The Food Safety Professional

By danchan22 | Food safety news and tips from around the web, gathered specifically for food safety professionals.

Proper food safety tips for your home kitchen

Foodborne illness can be caused by many things, including food that comes from an unsafe source, inadequate cooking, improper holding temperatures, …

FDA warnings: Juice, seafood HACCP problems, drug residues

“Inorganic arsenic is a toxic substance and prolonged exposure to high levels of inorganic arsenic is associated with cancer, skin lesions, …

Takeda's norovirus vaccine first to reach human trials

A vaccine for the world’s most common cause of acute gastroenteritis and the USA’s most common cause of foodborne illness is now in human clinical …

With summer time just around the corner and barbecue season almost in full swing, the Huron County Health Unit is offering up some tips on outdoor food safety.

Health Officials Offer Up Outdoor Food Safety Tips<p>June 12, 2016 10:26am<p>With summer time just around the corner and barbecue season almost in full …

Restaurant Report: Behind the scenes of food safety

“It’s very hard to clean that crack because we can get food residue building up in there,” Andy Hirneisen said as he drew a picture of a square …

FDA criticized for slow recalls: How can feds improve food safety?

The FDA came under fire this week after an investigation found its food recall protocols inefficient and under-regulated.<p>When there a food safety …

Agriculture

Digging Deeper: Home Food Safety

Restaurant reviews and inspection reports can be looked up and scrutinized online, but health experts said most homes would not pass a food safety …

Summer Food Safety Tips From the USDA

Planning a summer picnic or barbecue? Bacteria multiplies rapidly at warm temperatures, so the U. S. Food and Drug Administration has compiled some …

Food Safety Talk 102: Flour power

Food Safety Talk, a bi-weekly podcast for food safety nerds, by food safety nerds. The podcast is hosted by Ben Chapman and barfblog contributor Don …

Remember food safety when you're enjoying fresh fruit and vegetables

Remember food safety when you’re enjoying fresh fruit and vegetables<p>Michigan grown produce will start appearing in farm markets and gardens as we get …

Agriculture

CDC confirms E. coli outbreak linked to General Mills flour

Federal officials identified the current, ongoing outbreak of E. coli in February, but it took until late April for investigators to find the common …

UPDATED: General Mills recalls flour because of E. coli outbreak

<i>UPDATE 9:43 p.m. EDT: The Food and Drug Administration posted the General Mills recall notice Tuesday evening. It includes product photos for easy</i> …

Public Health

Scientists tell Congress genetically engineered food is safe

The first genetically modified food to hit the market 22 years ago was a tomato that did not win any taste tests. But it did pass the food safety …

Agriculture

UPDATED: Officials confirm outbreak linked to Taylor Farms

<i>UPDATED CONTENT: A spokeswoman with the FDA responded to Food Safety News after this story was posted. Information on the distribution of the</i> …

Public Health

CDC sending states new outbreak tool; launching PulseNet 2.0

CHICAGO — The federal government is rolling out a powerful new, and increasingly affordable food safety weapon to about 30 states next year and to …

The future is now for America's food safety programs

CHICAGO — Optimism was running high at the Food Safety Summit Thursday when four heavy hitters took the stage for a town hall session where 2016 was …

Secondary recalls over those Listeria contaminated veggies are piling up

The expected “secondary” recalls from the Listeria outbreak identified in March, and which may date as far back as 2013, are piling up.In March, the …

Agriculture

A new food safety test just found rat DNA in hamburger meat. Here's why that's good news.

The hamburger isn't exactly the poster child for food safety. In recent years, we've seen ground beef implicated in scandals involving strains of E. coli that can sicken or kill, as well as salmonella, listeria, and other harmful bugs.<p>But while a new report from the food analytics startup Clear …

Burgers

Budget cuts take a bite out of Alaska's food safety division

Next summer's ferry schedule will be similar to this year's. Ships will change, but not the amount of service. It all depends on state …

ConAgra inches closer to sentencing for Peter Pan outbreak

ConAgra Grocery Products Co. pleaded guilty a year ago to a one count violation of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, but has yet to be sentenced for …

U.S. and Canada agree their food safety systems are comparable

The United States and Canada have comparable food safety systems, a fact that has now been officially recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug …

Publisher's Platform: Will the Justice Department look at Dole's history of recalls and outbreaks?

In a press release last week Dole announced that it had “recently been contacted by the Department of Justice in connection with its own …

Food challenge doubles as learning opportunity for children

FAIRFIELD — The smell of garlic and warm pasta filled the air Saturday during the 2016 Junior Chef Challenge at the Fairfield Community Center.<p>This …

FDA Report: Dole Officials Knew About Listeria in Facility

Food Safety News | April 29, 2016<p>FDA Report: Dole Officials Knew About Listeria in Facility<p>By Staff<p>Company officials knew a Dole salad plant was …

Teach, train, test, repeat -- food safety refreshers a must

Knowing the correct answer for a food safety certification test is not the same as knowing how to properly use a food thermometer. On-site follow-up …

Accept no trade-offs with food safety: The Star

In its editorial on April 25, the paper urges authorities to act fast to address questions about use of banned anti-biotics in Malaysian-farmed …

Keep or throw out? Learning food-safety terms can save money

They're on almost everything you buy in the store: Food product dates.<p>The terms "sell by," "use by," even "best by" are found on food from …

Food Safety Tips for Passover | FoodSafety.gov

While Passover is a multiple day holiday, cooking meat and poultry shouldn’t be. Meat and poultry, especially large cuts, should not be cooked ‘low …