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

I felt another blog post coming on after reading Spectrum 1’s headline:

More vaccination clinics offered this week after possible Hepatitis A exposure at Fredonia restaurant

There will be two more Hepatitis A vaccination clinics in Chautauqua County this week after a potential exposure to the virus at a restaurant.

The Chautauqua County Health Department

A few days ago, “Down Under” a.k.a. Australia, my friend, food safety guru, and for some strange reason, eater of raw shellfish, Dr. Julian Cox, was speaking about the risk of pregnant women consuming unpasteurized juice or cider and tahini or hummus. The risk to the mother and the baby is Listeria, which can