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Mar 09, 2012

Do Nanoparticles Affect Digestion?

Nanoparticles are routinely added to food products and used in food packaging, but the impact they might have on health is still not well understood.

Mar 09, 2012

Genome-Sequencing Sleuth Aimed at New Pathogens

It’s been used to crack the code of some of the most troublesome foodborne illness outbreaks in the world, including the rare and lethal E. coli hybrid strain that began in Germany and spread throughout Europe, Canada, and the U.S. last summer, as well as the outbreak of listeriosis traced to cantaloupes from Colorado-based Jensen Farms last autumn.

Mar 05, 2012

Expand Microbiological Data Progam, E. Coli Expert Urges

Rather than eliminating the 10-year-old Microbiological Data Program, which tests about 15,000 samples of produce such as sprouts, lettuce, tomatoes, and cantaloupe for pathogens annually, the USDA should expand the program, said Alfredo G. Torres, PhD, associate professor in the departments of microbiology and immunology and pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in Texas.

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Mar 05, 2012

Electron-Beam Irradiation Reduces Produce Risk

Electron-beam irradiation can inactivate rotavirus and poliovirus on lettuce and spinach, says a new study from researchers at the National Center for Electron Beam Research at Texas A&M University in College Station

Feb 27, 2012

FDA User Fees Face Pushback

The Obama administration is asking for an additional $253 million in the FDA’s 2013 budget for the Transforming Food Safety Initiative, which is designed to help the agency implement the Food Safety Modernization Act.

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Feb 27, 2012

New Standards Issued for Food Irradiation

A new standard from the Geneva-based International Organization for Standardization (ISO) sets out up-to-date requirements for food irradiation using ionizing radiation to control pathogens, reduce spoilage, and extend shelf life.

Feb 15, 2012

Training Oversights and Their Impact on GFSI

The Global Food Safety Initiative tightened food safety standards with the North American introduction of its approved benchmarking schemes in 2007. Yet one of the most important elements of these schemes, the need for training and knowledge retention, often falls short, as a number of third-party audits can attest.

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Feb 10, 2012

FSMA Regulations Delayed

In January, anyone with an interest in food safety was watching their press releases from the FDA expectantly, figuring that the first in a series of regulations designed to implement the FSMA would be coming out at any moment.

Feb 10, 2012

More MRSA Appearing in Meat

Nearly 65% of supermarket pork products labeled “antibiotic-free” contain some form of Staphylococcus aureus, and more than 6% harbor the drug-resistant strain known as MRSA.

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Feb 07, 2012

States Propose Restrictions on Federal Food Safety Authority

With new rules for the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act expected soon, at least two states are signaling their resistance with proposed legislation that would limit the ability of the federal government to enforce food safety laws in those states.

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