Edible Insects? There’s a New Kind of Crunch in Town

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Human beings are a diverse bunch. We hold differing opinions on almost everything – from politics to sports to who we marry and who we worship. Endlessly creative, we find an almost infinite number of ways in which to differentiate our group from others, consciously emphasizing our differences over our similarities. One look at the […]

Filet Mignon for Fido? Just Hold the Extras!

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Another week brings us face to face with another recall in the food industry. Just as we were starting to recover from scandals involving potentially contaminated cookie dough (Listeria monocytogenes, Aspen Hills, Inc.), popcorn chicken (‘extraneous materials,’ Tyson Foods) and the perennially risky preserved lemons (undeclared sulphites, Roland Foods, LLC) another case of product contamination […]

Cleaning A Contaminated Personnel’s Behavior – Decontamination Tools For Quality Managers

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‘Significant’ food safety disclosure differences among companies – report

Food scares highlight vulnerabilities in the chain that present opportunities and risks for investors, according to research. A recent report done by the Cornerstone Capital Group examines the food related safety of 60 of the top food companies.  FSMA has now shifted into the private sector and requires food processors and manufacturers to be more proactive […]

Montana E. coli outbreak sickens 36 people from 9 states

Update: The Dawson County Health Department in Glendive, MT, reported late Tuesday that there are now more than 36 people from nine states reported ill in connection with this outbreak, and that at least seven of them have been hospitalized. As of Tuesday, no new cases have been reported in Dawson County; however, there are […]

Pathogens, Partnerships and FSMA: Where FDA Is Headed

This year is a big year for food safety at FDA. All seven of the FSMA rules have been finalized, and the first compliance date is right around the corner (compliance with the Preventive Controls for Human Food rule starts in September for large companies). Stephen Ostroff, M.D., just took the helm from Michael Taylor […]