The 15 federal agencies that together enforce at least 30 federal food safety laws are getting new leadership just as fast as President-elect Donald J. Trump can make his cabinet appointments from the long line of applicants showing  up at Trump Tower in New York City.

And some  top job holders want to stay on.…

The Food and Drug Administration is under fire from the Office of Inspector General for inefficient and ineffective food recall procedures that left the public at risk for as much as six months after the agency knew there was a problem. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Health and Human Services…

Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia M. Burwell could not be more succinct in what she wants out of the next two days. She penned a letter to the leadership of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combatting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria about the need to focus today and tomorrow during the group’s meetings in Washington D.C.…

Shortly before Food Safety News was temporarily unable to post — a maintenance period imposed by our techie handlers from late Thursday to mid-day Saturday — the long-awaited proposed “2015 Dietary Guidelines” were dropped by the group that exists to advise USDA and HHS. The group took more than 500 pages to complete its assignment.…

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently put whole genome sequencing technology — which maps the entire DNA sequences of microbes to distinguish one strain from another — to use in its investigation into a Listeria outbreak linked to Roos Foods. Earlier this year, one person died and seven others were sickened after eating cheese…

The House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies each met Tuesday for markup of their respective agriculture appropriations bills. The House bill passed the subcommittee over the objection of U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), who argued that the bill “fails to make the necessary investments to…