Food Safety

Romaine lettuce inspections continue despite government shutdown

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) wants people to know that inspections of Romaine lettuce, and other leafy greens grown in Arizo... continue reading »

Birko’s Elite 360 Precision Application brings electrostatic technology to food processing

Birko, a leader in providing food safety solutions for the protein, further processing, produce and brew industries, will launch its Elite 360 Precis... continue reading »

Key Technology introduces Enhanced FMAlert for VERYX digital sorters

  Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, introduced its enhanced FMAlert software for VERYX digital sorters. F... continue reading »

Michigan awards $218K in food safety education grants

Ensuring the safety of the state’s food supply is paramount to protecting public health as well as helping to grow Michigan’s $104.7 billion food ... continue reading »

Listeria leads to recall of Apio salads in 11 states, Canada

Apio Inc. of Guadalupe, California, has recalled several flavors of pre-made salads, sold in plastic bowls, that were distributed to 11 states and fiv... continue reading »

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Studying causes of E. coli outbreaks help determine best practices

By Kathy Gibbons | Contributing Writer In late winter 2017, an outbreak of E. coli in both the U.S. and Canada was traced to romaine lettuce or lea... continue reading »

Japan to require HACCP system for all food-related companies

The new Food Sanitation Law in Japan will require a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system from all food-related companies. This... continue reading »

FDA to increase access of food safety training with partnerships with state ag departments

Manufactured foods will be getting a boost in safety thanks to a partnership between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Institute of Foo... continue reading »

California farm identified in E. coli outbreak recalls cauliflower, green and red leaf lettuce

The California farm identified as one possible source of an E. coli outbreak that sparked a nationwide recall of romaine lettuce recalled red leaf let... continue reading »

‘Glove Juice’ risk greatly reduced by proper hand sanitation

In many food processing facilities, employees wear gloves during production or when handling ready-to-eat foods to help reduce the risk of cross-conta... continue reading »