Archive for FoodSafety SmartBlogs
Last August, the nonprofits Center for Food Safety and Center for Environmental Health filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration, alleging the agency was taking much too long to formulate rules and failing to implement and enforce the Food Safety Modernization Act, the first U.S. food-safety overhaul in 70 years, which became law nearly two years ago.[…] Continue Reading »
As food allergies continue to become more prevalent, it may come as a surprise that there is still inconsistency among food manufacturers and restaurants regarding the way they address allergen labeling. In a session at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo titled “Food Allergy Nation and the Role of RDs,” Joe Baumert, an assistant professor from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Junehee Kwon, an associate professor from Kansas State University, discussed the discrepancies often seen in food labeling and what foodservice professionals can do to assist consumers with food allergies.[…] Continue Reading »
The safety of the nation’s food supply has been an increasingly hot topic in recent years, and one that heats up further each time there’s an outbreak of E.coli, salmonella or another food-borne illness. Last year, researchers found that U.S. consumers are willing to pay more to increase their chances of avoiding getting sick, Occupational Health & Safety reported.[…] Continue Reading »
Michele Southall is implementation director at GS1 US. In this guest post, she explains how the Food Safety Modernization Act is driving traceability and helping to increase food safety in all areas of the foodservice industry.
With foodborne illnesses affecting 48 million people every year, food safety is of paramount importance to consumers and companies in the food industry — whether that be a farm, fishery, ranch, food manufacturer, processor, distributor, logistics provider, retailer or restaurant.[…] Continue Reading »
The Colorado cantaloupe crop will be smaller this year after 2011’s listeria outbreak, but growers in the Rocky Ford area are joining forces to make the most of the season by assuring customers their melons are safe.
“Smaller crops mean we will have to manage this year’s crop better to get the best product and best yields we can out of them,” farmer Michael Hirakata said.[…] Continue Reading »