Food Safety

Researchers create antibacterial food wrapping

A Canadian team has developed a way to use viruses to kill food-contaminating bacteria. According to a study published in the journal ACS Biomaterials... continue reading »

Minimal pesticide residue violations listed by FDA

A new Food and Drug Administration report indicates 98 percent of domestic and 90 percent of imported foods tested in fiscal year 2015 met feder... continue reading »

BrightFarms announces voluntary regional recall of produce

BrightFarms is initiating a voluntary recall of packaged produce sold in Roundy’s Supermarkets due to the potential presence of E. coli at its Roc... continue reading »

Recall issued for fresh cut vegetables across North America for listeria concerns

Update: Since the original recall was issued by Mann Packing on Oct. 19, there have been nine subsequent recalls related to the original contamination... continue reading »

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 »