Food Safety

FDA outlines plan to combat leafy greens E. coli outbreaks

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its outline of a plan to reduce E. coli outbreaks in leafy greens on March 5. Download the plan... continue reading »

Dry ice cleaning an innovative sanitation alternative in processing plants

Dry ice cleaning is an innovative cleaning technology that can save both time and money in the processing and packaging industry. Equipment and fac... continue reading »

ECU professor focused on bridging food safety communication gaps

Nicole Arnold is a food safety expert focused on bridging the communication gaps, whether between researchers and the industry or the industry and end... continue reading »

Purdue creates portable device to do on-site E. coli testing

Foodborne illness hits about one in six people in the United States every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 48 mil... continue reading »

Fries made from new potato varieties have less acrylamide, but unusual color

French fries made with the new potato varieties AF4296‐3 and Easton have much lower levels of a probable carcinogen than those made with Russet Burb... continue reading »

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 »