS-NIR spectrophotometer offers scientists an opportunity to provide high-performance analyses in a wealth of applications. More

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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.

Cockroach Pieces in Instant Noodles Leads to Recall

Two Japanese food companies have pulled products from store shelves and issued a recall after pieces of cockroaches were found in their noodle meals, WSJ reports.

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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.

Guelph Food Academy Launched

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

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