In the next version of my life I want to be a CDC EIS officer chasing foodborne diseases in the footsteps of many of my heroes in the past and in the present who I have gotten to know since the Jack-in-the-Box E. coli Outbreak of 1993.

Being an Epi-wannabe, I do tend to look

WASHINGTON—An unprecedented coalition of consumer groups, illness survivors, poultry industry leaders, academic scientists, and other food safety leaders are seeking a meeting with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to make a united case for a modernized, science-based regulatory approach to ensure the food safety of poultry products.

Poultry producers Butterball, Perdue Farms, Tyson Foods, and Wayne

So, why not use the authority granted under the FSMA and use the FDA’s mandatory recall authority?

According to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), before FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act)was enacted, the FDA relied on responsible parties to voluntarily recall violative food products (except infant formula recalls which are described under section 412 of

Nonprofit activist group, STOP Foodborne Illness, has announced that the organization has finalized recommendations to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to modernize the nation’s food recall system.

The recommendations, titled “Collaborative Plan to Achieve Customer-Focused Recall Modernization,” outline the steps needed for the U.S. to improve its recall process. STOP Foodborne Illness sees the

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), with an estimated 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually, unsafe food is a threat to human health and economies, disproportionally affecting vulnerable and marginalized people, especially women and children, populations affected by conflict, and migrants. An