You won’t see claims like this in any ads: “Our chicken is safer than our competitors’ chicken.”

There’s an unwritten understanding in the industry that food safety won’t be used as an advertising tactic.

chart USDA chicken salmonellaYet, in an important way, commercial chicken buyers can actually find out how chicken slaughter plants are doing when it comes…

A Connecticut company has reportedly raised more than $12 million in startup capital to further develop and refine its technology to more quickly detect foodborne pathogens in the supply chain. Ancera Inc., based in in Branford, CT, plans to launch this summer a small printer-sized instrument called the Piper to help identify the presence of …

Instructions for testing personnel to use a new “neutralizing buffer” solution to reduce the effect of antimicrobial sanitizers take effect today at USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The “fix,” explained in a two-page FSIS Notice, is intended to address a problem turned up in research by USDA’s Agriculture Research Service (ARS). [caption…

According to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report published last week, the ground beef supplied to school lunches contains “significantly less” Salmonella contamination than products sold on the commercial market. USDA’s Economic Research Service examined the impact of food-safety standards imposed by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on suppliers of ground beef to the National…

After 11 years at the helm of California-based poultry producer Foster Farms, Ron Foster announced last week that he was stepping down as president and CEO of the company his grandparents started 75 years ago. Over those 11 years, the company has attracted a lot of attention related to Salmonella, both good and bad. Under…