FOOD SAFETY WILL BE THEME OF WORLD ACCREDITATION DAY 2020

Food safety has been chosen as the theme of World Accreditation Day in June. The global annual initiative on June 9, established by...

KEEP YOUR ATTENTION ON ROUTINE PRODUCE SAFETY PRACTICES DURING PANDEMIC

Opinion It goes without saying that the current crisis response situation to SARS-CoV-2 has and will continue to dominate our conversations...

 
 
 

USDA GETS ALL BUT THE LINE SPEED ISSUE THROWN OUT OF COURT

The unions are down to one issue with the USDA about new inspection protocols for market hogs, and it is not food safety. After tossing...

WARNING LETTER SENT TO A NEW YORK CITY CANTONESE FOOD COMPANY

As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some...

 
 
 

NO FOOD SAFETY DEFICIENCIES FOUND IN DENMARK'S PORK EXPORTS TO THE UNITED STATES

Denmark's Ministry of Environment and Food has agreed to take corrective actions in two areas identified by a USDA audit of its food...

PUBLISHER'S PLATFORM: PLEASE PROTECT OUR FOOD SUPPLY, FOOD WORKERS AND THOSE FOOD INSECURE DURING COVID-19

Opinion Dear Speaker Pelosi, Leader McCarthy, Leader McConnell and Leader Schumer, As Congress develops urgently needed additional...

 
 
 

U.S. LACKS SUFFICIENT AFLATOXIN CHECKS ON PEANUTS DESTINED FOR EUROPE

The United States has limited controls to manage aflatoxin contamination in peanuts for export to Europe, according to findings from...

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: GROUNDED

“ I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane.” Waylon Jennings Opinion My last flight was out of Dallas Fort Worth...

 
 
 

EFSA REVEALS DATA ON PESTICIDE RESIDUES IN FOOD IN EUROPE

Table grapes and peppers were among products that most often exceeded residue limits in random testing, according to the annual report...

VIBRIO INCREASE CONCERNS LEAD TO RISK ASSESSMENT

There has been an increase in Vibrio outbreaks and presence in seafood has been known to disrupt trade, according to FAO and WHO. The...

 
 
 

MAJOR MEAT COMPANIES COUNT ON HEALTH PROTOCOLS AND INCENTIVES TO KEEP EMPLOYEES ON JOB

Most days during the coronavirus crisis, the parking lot at the big JBS beef plant in Greeley, CO, is full, a sign of normalcy. The...

Managing food safety in the time of COVID-19

MANAGING FOOD SAFETY IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

Opinion March 2020 was a month unlike any of us have experienced before. Beyond the transition to working remotely and the seemingly...

 
 
 

NEW LIST OF REPORTABLE ANIMAL DISEASES PROPOSED BY APHIS

A new National List of Reportable Animal Diseases to further strengthen the country's ability to detect, respond to and control animal...

GERMANS THINK RISK OF CORONAVIRUS TRANSMISSION BY FOOD IS LOW

The probability of coronavirus being transmitted via food is perceived by the public as being low, according to a survey in Germany. Two...

 
 
 

FIRST RECORDED EIEC OUTBREAK IN SWEDEN LINKED TO LEAFY GREENS

Researchers have shed more light on the first recorded enteroinvasive E. coli outbreak in Sweden. The outbreak in the county of Halland...

CONSUMER REPORTS SUGGESTS USDA TAKE ACTION TO ADDRESS COVID-19 RISKS

Consumer Reports Tuesday sent out some suggestions for USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service to ensure the safety and availability...

 
 
 

EU EASES SOME FOOD SAFETY CONTROLS BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

The European Commission is to give member states more flexibility to do official controls in the food supply chain because of coronavirus. The...

EFSA ASSESSES HEALTH RISKS OF AFLATOXINS IN FOOD

The European Food Safety Authority has published a risk assessment on aflatoxins in food. The report evaluates toxicity of aflatoxins...

 
 
 

CANTALOUPES, SEAFOOD TOP LIST OF ENFORCEMENT MODIFICATIONS

The Food and Drug Administration uses import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency...

SALMONELLA OUTBREAK TRACED TO FOOD ORDERED ONLINE

Ten people were sickened by Salmonella from chicken legs in a Chinese city after eating food ordered online in mid-2018, according...

 
 
 



Prepper goals during a coronavirus lockdown: Replenish your supplies and set...

Prepper goals during a coronavirus lockdown: Replenish your supplies and set a budget

More states in America are considering some form of lockdown to fight the spread of coronavirus. This means more people will be forced to spend most of their day indoors unless... Read more ...

Patient's COVID-19 Battle Changed Test Protocols

Patient's COVID-19 Battle Changed Test Protocols

The first community-acquired case of COVID-19 in the United States posed many questions for doctors, but the answers they found led to key changes in federal guidelines for... Read more ...

3 in 4 U.S. Hospitals Treating COVID-19 Patients

3 in 4 U.S. Hospitals Treating COVID-19 Patients

Three-quarters of the hospitals said they already had patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, the Associated Press reported. Read more ...

AAD Issues Guidelines on Use of Biologics During COVID-19 Outbreak

AAD Issues Guidelines on Use of Biologics During COVID-19 Outbreak

The American Academy of Dermatology has issued the following guidance on the use of biologics during the COVID-19 outbreak: Due to the recent pandemic, there is concern about... Read more ...

Mysterious Heart Damage Hitting COVID-19 Patients

Mysterious Heart Damage Hitting COVID-19 Patients

Most of the attention in the COVID-19 pandemic has been on how the virus affects the lungs. But evidence shows that up to 1 in 5 infected patients have signs of heart damage... Read more ...

Coronavirus fears spur growing interest in rural areas and survival retreats

Coronavirus fears spur growing interest in rural areas and survival retreats

As densely populated cities like New York City and Madrid suffer significant losses from coronavirus, people are increasingly heading for more remote areas to help reduce their... Read more ...

What happens to a coronavirus patient when they go into intensive care

What happens to a coronavirus patient when they go into intensive care

Intensive care provides specialist care for certain patients Read more ...

WalMart, Target Limit Customers in Stores

WalMart, Target Limit Customers in Stores

People should stay at least six feet apart from each other in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises. Read more ...

7 Ways To Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle

7 Ways To Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle

Notice: Undefined index: sbrssfeedcfg description extend content size in /var/www/ feed-plus.php on line 303 It does not take a lot to understand that when you take care of... Read more ...

Preventing coronavirus: How to properly decontaminate groceries before...

Preventing coronavirus: How to properly decontaminate groceries before entering your house

These are troubled times and citizens are practicing social distancing to prevent the further spread of coronavirus. But once your supplies dwindle down, you need to leave the... Read more ...