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Leafy greens outbreak research on agenda at CPS symposium

A diverse array of research about fresh produce and food safety are on the agenda for the annual Center for Produce Safety Symposium, ranging from protective edible films for fruit to what can be done to prevent outbreaks related to leafy greens. The symposium is scheduled for June 19 and 20 in Charlotte Marriott City… Continue Reading

Application deadline extended for Dave Theno Fellowship

The non-profit group Stop Foodborne Illness has extended the application deadline for the Dave Theno Food Safety Fellowship until June 15. The fellowship program is a partnership with the Michigan State University Online Food Safety Program. The fellow will live in Chicago and work with Stop Foodborne Illness while completing a 12-credit online Food Safety Certificate with… Continue Reading

DeLauro pushes FDA for answers on egg outbreak investigation

Connecticut democrat Rep. Rosa DeLauro Monday sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb asking for additional information regarding the ongoing investigation of a Salmonella outbreak traced to shelled eggs. The outbreak is currently responsible for 35 infections — including 11 hospitalizations — across 9 states. After its initial report April 16, the Centers for… Continue Reading

Hal King honored for his contributions to food safety

CHICAGO – Hal King, founder, and CEO of Public Health Innovations LLC, is this year’s recipient of the Food Safety Leadership Award from NSF International. NSF International, a global public health, and safety organization, announced King as this year’s recipient Wednesday at the 20th annual Food Safety Summit. The summit, at the Donald E. Stephens… Continue Reading

What are they doing when nobody is watching?

Food Safety Summit panel offers tips on developing food safety culture and corporate support for it

CHICAGO — Put a bunch of company safety professionals in a room and you’ll hear theories, facts and hopes. Invariably the discussions boil down to two main challenges. Building a food safety culture across all levels of an operation and getting CEO’s to literally buy into changes that cost money up front are the challenges… Continue Reading

Food Safety Summit begins; keynote broadcast for first time

CHICAGO — More than 1,700 food safety researchers and regulators are coming together here today along with food producers for the 20th annual Food Safety Summit. Seminars, panel discussions, and other educational presentations begin today. The trade show floor also opens today, providing the opportunity for government agencies, universities and businesses that support food safety… Continue Reading

Seeking new models for food safety collaboration, progress 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles leading up to the 20th annual Food Safety Summit. The event, from May 7-10 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in suburban Chicago, includes certification courses; a trade show with exhibitors from industry, academia and government; an extensive list of seminars and panel discussions; and a… Continue Reading