food safety

Romaine Task Force outlines goals, seeks input

The Romaine Task Force and its four working groups met in Dallas in February to review progress and work together in-person to build on that progress.... continue reading »

PMA’s Bob Whitaker to speak on E. coli outbreak prevention

With this winter’s romaine E. coli outbreak still weighing on many in his audience, produce safety leader Bob Whitaker will share his latest perspec... continue reading »

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Breaking down ins and outs of fresh-cut product production line

Food safety is priority No. 1 throughout the industry and that doesn’t figure to change anytime soon, not with continuing pathogen outbreaks we’ve... continue reading »

AFFI debuts listeria-prevention website, Food Safety Zone

The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) unveiled the Food Safety Zone at AFFIFoodSafety.org during the 2019 AFFI Frozen Food Convention. Shared with... continue reading »

Mindy Brashears named USDA’s Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Jan. 28 selected three people individuals for senior leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Agri... continue reading »

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Food safety education endowed chair established by University of Arizona

The University of Arizona School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences has received a $1.5 million gift from Victor P. “Vic” Smith to esta... 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 »

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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 »

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 »

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Food irradiation technology not widely used with fresh produce, but it could be

By Stephen Kloosterman | Contributing Editor Food irradiation technology has been around for more than 50 years as a way to kill pathogens, althoug... continue reading »