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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) created video recaps from each day of the USDA and NSF International-hosted 2010 Food Safety Education Conference in Atlanta.

Here are the videos, which highlight speeches from Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture; Jerold Mande, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety; Michael Taylor, FDA Associate Commissioner of Foods; and…

As part of our ongoing outreach to the public and food safety experts, as well as public health and industry leaders, Food Safety News is sponsoring a booth at the 2010 Food Safety Education Conference in Atlanta this week.

The conference, co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and NSF International–a not-for-profit NGO leader…

Food Safety News was able to attend the Global Food Safety Policy Forum last week, and we thought our readers might find a Q & A from one of the expert panels from the import food safety discussion interesting.

Q: You throw out a very big number for what it would take for FDA to…

Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE) PFGE was developed in 1984 and has since become the gold standard for bacterial subtyping.  PFGE is the primary subtyping method used by PulseNet, a network of public health laboratories that perform PFGE on foodborne disease organisms such as Salmonella, E. coli O157:H7, Shigella (11), Listeria monocytogenes (7), and Campylobacter jejuni…