U.S. Meat Plants Are Deadly as Ever, With No Incentive to Change – #EmployeeSafety #OSHA #COVID-19

Employees butcher pork at a Smithfield Foods Inc. pork processing facility in Milan, Missouri. - Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg Stephanie Morales was weighing her coronavirus symptoms against an 8-pound hunk of fancy steak. That Saturday in April, her bosses at the JBS meatpacking plant in Cactus, Texas, had promised their 3,000 employees that anyone who worked … Continue reading U.S. Meat Plants Are Deadly as Ever, With No Incentive to Change – #EmployeeSafety #OSHA #COVID-19

“Grain Silo Collapses Causing Combustible Dust Explosion In Indiana” #CombustibleDust

Note: Video Contains Language NSFW This is why awareness of Combustible Dust Is SO Important!! Around 1 p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2017, Jordan White posted a video to Facebook. Since then, it has been viewed by more than a million times. An overhead tank filled with more than 10,000 bushels of corn collapsed as … Continue reading “Grain Silo Collapses Causing Combustible Dust Explosion In Indiana” #CombustibleDust

“FDA Bans Three Toxic Food Packaging Chemicals”

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the publication of a final rule in the Federal Register that will ban three food-contact substances that are no longer manufactured. The substances were commonly used in sandwich wrappers, pizza boxes, microwave popcorn bags and other types of food packaging. The three substances affected are: Diethanolamine … Continue reading “FDA Bans Three Toxic Food Packaging Chemicals”

William Shatner & State Farm® present “Eat, Fry, Love,” a Turkey Fryer Fire Cautionary Tale

Finally, a Thanksgiving safety video that takes viewers where they’ve never gone before -- William Shatner’s backyard. In an ad for the insurance company State Farm entitled “Eat, Fry, Love,” the actor and talk show host shares his love for fried turkey by teaching how to do it safely. In a dramatic reenactment, Shatner sits … Continue reading William Shatner & State Farm® present “Eat, Fry, Love,” a Turkey Fryer Fire Cautionary Tale

Just What Do They Put in a Chicken McNugget?

McDonald's Canada has released a video to answer that burning question: Is there pink slime in a Chicken McNugget? The McNugget and its chicken nugget kin don't get much love from the health and nutrition community. Check out this report by Maria Godoy on NPR.com. Supply Chain Manager Nicoletta Stefou takes you through the manufacturing … Continue reading Just What Do They Put in a Chicken McNugget?

Food Production Safety: “Are Your Forklifts Listeria Carriers?”

Two recent Listeria outbreaks have demonstrated the role of fresh food handling operations in supply chain contamination. While the processed foods industry and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have long provided guidance on Listeria monitoring and control, guidance applicable to the unique conditions of fresh produce handling operations has been lacking. That’s why the … Continue reading Food Production Safety: “Are Your Forklifts Listeria Carriers?”

William Shatner & State Farm® present “Eat, Fry, Love,” a Turkey Fryer Fire Cautionary Tale

Finally, a Thanksgiving safety video that takes viewers where they’ve never gone before -- William Shatner’s backyard. In an ad for the insurance company State Farm entitled “Eat, Fry, Love,” the actor and talk show host shares his love for fried turkey by teaching how to do it safely. In a dramatic reenactment, Shatner sits … Continue reading William Shatner & State Farm® present “Eat, Fry, Love,” a Turkey Fryer Fire Cautionary Tale

“Just In Time” Disaster Training Video On-Line Library – Now Hosting Over 417 Videos

There are now 417 disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery training videos embedded in the Just In Time Disaster Training Video Library with new videos being added on a daily basis. The purpose of this FREE on-line library is to provide a single, easy to search source in which individuals, agencies and organizations can access … Continue reading “Just In Time” Disaster Training Video On-Line Library – Now Hosting Over 417 Videos

Proposed Rule for Food Processors Alarms Some, Confuses Many

By Cookson Beecher | July 29, 2013 “Coming down like a ton of bricks.” “Complicated and interwoven.” “Costly.” “The end of many small- and mid-size farms and food processors.” “Never heard of it.” “A work in progress.” When asked about FDA’s new proposed rule for food processing facilities, that’s how a sustainable-agriculture advocate, a food-safety … Continue reading Proposed Rule for Food Processors Alarms Some, Confuses Many

Bill to Prevent Combustible Industrial Dust Explosions Re-Introduced in the House

Excellent Combustible Dust Seminar - Training Video WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), the senior Democratic member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Rep. John Barrow (D-GA), and Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), the senior Democrat of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee, reintroduced legislation today to prevent workplace explosions caused by combustible industrial … Continue reading Bill to Prevent Combustible Industrial Dust Explosions Re-Introduced in the House