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Peanut Executive Guilty in Deadly Salmonella Outbreak

Salmonella

A jury in Georgia convicted a former peanut company owner Friday of conspiracy, fraud and other federal charges in a groundbreaking case stemming from a deadly salmonella outbreak almost six years ago. More

FDA Re-Proposes Four FSMA Rules

FDA, Food Safety, Regulatory News

FDA is proposing changes to four rules proposed in 2013 to implement the FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA): Produce Safety, Preventive Controls for Human Food, Preventive Controls for Animal Food, and Foreign Supplier Verification Programs. More

Detectapro's New Antibacterial Pen Features Steritouch Protection

Supplier News

SteriTouch features an antibacterial surface protection using innovative anitacterial technology. More

FDA Training Vidoes Designed to Help Prevent Intentional Food Adulteration

FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has posted training videos to help food companies use the FDA’s Food Defense Plan Builder, a tool that seeks to bolster the industry’s defense measures against an act of intentional food adulteration. More

BioSafe Systems Offers Meat and Poultry Protection Solutions

Supplier News

SaniDate FD microbiocide can be used in all federally inspected meat and poultry facilities. More

Eriez Offers C and A Series Feeders

Supplier News

The feeders are suited for heavy material applications requiring feeders to operate under heavy loads. More

Global Food Traceability Center Launches New Seafood Traceability Financial Tool

Supplier News

IFT's new tool assists organizations in the seafood industry in understanding the financial impact (costs and benefits) of implementing traceability. More

Brandt Appointed Director of Technical Services at FSNS

People

Dr. Alex Brandt will assist customers with development of challenge studies, validation studies, and other custom research. More

USDA Sued Over New Poultry Inspection Rule

News Coverage

Food & Water Watch alleges New Poultry Inspection System rules will privatize inspections and not be good for food safety. More

Kansas State University Researchers Examines Global Food Safety Practices

Research & Development

From country to county, there were differences in how poultry and eggs are consumed, stored, handled and prepared, researchers reported. More

Moisture Meter Technology for In-shell Peanuts Licensed

Allergens

A new meter that measures the moisture of peanuts inside the shell has been developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and licensed by a manufacturer of instruments for use in agriculture. More

Pedigree Dog Food Recalled Due to Metal Fragments

FDA

Mars Petcare, the company that makes Pedigree dog food, is expanding a recall of some of its dry dog food to include bags sold at Sam's Club stores in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana because of the possibility of small metal fragments in the bags. More

Institute of Food Technologists Welcomes New 2014-2015 President

People

Mary Ellen Camire became the 75th president of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), a nonprofit scientific society of professionals in industry, academia, and government engaged in food science, food technology, and related areas. More

Six OSI Employees Arrested in China

International

Chinese prosecutors announced Friday the arrest of six OSI Group Inc. employees, more than a month after authorities suspended the U.S. food company’s operations there, accusing one of its subsidiaries of selling expired products to fast-food companies. More

Submissions Being Accepted for NSF-GFTC Food Safety Recognition Awards

Industry News

The annual event will be accepting nominations during the month of September in four categories: More

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Walmart Drives Food Safety Standards

Walmart customers have an unspoken expectation that the products they buy will be safe, and Walmart’s Vice President of Food Safety Frank Yiannas drives fulfillment of that expectation through a culture of food safety throughout its stores—and its supply chain.

Peanut Executive Guilty in Deadly Salmonella Outbreak

A jury in Georgia convicted a former peanut company owner Friday of conspiracy, fraud and other federal charges in a groundbreaking case stemming from a deadly salmonella outbreak almost six years ago.

FDA Re-Proposes Four FSMA Rules

FDA is proposing changes to four rules proposed in 2013 to implement the FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA): Produce Safety, Preventive Controls for Human Food, Preventive Controls for Animal Food, and Foreign Supplier Verification Programs.

A Meeting of the Minds

Nisus and NPD Products unite to swat away commercial client fly problems.

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