On Monday, consumer protection and environmental advocates filed a lawsuit against the FDA for failing to respond to a July 2011 petition in which the groups asked the agency to give consumers information about mercury levels in the seafood they eat.
The FDA has halted operations at Roos Foods after a listeria outbreak linked to the company's cheese killed one person and sickened seven others. This is only the second time the agency has used its authority to close a plant since the Food Safety Modernization Act became law in 2011.
A Florida woman who was 9 months pregnant and her family became sick after eating meat contaminated with LSD. The bottom round steak was purchased at a Wal-Mart in Tampa, and the store has turned over all its meat to police for testing.
Heinz Canada is voluntarily recalling six of its baby food products because a packaging defect could allow microorganisms that spoil food into the containers. The recall was triggered by a consumer complaint, but there are no reports of illnesses so far.
Eriez® Super Strength Rare Earth Plate Magnets provide protection against ferrous contamination to meet the strict requirements of food industry applications.
Northern Fish Products, Inc., in Tacoma, Wash., has supplied fresh seafood throughout the United States and abroad throughout its 102-year history. Now ozone technology and transparent sourcing are helping build on a long-standing reputation of quality.
Springdale-based George's Inc. recalled about 29,200 pounds of seasoned raw chicken breast strips due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The recalled products are formulated with soy protein, a known allergen, and monosodium glutamate.
Veriflow® Listeria Species Assay (Veriflow® LS) has been approved to detect bacterial contamination by listeria in various food types.
Lehigh Valley Dairy is voluntarily recalling orange juice because it may contain milk, a common allergen. The recall affects multiple brands distributed to both retail and food-service locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Plant shutdowns and fines can cause irreparable damage to a brand’s image. Full compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act, including pest management, is the best way manufacturers can protect food safety and quality, as well as brand reputation.
Michigan-based House of Flavors is recalling Belmont Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream because it may contain a nut that is not listed on the label. The recall was announced after two complaints of allergic reactions to the product.
Plum Organics is voluntarily recalling two varieties of its World Baby line of pouch products due to intermittent damage to the plastic spouts during manufacturing. The company says small fragments may loosen, detach and pose a choking hazard.
President Obama's budget was announced Tuesday and includes $300 million to continue construction of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Kansas. The $1.25 billion lab is designed to conduct research on large animals and related diseases.
Unilever United States, Inc. is recalling a limited number of 20-count boxes of Popsicle brand Orange, Cherry and Grape flavored ice pops because they may accidentally have been exposed to milk, which is not listed as an ingredient on the label.
Manda Fine Meats has sold its idle facility in Baker, La., for $200,000 to a pair of investors who plan to develop an industrial manufacturing incubator in the building. The plant was closed in April 2013 over concerns that products made there were contaminated with listeria.
Delaware-based Roos Foods has expanded its recall to include Crema Pura Mexicana Cultured Sour Cream produced at its Kenton plant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked the recalled products to a death in California, as well as illnesses in newborns.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart discusses some of the latest news impacting the food industry, including Subway's removal of a controversial chemical from its bread, Kraft's new "natural mold inhibitor," and Nestle's Hot Pockets recall.
A Center for Veterinary Medicine study showed that 7.6 percent of the raw pet food tested contained salmonella. South Dakota State University Senior Microbiologist Seema Das is hoping to determine whether a test that detects salmonella in human food can do the same in raw pet food.
Safeway and Buy-Low Foods are recalling Caesar salad and chicken Caesar salad products due to possible listeria contamination. The salads are sold in Buy-Low Foods, Nesters Market, Safeway and St. Martin's Family Foods stores across the Prairies and B.C. and in Ontario.
A congressman says federal officials have launched a criminal probe of a Northern California slaughterhouse that recently recalled more than 8.7 million pounds of beef. U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman said he was told by investigators that the suspected misconduct was grave.
Stomacher® technology combined with sponge swabs for hygiene monitoring and biosecurity applications is highly effective.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association estimates that economic adulteration and counterfeiting of global food and consumer products costs the industry $10-15 billion per year. Don Hsieh of Tyco Integrated Security discusses how food manufacturers can prevent food fraud in their facilities.
A northern Michigan man could spend up to four years in prison after improperly processed apple cider he made led to an E. coli outbreak and hospital stays for two adults and two children. James Ruster is the first person convicted of a felony under Michigan's Food Law.
It is critical for food distributors to implement a comprehensive, written food safety plan that includes documentation of product shipping information, sanitation guidelines and the steps to follow in the event that a recall takes place.
IFSH's 2014 Mid-Year Meeting will take place March 25-26, 2014. The meeting will be held at the Burr Ridge Conference Center located at 7040 High Grove Boulevard in Bur Ridge, IL. Registration is now available and all participants are encouraged to register in advance by March 17, 2014.