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Ever since JAMA ran an article on the food safety of crushed ice more than 60 years ago, the focus on the safety of commercial, crushed ice has been closely scrutinized. Ice should always be considered food.
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Columns: Food Safety in Australia
Australia’s food protection system sets high standards for accountability
Two different lawsuits have been filed by groups that include the Center for Food Safety and the Humane Society of the United States against the U.S. FDA for approving several controversial drugs used in food production without fully examining how they affect people, animals, and the environment. The products targeted in the lawsuits are based on ractopamine, which is fed to farm animals to cause rapid weight gain.
Managing and maintaining a security program allows companies to adapt as new threats surface and new technology emerges
Features: Food Security
Guarding the production and distribution chains from serious public health and economic consequences
Livestock raised on feed that contains genetically modified ingredients—in other words, approximately 95 percent of the food-producing animals in the U.S. today—show no signs of differences in performance or health, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California-Davis. They also found no differences in the nutritional makeup of the food products derived from these animals.
Investigators at the Agricultural Research Service and almond industry in California have developed a new attractant to help almond growers monitor populations of the navel orangeworm moth. The attractant can be used to determine moth numbers during orchard treatments that are intended to disrupt the mating cycle of the moth or used as a monitoring tool during normal orchard operations.