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Despite the industry’s best efforts, foodborne illnesses and food recalls are regular occurrences. These instances are not only dangerous to public health, but also disastrous to business operations and brand reputations. It is clear no one is immune to the problem. Fast food chain Chipotle is the latest company to garner national headlines for six… Continue Reading

FDA ‘pauses’ non-toxigenic E. coli tests for cheese, including raw milk cheese

The Food and Drug Administration has temporarily suspended its cheese testing program for non-toxigenic E. coli, partly in response to complaints from proponents of raw milk and related products. “Recently, cheesemakers have raised concerns suggesting that the FDA is applying safety criteria that may, in effect, limit the production of raw milk cheese without demonstrably benefitting… Continue Reading

From Wariness to Welcome: Engaging New England on Food Safety


(This blog post by Michael R. Taylor, FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, was published Dec. 4, 2014, on FDA Voice. It is the first of two posts about state listening sessions on updates to four FDA rules proposed to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act.) What a difference a year makes. In August… Continue Reading