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…

One significant provision in Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s most recent realignment announcement would move the U.S. Codex Office from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to the newly created Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs (TFAA) office.

While the move may seem inconsequential on the surface, this realignment will undermine the United States’ credibility…

When it comes to food safety concerns, foodborne parasites might not receive as much attention in the U.S. compared to bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella. Globally, however, foodborne parasites affect the health of millions of people annually, causing debilitating and potentially deadly conditions and sometimes living within humans for years. A new report

Jose Graziano da Silva, director general of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, is applauding China’s efforts to improve food safety, but is concerned about human health issues stemming from soil contamination, according to an interview published by Xinhua, official state Chinese media. “We have seen a lot of improvements in China but…

While I was studying in Hong Kong, I lived in the Sai Ying Pun neighbourhood, an area abundant with local retailers and with a large wet market selling a wide variety of fresh produce, seafood, and meat. There wasn’t really anything I could not find in the neighbourhood, except for some standard North American items…

The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) kicked off a regional rood safety consultation workshop in Bangkok, Thailand this week.

According to local news media, more than 45 food safety professionals from 13 Asian countries are attending the consultation.

Hiroyuki Konuma, FAO assistant director-general and regional representative for Asia and the Pacific, opened the…

U.S. public health officials are hosting a meeting next week to solicit public comments on the draft U.S. positions for the fourth session of the Ad Hoc Codex Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance, which will meet in Korea in October.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced late last week that the meeting is scheduled from …

A world without hunger and safe food to boot is the goal of a new partnership between the University of Minnesota and the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The U of M and FAO approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Thursday for the new collaboration to address a range of issues associated with …