Food Safety

ISU receives food-safety training grant

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a grant to Iowa State University to develop a program to train inspectors for the new Food Safety Modernization Act. The Food and Drug Administration will administer the $1.5 million grant over its three-year term. FULL STORY »

Antibiotic resistance is the old kid on the block

Scientists at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada have found that antibiotic resistance has been around for tens of thousands of years. Research findings published in the science journal Nature show antibiotic resistance is a natural phenomenon that predates the modern clinical antibiotic use. FULL STORY »

Review recommends food label changes

The National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine Food and Nutrition Board is recommending an overhaul of food nutrition labels. In a recent report, IOM suggests listing calories, saturated and trans fats, sodium and sugars on the front of food labels. FULL STORY »

Meat and Poultry Research Conference sessions feature food safety, nutrition

This year’s inaugural Meat and Poultry Research Conference, to be held November 1-2, 2011, in Kansas City, Missouri will feature sessions on two of the most important topics to the meat and poultry industry today: food safety and human health and nutrition. FULL STORY »

Commentary: A lot at stake

Modern agriculture has become a villain of sorts, even though you’re producing significantly more food today than even 10 years ago, with much greater precision and less impact on the environment. FULL STORY »

FDA targets quick response to food illnesses

In the past five years, consumers have faced widespread outbreaks of foodborne illnesses tied to a varity of foods. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to prevent or shorten these outbreaks by developing tools to rapidly track down foods that may be contaminated. FULL STORY »

FREE-B runs through food and animal disease exercises

U.S. Food and Drug Administration has developed “The Food Related Emergency Exercise Boxed” called FREE-B, designed to assess food emergency response plans, protocols and procedures that are in place, under development or being revised. FULL STORY »

Food system summit features World Wildlife Fund official

The 6th annual Food System Summit: Food Choices - Challenges – Realities will present Jason Clay, senior vice president market transformation, World Wildlife Fund, as a keynote speaker. FULL STORY »

Commentary: The right and wrong way to raise food

Did you know you raise food the wrong way? If you raise hogs inside a building you do. At least that’s according to a new 2:20-minute animated film created by Chipotle Mexican Grill. FULL STORY »

USFRA adds Monsanto, plans town hall meeting

Monsanto has signed up with the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance and will participate in the effort to answer Americans' questions about how their food is raised. FULL STORY »

Busting food-safety myths

A typical U.S. consumer will comb grocery stores to find foods they think are fresh and safe to eat. In truth, all foods, regardless of the way they were produced, need to be handled, stored and prepared properly in order to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria that can cause foodborne illness. FULL STORY »

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