Planning a BBQ this weekend? Read this first.

Memorial Day is almost here and that means many people are getting ready to head outside to soak up the sun with cookouts. However, warmer weather also increases the risk of foodborne illness. That is why the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is reminding families to take extra care […]

USDA toughens poultry standards to prevent Salmonella

In a new attempt to make headway against Salmonella, one of the country’s biggest, and most intractable, food safety problems, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a new, stricter limit on the bacteria in poultry products.

This news comes at a fitting time as a recent report estimates that 1.3 billion chicken wings will […]

FSIS announces new food safety guidelines for poultry and ground beef

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA’s FSIS) recently announced it has posted new guidelines for poultry processors to better prevent Salmonella and Campylobacter in raw products during slaughter and processing, and new recordkeeping requirements for beef producers to make it easier and quicker to track foodborne illnesses to their source.

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Neogen can help with new FSIS guidelines for food allergens

In an effort to reduce adverse reactions to food allergens, along with potential recalls, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently released new guidelines to assist meat, poultry, and processed egg product producers in properly managing ingredients that could trigger such problems.

The new FSIS guidelines, entitled, “FSIS Compliance Guidelines […]

These 26 foods have required place settings

One of the major goals of food labeling is to make it accurate, easy to understand and not misleading for consumers. That is just one of the jobs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)—and there are more food labels than you may think that are under regulation.

Specifically for […]

Agriculture appropriations bills move through subcommittees

Last week, the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Related Agencies met to markup their respective agriculture appropriations bills.

The bill would include $1 billion for the

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Safety matters: Grilling ground beef

[ SPANISH ] Keep your fingers crossed, wish on your lucky rabbit’s foot, find a four-leaf clover and look for a shooting star. I don’t mean to get you too excited, but spring may finally be here. With Memorial Day less than a week away in the United States, people are pulling their grills out […]

14 food allergens must appear on UK labels by end of 2014

We are currently in the middle of #AllergyWeek in the United Kingdom (UK), which started on April 28 and will end on May 4. With an estimated 21 million people in the UK affected by at least one type of food allergy, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) says that allergies are a growing health concern. […]