Food Safety

Pork Checkoff sponsors Safe Pork 2013

Researchers are meeting in Portland, Maine this week to focus on strategies to keep pork safe. The biennial conference attracts an international audience to discuss pork safety from farm to processor. FULL STORY »

Want to know more about your food?

The Center for Food Integrity is hosting two webinars on Thursday, September 12, to help consumers learn facts about their food from experts in the field. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Food safety follies

You’d think that by now, after decades of recalls and outbreaks, that mainstream media would have a grasp of basic microbiology and manufacturing processes, right? If so, you’d be wrong. FULL STORY »

Food production on right path, but misperceptions remain

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) released findings of a new survey about Americans' perceptions on food production. Released at The Food Dialogues in New York, the survey revealed Americans increasingly believe food production is heading in the right direction. However, it also found Americans still have widespread misperceptions about how food is grown and raised. FULL STORY »

Antibiotic use, resistance calls for “One Health” approach

The message emerging from the “A One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Use & Resistance: A Dialogue for a Common Purpose” symposium, Nov. 13-15, in Columbus, Ohio, is clear: Antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance are the responsibility of all communities—human health, animal health and environmental health—and solutions will require collaboration of these health communities. FULL STORY »

Antimicrobial resistance – a polarizing issue

Antimicrobial resistance is never going to go away and we will never completely win. “But, there are key battles we should and must win,” says Lonnie King, DVM, MS, MPA, Dipl. ACVP, dean of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. FULL STORY »

Voters reject Proposition 37 and Measure 5

Voters in California and North Dakota rejected two ballot initiatives that were opposed by agriculture groups. Both measures generated interest from far outside those states from food advocates and animal rights activists. FULL STORY »

Joint effort will explore alternative to antibiotics

A unique two-year research project is being undertaken by Diamond V and the National Animal Disease Center (NADC) of USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) to identify alternatives to traditional antibiotics for use in farm animals; the study will focus on swine. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Separating fact from fiction on biotechnology

Much is said about biotechnology in our food supply, otherwise known as GMOs. It’s sometimes hard to tell fact from fiction. Vanessa Kummer, chair of the United Soybean Board (USB) wants to set the record straight. FULL STORY »

ISU hires food safety and grain quality researcher

Gretchen Mosher is Iowa State University’s newest assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering. She will have food safety and grain quality teaching and research duties. FULL STORY »

If the election were today, would the food system win?

If consumers were voting on the way their food is produced, half the women would be undecided while 40 percent of men would favor the status quo. Overall, a recent survey showed a little more than one-third of people are undecided about today’s food system while the rest of the population is almost evenly split on whether it is on the wrong track or headed in the right direction. FULL STORY »

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