First of FSMA rules now in effect

After much anticipation, the first major compliance date for regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is here. Now, larger businesses must comply with certain new standards under the preventive controls rules for human and animal food, two of the main rules developed to drive down the incidence of foodborne illnesses in the U.S.

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New research finds soy can limit growth of Listeria

Soybeans are known for their essential amino acids, high protein content and as a good source of fiber and calcium. But, it turns out, soy also has the ability to naturally protect people from foodborne illnesses such as Listeria.

Recent research from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada found soy can limit the growth […]

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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Monday links

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Study: Washing Utensils Between Uses Important for Safer Produce – Food Safety News Poor hygiene and improper food preparation can lead to foodborne illnesses at home. The first step of the […]

Proposal could change who regulates U.S. food safety

A part of U.S. President Barack Obama’s 2016 budget is a plan to bring together the country’s food safety operations into one agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). With the goal of being able to better monitor food quality, this would reshape the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the new […]

Don’t let your food safety practices drop with your tailgate

Dating back more than 140 years, the tradition known as the tailgate is practiced by approximately 50 million people in the U.S. each year and has turned into a multi-billion dollar industry. Although cooler weather is in the forecast for this weekend’s college and professional football games, that will not stop fans everywhere from coming […]

Is cooking food in the dishwasher considered safe?

I am pretty addicted to cooking shows, which is kind of ironic considering I have only mastered two recipes (homemade macaroni and cheese and dragon noodles). If you were to ever turn on my TV, or pay attention to my OnDemand habits, it’s all about food, food, food and more food. But in all that […]

Color-coded food inspection to start soon

A new food inspection safety system will soon be hitting Hawaii restaurants. The food safety rating system is comprised of a color-coded grading system of red, yellow and green marks.

It is being called a “visible grading system,” by some news outlets, where placards will showcase to customers how their favorite establishment has fared in […]

Safety matters: Bacon

Where there is bacon, there is love. Take this statistic: Americans eat nearly 18 pounds of bacon per year. Taking into account those with pork-free diets, some Americans may eat even more than that. Bacon mania is everywhere. So what’s the best way to keep it safe?

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Get in the know with the Monday Links

Only a few more days until we’re officially in summer! While we’re gearing up for a heat wave at headquarters in Lansing, Michigan, across the pond, we’re celebrating Food Safety Week 2014 in the United Kingdom (UK). We are also about to gather together for our International Sales Meeting later on this week. It’s safe […]