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While consumers’ desire for knowledge about the makeup of their meals grows, so does their need to be reassured about food safety measures that are implemented across the entire supply chain.
If you’re violently ill after eating a restaurant hamburger on a Friday night, you might not remember to call a consumer complaint hotline when it reopens the following Monday. As of September 27, you don’t have to: The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service now has an online consumer complaint form to take reports 24/7 about problems with meat, poultry, and egg products.
A mapping tool developed by government scientists to aid adversarial risk assessment—predicting areas of the food chain where malicious contamination resulting from sabotage might occur—could also assist public health officials and industry in pinpointing the sources of contamination when an accidental outbreak of foodborne illness occurs.
Features: Hitting the Road for Food Safety
Phenomenex (chromatography media, columns, and sample preparation products) and AB SCIEX (mass spectrometry) have developed some creative LC/MS/MS (liquid chromatography/mass spec) analysis solutions by combining their technology and expertise.
Features: Ensuring Safety Across the Food Chain
While food manufacturers adjust to the new realities of FSMA, processing and packaging suppliers are rolling out new technologies to help businesses stay ahead of the curve, and many will be featured this fall at PACK EXPO International 2012.
Ensuring safety of foreign food a significant hurdle.
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.
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.
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.
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.