Food Safety

PMA’s Teplitski named to USDA’s advisory committee on microbiological criteria for foods

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has appointed 13 new members and 17 returning members to the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological ... continue reading »

Smarter Food Safety webinar series coming from FDA, Stop Foodborne Illness

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Stop Foodborne Illness, a nonprofit public health organization, are collaborating on a webinar series that ... continue reading »

FDA’s Yuma romaine testing results in zero positive pathogen tests

The FDA conducted an assignment in 2021 to collect romaine lettuce samples from commercial coolers in Yuma County, Arizona to test for Shiga toxin-pro... continue reading »

Salmonella outbreak linked to BrightFarms salads declared over

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, investigated a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to the consumpti... continue reading »

Wax impact on produce safety focus of CPS study

Food-grade waxes are applied to a number of produce items before storage and distribution to control post-harvest decay and extend shelf life. Whil... continue reading »

Food Safety Modernization Act training grants coming from USDA-NIFA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will invest $10 million in 21 grants to develop and i... continue reading »

Canada to accept tested leafy greens from Salinas Valley

On Sept. 14, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced it will accept either pre-harvest or finished product testing as part of its requir... continue reading »

FDA updates Salinas Valley lettuce testing procedure

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its lettuce sampling protocols for the Salinas Valley. The FDA has been in the process of coll... continue reading »

FDA’s survey of processed foods shows no detectable PFAS in produce items

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted its first survey of 167 nationally distributed processed foods to test for PFAS. On Aug. 26, ... continue reading »

Chlorpyrifos use on food crops banned by EPA

The EPA announced it will stop the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on all food to better protect human health, particularly that of children and far... continue reading »