The local food trend continues to spread, with U.S. consumers increasingly wanting to know exactly where their food comes from, but new data from Auburn University shows food safety issues at “small” and “very small” farms.

“Small and very small facilities do not have as many resources, and, while there are definitely fairly inexpensive ways…

Fly feet, under-cooked burgers and room-temperature potato salad aren’t the only food poisoning threats on the menu for Memorial Day weekend gatherings.

Pools, puppies, and playgrounds are just three of the other potential pathogen vectors that can bring bacteria to the table. But, as with so many foodborne foes, a few simple precautions provide a…

Like extension offices at land grant universities across the country, Penn State Extension offers classes on topics that include food safety. But the public research university is taking it a big step further.

With a trial run in Armenia completed, Penn State wants to take its Extension Service’s food safety program international to combat conditions…

3-D docking pose of potential GalU inhibitor Courtesy North Carolina State University

Researchers from North Carolina State University have pinpointed new compounds that may be effective in containing the virulence of Listeria, a bacterium that can cause severe food poisoning and death.

News of the discovery comes during an ongoing…

Any business involved in the manufacture, processing, packing, holding or delivery of food for people needs to understand and address food recalls.

When safety concerns arise with food, manufacturers have a legal and ethical responsibility to mitigate any damage to the health and wellbeing of consumers.

The Food Science and Human Nutrition Department of the…

The Global Food Safety Conference started Monday in Tokyo with an emphasis on public-private partnerships.

Fifty-two countries are represented by 1,200 delegates at the four-day conference organized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

Delegates have been discussing the most important issues and trends in food safety, focusing on more collaboration between government regulators and…

I come from a long line of, “Oh, just leave that leftover chicken – or pheasant, or scrambled eggs, or fried potatoes – on the counter. Someone will eat it later.”

And there they’d sit – on a small saucer on the toaster – and people would nibble at them all afternoon and into the…

Food producers, distributors, sellers, researchers, regulators and consumers are connected in ways that do not easily translate from one point to another on the food safety landscape, but organizers of the 2018 Food Safety Summit say it’s about time for things to stop getting lost in translation.

“This year the Food Safety Summit has organized…

If you think you’re got problems, try being a farmer. They’re faced with an impressive array of enemies that are waging war on their crops and their livelihoods. These adversaries don’t need sophisticated weapons. They’ve got something more deadly — an arsenal of biological ammunition. And for the most part, they’re small, very small, oftentimes…