By Aaron R. Gelb and Ashley Mitchell Inspections have commenced in Illinois and Ohio under the the Local Emphasis Program (LEP) focusing on food …Inspections Begin Under OSHA’s Local Emphasis Program for Food Manufacturers in Illinois and Ohio
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Local Emphasis Program for Food Manufacturers in Wisconsin
By Aaron R. Gelb and Darius Rohani-Shukla Earlier this year, in April, OSHA launched a Local Emphasis Program (LEP) in Wisconsin focused on food …Local Emphasis Program for Food Manufacturers in Wisconsin
JBS Foods USA reaches settlement with OSHA to develop, implement infectious disease preparedness plan at seven meat processing plants
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FDA details problems at plant behind recalled baby formula
WASHINGTON (AP) — Baby formula maker Abbott failed to maintain sanitary conditions and procedures at the Michigan manufacturing plant recently linked…FDA details problems at plant behind recalled baby formula
America’s Food Safety System Failed to Stop a Salmonella Epidemic. It’s Still Making People Sick.
by Bernice Yeung, Michael Grabell, Irena Hwang and Mollie Simon ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. In May 2018, a rare and virulent strain of salmonella caught the attention of America’s top disease detectives. In less than two … Continue reading America’s Food Safety System Failed to Stop a Salmonella Epidemic. It’s Still Making People Sick.
Top 10 Misconceptions About Sanitation #FoodSafety #Sanitation
By Angela Anandappa For many of the people with whom I’ve conversed, the mere mention of the word “sanitation” conjures up images of garbage trucks, mop buckets, janitors, the lack of clean water, and toilets. The general public has little knowledge of sanitation as an operation or a field of work, and its deeply intertwined … Continue reading Top 10 Misconceptions About Sanitation #FoodSafety #Sanitation
“New USDA ‘FoodKeeper’ App: Your Tool for Smart Food Storage”
Pretty neat new app from the USDA.
My wife and I just got through watching a documentary entitled “Just Eat it“. It talks about the amount of food that is wasted in the US (almost 40%) and the world (almost 30%). That means that of the food that is grown, raised, prepared, packaged, etc… 40% of it ends up being discarded.
By far the worst culprit is the individual household. We over-purchase (Thanks Costco) and end up throwing a lot of the food away, thinking it is no longer good to eat. Part of it is the confusion has to do with consumers not understanding the dates on the products that they purchase. There is, of course, the “sell by” date which only means that the store should try to sell it by this date to ensure that the consumer has a reasonable shelf life let on the item after he or she gets it…
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Big Spike in Food Recalls During Third Quarter
Food recalls occurred at a four-per-day clip during the third quarter, reaching their highest levels in two years, according to data produced by Indianapolis-based Stericycle ExpertRECALL. The rise in recall activity involved nearly 8.5 million units of food and beverages, a 57 percent increase over the previous quarter. Food recalls in the third quarter reached … Continue reading Big Spike in Food Recalls During Third Quarter
Advocates Ask USDA to Halt Proposed Scaling Back of Poultry Inspection Plan
Plan jeopardizes worker, food safety, groups say by Helena Bottemiller | Sep 21, 2012 Citing worker safety and food safety concerns, a mix of health, labor and consumer groups is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to withdraw a proposal to scale back the physical inspection of poultry. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary … Continue reading Advocates Ask USDA to Halt Proposed Scaling Back of Poultry Inspection Plan
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
FSMA Means Updates for Trucking Industry
by Gretchen Goetz | Jan 30, 2012 The trucking industry is gearing up to invest in new technologies and tighten shipping procedures in order to meet the Obama Administration's new food safety regulations. In December of 2010, Congress passed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which mandated improvements across the food safety system. For the … Continue reading FSMA Means Updates for Trucking Industry
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
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