From: Food Quality & Safety Magazine, 12.14.2010
Experts focus on improving international processes
Each plate of food served in the U.S. probably contains ingredients from many different countries, raising the risk of contact with pathogenic bacteria and other contaminants, according to a new report from the American Academy of Microbiology.
Rule snafus place bill on hold
After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) passed in the U.S. Senate by a bipartisan vote of 73-25 on Nov. 30, the next step was supposed to be a quick trip back to the House of Representatives, which would vote to adopt the Senate’s version of the legislation. Instead, the bill is languishing after a last-minute rules snafu.
Loan repayment programs expected to increase workforce
The demand for large animal veterinarians in the food industry is rising much faster than the supply, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).