Category: Food & Beverage

Experts give insight into food safety in Africa

African experts have highlighted the main food safety concerns, challenges, and potential solutions for the continent at the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) virtual annual meeting. The roundtable discussion included specialists from South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Gambia. The majority highlighted mycotoxins as one of the top issues.

Faster line speeds may not be the food safety issue some thought

During the modernization era for meat and poultry, how fast carcasses are moved across the slaughter floor is an issue that’s created controversies involving both food safety and worker safety. Line speed, as it is called, is a current issue before multiple federal  Courts and Congress. Dr. Mindy Brashears, Under

Part three: Preparing for your remote audit 

In part three of this four-part series with SafetyChain Software, Food Safety News outlines critical steps companies should take to prepare for a remote audit.  As new technologies and work methods make their way into the food industry, companies have the option to step away from traditional in-person auditing processes

IAFP 2020 recognizes award winners with short video presentations

The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) is recognizing its award winners a bit differently this time. With this year’s meeting being online, the IAFP is recognizing its winners with personalized award videos. Below is a list of the 2020 International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Award recipients. You can

Hundreds of IAFP posters detail the latest in food safety technology

This year’s IAFP 2020 event, “A Virtual Annual Meeting”, Oct. 26-28 will feature hundreds of poster presentations detailing current information on a variety of topics relating to food safety. The posters provide quantity and quality of information on the latest methods and technologies available. The posters are available for advanced

Conventional and cultured industries express goals for federal labels

The industry of animal cell-based/cultured technology has not yet brought any products to market, but the entry is fast approaching and applicable federal labels are soon going to be required. And, the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and the Alliance for Meat, Poultry and Seafood Innovation (AMPS Innovation) have  linked

$100,000 gift to CFAES to support food safety

COLUMBUS, Ohio—A new endowed fund to support food safety has been established thanks to a $100,000 gift from Bill Marler and Marler Clark LLP PS, The Food Safety Law Firm. The gift, presented to The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Oct. 1, brings the

Food Safety Summit attendees get detail on sectors’ COVID-19 response

ROSEMONT, IL — The opening session today of the virtual Food Safety Summit covered what a range of sectors did in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Epidemiology, regulatory, distribution, manufacturing, foodservice and retail sectors were represented. Lee-Ann Jaykus, from North Carolina State University, spoke about the SARS-COV 2 virus in general,

Half of consumers believe food safety is one of main global issues

More than half of respondents, including people from the U.S., to a survey feel food safety is a top three global issue. The study from the Mars Global Food Safety Center (GFSC), that surveyed people in the United States, United Kingdom and China, found 77 percent of people think food safety

Tator tot hot dish and sloppy Joe products recalled for being made without inspection

In Plymouth, MN, Taher Inc. has recalled approximately 22,096 pounds of meat products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The frozen meat products were produced and packaged from Feb. 25, 2020, through Sept. 22,

Summer outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis ends with peach recall, but remains unsolved

 A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to peaches packed or supplied by Prima Wawona or Wawona Packing Company is still being investigated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state, Canadian, and local health authorities.   The multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections was linked

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