The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture—teamed up in 2011 to create the Interagency FoodContinue Reading The top 3 food safety agencies work in collaboration on foodborne illness sources
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Over two months ago, while watching the premiere of the documentary, “Poisoned,” at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC, I got thinking again about how little in the past 30 years I…Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: Post Poisoned – What to do with my Food Safety Magic Wand?
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is extending the comment period on the proposed determination titled Salmonella in Not-Ready-To-Eat Breaded Stuffed Chicken Products.
Published on April 28, 2023, the deadline for comments was…Continue Reading Comment period extended for Salmonella in NRTE breaded stuffed chicken products
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service plans to dilute the role of veterinarians in animal slaughter. It is a change made during a persistent and severe national DVM shortage. But those Doctors of Veterinary…Continue Reading Diluting the role of USDA veterinarians is a mistake according to those on the job at FSIS
“While the prevalence of Salmonella contamination in regulated poultry products has decreased by more than 50 percent in recent years, there has not been a reduction in human illnesses attributable to poultry,” a new USDA …Continue Reading No reduction in human illnesses from poultry-caused Salmonella
Pigs often become non-ambulatory “because of a temporary metabolic condition characterized by profound fatigue” according to a 2019 ruling by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The condition is “usually completely reversible” after the…Continue Reading Activists mail Biden about downer pigs
Jerome Yoon has been with USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service for just over one year, serving as branch chief for the Office of Management’s (OM) Safety & Physical Security Branch (SPSB). In this role…Continue Reading Faces of Food Safety: Meet Jerome Yoon of the FSIS
Several weeks ago, food safety advocate Bill Marler launched his campaign to “Get the ‘F’ out of the FDA.”
Marler proposed that Congress split the Food and Drug Administration into two separate…Continue Reading It is time to rebuild the U.S. food safety system
The chicken industry, represented by the Washington D.C.-based National Chicken Council, is letting the world know it has “grave concerns” about USDA’s plans to declare Salmonella an adulterant in frozen, raw, breaded stuffed poultry products.…Continue Reading The chicken industry has ‘grave concerns’ about the new USDA Salmonella regulation
Consumer Safety Inspector (CSI) Stephen Jankowski celebrated his “golden anniversary” of federal service in October 2022. The son of Polish immigrants, first-generation American Jankowski and his siblings were raised on a dairy farm in northern…Continue Reading Faces of Food Safety: Meet Stephen Jankowski of the FSIS