USDA Gives Consumers an Electronic Way to Register Complaints Around the Clock

  By News Desk | Sep 28, 2012 Consumers now have an electronic system for reporting problems with meat, poultry and egg products from USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). "Consumers are an important source of the information that FSIS needs to ensure that America's supply of meat, poultry and egg products is safe," … Continue reading USDA Gives Consumers an Electronic Way to Register Complaints Around the Clock

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Peanut Butter Recall Expands Beyond Trader Joe’s

Now includes peanut and almond butters sold nationwide by News Desk | Sep 24, 2012 The New Mexico company whose peanut butter has been linked to a multistate Salmonella outbreak issued a massive recall of products Monday. Sunland Inc. of Portales, NM is recalling all of its almond butter and peanut butter products manufactured since … Continue reading Peanut Butter Recall Expands Beyond Trader Joe’s

New Guide Puts Unfamiliar Ingredient Names in Consumer-Friendly Terms – Download Guide Here

by Gretchen Goetz | Sep 13, 2012 Food ingredients such as butylated hydroxyanisol, acesulfame potassium or methyl salicylate may sound scary, but the only thing threatening about them is their name, according to a new guide from the International Food Information Council which explains the names and purposes of common additives in order to make … Continue reading New Guide Puts Unfamiliar Ingredient Names in Consumer-Friendly Terms – Download Guide Here

Rare Salmonella Paratyphi Outbreak Grows as Investigation Continues – 40 Sick & Rising

40 confirmed cases, still no definite source by James Andrews | May 04, 2012 The outbreak of a rare, typhoidal Salmonella strain that originated in North Carolina's Buncombe County grew to 40 confirmed illnesses on Thursday as the state and county health departments continue their investigation and anticipate additional infections will surface by the day. … Continue reading Rare Salmonella Paratyphi Outbreak Grows as Investigation Continues – 40 Sick & Rising

Updated -“Lean Fine-Textured Beef Is Not Unsafe, Deceptive Or Pet Food.” (a.k.a. “Pink Slime”)

Science & Research Will BPI's Plant Closures Affect America's Ground Beef? by James Andrews | Mar 27, 2012 Following Monday's announcement by Beef Products Inc. that the company would suspend operations at three of the four facilities that produce lean finely textured beef (LFTB), many wonder what lasting impact major supermarkets and restaurant chains will … Continue reading Updated -“Lean Fine-Textured Beef Is Not Unsafe, Deceptive Or Pet Food.” (a.k.a. “Pink Slime”)

“In Defense of Food Safety Leadership”

Opinion & Contributed Articles by Nancy Donley | Mar 17, 2012 Opinion My only child, Alex, died from hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) caused by eating E. coli O157:H7-contaminated ground beef back in 1993 when he was only 6 years old. It was the most horrendous experience possible. His first symptoms were severe abdominal cramping and … Continue reading “In Defense of Food Safety Leadership”

Update! Jimmy John’s Permanently Dropping Sprouts From Menus (Outbreak Linked to Raw Sprouts Sickens 12)

Jimmy John's Permanently Dropping Sprouts From Menus Blames The Negative Press by Dan Flynn | Feb 20, 2012 Or, is the 5th "Sproutbreak" in four years the reason?Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich franchise owners and customers are being told the chain is permanently dropping sprouts from the menu. Jimmy John's restaurants are currently associated with a … Continue reading Update! Jimmy John’s Permanently Dropping Sprouts From Menus (Outbreak Linked to Raw Sprouts Sickens 12)

Putting on the Pressure: ‘No Heat’ Way to Zap Pathogens

In the world of food safety, it's not just about food poisoning outbreaks and recalls. Sometimes there's some good news to share. That's the case in breakthroughs and advances in science and technology that can stop foodborne pathogens dead in their tracks. And sometimes that sort of news appears in unexpected places. Take, for example, … Continue reading Putting on the Pressure: ‘No Heat’ Way to Zap Pathogens

Fast Food Companies Abandon Ammoniated Beef

              by Helena Bottemiller | Jan 06, 2012 Ammoniated beef has taken a real beating in the media over the past couple years, and now fast-food giants McDonald's, Taco Bell and Burger King are no longer using it. As veteran journalist Philip Brasher reported over the holidays, the Iowa-based … Continue reading Fast Food Companies Abandon Ammoniated Beef