Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to extend the compliance dates for the pre-harvest agricultural water provisions as outlined in the recent 2021 agricultural water proposedContinue Reading FDA proposes another delay for pre-harvest agricultural water requirements
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DG Sante raises concerns on Belgian microbial controls
Belgium’s system to prevent microbiological risks before and during harvest of certain foods has been criticized by the EU’s health and safety body. Officials in Belgium disagree.
A DG Sante audit found Belgium’s program is…
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Researchers uncover how Salmonella infects plants before harvest
Scientists in India have discovered how Salmonella enters plants to cause pre-harvest contamination of produce.
Most Salmonella outbreaks are linked to contamination from post-harvest handling and transportation but the bacterium can enter the plant earlier…
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Reality of our world: Money trumps altruism in the quest for safer poultry
Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part opinion piece. To read part one, please click here.
In the previous article, I wrote about the decades-old public health problem of poultry-borne salmonellosis.
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GAO Looks at Preslaughter Interventions to Reduce E. coli
Though researchers are familiar with pre-slaughter E. coli interventions such as probiotics, vaccines, certain chemicals and viruses that kill the bacteria, few manufacturers are seeking approval for these technologies. Government could do more to encourage…
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USDA Working to Promote Pre-Harvest Meat Safety
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is trying to facilitate education and collaboration regarding pre-harvest food safety interventions. At a recent agency conference focused on the issue, FSIS noted a number…
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USDA to Hold Pre-Harvest Food Safety Summit
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will hold a public summit on pre-harvest food safety on November 9 in Washington, DC, Under Secretary of Food Safety Elisabeth Hagen said Wednesday.
“We’re not looking to go on…
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