On Thursday, May 20, the European Parliament voted to ban bovine and porcine thrombin used as an additive to bind separate pieces of meat together into one piece. According to European Union lawmakers, the additives,
Zach was born and raised on Bainbridge Island, WA. After graduating from Claremont McKenna College in 2009, Zach spent about one year at Food Safety News and left in early 2010 to work on Capitol Hill.
Last Thursday, the Senate passed the Wall Street reform bill, handing President Obama his second major legislative victory of the year. The contentious bill, which narrowly passed though the Senate on a 59-39 vote, took
The process of making food safe is never-ending, and as a result, food safety experts, microbiologists, and industry insiders are constantly searching for new ways to improve the food safety system in the United States.
Amish Wedding Foods Inc. of Millersburg, Ohio, is recalling all lots of 9, 16, and 18 ounce pumpkin butter, as well as all lots of 16 and 18 ounce sweet potato butter. The recall was
A new study suggests that exposure to high levels of organophosphate pesticides, which are commonly used on fruits and vegetables, can lead to a higher rate of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection (FSIS) has developed a compliance guide on known practices for pre-harvest management to reduce E. coli O157:H7 contamination in cattle. The document was a priority for
Raw milk proponents took another hit last week. The Utah County Health Department has confirmed that six Salmonella poisonings in April were linked to raw milk sold by Real Foods stores in Orem and Heber
Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an update on the E. coli O145 outbreak linked to Freshway Foods romaine lettuce.
As of May 11, 2010, there are 23 confirmed and 7
A look at how E. coli O145 could have contaminated romaine lettuce on a farm in Yuma – Part III
As state and federal public health officials continue to investigate the E. coli O145 outbreak…
A Jackson-area fitness center has been linked to an E. coli outbreak. An investigation conducted by the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services has linked at least five confirmed cases of E. coli to…