With the Memorial Day weekend set to begin at the end of the workday, Americans are already deep into their plans for picnics and cookouts as part of the holiday activities. The USDA reminds all of us that food safety does not take a vacation.
Following Canada's approval of GMO salmon on May 20, Friends of the Earth U.S. along with a coalition of groups against GMO salmon released an updated list of more than 80 retailers refusing to sell the product.
Michigan State University have developed new packaging designed to help produce stay fresher for longer. The research has run tests on onions and the data collected shows considerable improvement in keeping the vegetables edible.
The frozen food recall that started out in the U.S. on April 23 with the recall of 15 frozen organic vegetable products, has taken on a life of its own, growing to include hundreds of products. The recall has now spread to the United Kingdom.
Health authorities in Canada announced Thursday that they have approved the sale of genetically modified salmon in Canada, making salmon the first genetically altered animal approved for consumption in the country.
The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of its Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars in the U.S. and in Ontario, Canada because of fears of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
The FDA released an inspection report dated March 17, 2016 showing that numerous equipment flaws were identified at the CRF Frozen Foods facility in Pasco, Wash. The company has been linked to a massive nationwide recall over Listeria fears.
PulseNet 2.0, a new tool in the detection of pathogens in food-borne illnesses is being released to 30 state laboratories next year, with the remaining states getting the technology the following year.