Back-to-school season is upon us and there are simple tips and tricks that can help parents and kids alike pack pathogen-free lunches.

Number one on the list? Handwashing
It’s the first step in avoiding foodborne illnesses. Sounds easy enough, right? Well, a recent study by the USDA found that 97 percent of the times study …

A seafood processing facility in New York is on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation.

Officials from the FDA inspected the Bronx, NY, the location of Fair Fish Co., Inc. on Feb. 27 and 28, and March 8, 2018. According…

A seafood processing facility in Kentucky is on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation.

Officials from the FDA’s Division Office of Human and Animal Foods inspected the Milton, KY, location of MC Fish Co. March 20-23. According to an April

Editor’s note: This is the first of five articles on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points sponsored by PAR Technologies. There are seven HACCP principles outlined by the FDA to serve as a guideline to creating a systematic approach in the identification, evaluation and control of food safety hazards. 

Since the early ’90s, meat, egg and…

Agriculture companies are always striving to produce better-tasting, longer-lasting, safer fruits and vegetables, which diminish in value the minute they go from stalk or vine to market.

Driscoll’s, a $3.5 billion provider of berry plants, is turning to emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, the internet of things (IoT) and blockchain, to produce…

Just as feathered birds head south for warmer weather, so, too, do human snowbirds, who pack up their RVs and travel trailers they call home once they get to their sunny destinations.

But food-safety gurus warn that there’s no vacation from food safety.

“I don’t subscribe to the ‘knock-on-wood’ approach to food safety,” said Bill…

A second pathogen is in play in a northeast Louisiana outbreak thought to be caused by jambalaya served at a softball fundraising event Monday.

By Friday afternoon, 125 people were confirmed sick and investigators found some of them are positive for the bacterium Clostridium perfringens. Thursday state health officials said they had confirmed Salmonella in…

It’s the dead of summer and a truckload of fresh beef is making its way from the Texas Panhandle to a distribution center in Tennessee. Somewhere around mile 670, in western Arkansas, the truck breaks down.

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A quick assessment by the driver reveals it’s a major breakdown and…