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Features: Consumer Reports Receives $2 Million Grant for Food Safety Study

Consumer Reports, the arbiter of safety and quality in consumer products ranging from cars to washing machines to baby cribs, will take a more prominent role in assessing food safety, using a new $2 million grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Features: International Supply Chain a Challenge to FSMA's Effectiveness

Ensuring safety of foreign food a significant hurdle.

Features: Training is Key to FSMA Compliance

Proper documentation of education efforts are as vital as the teaching.

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Features: GAO Report Attacks FDA Reliability on Food Recalls

The FDA’s food recall process leaves significant room for improvement, according to a critical report released in late July by the GAO.

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Features: Secret of Deadly E. Coli Strain Revealed

Scientists at Michigan State University in East Lansing have uncovered a key factor in the virulence of the genome of E. coli 0104:H4, the rare strain behind the outbreak in Germany last summer that killed 54 people and sickened nearly 4,000.

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Features: Why Norovirus Out-Pathogens Salmonella and E. Coli

A recent report in the Journal of Infectious Diseases underscores why norovirus represents “the perfect human pathogen,” according to Aron Hall, DVM, MSPH, an epidemiologist with the CDC’s Viral Gastroenteritis Team.

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Features: Food Safety Deficiencies at Nearly 40% of Egg Farms, According to FDA

Inspections by the FDA revealed “significant deficiencies” at 197 of the 555 egg farms reviewed by the agency’s own safety inspectors and contract workers, according to data released by the FDA on July 9.

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Features: 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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Features: 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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Features: 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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