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  1. Tainted spices and medicine discovered: prosecutorsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 min ago | The China Post

    Food companies and pharmaceutical factories in Central Taiwan were raided and discovered possessing products made with magnesium carbonate for industrial use , reported the Food and Drug Administration yesterday. The Changhua District Prosecutors' Office and local health bureau stormed Taichung's I Hsing Trade Company , and in the process discovered the presence of tainted goods as well as their distribution destinations.


  2. Elpress Cleaning Systems secures HACCP International CertificationRead the original story w/Photo

    4 min ago | Food Quality News

    The firm is a manufacturer of industrial hygiene such as personal entry systems, crate washers or systems for cleaning production rooms after production has finished. It has worked with Bart's Retail Food Group, a bakery franchise in Netherlands, Friesland Campina and Danpo, a producer of frozen chicken products in Denmark.


  3. Canada reducing number of meat inspections, union saysRead the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago | AlertNet

    The Canadian government, under pressure to eliminate its budget deficit, has reduced the frequency of inspections at certain Alberta meat-packing plants and plans to cut spending on food safety, the food inspectors' union said on Tuesday. The cutbacks follow two major meat recalls over food-borne illness in recent years.


  4. How to manage animal manureRead the original story w/Photo

    49 min ago |

    Organic and synthetic fertilizers are the most common way to add nutrients to the soil, but animal manure is good too, if you can find and transport it. "Manures are being looked at differently and the timing of their application is different now from what we've advised in the past," said Mark Hutchinson, a horticulturist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension and a faculty member at the Maine Compost School.


  5. Food safety oversight cut at Alberta meat plants, says inspectors' unionRead the original story w/Photo

    58 min ago |

    Time is running out to save big on muscle cars, bargain cars, luxury cars, mattresses, patio furniture and diamonds at Like it Buy it Vancouver. Steaks and other beef products are displayed for sale at a grocery store in McLean, Va., Jan.18, 2010.


  6. Our Food-Safety System Is A Patchwork With Big Holes, Critics SayRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KTOO-TV Juneau

    An FDA field inspector in Los Angeles checks imported shrimp, February 2009. More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick.


  7. Ghana's Food Safety Policy Draft Adopted by Industry StakeholdersRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Food Safety

    A new national food safety policy for the West African country of Ghana has been adopted by food industry stakeholders in an effort to protect consumers and to ensure that exported food items are indeed safe. These stakeholders--who hold positions in many disciplines including agriculture, animal health, human health, standardization, tourism and trade--will work together closely not only to strengthen Ghana's food safety, but to prevent and control water and foodborne diseases.


  8. Make food safety a priority: WHORead the original story

    3 hrs ago |

    The World Health Organisation on Tuesday urged each nation in the South-East Asia region to make food safety a priority. It stated that over 700,000 children die in the South-East Asia region every year due to diarrhoea and several other diseases caused by the impure food and water.


  9. Get the science on BPARead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Post and Courier

    Proponents of BPA are fueling a science war. To counter the growing sentiment that BPA is harmful, chemical-industry lobbyists recently launched a splashy advertising campaign asking consumers to “listen to the science” about BPA.


  10. California Seafood Company Ceases Production of Adulterated FishRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Kansas City InfoZine

    In 2012, at the FDA's request, the company recalled some of its products due to potential contamination. In 2013, the FDA inspected the L.A. Star facility, and sent the company a warning letter detailing steps the company must take to comply with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and Current Good Manufacturing Practice requirements.


  11. Pittcon 2015 Hits the Big Easy in a Big WayRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | PRWeb

    ... and government labs. They represent an equally broad number of scientific disciplines including life science, food science, drug discovery, environmental, forensics, nanotechnology, water/wastewater, energy/fuel, agriculture and bioterrorism. The ...


  12. GMOs and Biotechnology: Facts and FictionRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Lincoln Daily News

    MOs and biotechnology have been a topic of debate since their introduction. Values attached to genetic engineering and biotechnology have confronted concerns about safety.


  13. Lancaster County food violations for March 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WGAL-TV Lancaster

    The following establishments were found to be out of compliance during the month of March. According to the Department of Agriculture, it is important to remember that any inspection is a 'snapshot' of the day and time of the inspection.


  14. Complex Food Chain Increases Food Safety RisksRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Pressat

    On World Health Day 2015, WHO/Europe estimates that levels of foodborne disease are much higher than currently reported and underlines the need for improved collaboration among sectors to lower the health risks associated with unsafe food. Our food chain is longer and more complex than ever before, and demographic, cultural, economic and environmental developments - globalized trade, travel and migration, an ageing population, changing consumer trends and habits, new technologies, emergencies, climate change and extreme weather events - are increasing foodborne health risks.


  15. Neogen launches RevealA for Multi-Treenut food allergen testRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Freshnews

    Neogen has developed a rapid test that can simultaneously detect the presence of six tree nuts in a single test in just 10 minutes after extraction. Neogen's new Reveal for Multi-Treenut detects 5-10 parts per million of almond, hazelnut, pecan, walnut, cashew and pistachio residues on environmental surfaces, as well as in rinses.


  16. Avian Flu Impacting Nation's Largest Turkey Producing StateRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Agri Marketing

    AVIAN FLU IMPACTING NATION'S LARGEST TURKEY PRODUCING STATE Mar. 31, 2015 BrownfieldAgNews reports: Avian flu has reached the nation's largest turkey producing state, killing more than 15,000 commercial birds according to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the challenge is to maintain the circumstances when they are discovered through biosecurity measures.


  17. The connection between listeriosis and produceRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    In the United States and other industrialized nations, consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables is considered a key component of a healthy diet. There are many benefits to eating fresh produce such as receiving adequate vitamins and minerals, reducing the risk of heart disease, lowering blood pressure, and preventing some types of cancer.


  18. USDA Awards 36 Food Safety Grants, Including $6.7 Million for...Read the original story

    11 hrs ago | U.S. Department of Agriculture

    "Increasing food safety continues to be a major focus for USDA, as it directly impacts the health and well-being of all Americans," said Sonny Ramaswamy, NIFA director. "Funding provided to universities supports discoveries of new ways that we can prevent foodborne illnesses and increase the safety of our food production industry."


  19. If you eat meat in the United States, buyer bewareRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Reuters

    If you eat meat in any country in the European Union, or even in China or Russia, you don't have to worry about getting a dash of ractopamine with your pork or beef. All these nations ban the use of the growth-promoting drug.


  20. Consultation on Campylobacter performance targets openRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | Scoop

    The Ministry for Primary Industries is asking for feedback on a range of proposed options for testing of Campylobacter in poultry. The consultation considers the need for any change to Campylobacter performance targets - contamination limits poultry processors must meet as part of MPI's routine testing for Campylobacter in broiler chickens.