Header graphic for print

Food Safety News

Breaking news for everyone's consumption

bacterial detection

Inexpensive camera system detects foodborne toxins


Editor’s note: This information was originally posted July 12, 2016, by Sandra Avant, public affairs specialist for USDA’s Agricultural Research Service as part of the Science Tuesday feature series on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s blog.   As the weather heats up this summer, many of us are firing up our grills and going on picnics. But one thing we… Continue Reading

Scientists Develop Handheld Device to Detect Bacteria on Food

Imagine having a handheld device able to detect different types of bacteria on food, whether that food is in your kitchen, a store, a restaurant or virtually anywhere. This wireless device could detect the presence of Salmonella, E. coli and other pathogens and give an alarm in response. Science fiction? Not anymore. “What we want… Continue Reading