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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

Rhode Island lawmakers plan vote on raw milk before last gavel

Ahead of its plans at week’s end to adjourn sine de di, the Rhode Island General Assembly will vote, as early as today, on Senate Bill No. 247, which would establish rules and regulations for raw milk sales. It is one of a handful of bills that the General Assembly said it would vote on… Continue Reading

Texas puts Blue Bell Creameries on a short leash; imposes fine

Owners of Blue Bell Creameries LP have agreed to pay a fine in Texas in relation to a deadly Listeria outbreak, but possibly more significant is that health officials will have the company on a short leash for 18 months. The agreement between Blue Bell and the Texas State Department of Health Services requires the… Continue Reading

Canada Introduces Fines for Meat Safety Failures

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has amended its regulations so that it can fine meat processors for violations of food safety programs such as Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and non-food safety issues such as labeling and consumer protection. The new Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) apply to 84 provisions of the Meat Inspection… Continue Reading

Denver Restaurateurs Say Inspections Being Used to Raise Cash

Denver’s restaurateurs hurting from the Great Recession agreed to a deal in which the Department of Environmental Health stopped posting reports of critical violations for customers to see, in exchange for accepting higher fines for infractions.   But two years later, some members of the Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA) believe the Mile High City has… Continue Reading

Canadian Courts Impose Fines for Meat Act Violations

Canada’s steady stream of court convictions against companies for violations of its basic food safety laws, such as the Meat Inspection Act, continued during September with two more firms facing fines. Markham, Ontario-based Ly Meat Inc. pleaded guilty in Provincial Court in Truro and Halifax, Nova Scotia to two counts of contravening the Meat Inspection… Continue Reading

Courts Levy Fines For CFIA-Related Violations

Violations of Canada’s fish, meat, and health of animals regulations brought in $74,000 in court-imposed fines during August. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), which is responsible for enforcement of the Fish Inspection Act, the Animal Feeds Act and its regulations, the Meat Inspection Act, and the Health of Animals Act, tracks and reports on… Continue Reading