Current date 07/24/2014
 
 

FDA has released for public comment a proposed rule on Preventive Controls for Human Food and a proposed rule on  >>

Food Safety Week 2013 takes place during 10-16 June and this year we are asking: ‘Are you ready to cook  >>

By David Knowles / New York Daily News / A Kansas farmer accuses seed producer Monsanto Co. for gross negligence  >>

Questions & Answers on the Proposed Rule for Preventive Controls as it relates to Dairy Products Produced under the Pasteurized  >>

Serious defects in the design and methodology of a paper by Séralini et al. mean it does not meet acceptable  >>

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has resulted in sweeping changes to the food maufacturing and distribution process. As attorney  >>

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Cocaine found in bottle of Caribbean soft drink
The Food Standards Agency is warning the public about a soft drink that has been found to contain high levels of cocaine. The product has been linked to the death of one person in Southampton and is the subject of an ongoing investigation by Hampshire Constabulary.  >>
 
Canadian RPC study finds food safety threats
A recent study by the University of Guelph deemed sanitation processes for reusable plastic containers unsatisfactory on multiple accounts. The study did not find a food safety hazard, but researchers argue the study shows a fault in decontamination methods. The study was contracted by Smithcom Communications Agency, on behalf of  >>
 
Keeping dangerous food off the shelves
Commission publishes annual report on EU’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed An annual report published today on Europe's Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) revealed that in 2012 almost 50% of notifications related to food and feed rejections at EU borders due to the risk they  >>
 
Summer Food Safety Tips from NSF
June 7, 2013 by Linda Larsen As summer approaches, NSF is offering some crucial food safety tips. Summer presents unique challenges to cooks, as higher heat means bacteria grow more quickly, and picnics and cookouts present special risks.  >>
 
RSS Feed  Updated List of Stores Nationwide Recalling Listeria Tainted Fruit
11:02 am
Recalled fruit consists of conventional and organic yellow and white nectarines, yellow and white peaches, black plums and pluots The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has posted a list of all fruits recalled to date from the Wawona Packing Co., including packing numbers, searchable lot codes and Block ID numbers. The agency has also posted photos... Continue Reading


RSS Feed  Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Florida Resident Sickened By Hepatitis A from “Organic Antioxidant Blend” Purchased at Costco
2:23 am
Plaintiff is one of 162 people in western U.S. States who have fallen ill from the product  Marler Clark, the nation’s only law firm dedicated to representing victims of foodborne illness, has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of California on behalf of plaintiff Karen Echard, who was sickened... Continue Reading


RSS Feed  Romaine Lettuce Likely Cause of E. coli Outbreak in Arizona, California, Texas and Washington
2:05 am
We have filed two lawsuits to date and represent about a dozen of the ill. The CDC reported on December 11, 2013, a total of 33 persons infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 were reported from four states.  The number of ill persons identified in each state was as follows: Arizona (1),... Continue Reading


RSS Feed  Final Report Adds Details to E. Coli Outbreak from Trader Joe’s Salads - (FoodSafetyNews.com)
10:49 pm
In October 2013, 33 people in four states were sickened by E. coli O157:H7 in an outbreak that was quickly traced back to pre-packaged salads sold at Trader Joe’s grocery locations.On Monday, the California Department of Public Health released its final report on the outbreak with a wealth of new...


RSS Feed  Records To Be Kept by Official Establishments and Retail Stores That Grind Raw Beef Products - (Federal Register Volume 79, Number 140 (Tuesday, July 22, 2014))
10:47 pm
SUMMARY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to amend its recordkeeping regulations to specify that all official establishments and retail stores that grind raw beef products for sale in commerce must keep records that disclose the identity and contact information of the supplier of all source materials...


RSS Feed  FSA Board decision on raw milk
5:08 pm
The FSA Board has today asked for the FSA to maintain the current regulations controlling the sale of raw milk, while further evidence is gathered to allow board members to make a final decision on whether to revise the rules.


RSS Feed  FSA Board meeting: 23 July 2014
10:00 am
Today's open Board meeting was held at Aviation House, London. The meeting was chaired by FSA Chair Tim Bennett.


 

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