PHOENIX — One topic flowed as an undercurrent this afternoon even though it wasn’t on the session agenda for a group of panelists at the 2021 Conference of the International Association for Food Protection.

Economics kept coming up as the panel discussed “Diversity in Food Culture from Sushi to Steak
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French authorities have partially lifted suspension on a veal abattoir after an investigation into an undercover video from an animal welfare charity.

Sobeval, part of the Van Drie group, had slaughtering activities halted on Feb. 28 by officials in the Dordogne region of France after an inspection report by the
Continue Reading Sobeval partially reopens after covert video investigation 20 people have reported symptoms of foodborne illness after attending an event at a Manhattan synagogue dedicated to exotic kosher cuisine, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. The incident, which occurred on May 5, is under investigation by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
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For the first time, a new kosher food certification will introduce food-safety standards into its assessment, according to the Vancouver, B.C.-based rabbi who is launching the program. The new certification, called “Kosher Check,” is designed to inform consumers that their food conforms not only to strict kosher standards, but also
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