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Produce states get $30 million to help FDA enforce new rule

Forty-three states and territories are getting a total of $30.9 million from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help the federal agency implement the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule. “Congress envisioned the states and FDA working together as an integrated food safety system when it passed FSMA,” said Barbara P. Glenn, CEO… Continue Reading

NSF’s EyeSucceed becomes Glass Partner; refines safety focus

Onsite inspections have long been a standard tool for food safety training and enforcement efforts, but wearable technology and augmented reality are combining to change that with Google Glass. EyeSucceed, a technology company focusing on food safety, is the latest Glass Partner, according to an announcement this morning from parent company NSF International. NSF’s Tom… Continue Reading

Woodstock brand organic vanilla oats recalled for Listeria risk

Garden of Light Inc., doing business at Gluten Free Solutions in East Hartford, CT, has joined the list of companies recalling food because it contains ingredients from Hudson Valley Farms Inc., which found Listeria monocytogenes in its facility. Hudson Valley provided an ingredient to Garden of Light, which manufactures the recalled oats for Blue Marble Brands. Hudson Valley Farms notified Garden of Light of the… Continue Reading

Bestherbs Coffee recalled because it contains drug like Viagra

Bestherbs Coffee LLC is recalling all lots of 13-gram packages of “New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee” because FDA laboratory analysis confirmed the presence of desmethyl carbodenafil, which is similar to the active ingredient in Viagra and can be deadly when combined with nitrates frequently found in heart and blood pressure medications. The recall comes almost a… Continue Reading

Pew report encourages investments to reduce contamination

Citing an estimated 2 million U.S. illnesses caused annually because of contaminated meat and poultry and resulting health care costs of almost $6 billion, a report from the Pew Charitable Trusts is calling for renewed commitment from government and industry to reduce microorganisms before animals reach the slaughterhouse. In its report “Food Safety From Farm… Continue Reading