Header graphic for print

Food Safety News

Breaking news for everyone's consumption


Patchwork of state regs on raw milk blankets the country

raw milk for sale sign

There’s more than one way to skin a cat. That’s especially true when looking at how states are tangling with the dilemma of how to regulate the sale of raw milk. Even though federal law requires any milk that’s sold across state lines to be pasteurized and prohibits the sale of raw milk across state… Continue Reading

Raw milk’s ‘explosive growth’ comes with costs to the state

“Explosive growth.” That’s how Washington state’s Agriculture Department describes what’s been happening in the raw-milk industry in the past 10 years. The numbers say it all. There were only six raw-milk dairies in the state in 2006. There are now 39 — more than double the number in 2013 when there were 18. All are… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letters: Two Dairies, a Cattle Operation, and a Seafood Processor

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warnings to two dairies, a cattle operation and a seafood processor in its latest round of posted warning letters. Glenville Farms, a dairy in Pennsylvania, was cited for illegal drug residues in a cow sold for slaughter. Tissue samples from the cow revealed the presence of desfuroylceftiofur in… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letters: Five Seafood Processors, Three Dairies, One Egg Producer, One Canned Food Processor

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s latest batch of warning letters for food manufacturers were sent to an egg producer, dairy operations, a foreign canned food producer and both foreign and domestic seafood processors. Two dairies, Hoke Farms in Pennsylvania and Double D Dairy in Michigan, received warnings for using animal drugs in ways not directed according to the… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letters: Five Dairies and Two Seafood Processors

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted seven warning letters in the past week consisting of warnings to five dairies — all for drug residue issues — and to two seafood processors for insanitary conditions. FDA sent a letter to seafood processor Polonica Inc., of Carteret, NJ, for “serious violations” involving a number of products that… Continue Reading