Infographic: Hot dogs and food safety

The dangerous deal with dough

We’ve all done it before: you’re baking a batch of chocolate chip cookies and you simply cannot resist popping a ball of uncooked cookie dough into your mouth. While many of us are taught this is dangerous due to the raw eggs and the associated risk from Salmonella, the FDA is warning consumers that eating […]

FDA completes FSMA with finalization of last rule

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will soon require food companies to have a written food defense plan to protect their products from deliberate contamination intended to cause widespread harm to the public.

This announcement came last week, and is the last of seven major rules of the Food Safety Modernization […]

Scientists net virus behind massive tilapia die-offs

An international team of researchers has identified a new virus that attacks wild and farmed tilapia, an important source of inexpensive protein for the world’s food supply.

In work published recently in mBio, the team showed that the Tilapia Lake Virus (TiLV) was the culprit behind mass tilapia die-offs that occurred in Ecuador and Israel […]

Monday links

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Food Safety

Follow practical tips to keep food served at Super Bowl party safe – The Times Tribune Next Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday and according to the USDA, it is the second […]

Science: Food should be a no fly zone

Flies are less apparent in the winter months but when they make an appearance around your food or drinks, the annoyance and disgust that follows never fails. But, exactly how dangerous are they? Once a fly lands on your sandwich or pop can should you consider it contaminated and throw in out?

One article discusses […]

This stuff is bananas!

The bananas you find in the average U.S. grocery store are pretty much the same: They’re the genetic variety known as Cavendish and have been around for centuries. However, it wasn’t until a deadly fungus wiped out the commercial plantings of a different banana variety called Gros Michel, that Cavendish took center stage.

Now, researchers […]

“Healthy food” labels make people eat more

New research is showing that the words used to describe the nutritional benefits of food matter when it comes to overeating and that the labeling of a food as “healthy” can actually cause you to overeat and undermine your efforts for improving your diet.

According to a report published recently in the Journal of the […]

Some pizza box chemicals no longer considered safe by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week its plan to publish a final rule that will ban three chemicals used in many pizza boxes and other food packaging.

Known as perfluoroalkyl ethyl types, these chemicals are used in food contact substances and act as oil and water repellents for paper and paperboard. […]

Neogen acquires rodenticide assets

Neogen Corporation announced today that it has acquired the complete rodenticide assets of Virbac Corporation, the North American affiliate of the France-based Virbac Group, a global animal health company.

The acquired assets include a key rodenticide active ingredient that complements Neogen’s existing active ingredients, and more than 40 regulatory approvals for a variety of formulations […]