There are just 10 more days to comment before USDA can finalize the Organic Livestock and Poultry rule for the National Organic Program. If enacted, new animal welfare standards would apply to animals raised underContinue Reading Organic Label’s animal welfare rule is close to crossing the finish line
AMERSTERDAM — A recent trip to Europe showed the streets of Krakow, Budapest, and Prague are all very different except for the bicycles making endless food deliveries. Anyone with a food safety mindset has to…Continue Reading Online food deliveries in Europe are off a bit, but you cannot tell from street traffic
It’s prime mushroom hunting time in much of the United States, but foragers need to have a keen eye or an expert opinion to avoid serious consequences.
A recent mushroom poisoning case in Massachusetts has…Continue Reading Misidentification increases the risk of poisoning as mushroom hunters head out to forage
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has found some people are taking food safety risks because of money pressures and rising energy costs.
Data comes from a consumer survey of 2,000 adults in September relating to…Continue Reading FSA survey reveals that money worries are increasing food safety risks
This month, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced the launch of a new website where Kentuckians can easily report foodborne issues.
Before the website, foodborne illness was reported to the district or local health departments by…Continue Reading Kentucky launches new food safety reporting website
An outbreak of Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli (STEC) O157:H7 linked to a petting zoo in Rutherford County, TN, has resulted in the death of a 2-year-old, according to a report from the Tennessee Department of…Continue Reading Toddler died in E. coli outbreak linked to petting zoo; others were hospitalized
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Stop Foodborne Illness, a non-profit public health organization, have announced a fifth webinar in their collaborative series that explores food safety culture. The fifth webinar, called “Rewards and…Continue Reading FDA and STOP announce the fifth webinar in series on food safety culture
October is National Seafood Month and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is releasing new educational materials on the food safety of fish.
FDA recommends eating fish as part of a healthy diet. However, they…Continue Reading FDA releases materials on safety of fish for National Seafood Month
Whether you’re a Nittany Lion, Pittsburgh Panther, Buckeye or Spartan fan, you’ll want to pay attention to these tips to prevent foodborne illness from ruining your fun.
Penn State Extension food safety experts have compiled…Continue Reading Tips for tailgaters looking to avoid food poisoning this football season
To help effectively investigate, remove unsafe seafood products from the market, and develop new prevention strategies, the FDA relies on illness reporting from public health officials and healthcare providers. While most foodborne outbreaks are tracked…Continue Reading How to report seafood-related toxin and Scombrotoxin fish poisoning illnesses