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FDA’s adulteration watchdogs talk about food terrorism


As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the Food and Drug Administration issued on May 27, 2016, a final rule to require domestic and foreign food facilities, with some exceptions, to address hazards that may be introduced with the intention to cause wide-scale harm to public health. These food facilities are required to… Continue Reading

Woman draws jail sentence for contaminating chicken in 2016

Faye Slye, a 37-year old Cold Spring, MN, woman, was sentenced to 90 days in the Stearns County Jail after being convicted of two felony counts of causing damage to property in the first degree. She also has to pay $200,000 in restitution to GNP Company, which in June 2016 had to recall almost 28… Continue Reading

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Rat Czar to the rescue — Comment now on USDA chicken plan — Cleanup on Aisle 2; pooh on you

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. Man sprays produce with feces-scented liquid A Harris Teeter store in South Carolina has reopened after a man allegedly sprayed fresh produce with what is believed to be… Continue Reading

Food Defense Rule designed to combat intentional adulteration

From the books they left behind, we know that ancient people from all cultural and religious backgrounds feared that their enemies might poison their food. Our fear that our enemies might poison our food supply increased after airplanes were used as missiles to attack the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. That’s why food defense has been… Continue Reading

Is the man with mouse poison a bioterrorist or prankster?

UPDATE: 7:30 p.m.,  Thursday, May 5, 2016 — The man taken into custody by the FBI on Tuesday was arraigned today in Michigan’s 15th District Court in Ann Arbor on two counts of poisoning food, drink, medicine or water supply, causing property damages and two counts poisoning drink. medicine or water supply. The state charges were… Continue Reading

Pharmacopeial Convention Publishes Guidance for Combatting Food Fraud

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Monday released a comprehensive plan to combat food fraud for monetary gain. The USP said the new guidance is designed to help food manufacturers and regulators pinpoint which food ingredients are most likely to be adulterated by a supplier, and to advise the best way to prevent this act — officially known… Continue Reading

FSIS: Slightly More Processing Plants Adopt Food Defense Plans

The number of food processing plants in the U.S. with a food defense plan rose from 83 percent to 84 percent between 2013 and 2014, according to the latest Food Defense Plan Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). A food defense plan is a system that works… Continue Reading

Milk Producers Want Dairies Exempted From FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has submitted comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration asking that dairy farms be exempted from the intentional adulteration rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The rule was the sixth proposed FSMA rule and will require domestic and foreign food facilities to address hazards that may… Continue Reading