This is the place to stay up to date with what's happening in food regulation, legislation and worker safety. Worker injury and safety cases, updates on all things Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) act related and ammonia, carbon monoxide or other potentially hazardous substances leaking or spilling can be read under this tab.
A rundown of the number of food safety violators around the globe finds India and China are the countries with the highest number of offenses.
The manuka honey labelling guidelines released last week by the New Zealand government are not accurate, the country’s oldest producer has argued.
Extending the storage time of eggs at home or retail would increase Salmonella risks, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Wawona Packing is broadening its voluntary recall of packaged fruits sold to Walmart, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, and other US retailers, out of concern for Listeria contamination.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is proposing fines approaching $112,000 against Packaging Corporation America for allegedly failing to protect its workers from amputation and other serious hazards.
The company’s metal conveyor belts are the only ones in the US to be certified acceptable for food products consumed by observant Muslims.
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $430,000 to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) at five large oil storage facilities.
The International Association for Food Protection will feature workshops, presentations, and technologies for safety-minded professionals all along the supply chain.
The maximum inspection line speed is to stay at 140 birds per minute for companies that opt into an updated poultry inspection rule by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Elevate Canada and Alchemy Systems are joining to build the country’s food industry with job development and safety training.
Bureau Veritas Certification has received a license for certification audits against the FSSC 22000 standard’s Food Packaging Materials element.
Poultry processing plants are not just talking about food safety: they are proactively looking to enhance measures throughout operations, says CMS Technology.
Food safety officials from the US and Mexico have announced plans to unite on increasing the safety of fresh and minimally processed foods.
Germany, Spain, Bulgaria, Latvia, Hungary, Portugal and Slovenia have all tested positive for horse meat labelled as beef in the latest round of DNA tests conducted by the European Commission....
Food safety inspectors have ordered the closure of a meat and poultry facility after inspectors found 136 different safety and sanitation violations at the site.
Vivione Biosciences has received Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC) certification for its E. coli O157 and Non O157 STEC diagnostic tests for the RAPID-B platform.
As more American companies are embroiled in China’s latest food safety scandal, five people have been detained following a probe into a company that allegedly supplied stale meat to fast-food...
Half a dozen staffers at the company’s frozen food processing plant have been sickened by carbon monoxide emissions.
Food distribution giant Sysco has been ordered to pay nearly $20m in restitution for keeping perishable food in unrefrigerated storage.
With his latest single, comedy genius "Weird Al" Yankovic has accomplished what is likely an industry first: climbing to the top of the charts with a song about foodborne pathogens....
The Canadian government is proposing changes to its labels on food packaging to make the data more accessible and easily understood by consumers.
A batch of S-26 Original Progress follow-on formula has been pulled from shelves in Australia after a consumer reported finding a dead lizard in a tin.
Violation of lockout/tagout (LO/TO) rules was the most frequently cited infraction of an OSHA standard during 2012‒2013 in the food industry with penalties totaling more than $894,000.
China’ s Food and Drug Administration has revealed that it is working on a food-safety liability insurance programme in high-risk industries, such as those involving dairy and meat products.