Current date 07/23/2014

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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Everyone involved in food production, processing, sale and service has a role in ensuring that the food that reaches consumers will not be a hazard to human health. Jamaica´s national food control systems are designed to ensure a safe food supply and to promote the good health of our population.

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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  Glass Onion Catering and Trader Joe’s Salads Linked to 32 E. coli Cases
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The CDC announced as of November 19, 2013, a total of 32 persons infected with the outbreak strain of STEC O157:H7 have been reported from four states. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Arizona (1), California (27), Texas (1), and Washington (3). 32% of ill persons have been hospitalized.... Continue Reading

RSS Feed  Marler Clark Files First OxyElite Pro Lawsuit in Hawaii
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A lawsuit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii (Case No. CV 13-00635LEK-KSC) against USPlabs LLC and GNC Holdings, Inc., the manufacturer and retailer who sold OxyElite Pro, a synthetic dietary supplement that public health officials have determined is the source of an outbreak of acute liver failure and hepatitis... Continue Reading

RSS Feed  More ill by Salmonella Chicken from Foster Farms
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A total of 389 individuals infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Heidelberg have been reported from 23 states and Puerto Rico. Most of the ill persons (74%) have been reported from California. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Alaska (1), Arkansas (1), Arizona (16), California (288), Colorado (7),... Continue Reading

RSS Feed  Final Report Adds Details to E. Coli Outbreak from Trader Joe’s Salads - (
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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))
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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
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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
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Today's open Board meeting was held at Aviation House, London. The meeting was chaired by FSA Chair Tim Bennett.


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