Highlights

Cleaning, Sanitation, Hygiene

On-Demand Webinar: How to Prevent Contamination in Production

May 14, 2024
Contaminated products are dangerous for consumers, and recalls are expensive for producers. Preventing them saves time, money, and potentially lives. This is why careful selection...
Cleaning, Sanitation, Hygiene

Hygienic Design Considerations for Weighing Equipment

May 14, 2024
Contamination can lead to costly recalls, a damaged reputation, and ultimately harm to customers. Learn how to check your weighing equipment for key hygienic features and find...
Andy Hanacek
food safety summit 2024 town hall panel
Regulatory Compliance

FDA’s Jones, FSIS’ Eskin Offer Updates on HPAI, Salmonella and the Human Foods Program

May 9, 2024
Attendees at the Food Safety Summit’s annual Town Hall with the leaders of several federal food safety agencies gained valuable insights into the initiatives and regulations in...
People on the Move

Golden State Foods Promotes FSQR Leader, Appoints New Liquid Products Operations Exec

April 30, 2024
Mariana Manole will lead global food safety, quality and regulatory efforts, while Steve Ross will join the company to oversee the liquid products operations in North America....
Regulatory Compliance

USDA to Test Ground Beef for Bird Flu in States with Infected Dairy Cattle

April 29, 2024
Agency will check if the virus is present in ground beef, as inactive fragments of HPAI have been found in milk originating from infected dairy cows.
Regulatory Compliance

Chicken Council Highly Critical of FSIS’ New Salmonella Rule, ‘Victory Lap’

April 29, 2024
The National Chicken Council says final rule is too restrictive, doesn’t guarantee an improvement in public health, and endangers the future of the product, companies and jobs...
Matt Popovich
"Snowy Labor Department Sign"
Worker Safety

OSHA Penalizes Hanover Foods for Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, Plant Safety Violations

April 25, 2024
More than 70 violations were observed, and the administration has assessed more than $761,000 in penalties to the vegetable and snacks processor.
Regulatory Compliance

School Nutrition Standards Cut Added Sugars, Some Sodium; Chocolate Milk Survives

April 24, 2024
USDA has announced final updates to the school nutrition standards; tremendous amount of feedback on February 2023 proposal helps to save flavored milk from the chopping block...
Legal Issues

Dept. of Labor Alleges Use of Illegal Child Labor by Another Third-Party Sanitation Provider

Feb. 22, 2024
Fayette Janitorial Service LLC provides contract sanitation to meat and poultry plants in some 30 states and is the latest company under investigation for allegedly employing ...
Legal Issues

FDA, Ecuadorian Officials Pinpoint Likely Source of Lead Contaminated Cinnamon

Feb. 8, 2024
Carlos Aguilera of Ecuador processed ground cinnamon for Negasmart, which was supplied to Austrofoods and then used as an ingredient in recalled applesauce pouches in the U.S....
Food Safety

Food Safety 2024: Can FDA and USDA Keep Up?

Feb. 2, 2024
The pace of regulatory oversight at both food safety agencies is being hastened by technological and market advances and impatience on the part of some states.
Editor's Plate

Editor's Plate: The Most Important Change at FDA

Jan. 30, 2024
There are many proposals and suggestions for the evolving Human Foods Program, but the most critical one should be speed.