Food Safety

Salmonella sickens 96, traced to cut fruit from New Jersey facility

As of Dec. 30, 2019, a total of 96 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Javiana have been reported from 11 states. Illnesses we... continue reading »

Northwest Food and Beverage World to focus on cutting-edge technology

Northwest Food and Beverage World 2020, the largest regional food and beverage industry conference in North America, will take place Feb. 17-19, at th... continue reading »

Romaine E. coli update: 138 confirmed cases, investigation ongoing

On Dec. 19, the CDC and FDA released updates regarding the E. coli O157:H7 investigation linked to romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California.... continue reading »

Dr. Oz talks leafy greens, including romaine outbreak and safety

The Dr. Oz Show recently aimed to address salad safety, a current concern for many consumers. Dr. Oz is a big advocate for including leafy greens and ... continue reading »

Over 99% of food products tested for pesticides had levels below EPA tolerances

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) initiated the Pesticide Data Program (PDP) in 1991 to collect data on pesticide residues in food. The... continue reading »

Tailor Cut Produce recalls melon, pineapple

Tailor Cut Produce of New Jersey, is recalling its Fruit luau, cut honeydew, cut cantaloupe and cut pineapple products because they have the potential... continue reading »

Digital labeling can help with food recall risk

With so many issues to overcome, the need for food and beverage companies to adopt the most effective processes to ensure labels are accurate, availab... continue reading »

PMA makes recommendations for FDA’s ‘New Era of Smarter Food Safety’

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) held a public meeting Oct. 21 to solicit feedback from stakeholders regarding a "New Era of Smarter Food Saf... continue reading »

Why are so many new diseases showing up in bagged salads?

Ready-to-eat salads, also known as fresh-cut or bagged salads, have steadily gained popularity since their introduction in Europe in the early 1980s. ... continue reading »

Illness update in outbreak tied to romaine lettuce from Salinas

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control have updated the number of illnesses involved in the outbreak of E. coli O157:H7... continue reading »