Food Safety

DOJ Imposes Largest Fine in Food Safety Case on ConAgra

DOJ Imposes Largest Fine in Food Safety Case on ConAgra

December 20, 2016

ConAgra Grocery Products LLC, a subsidiary of ConAgra Foods Inc., pleaded guilty on December 13 to a criminal misdemeanor charge alleging the shipment of contaminated peanut butter linked to a 2006 through 2007 nationwide outbreak of salmonellosis, or salmonella poisoning, the Department of Justice announced. Read More

New Study Shows Bagged Cut Lettuce at Higher Risk of Salmonella

New Study Shows Bagged Cut Lettuce at Higher Risk of Salmonella

December 13, 2016

A new report published in the American Society for Microbiology's December issue of Applied and Environmental Biology shows that traces of juices released from salad leaves as they became damaged can significantly enhance Salmonella enterica salad leaf colonization. Read More

Hygiene Innovations Key to Reducing Antibiotics in Feed

Hygiene Innovations Key to Reducing Antibiotics in Feed

November 16, 2016

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious threat to global health and a consequence of the overuse of antibiotics, mainly in animal food production. Hygienic measures across the feed production chain contribute significantly to reducing these. Read More

UF/IFAS Study Makes Case That Genetically Modified Food is Safe

UF/IFAS Study Makes Case That Genetically Modified Food is Safe

November 15, 2016

People who know a lot about genetically modified foods are inclined to agree with the scientific consensus that such foods are safe to eat. But, those who know plenty about global warming are cautious about the science that says humans cause the phenomenon, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences study shows. Read More

Food Safety Issues Take Toll on Chipotle in Q3

Food Safety Issues Take Toll on Chipotle in Q3

November 1, 2016

The depth of the damage from Chipotle Mexican Grill's food safety scare showed up in yet another quarterly earnings on Oct. 25, in which net income fell 95% and missed estimates compared to the same quarter in its high-flying days a year ago. Read More

Nominations for 2017 Seafood Champion Awards Open

Nominations for 2017 Seafood Champion Awards Open

October 3, 2016

SeaWeb, a project of The Ocean Foundation, has opened nominations for the 2017 Seafood Champion Awards. First presented in 2006, the awards annually recognize individual or organizational leadership in promoting environmentally responsible seafood. Read More