Archive for FoodSafety SmartBlogs
The FBI is taking a bigger interest in U.S. food safety, focusing specifically on intentional contamination and spending more resources on tracking incidents, FBI Supervisory Special Agent Thomas Rosato said during a briefing held by the University of Minnesota’s National Center for Food Protection and Defense.
While the FDA and other agencies focus on incidents of foodborne illnesses from produce or other products, the FBI steps in when when a person or organization tampers with the food supply, for reasons ranging from terrorism to economic motives.[…] Continue Reading »
Time is running out to comment on the 2010 Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety and Preventive Control rules and advocates for farmers markets and sustainable agriculture are urging the public to weigh in on what they say are regulations that could make it more difficult and more expensive for small farmers to do business.
“The rules are based on assumptions of farming that are not necessarily accurate,” Jen O’Brien of the Farmers Market Coalition said during a webcast held to explain grower issues and generate public comments before the Nov.[…] Continue Reading »
In the session titled “Exploring Emerging Technology with Industry Innovators” at PMA’s Fresh Summit this year in New Orleans, Dr. Bob Whitaker started the session fittingly by telling people not to turn their cell phones off and gave a code to make votes on questions he posed throughout the session, which showed in real time.
Like a focus group, the audience was presented with specific new technologies and was asked what they thought of them.[…] Continue Reading »
Enjoying a bit of raw cookie dough or cake batter can be very tempting, and the Partnership for Food Safety Education probably isn’t surprising anyone by saying one of its top food safety myths is that kids are the only ones to lick the spoon or stick their finger in the mixing bowl.
“Just a lick can make you sick,” University of Georgia professor of Foods and Nutrition Judy Harrison told listeners during a food-safety webinar hosted by the PFSE, a nonprofit group with partners that include the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Food Marketing Institute.[…] Continue Reading »
Even though National Food Safety Month is coming to a close, it’s important to remember that food safety is critical during every month of the year, at every stage of foodservice operations. Traceability along the supply chain is essential to food safety, and barcodes and other technology are making it easier than ever for suppliers and restaurants to communicate.[…] Continue Reading »