USDA finalizes policy to protect consumers from Salmonella  in raw breaded stuffed chicken products 


Food Safety, like politics, is the art of the possible. 

Sure, it would be great if, like Shiga-toxin producing E. coli in beef are considered adulterants, Salmonellas (at least the 30 plus known

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The head of the Food and Drug Administration says his evolving plan to restructure the food side of the agency is moving forward with changes planned for regulatory affairs, but two key observers say the movement falls short of necessary steps to ensure the effectiveness of the reorganization.

FDA Commissioner

Continue Reading Some question the FDA commissioner’s plan for the reorganization of the agency’s regulatory office

ROSEM0NT, IL — The 25th Annual Food Safety Summit opted for a keynote panel presentation Wednesday instead of the more traditional keynote speaker.

But before that, the Food Safety Magazine Distinguished Service Award went to Michael R. Taylor, JD. Taylor is the retired Food and Drug Administration Deputy Commissioner for

Continue Reading Mike Taylor honored at keynote event of 25th Food Safety Summit

Three of FDA’s former food safety chiefs have come together today to submit comments to a U.S. House of Representative’s oversight committee focused on chain of command problems at the agency.

The former Food and Drug Administration officials who submitted the comments to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on

Continue Reading Former FDA officials tell congressional committee that agency needs uninterrupted chain of command

Editor’s note: This column and profiles of the 16 food safety champions (four not pictured above) was originally published by Quality Assurance magazine. It is reprinted here with permission. To read profiles of the individual food safety professionals referenced in the column, please click here.

By Steven Mandernach, executive
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Contributed Opinion

Twenty-five years ago, when I was administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), I helped put in place a new food safety regulatory program to prevent foodborne illness from meat and poultry.  We created this program in response to the tragically historic
Continue Reading Our poultry safety regulation isn’t working: It’s past time to fix it