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Articles Tagged with ''food safety''

FDA ordered to finalize new food safety law by March 2016

February 25, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will have to finalize the Food Safety Modernization Act by the spring of 2016, under the terms of a settlement filed at the federal district court in Oakland, Calif.
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Diseases linked to Salmonella, Campylobacter decrease in Europe

February 24, 2014

The number of people suffering from campylobacteriosis in the European Union dropped for the first time in five years in 2012 but it remains the most common foodborne disease.


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More than 8 million pounds of beef recalled

February 12, 2014
A California meat processing company has had to recall more than 8.7 million pounds of beef, following an investigation by federal safety officers that revealed the meat came from "diseased and unsound" animals in violation of food safety practices.
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FDA presents new draft rule on safe food transportation

February 11, 2014
The proposal is the seventh and final key rule that forms the backbone of the FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act.
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Majority of Americans want government more involved in food safety

February 10, 2014
The vast majority of Americans would like to see the government more involved in food safety oversight, according to a new survey.
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Biocides might increase risk of contamination in food industry, study finds

February 4, 2014
The use of biocides in the food industry may have an adverse effect on public health, rather than a protective impact as the industry has believed.
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Tyson Foods recalls 34,000 pounds of chicken from several states

January 15, 2014
The chicken was distributed to institutional customers in Tennessee, California, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio and Wisconsin. So far seven people have been affected by Salmonella bacteria, with two of them requiring hospitalization.
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UK's Food Standards Agency outlines action plan for 2014

January 6, 2014
As one of the key issues to address, the plan deals with Campylobacter -- the UK's most common cause of food poisoning.
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FDA proposes rule to protect food supply chain

January 6, 2014
The proposal outlines a preventive strategy that will protect the U.S. food supply chain from serious public health risks.
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New Zealand to adopt improved food safety practices

December 16, 2013
New Zealand is moving to adopt a tougher approach to food safety, following the high-profile Fonterra dairy contamination case that sparked a public debate on regulation and enforcement issues earlier this year.
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