Businesses involved in the food and beverage industries need to understand what motivates people to sabotage their products, according to the latest version of a 58-page guidance document issued by the government of the United Kingdom.

Published earlier this week by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the British Standards Institute, the revised guidance for…

Minnesota’s GNP Company, based in Cold Spring, late Saturday recalled approximately 55,608 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The company discovered sand and black soil was turning up in some of the products, and reported it to…

Shaun Kennedy, director of the Food System Institute and professor at the University of Minnesota, recently sat down with Food Safety News to discuss a number of topics related to food security and food fraud.

What challenges do we face with keeping the U.S. food system secure from intentional contamination? What foods are most susceptible…

Federal and state health officials investigating foodborne illness outbreaks and other food safety emergencies in recent years have received help from an increasingly prolific network of laboratories designed to respond to biological, chemical and radiological contamination of food as rapidly as possible. This network, called the Federal Emergency Response Network, or FERN, has helped authorities…

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday released a new tool to help the food industry defend against an act of intentional food contamination. According to FDA, the Food Defense Plan Builder, available online,  is a “comprehensive, easy-to-use software program designed to help owners and operators of food facilities—ranging from primary production and…

foodsafetysummit-logo-320.jpgToday at the Washington D.C. Convention Center the Food Safety Summit hosts an “Interactive Food Defense Workshop with Government and Industry Representatives” from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Those not able to attend the Food Safety Summit in person can still take part in the session today via remote viewing supported through the FoodSHIELD portal. …

The Food Safety Summit is hosting an Interactive Food Defense Workshop

with Government and Industry Representatives as part of the educational

program at the Washington D.C. Convention Center from April 17th -19th.  

This Tuesday session from 1-5 p.m. will be also be available for remote

viewing supported through the FoodSHIELD portal.  Learn more about the…

The federal government is not efficiently managing or utilizing resources in the defense of the nation’s food system, according to a new Government Accountability Office report, released on the heels of the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11.

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in 2001, President Bush and Congress launched policies aimed a protecting …

In the aftermath of any foodborne illness outbreak, from those that go unreported to those the size of Germany’s recent E. coli disaster, one thought is often likely to cross the minds of experts in food defense and bioterrorism: At least this outbreak wasn’t intentional.

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Back in 2008, after Salmonella on jalape√±o peppers — initially …