Food Safety

NIFA biotechnology grants boost food safety policy

The science of agriculture grows more complex every year. USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced Oct. 19 support for p... continue reading »

Cornell dean: Food safety funding cuts risk public health

Editor’s note: Following is an op-ed published Oct. 8 in the Albany, New York, Times-Union by Kathryn Boor, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of Agriculture... continue reading »

Universal Pasteurization and Universal Cold Storage Company becomes Universal Pure 

The nation’s largest provider of high pressure processing (HPP) and cold storage services, formerly known as Universal Pasteurization and Universal ... continue reading »

FDA offers free training for Sanitary Transportation Rule

The FDA has announced a set of free online training tools for ground-based food transporters. These new training modules are intended to help carrier... continue reading »

PATS seminar gives insight into sterilization technology

On Oct. 13 TOP bv and Marfo bv organize a seminar about PATS, a new sterilization technology for the food industry. The purpose of the seminar is to q... continue reading »

FDA sees whole genome sequencing as foundation of future food safety

The FDA is making the case for using whole genome sequencing (WGS) as part of global food safety efforts. Agency officials recently attended a meeting... continue reading »

FDA to enhance FSMA collaboration with states

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., has outlined a number of immediate next steps in a comprehensive approach to ensuring successful implementation... continue reading »

USDA updates app to improve access to food recalls information

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has made changes to its FoodKeeper food recall information app. The agency announced in late August that the app wi... continue reading »

Produce Safety Rule compliance guide issued for small businesses

The FDA has issued a Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG),  to help small businesses comply with the Produce Safety Rule mandated by the Food Safety ... continue reading »

FDA planning tool to help businesses comply with FSMA

FDA is releasing a new software tool to help owners and operators of food facilities create a food safety plan specific to their facilities. The plann... continue reading »