The European Commission has set new limits for the use of nitrites and nitrates as food additives.

The tighter levels aim to protect against pathogenic bacteria such as Listeria, Salmonella, and Clostridium botulinum, while reducing the exposure to nitrosamines, some of which are carcinogenic.

Based on a previous scientific assessment

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The USDA’S Food Safety and Inspection Service is giving a positive response to a citizen’s petition from the Center for Science in the Public Interest and Consumer Reports.

The two consumer groups by petition asked FSIS in August 2019 “to prohibit the statements, “No Nitrate or Nitrite Added” and “Uncured,”
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The risk of Listeria from non-prepacked, ready-to-eat cooked meat sold at retail has been evaluated in Greece.

The work assessed Listeria monocytogenes exposure related to consumption of non-prepackaged ready-to-eat (RTE) cooked meat products handled at retail environments in the country.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) awarded a grant to
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Anyone who has purchased Pure Missouri Ozark Country Sorghum should immediately throw the product out, according to a public health warning issued Tuesday by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Johnson County Public Health Department, and the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA).

Tests by the State
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Two veteran food science and human nutrition experts at Iowa State University are worried about food safety eroding and food waste piling up because of millennials’ demands for “clean food.”

ISU Professors Ruth MacDonald and Ruth Litchfield say the individual choices food manufacturers are making to make “clean label” claims
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A summary judgment has been awarded to the plaintiffs in lawsuits against four industrial dairies in the Lower Yakima Valley of Washington state for violations of environmental protection laws. The Community Association for Restoration of the Environment (CARE) and Center for Food Safety (CFS) argued that the dairies’ leaking lagoons
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