FDA Issues Improvement Plan Focused on Modernizing Foodborne Illness Outbreak Responses 

The following is attributed to Frank Yiannas, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response,and Stic Harris, D.V.M. director of the FDA’s Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a longstanding commitment to strengthening food safety and better

Since early February 2020, I have continued to do talk on “why it is a bad idea to poison your customers,” but all have been by Zoom or some other video platform.  Today I had the honor to hang with one of my food safety heroes – Craig Wilson – from Costco.  I have known

“HACCP: A systematic approach to the identification, evaluation, and control of food safety hazards.”  – So says the FDA.

Although today’s announcement (FDA Proposes Changes to Food Safety Modernization Act Rule to Enhance Safety of Agricultural Water Used on Produce) is a bit to fully digest in one sitting, I am intrigued by FDA’s focus

Members of the Coalition for Poultry Safety Reform welcome the announcement today by the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) launching a new effort to reduce Salmonella illnesses associated with poultry products.

The Coalition for Poultry Safety Reform is a newly-formed group composed of individuals and organizations, listed below,

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced that it is mobilizing a stronger, and more comprehensive effort to reduce Salmonellaillnesses associated with poultry products. The agency is initiating several key activities to gather the data and information necessary to support future action and move closer to the national

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that, on behalf of the agency, the U.S. Marshals Service conducted a mass seizure of FDA-regulated spices and food additive products held for sale under insanitary conditions. Specifically, these food products were exposed to widespread rodent infestation as well as other pests, such as live and dead

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