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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.
Features: 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.
Features: 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.
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.
FSIS expected to begin monitoring compliance in September
Researcher’s method creates ‘cold snow’ around eggs
In a first-of-its-kind study, a team of researchers that includes a physicist, a mathematician, and an economist have used food import and export databases to create a map of the worldwide food transport network.
Features: Shortage of Food Safety Vets Predicted
More than half of all veterinary students are pursuing careers in companion animal medicine, leaving other veterinary sectors—including food safety and zoonotic disease prevention—facing potential shortages of qualified veterinarians, according to a new report from the National Research Council of the National Academies of Science.
Features: Foodborne Illnesses Decline Overall
Here’s the good news: The overall incidence of reported illnesses linked to one of six of the most common foodborne pathogens dropped by 23% between 1996-1998 and 2010, according to a CDC report.
California food safety officials recently lifted the statewide quarantine on all raw milk products produced by Organic Pastures of Fresno County, a little more than a week after it was imposed in the wake of 10 cases of Campylobacter-related illness linked to the dairy’s products.