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Celebrate Food Safety Month with Education

Food Safety

If you’re ever stumped for ideas for new and interesting food safety training ideas, now is the time to check out and gather resources you can use year ’round. More

NOP Creates Task Force to Study Hydroponics and Aquaponics

Research & Trends, Regulation

The National Organic Program has appointed 16 members to a task force to explore hydroponic and aquaponic production practices and their alignment with USDA organic regulations. More

FDA Building Network of Labs to Focus on Whole Genome Sequencing

Food Safety, Pathogens

Investigations into foodborne illness are being radically transformed by whole genome sequencing, which federal officials say is enabling them to identify the source of an outbreak far more quickly and prevent additional cases. More

IFIC Research Highlights Changes in Consumer Perceptions of Food Safety Risks

Industry News, Research & Trends

The top food safety concern among Americans is no longer “foodborne illness,” having been overtaken by “chemicals in food,” according to the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2015 Food and Health Survey. More

Center for Global Food Security Seeks Applicants for U.S. Borlaug Fellows

Industry News, Food Safety

The Purdue Center for Global Food Security, a research center leading efforts to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers to help solve world hunger, is seeking applications for U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security. More

Detectapro Introduces Detectable Calculator

Suppliers

Detectapro has introduced a fully detectable plastic calculator. More

Blue Bell Ice Cream Returns to Store Shelves in Select Cities

Food Safety

The company begins its recovery following a deadly listeria outbreak in April that nearly put it out of business. More

Food Safety Testing Market to be Worth $16.1 Billion by 2020

Industry News

New research by MarketsandMarkets projects continued growth for this sector. More

Neogen Buys Lab M Holdings to Fortify Food Safety Business

Industry News

Lab M Holdings is a provider of microbiological culture media and diagnostic systems. More

Frozen Corn Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Risk

FPA Case Studies

Bonduelle USA Inc. of Brockport, N.Y., is recalling 9,335 cases of frozen corn because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. More

As FSMA Final Rules Near Publication, New Report Cites Economic Issues

Research & Trends, Regulation

A new working paper states that preliminary analysis of the four “most burdensome regulations” of FSMA shows that they fail to demonstrate that the benefits of the rules will outweigh their costs. More

FSA Proposes New Approach to Rare Burgers in Foodservice

Regulation, International

The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) published details of a proposed new approach to the preparation and service of rare (pink) burgers in food outlets. Published Aug. 28, FSA’s look at how businesses can meet this consumer demand while ensuring public health remains protected was prompted by the increased popularity of burgers served rare. More

FSMA Preventive Controls Rules Submitted to Federal Register

Food Safety, Regulation

The FDA has submitted the Food Safety Modernization Act final preventive controls rules for human and animal food to the Federal Register for publication, as required by the court. More

Throwback Thursday McCormick Continues its Rich and Spicy Story

Throwback Thursday

The story of spices is a tale of camel caravans, perilous voyages through unknown seas, the discovery of America, bloody wars, and the rise and fall of far-flung empires … and now McCormick & Co. has added another chapter to its part of that story with the acquisition of Austin, Texas-based One World Foods, seller of Stubb’s premium barbecue sauces. More

New: PCT Service Technician’s Application and Equipment Manual

Food Safety

Authored by William H Robinson, this manual focuses on the use and maintenance of standard pest control equipment. More

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FSMA Preventive Controls Rules Submitted to Federal Register

The FDA has submitted the Food Safety Modernization Act final preventive controls rules for human and animal food to the Federal Register for publication, as required by the court.

As FSMA Final Rules Near Publication, New Report Cites Economic Issues

A new working paper states that preliminary analysis of the four “most burdensome regulations” of FSMA shows that they fail to demonstrate that the benefits of the rules will outweigh their costs.

Frozen Corn Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Risk

Bonduelle USA Inc. of Brockport, N.Y., is recalling 9,335 cases of frozen corn because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Food Safety Testing Market to be Worth $16.1 Billion by 2020

New research by MarketsandMarkets projects continued growth for this sector.

Blue Bell Ice Cream Returns to Store Shelves in Select Cities

The company begins its recovery following a deadly listeria outbreak in April that nearly put it out of business.

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