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Wash. Company Recalls 83K Pounds of Egg Products

April 15, 2014 12:22 pm | News | Comments

Nutrion LLC, based in Lacey, Wash., is recalling an additional 82,884 pounds of processed egg products that may be contaminated with salmonella. The majority of the product included in this expansion was originally identified in a public health alert issued on March 26.

Allergic Reactions Prompt Kroger Sorbet Recall

April 14, 2014 9:54 am | News | Comments

The Kroger Co. has recalled its Private Selection Sweet Strawberry Sorbet sold in 13 states...

GFSI-Recognized Food Safety Schemes Ensure Global Acceptance

April 14, 2014 8:00 am | by Ron Vail, Director, Food Safety and GFSI Education, AIB International and Sonal Sinha, Associate Vice President Industry Solutions, MetricStream | Articles | Comments

The Global Food Safety Initiative acts as an international quality benchmark in the food...

Combating Milk Microbes That Survive Pasteurization

April 11, 2014 10:35 am | News | Comments

South Dakota State University dairy science professor Sanjeev Anand has begun developing ways to...

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524 Sickened as Foster Farms Salmonella Outbreak Continues

April 10, 2014 11:52 am | News | Comments

Federal health officials say a salmonella outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken that has been going on since March 2013 isn't over. The outbreak has now infected 524 people in 25 states and Puerto Rico. The CDC says the outbreak strains have been resistant to many antibiotics.

Reducing Food Waste Boosts Consumer Welfare

April 10, 2014 10:04 am | News | Comments

If private households and the retail sector in the EU reduce food waste by 40 percent in 2020, this will result in savings that can be used on other items, increasing public welfare, according to a study charged by the European Commission.

NRDC: GRAS Process May Allow Dangerous Chemicals into Food

April 10, 2014 8:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) review process of chemicals used as food additives is “woefully inadequate and may be putting the health of Americans at risk,” according to a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

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The Evolution of FSMA and Track-and-Trace Technology

April 10, 2014 8:00 am | by Johann Heydenrych, Senior Vice President, SAP Solutions | Articles | Comments

The Food Safety Modernization Act has propelled the industry forward through a more holistic approach of track-and-trace requirements throughout the supply chain. While the industry has progressed to meet the more stringent standards, there is still ample room for improvement.

Japanese Worker Able to Poison Food Under Loose Security

April 9, 2014 12:20 pm | News | Comments

A man who was indicted earlier this year for lacing frozen food products with pesticide at a factory in Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo, says he had no trouble doing so because of loose security. The food poisoning affected thousands of consumers in Japan.

Industry-Wide FSMA Concerns Arise at Food Safety Summit

April 9, 2014 8:14 am | by Holly Henschen, Editor, @foodmfged | News | Comments

An ongoing, open dialogue between food manufacturers and the FDA is vital as FSMA regulations are forged, a vice president of the International Dairy Foods Association said at the Food Safety Summit Tuesday. Key points are the FSVP, auditing and records.

Mich. State Joins Food Industry to Start Safety Center

April 8, 2014 11:03 am | News | Comments

Michigan State University is joining food and drink makers and sellers to create the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety. The ingredients safety center will look at the safety of foods, drinks, cosmetics and household consumer products.

Infographic: The Impact of Climate Change on the Future of Farming

April 8, 2014 9:59 am | News | Comments

According to this infographic provided by The Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, climate change in the 2030s will affect food and farming more strongly, especially small producers located in poor countries.

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Groups Strategize to Ensure Food Security amid Climate Change

April 8, 2014 9:55 am | News | Comments

Representatives from the research community, civil society, farmers organizations, donor agencies and the private sector gathered last week to identify actions the world must take to help farmers adapt to climate change and help deliver a more food-secure world.

Are Insects the Future of Food?

April 8, 2014 8:00 am | by TEDx Talks | Videos | Comments

Megan Miller spoke at TEDxManhattan about her food startup Bitty, which seeks to remove the cultural taboos around eating insects in order to popularize them as a sustainable ingredient that can help alleviate food scarcity around the world.

Infestation Forces Closure of NYC Cronut Bakery

April 7, 2014 12:37 pm | News | Comments

Health officials on Friday shut down New York City's Dominique Ansel Bakery, famous for serving up delicious croissant-doughnut hybrid treats called Cronuts, because of a "severe mouse infestation" that requires professional pest control.

Photos of the Day: Decoding DNA to Fight Deadly Food Poisoning

April 7, 2014 10:17 am | News | Comments

The nation's disease detectives are launching a program to try to outsmart outbreaks by routinely decoding the DNA of potentially deadly bacteria and viruses. The initial target is listeria, the third-leading cause of death from food poisoning.

Experts Fight Food Poisoning by Decoding Germ DNA

April 7, 2014 10:13 am | by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The nation's disease detectives are launching a program to try to outsmart outbreaks by routinely decoding the DNA of potentially deadly bacteria and viruses. The initial target is listeria, the third-leading cause of death from food poisoning.

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Antibiotics and Pigs’ Blood: You Are What What You Eat Eats

April 3, 2014 12:00 pm | by Holly Henschen, Editor, @foodmfged | Blogs | Comments

Despite the title, I’m not blogging after too many drinks or while performing some satanic ritual. What I mean to say is: If you are what you eat, then you are also what your food gets its nourishment from. Two recent cases might quell your appetite.

Q&A: Prepping for FSMA Whistleblower Provisions

April 3, 2014 8:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

OSHA is considering comments on its proposed procedures for handling whistleblower provisions provided by the Food Safety Modernization Act. Attorney Jonathan Secrest spoke to Food Manufacturing about the new procedures and how food companies can prepare for the inevitability of more whistleblower claims.

Climate Change Impacts Global Food Supply

April 3, 2014 8:00 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that global crop yields and extreme weather damage already are being impacted by climate change. The report's lead author, Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton University, speaks with CBS News.

Recalled Fish Products May Cause Botulism

April 1, 2014 12:59 pm | News | Comments

Lao Thai Nam Corp. is recalling Number One Sompa Salted Fish because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

Photos of the Day: Global Warming May Trigger 'Hotspots of Hunger'

April 1, 2014 9:52 am | News | Comments

Global warming will push food prices higher, trigger "hotspots of hunger" among the world's poorest people, and put the crunch on Western delights like fine wine and robust coffee, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded in a report issued Monday.

Global Warming Worsens Food, Hunger Problems

April 1, 2014 9:47 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Global warming makes feeding the world harder and more expensive, a United Nations scientific panel said. A warmer world will push food prices higher, trigger "hotspots of hunger" among the world's poorest people, and put the crunch on Western delights like fine wine and robust coffee.

International Partnership Aims to Boost Wheat Yields by 50 Percent

March 31, 2014 12:51 pm | News | Comments

The new International Wheat Yield Partnership seeks to increase wheat yields by 50 percent by 2034. The partnership brings together research funders, international aid agencies, foundations, companies and major wheat research organizations.

Chicago Company Recalls Herring Products

March 31, 2014 10:25 am | News | Comments

Vita Food Products, Inc. of Chicago is recalling 2,280 individual plastic jars of 12-ounce Elf Herring Fillets in Wine Sauce that actually contain herring fillets in sour cream. The recalled products include milk not declared on the label.

USDA OKs Marin Sun Farms Takeover of Rancho Feeding Corp.

March 28, 2014 12:27 pm | News | Comments

The USDA has certified Marin Sun Farms to take over Rancho Feeding Corp., a shuttered slaughterhouse that was at the center of a major beef recall. Rancho Feeding last month recalled all 8.7 million pounds of beef processed at the facility in 2013.

CDC Chronicles 40 Years of Salmonella

March 28, 2014 9:47 am | News | Comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released an online report featuring 40 years of data on salmonella, the top foodborne cause of hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. The CDC estimates salmonella causes more than 1.2 million illnesses each year in the country.

Sunland Dumps a Million Jars of Peanut Butter into NM Landfill

March 28, 2014 9:42 am | by JERI CLAUSING, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nearly a million jars of peanut butter are being dumped at a New Mexico landfill to expedite the sale of bankrupt peanut-processing plant Sunland Inc. Bankruptcy trustee Clarke Coll said he had no other choice after Costco Wholesale refused to take shipment of the product.

Judge Won’t Dismiss ‘Pink Slime’ Defamation Suit Against ABC

March 28, 2014 9:39 am | News | Comments

A South Dakota judge on Thursday refused to toss a defamation lawsuit against ABC related to its coverage of a meat product called lean, finely textured beef, which critics have dubbed "pink slime." Beef Products Inc. sued the network in 2012 seeking $1.2 billion in damages.

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