RIstatehouse_406x250Ahead of its plans at week’s end to adjourn sine de di, the Rhode Island General Assembly will vote, as early as today, on Senate Bill No. 247, which would establish rules and regulations for raw milk sales.

It is one of a handful of bills that the General Assembly said it would vote on…

Owners of Blue Bell Creameries LP have agreed to pay a fine in Texas in relation to a deadly Listeria outbreak, but possibly more significant is that health officials will have the company on a short leash for 18 months. eyes of texas on Blue BellThe agreement between Blue Bell and the Texas State Department of Health Services requires the…

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has amended its regulations so that it can fine meat processors for violations of food safety programs such as Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and non-food safety issues such as labeling and consumer protection. The new Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) apply to 84 provisions of the Meat Inspection…

Denver’s restaurateurs hurting from the Great Recession agreed to a deal in which the Department of Environmental Health stopped posting reports of critical violations for customers to see, in exchange for accepting higher fines for infractions.  

But two years later, some members of the Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA) believe the Mile High City has …

Canada’s steady stream of court convictions against companies for violations of its basic food safety laws, such as the Meat Inspection Act, continued during September with two more firms facing fines.

Markham, Ontario-based Ly Meat Inc. pleaded guilty in Provincial Court in Truro and Halifax, Nova Scotia to two counts of contravening the Meat Inspection …

Violations of Canada’s fish, meat, and health of animals regulations brought in $74,000 in court-imposed fines during August.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), which is responsible for enforcement of the Fish Inspection Act, the Animal Feeds Act and its regulations, the Meat Inspection Act, and the Health of Animals Act, tracks and reports on …

Judges in British Columbia and Manitoba closed a couple of cases involving the Canada’s Food and Drug Act by imposing fines.

In Manitoba Provincial Court, the Honorable Judge Heinrichs fined Good Hope Colony Farmers Ltd. $500 for having frozen turkey carcasses in it possession for the purpose of sending or conveying the birds from one …

Two companies and one veterinarian are paying fines totaling $125,000 for violations of agricultural laws enforced by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

The penalties are the first court-imposed sanctions of the year for failure to abide by laws that fall under CFIA jurisdiction.   

After accepting guilty pleas to three counts of violating Feeds …

According to the Department of Licenses and Inspections in Philadelphia, a woman known as “the cupcake lady” had her converted mail truck seized last week after not having a proper permit to be running her small vending operation in the University City neighborhood.

The cupcake lady, Kate Carrara, a 35-year-old former lawyer who sells 400-500 …

Texas has a whole bunch of unlicensed food manufacturing businesses in it.

Since early 2009 when it was disclosed that the Peanut Corporation of America processing plant in Plainview, TX was operating without the benefit of a license, many have wondered how many others might be going without in the Lone Star State.

Only after …