Massachusetts Gov. Charles D. Baker has vetoed permissive raw milk language in a bill to help coastal areas pay for recent storm damage and instead proposed lawmakers consider stronger regulation of milk that does not undergo pasteurization.

“Consumption of unpasteurized milk can result in foodborne illness and possible death due to bacterial infections, especially among…

Spanish authorities have seized 45 tons of illegally treated tuna fish from four provinces. Four people face possible criminal penalties of up to four years in prison for endangering public health, as well as administrative sanctions.

Frozen tuna for canning had been treated with substances that enhance the color and then diverted to the market

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service enforcement report for the past quarter shows it brought criminal actions in federal courts in Florida and Georgia. As a result, later this month, one defendant will be sentenced, and another will participate in his defense during an upcoming pre-trial hearing.

A Grand Jury indicted Randal Hamby, a…

Transmission of so-called rabbit fever through the food chain is unlikely, according to a risk assessment by a German institute.

Francisella tularensis is a highly virulent bacterial pathogen that causes tularemia, also known as rabbit fever. The Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR) said 41 cases were reported in the country in 2016 and 34 in 2015. …

Three seafood companies that export seafood to the United States on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of the Seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation, in addition to several other U.S. food safety laws.

The FDA sent the warning letters to the companies in Latvia, Portugal, and Taiwan in…

A national ban on chlorpyrifos — widely used in U.S. agriculture — is back on after a 2-to-1 ruling published Thursday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 60 days to “revoke all tolerances” and “cancel all registrations” for the pesticide.

Writing for the majority, Judge…

The USDA has given more than $450,000 for a research project designed to increase the safety of certain commercially farmed oysters from the Gulf Coast that are “bound for the premium half-shell market.”

A marine scientist at Auburn University, Bill Walton, is known as one of the driving forces behind the Gulf Coast’s up-and-coming, off-bottom…

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations are working to help improve the food safety system in Belarus.

Governmental representatives met for five days of talks in Minsk earlier this month to conclude a previous project and set priorities for future work. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is attempting to understand the…