Food Safety

FDA investigating salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melons

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control, along with state and local officials, are investigating a multi-state outbre... continue reading »

Vegetable trays recalled for cyclospora

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Minnesota Department of Health and local health departments are investigating an increase of cyclosp... continue reading »

HarvestMark enters partnership for food safety, traceability platform

HarvestMark and iFoodDecisionScience have partnered to deliver an integrated supply chain solution for food safety, traceability and quality managem... continue reading »

Groups form leafy greens food safety task force

Arizona and California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreements, the Produce Marketing Association, United Fresh Produce Association, Western Growers and oth... continue reading »

PAR releases cloud-based food safety platform 

ParTech, provider of point of sale and workforce efficiency solutions to the restaurant and retail industries, has released the SureCheck Food Safet... continue reading »

Perdue appoints new members to committee on food microbiology

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has appointed 18 new members and 12 returning members to the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological... continue reading »

Why E. coli romaine lettuce outbreak mystifies scientists

The struggle to identify the origins of the E. coli outbreak, which has sickened people from Washington state to New Jersey, highlights the difficulty... continue reading »

Selection of Brashears to USDA post saluted by Perdue

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue May 4 applauded President Donald J. Trump’s selection of  Mindy Brashears to be the U.S. Department of ... continue reading »

E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce spreads to another state

The E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce is now in 26 states. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is working with the Minnesota Department... continue reading »

Farm identified in romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has identified one farm as a source of the whole-head romaine lettuce that sickened several people at a correc... continue reading »