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FDA just hand delivered a Form 483 — It's not too late to take action to avoid being shut down

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This year, FDA will issue nearly 2,500 FDA Form 483s, and mail countless warning letters to food companies.  Sometimes, even the most subtle food safety failures can cause FDA to threaten to shut your facility down.  In the most recent examples involving producers of raw cookie dough, packaged ready-to-eat salads, seafood, hummus, and milk powder,… Continue Reading

Food Safety Attorney Bill Marler to Present Webinar

Food safety attorney and Food Safety News publisher Bill Marler will present a webinar on the legal consequences of poor food safety practices on June 14. In the webinar hosted by Food Seminars International, Marler will elaborate on his work in foodborne illness litigation. The webinar will include discussion on the obstacles companies face in prioritizing… Continue Reading

Watch a 1-Hour Webinar on Lean Finely Textured Beef

Over the last 2 years, Food Seminars International has produced over 100 online “webinars” on food safety and related fields.  FSI often teams up with the Food Processing Suppliers Association to produce their webinars and the speakers are some of the top people in the business.   FSI and FPSA has announced a free 1-hour… Continue Reading

Live Food Defense Workshop Webinar Available Today

Today at the Washington D.C. Convention Center the Food Safety Summit hosts an “Interactive Food Defense Workshop with Government and Industry Representatives” from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Those not able to attend the Food Safety Summit in person can still take part in the session today via remote viewing supported through the FoodSHIELD portal. … Continue Reading

Webinar on Listeria: ‘From Cantaloupes to Deli Meats’

A month ago, Listeria was not a household word in the United States. Now that the pathogen has turned up in cantaloupes, a few more people know about this rare but dangerous bacteria. The virulence of L. monocytogenes is underlined by the melon-linked outbreak, which so far infected has at least 116 people in 25 states,… Continue Reading

What the STEC? Webinar on New E. Coli Policy

Now that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has added the top six non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) to its list of adulterants in ground beef, what does this mean for the industry and food safety? The background, detection, control and implications of declaring these STEC serotypes ilegal in meat will be the focus of… Continue Reading

Webinar Set on New Food Safety Law

“Implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act: The 6-Month Update” is the title of a webinar set for 1-2:30 p.m. EDT July 21. Sponsored by Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., the webinar will be presented by Edgar Asebey-Birkholm, Edward Steiner and James O’Reilly. They will review the substance and implementation timeline of the law’s new requirements,… Continue Reading