Undeclared allergens in a global ingredient supply chain

These days, simply eating a meal is like taking a journey around the world, whether you realize it or not. Thanks to increasingly interlocked global trade, there might be ingredients in your food from another hemisphere.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, between 10% and 15% of all food consumed in the U.S. […]

FDA continues study to increase spice safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been analyzing a two-year nationwide study to collect information on the presence of Salmonella in retail packages of spices consumers buy in supermarkets, ethnic markets, discount stores, and on the internet.

There have been several recalls of spices and herbs in the past few years for Salmonella […]

Peanut butter contaminated with aflatoxin in Taiwan

In Taiwan, half of peanut butter that was sampled—20 samples in all from various stores, supermarkets and online markets—were found to contain aflatoxin.

The peanut butter was tested by the Consumers Foundation (CF), an independent, non-profit organization based in Taipei, Taiwan.

All of the 10 samples that tested positive for aflatoxin did

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FDA: Spice risk profile to open for comments

The contamination of spices with microbial and other hazards poses a “systematic challenge”, according to a new report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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National Food Safety Month – ServSafe

This year focuses on food allergen awareness. Food allergies affect more than 15 million people in the U.S. alone.

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Raw curry leaves linked to U.K. outbreak

A foodborne illness outbreak earlier this year that sickened more than 400 people in northeast England has been linked to raw curry leaves.

The curry leaves were contaminated with multiple foodborne illness-causing strains of bacteria, including E. coli, Shigella and Salmonella. Of the more than 400 cases, 29 people had confirmed cases of Salmonella. Of […]

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Microbiological control in the food plant environment and the role of rapid testing – Neogen webinar

Join food safety experts Dr. Jeff Kornacki of Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc. and […]