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Health Canada is looking at the possibility of allowing fresh and frozen raw ground beef to be irradiated.
Health officials have urged consumers not to panic over the presence of cancer-causing chemicals in bread after an analysis revealed that many of India’s most popular bakery brands tested positive...
Chocolate made by Barry Callebaut for Chocolaterie de l'Opera has prompted a warning in more than 15 countries due to levels of benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) exceeding...
The American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA) has condemned a senate vote in favour of repealing the USDA’s Catfish Inspection program.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalised the seventh and final rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Foodborne disease outbreaks and deaths have increased but illnesses and hospitalizations decreased from the year before, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
A state-run laboratory will pay a fine of $27,000 and spend $73,000 on equipment to settle claims that it violated state and federal hazardous waste laws at its facility in Augusta.
Visitors to the Olympics and Paralympics Summer Games in Rio, Brazil will be most at risk of gastrointestinal illness and vector-borne infections, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention...
A Californian nut company has invested in a Napasol pasteurization line which will be operational in time for this year’s crop.
The food and beverage industry has changed dramatically in recent years, according to Merck, with some ‘serious hurdles’ now in place in terms of regulation and safety.
Labeling requirements for raw or partially cooked beef products that have been mechanically tenderized have come into force.
A raft of additional snack products are being pulled from shelves by SunOpta and Treehouse Foods over fears they may be contaminated with a bug that causes listeriosis.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published draft guidance to assist qualified facilities to comply with a Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rule.
US-based chicken producer Pilgrim’s Pride has now recalled over five million pounds (lb) of products between 7 April 2016 to 13 May 2016, confirmed the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The list of snack products affected by concerns they be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes has continued to grow in the past seven days.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recognised Canada as having a comparable food safety system.
Monitoring of antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella in raw meat has revealed some mixed findings, according to an interim report.
A recall round-up sees four separate incidents, three due to possible foreign material contamination, with Unilever, Blue Bell Ice Cream, Pilgrim’s Pride Corp and Foster Farms involved.
The US Justice Department, EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has confirmed Schneider Electric USA will pay a $6.87m penalty for allegedly violating a...
A San Francisco noodle company has stopped production after US regulators found unsanitary conditions during inspections.
A man has been arrested and has admitted spraying food with a mixture of a commercial mouse poison, alcohol-based hand-sanitizer and water.
Revision of the ISO 22000 standard on food safety management is continuing with the next meeting planned for June.
Dole is being investigated by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) in relation to a Listeria outbreak from packed salads.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended by 60 days the comment period on the risk of foodborne illness associated with eating produce from fields were raw manure...
A UK-based cheese producer has been prosecuted after consistent findings of Listeria.