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Jul 20, 2012

New Partnership Aims to Sequence 100,000 Foodborne Pathogen Genomes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have partnered with the University of California-Davis and Agilent Technologies to create a publicly available database that will eventually contain the genomes of at least 100,000 foodborne pathogens.

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Jul 20, 2012

Electrostatic Spraying Boosts E. Coli Protection

Electrostatic spraying of produce using organic acids appears to provide effective protection against E. coli, according to new research published in the Journal of Food Science.

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Jul 13, 2012

As FSMA Implementation Misses More Deadlines, Educators Can Only Wait

FSPCA—the public-private group planning a nationwide core curriculum, along with training and outreach programs for implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act—has nothing to use for training.

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Jul 13, 2012

Traditional Poultry Meat Inspection Doesn’t Address Biggest Public Health Threats, EFSA

Standard methods of inspection can’t detect the most significant pathogenic threats to human health found in meat poultry, according to a scientific opinion published July 3 by the European Food Safety Authority.

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Jul 09, 2012

Microbe That Thrives in Salt Offers Platform for Salmonella Vaccine

A humble microbe called haloarchaea might be the ideal delivery vehicle for a vaccine against Salmonella, as well as many other enteric diseases, according to researchers at the University of Maryland.

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Jul 09, 2012

Irrigation Water, Animal Contamination, Seasonality Among Topics at Third Produce Safety Symposium

More than 300 industry representatives, academic researchers, and representatives from regulatory agencies gathered at the University of California-Davis on June 27 for the Center for Produce Safety’s third annual Produce Research Symposium, organized around key topics in good agricultural practices in food safety.

Jun 25, 2012

China Releases 5-Year Food Safety Plan

In the wake of a series of scandals—most recently, mercury discovered in baby formula—China has released a new five-year plan to upgrade its food safety system.

Jun 25, 2012

Cantaloupe Growers Say Yes to Regulations

In a definite first for the produce industry, a probable first in the food safety industry, and a possible first for just about any industry, California cantaloupe growers have voted unanimously to support a mandatory food safety program to be implemented by the state commodity board.

Jun 18, 2012

As “Big Six” Testing Mandate Begins, Non-0157 E. Coli Outbreak Hits

FSIS expected to begin monitoring compliance in September

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Jun 18, 2012

Rapid Cooling of Eggs Can Double Shelf Life, New Study Shows

Researcher’s method creates ‘cold snow’ around eggs

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