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Social media can make or break a food company; it's all in the details and what's done with them

CHICAGO — A billion people can’t be wrong, right? As it turns out, when it comes to food safety it doesn’t matter if they’re wrong. Once a product is associated with foodborne illnesses on social media sites it’s like striking a match in a straw house. Negative posts, shares, and retweets can burn a brand… Continue Reading

2018 Food Safety Summit — Marking the 20th Anniversary

      Kinsa Group – Leading National Recruiters for the Food & Beverage Industry Kinsa connects talented professionals, managers & executives with leading food/beverage employers in the US. Focusing on the disciplines of Food Safety/Quality Assurance, Food Scientists/R&D, Technical Sales/Marketing, Procurement/Supply Chain and Operations, Kinsa is uniquely positioned to match Food Safety Summit attendees… Continue Reading

Public-private partnerships in the spotlight at GFSI conference

The Global Food Safety Conference started Monday in Tokyo with an emphasis on public-private partnerships. Fifty-two countries are represented by 1,200 delegates at the four-day conference organized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Delegates have been discussing the most important issues and trends in food safety, focusing on more collaboration between government regulators and… Continue Reading

Dangerous bacteria found in raw milk from Pennsylvania dairy

Second dairy in two weeks to receive state notice about serious pathogens in unpasteurized milk

Inspectors have found Listeria monocytogenes in raw milk from a Pennsylvania dairy, prompting Pennsylvania officials to urge consumers to immediately discard any of the unpasteurized milk bought recently. Routine state testing revealed the bacterial contamination in raw milk from Fertile Valley Farm of Honesdale, PA. The Wayne County dairy posted a notice about the contamination… Continue Reading

Netflix documentary series recounts salad bar bioterror attack

Netflix is set to premiere a series called “Wild Wild Country” this month that tells the story of the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and the largest bioterror attack in U.S. history. In 1984, more than 700 people in The Dalles, OR, contracted Salmonella infections after followers of Rajneesh sprinkled the pathogen on salad bar ingredients in 10 local… Continue Reading

IAFP extends deadline for some 2018 food safety awards

The International Association for Food Protection has extended the nomination deadline for several annual awards. The new deadline is March 15 and applies to nominations for: The Black Pearl; Harry Haverland Citation; and Ewen C.D. Todd Control of Foodborne Illness. The awards will be presented during this year’s annual meeting, which is set for July… Continue Reading

Briefly: Whoa, chicken — Summit discounts — Bakers fined

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of Alchemy Systems. Food Safety Summit discount deadline Focusing on the importance of food safety through the entire supply… Continue Reading

Deadline for IAFP 2018 presentation proposals is Oct. 3

The International Association for Food Protection is now accepting proposals for symposium, workshop and roundtable presentations for its annual conference and meeting in 2018. The 2018 event is scheduled for July 8-11 in Salt Lake City. The IAFP Program Committee recently invited association members and other interested individuals to submit proposals and announced Oct. 3 as the deadline. Symposiums… Continue Reading