In the wake of two foodborne illness outbreaks, Hawaii began a week of public hearings on revisions to its food code on Monday.

Also on Monday, state officials cleared a seaweed grower-shipper whose products were linked to one of the outbreaks to resume operations.

illustration Hawaii food safety tastyThe Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) lifted its cease and desist…

California’s Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act has been in effect for a month now, but the state’s Department of Public Health hasn’t yet published or implemented food safety standards for so-called edibles. However, the Act didn’t give the department a deadline. It simply states “the state department of public health shall develop standards for…

Lawmakers were briefed Monday in Beijing by the head of the country’s food and drug administration about draft revisions to strengthen China’s food safety laws. Zhang Yong reportedly told lawmakers at the bimonthly session of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress that food safety is improving, but that recent problems show that “the…