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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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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A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention used an internet panel survey and found that more than one-half of respondents reported using an appliance other than an oven to cook frozen stuffed chicken products.

The study, titled “Appliances Used by Consumers to Prepare Frozen Stuffed Chicken

Continue Reading CDC finds that many consumers fail to cook raw frozen stuffed chicken products properly

A committee in the U.S. Senate has finally set a nomination hearing to consider Jose Emilio Esteban for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s top food safety job.

Nominated on Nov. 12, 2021, by President Joe Biden, Esteban is scheduled to go before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

Continue Reading Senate committee sets nomination hearing for top food safety official

On your next back-to-school shopping trip, make sure to include food safety items on your shopping list to keep school lunches safe, USDA says.
“Every day, parents focus on the health and safety of their children, and this focus includes how they prepare and pack lunches,” said Sandra Eskin, Deputy

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Any hope that the U.S. Senate would confirm Jose Emilio Esteban as USDA’s Under Secretary for Food Safety before the late summer break is gone.

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry has not scheduled a nomination hearing for Esteban. President Biden nominated him for the nation’s top food

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PITTSBURGH, PA — Technology, pathogens and diligence were the watchwords from two leaders from the USDA and FDA as they addressed attendees at the International Association of Food Protection’s 2022 meeting and conference.

Frank Yiannas, deputy commissioner for food policy and response at the Food and Drug Administration, was center

Continue Reading Top food safety administrators in U.S. say it’s not rocket science, but it is science

PITTSBURGH, PA — Whether you call it a baby step or a significant stride, the federal government is taking action to clean up the chicken people in America eat.

With an announcement today the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said it will be declaring all strains of Salmonella an

Continue Reading FSIS takes on Salmonella in certain chicken products; hopes to publish something by fall

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the State of Oregon have reached a cooperative agreement, under which the state inspection program may inspect meat products produced for shipment within the state.

Under the cooperative agreement, the state inspection program must develop, administer, and enforce requirements “at least

Continue Reading Oregon’s state inspection program is 28th in the nation