2016 Food Safety Summit

CHICAGO — The federal government is rolling out a powerful new, and increasingly affordable food safety weapon to about 30 states next year and to all 50 within two years. Robert Tauxe, director of the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was among the speakers at the 18th annual Food Safety Summit. Robert Tauxe, director of the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was…

CHICAGO — Optimism was running high at the Food Safety Summit Thursday when four heavy hitters took the stage for a town hall session where 2016 was characterized as a tipping point. Advances in science and technology are combining with legislative and regulatory changes to catapult the country into a new era where Americans will…

CHICAGO — More than 70 combined years of food safety advocacy and research by John Butts and Purnendu Vasavada was recognized with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 18th annual Food Safety Summit today. NSF Food Safety Aware presenters and honorees at the 18th annual Food Safety Summit are (from left): presenter Shelly Feist of the Partnership for Food Safety; honorees John Butts, Judy Harrison, Gary Acuff, who accepted the award for Purnendu C. Vasavada; and presenter Lori Stephens, of NSF International. NSF Food Safety Award presenters and honorees at the 18th annual Food Safety Summit are (from left): presenter…

CHICAGO — The Food Safety Summit produced some polite discussion Wednesday, but no clamor for bringing back the Microbiological Data Program (MDP) to test more fresh produce before it reaches consumers. The MDP, about $5 million of annual federal funding for state agricultural laboratories to test fruits and vegetables at picking time, ended after 2012.…