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What Does The Spike In FSIS FTP Violations Mean?
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued six recall notices in January due to failure to present regarding 220,000 pounds of imported meat and poultry products. That number represents a significant increase in failure to present violations and likely also indicates the Food Safety and Inspection Service has stepped up enforcement of import documentation.
IFSAC’s New Method To Evaluate Foodborne Illness Sources
Knowing which foodborne illnesses are most likely to occur, and in which foods, is essential in preventing future outbreaks of contamination. Three federal agencies have partnered up to develop a new method to estimate common foodborne illness sources including Campylobacter, E. coli O157, Listeria, and Salmonella.
The Poultry Industry Is Speaking Highly Of New, Stricter USDA Standards
Though only a few of the biggest names, such as Foster Farms, take the majority of the heat for illnesses and deaths associated with foodborne pathogens, this is a fight for which every food processor must bear some responsibility.
The Listeria Outbreak That Goes On And On And On…
It started with caramel apples and one distributor. Now, this recall has been expanded to include all Granny Smith and Gala apples distributed by one California processor.
How To Create A Thriving Food-Safety Culture
Time and time again, negative press will pounce on the facility that falls short on food safety; one hotel gets noticed for doing things right.
FSIS Seeks Public Comments For Expanded E. Coli Testing
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is seeking public comments for a cost and benefits analysis of proposed expansion of E. coli testing in ground beef. Industry members have until January 20, 2015 to submit comments.
FDA Sends Warning Letters To Canned Food, Egg, And Ice Cream Processors
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to three food-processing facilities including canned food, eggs, and ice cream plants regarding a variety of current good manufacturing practices and other manufacturing violations.
Growth In Processed-Seafood Market Is Creating Opportunities Worldwide
Driven by consumer trends and preferences, the market for processed seafood is expected to see high rates of growth through 2018. This is expected to open opportunities for seafood-processing equipment manufacturers and seafood processors seeking to extend global market penetration.
DuPont: Keeping Meat Fresh Will Help The Environment
DuPont’s innovative resin for use in food packaging can extend the life of packaged goods, which helps address major food industry concerns of sustainability and food-waste reduction
Poultry Modernization Grants Unexpected Freedom
Effective since October 20, 2014, NPIS has a retired veterinarian with the USDA’s FSIS upbeat and expecting good things