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The first US finding of avian influenza in a commercial poultry flock this year was reported by the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)...
Each country needs to set its own consumption guidelines based on assessing the risk from methylmercury against the health benefits of fish.
Taking the next step in its Salmonella Action Plan, the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has proposed new federal standards to reduce Salmonella and...
Bisphenol A (BPA) poses no health risk to consumers of any age group, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Feedback on changes to fees around food safety and biosecurity, including some increases, is wanted by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
The Food (Scotland) Bill to set up a stand-alone body in the country has passed into law.
The risks associated with drinking raw milk should be better communicated to consumers, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has recommended.
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) violations are ‘far too private’ and punishments are ‘far too lax’, according to a US Senator.
Police have launched an investigation into a Californian bakery that was shut down after bread containing drugs sickened more than 30 consumers.
DuPont has been fined $531,000 for alleged Clean Air Act (CAA) violations by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
A UK conman has been prosecuted for trying to sell bottles of vodka and whisky that he had refilled with urine and even laced with faeces.
UK based confectioner Pecan Deluxe Candy has been fined after an employee’s thumb was severed by an unguarded chocolate hopper at the company’s factory.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Azerbaijan’s National Confederation of Entrepreneurs are raising awareness of benefits from modern food safety systems.
Germany and Norway have proposed a restriction on Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and its salts in concentrations equal to or greater than 2 parts per billion (PPB).
A Massachusetts couple has filed suit against Whole Foods Market and a Missouri beef supplier, alleging its E. coli-contaminated beef caused the death of the couple’s eight-year-old son.
US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the appointment of members to the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) for the 2014-2016 term.
Two federal agencies will hold a public meeting in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2015, to offer information and receive comments on the 36th Session of the Codex Committee on...
Part 1 of this article described the strengthened poultry safety program Walmart has announced. Part 2 discusses how the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other organizations have agreed...
Sugary sweets laced with LSD may be being sold in the Greater Manchester area of the UK, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA).
Food safety initiatives are going to top the agenda with upcoming legislation so the firm can take the lead in the area, according to Ryder System.
To better protect its customers against foodborne illnesses, Walmart announced it is beefing up its poultry safety guidelines for US suppliers.
Birds Eye Foods has been fined almost $110,000 for exposing workers to extreme temperatures without the necessary equipment.
Bruker Corporation has resolved Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charges around providing non-business related travel and improper payments to Chinese government officials to try and win business.
A distributor and processor of sprouts has stopped operations after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) repeatedly found unsanitary conditions during inspections.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will publish its scientific opinion on bisphenol A (BPA) in January 2015.