The work of 43 people in New York led to more than 300 recalls and the removal of contaminated food from countless store shelves across the country in 2016, preventing illnesses and protecting the public.

Dairy microbiology is just one of the specialty areas covered by staff at the New York Food Laboratory. Dairy microbiology is just one of the specialty areas covered by staff at the New York…

VitargentA startup in Hong Kong is hoping to use light-up fish embryos to improve food safety. The company, Vitargent, engineered medaka and zebrafish embryos to turn fluorescent green or develop tumors in the presence of harmful substances called Estrogenic Endocrine Disruptors (EEDs). The technology can screen for more than 1,000 chemicals such as DDT…

After one year in operation, the International Food Safety Training Lab is doing exactly what it was founded to do: train foreign scientists in leading food testing methods. But, like all fledgling programs, IFSTL has also adapted with experience, opening up its classrooms to trade policymakers and industry professionals, all as part of its goal…

Consumer Reports, the popular monthly product testing magazine, was awarded a $2 million grant by the Pew Charitable Trusts to study food safety, the New York Times reported Monday. According to the Times, the organization has already received a one million dollar installment. The magazine’s scientific staff will begin their first round of testing…

Taylor Farms of Salinas, California received welcome news Friday when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration informed the company that the bagged salad it had been asked to recall for potential E. coli contamination was in the clear after all. On May 30th, a sample of the salad product taken from a restaurant in Florida…

The discovery of Salmonella in bagged organic baby spinach that led to a nationwide recall Tuesday has been attributed to a small government testing program that, ironically, is set to be eliminated in the 2013 federal budget plan. 

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The Microbiological Data Program, a network of 11 labs that screen fresh produce for pathogens, discovered the …

The University of Maryland is offering a new strategy for improving the safety of imported foods: train the foreign experts who test these goods in the U.S.’s standards and protocol.
This week the school launched  the first in a series of courses designed to teach methods of microbiological and analytical testing recommended by the U.S. …

A second test to detect in seafood traces of the dispersants used to clean up the Deepwater Horizon-BP oil spill has been added by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to the FDA.

This chemical analysis, along with sensory testing, should help strengthen consumer confidence in Gulf seafood, …

Life Technologies, a provider of innovative life science solutions, announced at the International Association of Food Protection annual meeting the launch of the MicroSEQ(R) E. coli O157:H7 assay, designed to detect the deadly strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli), using the company’s industry-leading real-time PCR technology.

Life Technologies Corporation is a global biotechnology tools company …

Just days after BP stopped the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expedite the reopening of Louisiana’s waters to commercial fishing.  

“We met here today with commercial fishermen and processors because we need our commercial fishing industry to …

Maybe now if the Gulf seafood industry could just see over the horizon, it would be comforted just by knowing what’s really ahead.   Instead, in the 79 days since the Deepwater Horizon blew up, safe seafood from the Gulf remains an elusive possibility, but that’s about it. That became even more apparent Tuesday when tar…