The U.S. Department of Agriculture has found Thailand’s food safety inspection system for fish of the order Siluriformes (catfish) to be equivalent to that of the United States. Thailand joins China and Vietnam in achieving equivalency status for catfish. Another dozen or more countries also export catfish to the U.S. by providing additional information for…

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and the Food and Drug Administration are teaming up in October for a joint public meeting on the use of cell culture techniques to develop products derived from livestock and poultry.

Set for Oct. 23-25, planned discussion topics for the public meeting include potential hazards associated with the…

By this morning enough will be known about the wind and water event bearing down on the Carolina coast to reveal where Hurricane Florence will hit land on Friday, and with how much punch. More than 10 million people in the Carolinas, Georgia and Virginia are under the hurricane warnings. 

The coastal area of the

Roya Foods LLC is recalling raw, frozen Halal Manti Beef Dumplings because they were produced without being inspected as required by federal law, however, the product has virtually no label codes to distinguish it.

The Paterson, NJ, food distributor shipped the beef dumplings to restaurants and retailers in five states, according to a recall notice…

Dr. Adanetch Gebreselassie’s interest in public health began when she was nine years old. She credits her father, Dr. Gebreselassie Okubagzhi, an epidemiologist and a public health officer with the World Bank, for igniting that spark.

“His specialty was HIV/AIDS, and I saw his passion for helping people,” Gebreselassie said. “One day, he told me…

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Seventeen people are infected with Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- in an outbreak across four states. Eight people have been hospitalized. One person in New York has died. Raw chicken is implicated.

Here is a post from my blog from five years ago – some things never change.


Well, we are having yet another Salmonella outbreak…

Eighteen people, mostly in Florida, have been confirmed with E. coli O26 infections, spurring Publix Super Markets Inc. to recall an undetermined amount of eight different ground beef products.

“Traceback information indicated that case-patients consumed ground chuck products purchased at various Publix Super Markets that was supplied by a yet-to-be determined source,” according to the…

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Lane.

The National Weather Service has predicted Hurricane Lane would pass to the south-southeast of Hawaii’s Big Island by Wednesday night and then begin a turn northwest toward the other …

Kent, WA-based Taylor Farms Northwest LLC  is recalling 62 pounds of ready-to-eat meatloaf because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products contain fish and milk, which are both known allergens and are not declared on the product label as required by law.…