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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

IAFP debate: Is the pizza or the box actually causing obesity?

TAMPA, FL  — There are no “snowflakes” or demands for “safe spaces” from any of the attendees of the International Association for Food Protection. Instead there is a willingness to take sides and debate any issue relating to food safety. Take Stephen Base of Texas A&M University who was willing to step in late and argue the… Continue Reading